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Food Safety - Level 1

This qualification will enable you to gain basic knowledge and understanding of the importance of food hygiene, associated food hazards, good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems. This is important for understanding and maintaining good practice in the handling, processing, preparation of food and safe storage.

This qualification includes an assessment at the end of the session and is regulated by Ofqual/CCEA and Qualification Wales.

The objective of the qualification is to provide individuals with an awareness of food safety and to cover the principles of Food Safety requirements.


The qualification is suitable for everyone about to enter employment or who has just started work and is also applicable to young people as part of their preparation for work experience. The purpose of this qualification is to help the food and catering industries to provide training to a safe level for those who perform "low risk" tasks such as clearing tables, maintaining stores, "meals on wheels", serving drinks and food – but not preparing in a care setting and other such similar duties. This qualification is also relevant to employees working in food factories but not in "high risk" sections of the plant.

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Food Safety - Level 1

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