The Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF) is a qualification aimed at caterers and other food handlers. The qualification is intended for learners already working in catering and those who are preparing to work in the industry.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, cooking service and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.

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This qualification is aimed at individuals who are, or intend to be, food handlers working in catering. It is also appropriate for those providing services to catering premises including pest-control operators, maintenance engineers, cleaners, and laundry and delivery personnel.


The content of the course will cover how to deal with the following:

2. Understand the importance of keeping him/herself clean and hygienic


The qualification can be assessed using either of the following methods:

Multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination

This method of assessment is an end of course exam and should follow the Examination and Invigilation Procedures. This assessment model requires learners to choose one of

the prescribed options to answer a set examination question. The examination for this qualification contains 30 questions that must be completed within one hour. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a pass mark of 66%. Completed examination papers should be returned to HABC for marking and results will then be supplied to the centre afterwards.

Open response learner workbook

This method of assessment is an ongoing assessment of learner knowledge. This assessment model requires learners to provide a short response to prescribed questions within a workbook set by Titan Control. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus. This assessment is supported by the centre nominated assessor and records should be maintained and held at the centre for quality assurance purposes. For more information on this method of assessment please contact us.


Each learner will receive a health and food safety handbook.


The Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF) has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and Qualifications Wales) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is supported by People1st the Sector Skills Council for the Hospitality Industry.