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QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail (RQF)

Food Safety Training Courses

QA Level 2 Award In
Food Safety For Retail (RQF)

 Classroom £85.00 pp


Upcoming Dates: Virtual Classroom Training

* Wednesday 27 January 2021, 10:00 - 12:30 + 13:30 - 15:30 to Thursday 28 January 2021, 10:00 - 12:30 (GMT)

Monday 29 March 2021, 10:00 - 12:30 + 13:30 - 15:30 to Tuesday 30 March 2021, 13:30 - 16:00 (BST)

Upcoming Dates: Face to Face / Classroom Courses

Due to the pandemic, we are currently not running any face to face  courses.

  • Face to Face: Full day course
  • Virtual Classroom: Spread over 3 sessions of 2.5 hr duration
  • Food business operators are required by law, to ensure that food handlers receive appropriate supervision and instruction/training in food hygiene in line with their work activity and should enable them to handle food safely
  • Recommended by HSE and Environmental Health Officers (EHO's)

Course Contents


  • The Importance of Food Safety
  • Food Safety Laws
  • Legal Responsibilities of Food Handlers
  • Types of Contamination and the Associated Risks
  • Bacteriology
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foodborne Illnesses
  • An Introduction to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Work Flow, Work Surfaces and Equipment
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Waste Disposal
  • Pest Control
  • Safe Food Handling Practices including Time and Temperature Controls
  • Preparation
  • Cooking and Reheating
  • Chilling
  • Cooling
  • Thawing
  • Hot holding
  • Displaying food
  • Core temperatures
  • Food Preservation
  • Storage
  • Stock Control Procedures

Benefits of this course:


  • Businesses have a duty to their customers to produce food that is safe for consumption.
  • There are one million cases of food poisoning in the UK each year.
  • More than 6,000 are admitted to hospital.
  • In 2014/2015, businesses in Chesterfield were issued 344 written enforcement notices. Derby received 1,116.
  • Doing our Ofqual regulated, nationally accredited course ensures that nothing of importance is left out.
  • EU and UK regulations state that all food handlers must receive appropriate training in food safety practices relevant to their duties.
  • The Food Standards Agency says that 'Food business operators are required by law, to ensure that food handlers receive appropriate supervision and instruction/training in food hygiene in line with their work activity and should enable them to handle food safely’.
    Our QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF) is a nationally accredited qualification especially suitable for people working in, or planning to work in, the food retail industry, and complies with the training regulations.

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Accredited, Ofqual regulated qualification


Our Food Safety For Retail training course is a nationally recognised, Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Qualsafe Awards.

This means that you can be rest assured that your Food safety For Retail certificate fulfils the legal requirements and is a very good way to make sure your employees are trained in Food Safety.

The Ofqual Register number for this course is 603/2593/8


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