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HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF) (Semester 2)

Key course information

Catering and Hospitality


4 days

Part time

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Course Overview

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are, or intend to be, food handlers working in catering. The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in catering role, or to support a role in the workplace.

student chopping up an onion
student chopping up an onion

What will I learn?

Understand how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety.

Understand the importance of food handlers keeping themselves clean and hygienic.

Understand the importance of keeping work areas clean and hygienic.

Identify the importance of keeping food products safe.

Entry Requirements

- Learners are required to be 14 years of age or above.

- It is also advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths or equivalent.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice examination, externally set and marked by Highfield Qualifications.

Learners must complete 20 questions within 45 minutes. The multiple-choice examination is designed to cover all of the assessment criteria as detailed in Appendix 2 of this specification, and successful learners will need to achieve a mark of 60% (12/20) overall to pass. Completed examination papers should be returned to Highfield for marking and results will then be supplied to the centre afterwards.

This qualification is graded pass/fail.

Additional Costs and Information

There will be a registration fee of £12.00, this includes certification at the end of the course.

The total qualification time for this qualification is 7 hours, all of which are recommended as guided learning hours.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Individuals achieving this qualification can the progress onto any of the HABC Level 3 Food Safety qualifications, which are ideal for those wishing to work in a supervisory role.

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