Course Description

Hummersknott Services Ltd

Food Safety Training

Edinburgh Drive, Darlington. DL3 8AR
 

Level 1 – Certificate in Food Hygiene Awareness

(non accredited) Half day (3-4 hours) Fee: £25 per candidate

A basic qualification, appropriate for anyone wishing to have an awareness of food hygiene. It has also been designed to help food and catering industries provide training to a safe level for those who perform “low risk” tasks; clearing tables, maintaining stores, ‘meals on wheels’ and other similar duties. This qualification is relevant to employees working in food factories, but not “high risk” sections of the factory, and those people whose work requires them to enter food premises, e.g. equipment engineers, off-site business owners/managers and delivery personnel.
 
The course qualification may be taken as a stand-alone certificate, or as part of a wider course of training.
Holders of this qualification will have a basic knowledge and understanding of:
 
  •  The importance of food hygiene
  •  Associated food hazards
  •  Good hygiene practices and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems
  •  Maintaining good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of safe food.
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This qualification is delivered in one day and an assessment is by a 20 minute multiple choice examination consisting of 16 questions.
 
 

Level 2 – Award In Food Safety in Catering (QCF accredited)

1 Full day or 2 half days* Fee: £50 per candidate
*(2 x 4hr sessions £60 per candidate)
 
This qualification covers the basic principles of food hygiene for caterers and other food handlers. It is valuable as a free-standing qualification or as an addition for people following other training programmes.
Holders of this qualification based on this specification will have knowledge and understanding of:
 
  •  The importance of food hygiene
  •  Associated food hazards
  •  Good hygiene practices and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems
  •  Maintaining good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of safe food.
  •  Taking personal responsibility for food safety
  •  The importance of personal hygiene – including clothing
  •  The importance of keeping work areas clean and hygienic – including pest control
  •  The importance of keeping food safe – temperature controls, dates, stock control, due diligence forms
This qualification can be delivered in One full day (8-9 hours) or 2 half day sessions, and an assessment is by a 40 minute multiple choice examination consisting of 30 questions. Credit Value of 1
 
 

Level 2 – Award In Identifying and Controlling Food Allergy Risks

(QCF accredited) 1 Full day or 2 half days*. Fee: £50 per candidate (discount available for 5 or more candidates)
*(2 x 3-4hr sessions £60 per candidate)
 
With the new Legislation regarding Allergen Labelling and information from December 2014, this qualification will provide learners with an understanding of why food allergens need to be controlled and the strategies for control, such as keeping and making available information about allergen ingredients, reducing cross contamination, improving communication and providing advice to consumers.
 
Course content:
 
  •  Understand why food allergens need to be controlled
  •  Symptoms produced by ingestions of allergens in food
  •  Why Food Business Operators need to identify and control allergens
  •  Foods that commonly cause adverse reactions
  •  Food allergens in dishes and products – hidden allergens
  •  Routes of food allergen cross contamination and methods of control
  •  How communication can reduce the risk of adverse reactions.
This qualification can be delivered in One full day (7 hours) or 2 half day sessions, and an assessment is by a 30 minute multiple choice examination consisting of 20 questions. Credit Value of 1
 
 

Level 3 – Award In Supervising Food Safety in Catering

(QCF accredited) 2 Full days or 5 half days*. Multiple choice 2 section examination (90 minutes)
Fee: £150 per candidate (discount available for 5 or more candidates) *(5 x 4hr sessions £175 per candidate)
 
This Level 3 qualification covers those aspects of the supervision of food hygiene and safety which enables candidates to identify problem area and to recommend solutions.
 
The aim of this qualification is to provide a broad knowledge of food safety and food hygiene. Holders of this qualification will have the appropriate knowledge and understanding to be able to take responsibility for food safety monitoring procedures, to identify hazards to food safety, take appropriate action in the light of these hazards and to contribute improvements in food safety practice.
 
It is an ideal link between the “Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering” qualification and the more advanced “Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering”
 
Course content:
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  •  How food businesses can ensure compliance with current Food Safety Legislation
  •  Food safety procedures – food hygiene, food safety, high risk food etc
  •  Responsibilities of employers and employees
  •  Food safety legislation and Law enforcement
  •  Principles of good hygiene practice:

              Temperature control

              Contamination and cross contamination

              Personal Hygiene  

              Cleaning and disinfection

              Equipment and premises

              Waste Disposal Pest control

  •  Implementation of Food Safety Management Systems:  

               Food safety Hazards

               Food safety controls – HACCP

               Monitoring and recording controls

               Corrective actions

               Evaluation of food safety controls

  •  Role of the Supervisor in Staff Training:

               Induction and on-going training

               Effective communication of procedures

Assessment and Grading

Attainment of the Learning outcomes will be assessed by a synoptic examination of 90 minutes duration set by RSPH. The examination will consist of 45 multiple choice questions.
The qualification graded is either Pass or Distinction. Candidates who fail to reach the minimum standard for the Pass grade will be recorded as failed and will not receive a certificate.
In order to be awarded a Distinction, candidates must be able to recall relevant knowledge and facts from the entire specification with few omissions and demonstrate a high level of understanding of the principles and concepts used in food safety management.
Candidates who attain a mark of 38/45 or greater will be deemed to have achieved the criteria for a Distinction.
In order to be awarded a Pass, candidates must be able to recall relevant knowledge and facts from some parts of the specification and demonstrate a satisfactory level of such understanding of the principles and concepts used in food safety management.
Candidates who attain a mark of 30-37/45 will be deemed to have achieved the criteria for a Pass. Credit Value of 3
 

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Hummersknott Services Ltd is a wholly subsidiary company of Hummersknott Academy Trust – Company Registered Number 7664322 – Registered in England & Wales. Registered Office Edinburgh Drive Darlington Co. Durham DL3 8AR

 

 

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