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Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Training Agency

Training Organisation, Private Ambulance Service and Event Medical Cover for Wales, West Country & Midlands Regions . Tel: 07736 743956

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Food Hygiene Level 2 Course

This qualification provides individuals with knowledge of the basic food safety practices that are essential in the catering industry. This includes the hazards and risks to food safety presented by food operations and personnel, together with cost-effective, practical control measures.                                                                                             


The qualification is designed principally for those 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.


Achievement of this qualification will enable learners to identify how to make changes to catering practices in order to improve the safety of catering services.


This Ofqual approved qualification has been developed specifically for insertion onto the Qualifications and Credit Framework with full support from People 1st, the Sector Skills Council for Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism. It is therefore fully compliant with industry and regulatory standards as well as being recognized by environmental health practitioners, auditors and other enforcement officers.


Who needs this qualification?

Anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled.


Typical environments may include:

  • pubs, hotels, restaurants;
  • supermarkets and retail environments;
  • food and drink manufacturers;
  • hospitals;
  • care homes;
  • schools;
  • child care settings
  • after school activities groups
  • rugby, football, tennis, golf, and other sports clubs and groups



How long will it take to gain the award? 


The course is usually delivered over 1 Day. However, it can be delivered over two teaching evenings each of 3 hours duration together with a third assessment evening for the examination which takes 1 hour to complete.



What does the course consist of?    


  • food safety legislation
  • food poisoning
  • bacteriology
  • prevention of contamination and food poisoning
  • personal hygiene
  • pest control
  • equipment
  • cleaning & disinfection




What does the course assessment consist of?


The course is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, where the candidate must answer at least 20 out of 30 questions correctly. The examination will take a maximum of 1 hour to complete.




We run 2 options


option 1 Highfield Course


Individual price    £70.00 per person


Group price       £700.00 for a group of up to 12 candidates. 



Option 2 PHECTA Course


Individual Price £60.00


Group Price £660.00 for a group of 12 candidates

Contact Details


  • e-mail  Please state food hygiene level 2 in your e mail and confirm if you wish the PHECTA the Highfield Course (Both courses are of the same content and delivered by the same staff to the same high standards)


  • tel:  07807 456569