Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

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By law, food business operators must ensure that food handlers receive the appropriate supervision and training in food hygiene. The Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering is suitable for those working in a catering environment who are responsible for handling food. It is also the most popular food safety qualification accepted by enforcement officers and auditors.

Who is the Course For?

Food handlers in a catering environment, and anyone with an interest in food safety practices.


  • The importance of food safety procedures and complying with the law
  • Microbiological, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards and their control
  • Good temperature control and stock rotation
  • The importance of good personal hygiene and preventing contamination, including handwashing, protective clothing, cuts and reporting illness
  • Keeping work areas and equipment clean and safe
  • Safe waste disposal
  • Pest control


To register on to this qualification, learners are required to be 14 years of age or above. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths or equivalent.

Course Duration

7 contact hours.
Good Skills Training normally deliver this course over one day, 09:00 – 17:00.

Awarding Body

Highfield Qualifications

Qualification Code


Delivery Type

Face-to-Face. This course can be delivered and assessed online through the Qualify at Home system, contact us for more information.

Maximum Learners Per Tutor


Assessment Method

Multiple choice exam paper.


As with all food safety training it is recommended that staff undergo regular refresher training and, or CPD. It is best practice that this is every 3-years.

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