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Level 2 in Food Safety in Catering

thermometer in foodThe Level 2 in Food Safety in Catering has replaced the basic food hygiene and foundation certificates.  There is no requirement to have completed Level 1 in Food Safety in Catering.

South Staffordshire Council is an accredited training centre for Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).  We are committed to delivering high quality, affordable training courses to food businesses and food handlers.

All our trainers are qualified food safety officers as well as registered trainers with the CIEH. The awarding body for the examination is the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. 


The CIEH works in partnership with organisations around the world to provide qualifications, training products, services and support materials that enrich the educational experience of the public in all aspects of environmental health.

The course will benefit anyone who works where food is handled, prepared, cooked, served or sold including people who work in manufacturing units, pubs, cafes, restaurants, care homes, take aways and luncheon clubs.  Food safety law also requires anyone who handles open high risk food to be trained commensurate with their job role.

The course syllabus includes:

  • Introduction to Food Safety
  • The Law
  • Food safety hazards
  • Taking temperatures
  • Refrigeration, chilling and cold holding of foods
  • Cooking, hot holding and reheating of foods
  • Food handlers
  • Principles of safe food storage
  • Cleaning
  • Food premises and equipment

The course duration is 6 hours with a multiple choice exam at the end of the course.  The course is delivered in English but examination papers are available in other languages on request.  However, in order to complete this course it is necessary to have a good understanding of English.  Should this cause difficulty, there may be a specific course available in an appropriate language – please follow the Coursefinder link below for details.

Successful candidates will receive the Level 2 in Food Safety in Catering qualification.



Course Dates for 2016


Wednesday 8th June, 2016  FULLY BOOKED

Wednesday 2nd November, 2016


Course Dates 2017


Wednesday 8th February, 2017



Courses currently cost £45 per person, and are held at Council Offices, Codsall.  The cost includes a full days training, refreshments, lunch, course handbook and exam fee.

In order to secure a place(s), you should complete and return a Booking Form with the correct fee.   Please return the booking form at least 2 weeks in advance of the course.  If it is less than 2 weeks please contact us to ask if places are still available. 


NB-Discounts are available for group bookings and registered charities, please ring for details.

Prices subject to review.

For further information contact us on 01902-696207 or email



“Fees for every candidate are payable prior to the course in order to secure a place.  Places on the Food Hygiene courses are limited so we therefore operate a cancellation policy regarding refund. Any non attendance will be non refundable. If a candidate is unable to attend then written notification of cancellation is required at least 7 days before the course date. 


A business or organisation is welcome to substitute and send someone else from its organisation if they wish, by prior arrangement and after notifying us. No refund will be made for bookings cancelled less than 7 days before the event, except in exceptional circumstances and then only at the discretion of the Training Programme Manager”.

If you are interested in any other food safety or health and safety course please follow the CIEH CourseFinder.


Please note places are not confirmed until a completed booking form and full payment has been recieved.




Food & Safety Team

Telephone: 01902 696220



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