Food Safety Level 2

  • The market leading regulated level 2 food safety for catering qualification
  • The exam writing team is led by Richard Sprenger, one of the world’s most recognisable food safety experts
  • Highly regarded by Enforcement Officers
  • Free mock examinations


2 to 3 hours

Study Mode


What is Included?

  • Study plans with flexibility of time and space.
  • Online support for eLearning
  • Globally recognized and verifiable certificate/qualification.
  • Premium subscription to GPDP Learning Resources worth US$250.
  • Premium subscription of Typsy–Australia worth US$96. (Video Training Courses)
  • Premium subscription to Internships & Placements Program to build your resume, and prepare for job interviews, with our AI-based video interviewing platform to land the job you want.
  • Lifetime membership of COTHM Community of Hospitality Students & Professionals.
  • Lifetime access to Online Events Portal to attend webinars and talks by industry experts
  • Career Pathway & Education pathway counseling


Am I eligible for this progamme?

There are no prerequisites to study this course, though a basic understanding of principles of food safety will be beneficial.

About this Course​

Around 70% of all learners in the UK who achieve a level 2 food safety catering qualification qualify through Highfield. We’ve been regarded as food safety experts for over 30 years, largely due to our company Chairman Richard Sprenger writing some of the UK’s best-selling food safety training books.

Combining Richard’s expertise with our knack for exceptional qualification development, our Level 2 Food Safety for Catering qualification has become one of the UK’s most popular regulated qualifications, and is achieved by thousands of learners each year, who are looking for employment in the catering sector.

By achieving this qualification, your learners will ensure they have the necessary knowledge and skills to understand the principles of cleanliness and hygiene, as well as keeping food products safe.

This qualification can be assessed in a classroom environment, or remotely through our Qualify at Home service. Its delivery can also be supported through Highfield training resources and e-learning (written in line with the key learning outcomes of this qualification). We also offer free mock examination papers for this qualification to help prepare your learners for their final assessment.

Why should I choose this course?

This food safety training course is suitable for those working in a low-risk catering environment or for keen home-cooks who would like to understand more about food safety and hygiene.  

Our courses simplify even the most complex of subjects through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage learners. Our Food Safety Level 1 course is packed with:

  • interactive exercises/gaming
  • media-rich content
  • interactive 3D scenarios
  • content provided by market leading experts
  • relevant photography and illustrations
  • multi-generational content and style

At Highfield, we’re committed to improving standards of food hygiene. We produce courses that improve knowledge and, when the knowledge acquired from the course is implemented, will lead to improved levels of food hygiene.

Education Path

Supervisors and managers must be trained to a higher level again, and the Food Safety Level 3 e-learning course is designed for this level of employee. It is also useful for owners of small catering businesses. 

Career Path


This e-learning course is a Highfield Qualifications accredited programme. More information is available at

This e-learning course is CPD accredited. Completion of this course after 5 February 2019 entitles the learner to 5 CPD points. More information can be found at

Course duration

The course will typically take 2 to 3 hours to complete, however as this food safety training is hosted online, learners can complete each module at a time and pace to suit them.

Our LMS provides comprehensive reports, including progress reports, so that trainers or managers can ensure the course is completed to suit training or business needs.


The course is assessed by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course. Learners must score 100% in order to pass.

If the learner does not achieve 100% first time, they will be taken back to review the module with which they have struggled. They can then retry the multiple-choice questions as many times as necessary to pass the course.

Please note: this course does not provide a qualification itself but does meet mandatory training requirements. If you wish to achieve a recognised level 1 food safety qualification you must sit an exam in one of our Highfield approved training center (you can still use the e-learning as the knowledge element of the training). 

You will receive an electronic copy of your certificate immediately on completion of the course. This certificate, which is the equivalent of the old basic food hygiene certificate, may be printed and used as evidence that you have been trained in food hygiene to the appropriate level.


This course features a full audio voiceover, a glossary of terms and a transcript for users that are hard of hearing. 


Awarding Body


Highfield Qualifications Accredited Programme

Awarded Qualification

This e-learning course is a Highfield Qualifications accredited programme. More information is available at

Course content

  • Introduction to food safety
  • Microbiological hazards
  • Food poisoning and its control
  • Contamination hazards and controls
  • HACCP from delivery to service
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food premises and equipment
  • Food pests and pest control
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Food safety enforcement

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