Course Type: Part Time

Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

  • Day TBC
  • Attendance Part Time
  • Time TBC
  • Cost £30
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

The Level 2 Award in Food Safety/ Food Hygiene is the national standard for staff employed in the catering industry and needs to be updated by employees every three years.

This programme consists of seven hours teaching which can be taught over one full day, as two evenings or as two Saturday mornings.The teaching is followed immediately by an exam.

The topics covered within this qualification are:

  • food safety legislation

  • personal hygiene

  • keeping work areas clean and tidy

  • identifying and resolving food safety issues

  • catering practices

  • essential nutrients

  • nutritional guidelines

No specific dates are advertised for this programme as it runs in response to demand. We usually run one course per term and the timings are flexible in order to work around student availability. Please contact us on 0191 490 2246 or start@gateshead.ac.uk for information on the next available programme and to discuss your needs.


We can create a bespoke programme for a specific employer and can run the programme on employer premises if required. Employers should contact employers@gateshead.ac.uk or call 0191 490 2258.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

You'll need good communication skills, plenty of enthusiasm and the ability to work with other people.

Required experience

We welcome all applicants without any prior experience or knowledge in this area. You will need motivation to achieve and have a passion to gain skills enabling you to progress this as a career in the future.

This course is free if you are aged under 19 years old.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees, depending on your circumstances.

You can get more finance information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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