Level 1 Food Safety – Catering

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Level 1 Food Safety in Catering Course

This Level 1 Food Safety – Catering course meets the regulations for food handlers in the United  Kingdom & recognised internationally. Get a same-day certificate on the day you complete the course. Printed copy sent the next day.

Approved by CPD, Gatehouse Awards, Institute of Hospitality, IIRSM & IOSH

Level 1 Food Safety in Catering course discusses a number of practices to reduce health hazards. This course provides a strong foundation in food hygiene practices and safety laws. It includes recognising food handlers’ responsibilities and acting conscientiously to demonstrate their commitment to food safety. You’ll understand terms, the consequences of poor hygiene and practical activities to control hazards.

This Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety course helps you understand your food hygiene responsibilities and demonstrates to customers that you take food safety seriously. This course covers the latest UK food safety laws, rules, regulations, and waste management providing you with a foundational knowledge of food hygiene practices and safety laws. 

Proper food hygiene and safety are essential for protecting your business’s reputation and a legal obligation for food handlers and employers. Failing to follow food safety standards can lead to contamination and potentially fatal consequences. Take the Level 1 Food Safety in Catering course so that you stay safe than sorry. 

The course focuses on three key areas in the catering industry: pests, premises, and people, teaching you to identify and prevent pest infestations, maintain a clean food preparation area, and ensure staff follow best practices for personal hygiene. Invest in your professional development and the safety of your customers today by taking this course and ensuring your business meets the highest standards of food hygiene and safety.


This Level 1 Food Safety – Catering online course is approved by:

 CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Gatehouse Awards Ltd. : 

It is an industry leading Awarding Organisation recognised by Ofqaul. Approval from Gatehouse Awards Ltd. ensures that the course and the qualification is regulated by Ofqual in the UK, recognised by employers, government authorities and universities worldwide. It also suggests that the course content is valid, reliable and consistent, conforming to the highest quality standards. It recognises that the course contains clear and easily understandable delivery instructions and guidance.

Institute of Hospitality:

This is a professional body for managers and aspiring managers working and studying in hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors. The institute helps the managers to become the most demanded manaagers within the industry. This recognition makes this course demanding for accomodation managers, catering managers, chef, conference centre managers, event managers, fast food restaurant managers, hotel managers, public house managers, restaurant managers, retail managers and even for apprentices.


International Institute of Risk and Safety Management(IIRSM)is an independent professional membership organisation for those managing risks of all forms as a part of their job role. The organisation works with representatives from all risk disciplines from compliance, environmental management, health and safety, insurance, quality management and more. They work by championoing risk management through setting standards, providing practical education, training, advice and resources.


IOSH, or the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, is a professional body that accredits health and safety professionals and promotes safety and well-being in the workplace. As an accrediting organisation, IOSH is critical in ensuring that health and safety professionals are trained to the highest standards and adhere to best practices.

IOSH provides a range of certifications and training courses to individuals seeking to become health and safety professionals, as well as to existing professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and skills. IOSH certifications are recognised worldwide and are highly regarded in the field of occupational safety and health.
IOSH’s importance as an accrediting organisation lies in its ability to ensure that health and safety professionals meet certain standards of knowledge, skills, and expertise. This ensures that workplaces are safe and healthy for employees, visitors, and the public.
Regulatory bodies and government agencies also recognise IOSH’s role in promoting workplace safety and well-being. For example, IOSH works closely with the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), providing advice and guidance to help businesses comply with health and safety regulations.


This course focuses on making you able to do the followings once you successfully complete it:

  • Have a basic understanding of food safety and hygiene.
  • – Understand the laws and regulations businesses must comply with for food hygiene.
  • – Understand the symptoms associated with poor food hygiene practices.
  • – Understand the importance of cleaning and waste management procedures for food safety.
  • – Recognise the importance of maintaining good standards of personal hygiene, including handwashing.
  • – Understand why it’s so important to thoroughly clean the work premises, work equipment and/or work vehicles.
  • – Know how to identify food safety hazards and control the risks they pose.
  • – Achievement of these course aims will provide learners and their employers with a degree of confidence that safety levels in the particular work environment have been enhanced. 

This HACCP Level 1 Food Safety – Catering course is essential for workers or staff who are not directly involved with the preparation. This includes handling high-risk foods but working in an environment where food is present or handled elsewhere as a part of their job role. This includes full-time, part-time and temporary workers.


This certified online training is ideal but not limited to job roles like:

  • Work fronts of the house, such as cashiers or reception staff
  • – Work back of house such as kitchen cleaners or dishwashers
  • – Checkout staff
  • – Waiters
  • – Bar workers
  • – General Grocery Staff
  • – Food delivery drivers and riders
  • – Kitchen porters
  • – Low-risk food retailers (e.g. newsagents, sweet shops)
  • – Warehouse staff
  • – Shop assistants and students at school or university

Module: 1 Food Safety Legislation

Explains the basic understanding of food safety legislation and the responsibilities of food handlers. It includes the importance of food safety, key legal requirements, and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Environmental Health Officers’ (EHOs) role.


Module: 2 Hazards from Delivery to Service

This module covers the different types of hazards that can arise at various stages, from food delivery to the finished product service. It includes an introduction to food hazards, the importance of food hygiene, and how to prevent food contamination during preparation and service.


Module : 3 Risk Control (Prevention of Contamination)

This module introduces risk control measures that can be implemented to prevent food contamination, including good personal hygiene practices, cleaning and disinfection procedures, and proper storage and handling of food. It focuses on the importance of preventing cross-contamination and avoiding food spoilage.


Module: 4 Pests, Premises and People

Covers pests, premises, and people. It guides the importance of maintaining a clean and hygienic food preparation environment, identifying and preventing pest infestations, and good personal hygiene practices for food handlers.


Module: 5 Final Assessment

The final assessment module that assesses the knowledge and understanding of the learner on food safety in catering. This module includes questions that test the learner’s comprehension of the previous four modules, and a pass mark is required to complete the course.


At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course Duration:

50 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.

It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

After successful completion ofthe  Level 1 Food Safety for Catering course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Course FAQ

Try before you buy

You can always check the first module of our course for free

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this Level 1 Food Safety in Catering  course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
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Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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