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Level 1 Food Hygiene & Safety Awareness in Catering

This level 1 food hygiene and safety in catering, although simple, contains all the basic information needed by staff who work under direct supervision to understand food safety in catering.

An ideal level 1 food hygiene training course for those who serve food and drink to customers, or employees who handle low risk or packaged food.

  • Meets UK & EU requirements for low risk food-handlers
  • Assured by RoSPA E-Learning course
  • Online learning, train at your own pace
  • Certificate on successful completion
  • Course approximately 1.5 - 2 hours
  • Unlimited resits available at no further cost

Are you directly handling or preparing food? A Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety (retail, catering, and manufacturing) is suitable in order to comply with legal obligations that accompany a role of 'food handlers'. A manager or supervisor in a food establishment needs a level 3 food hygiene and safety.

Mistakes in catering can be extremely serious. Contamination which results in customers becoming ill and making complaints will result in loss of business, profit and worse. Mistakes must be minimised through good, well thought out systems and good training to ensure procedures and personal habits are of a constantly high standard.

Ready to gain your Food Hygiene Certificate Level 1?

Who should take this level 1 food hygiene course?

This course is ideal for those who serve food and drink to customers, or employees who handle low risk or packaged food.

This Level 1 Food Safety Awareness in Catering is the simplest, most cost effective way to achieve compliance in 1 hour. It contains HACCP information and meets the requirements of all food standards. It is ideal for new starters who can then progress to level 2 in time, or if they change the nature of the food they handle.


Our Level 1 Food Safety & Hygiene in Catering course is Assured by RoSPA, allowing us to provide the most up to date and industry recognised course.

On successful completion of the course assessment, the candidate will be able to print/save their certificate. In addition to this, an email is sent to the candidate containing a link to the certificate.

How long does a Level 1 Food Hygiene Certificate last?
A Food Hygiene Certificate does not have an expiry date, however we advise you to refresh your knowledge every 3 years. This ensures you keep up to date with the latest food safety and hygiene legislation.

Environmental Health Officer Approved

Our Food Safety and Hygiene Level 1 for Catering course has been approved by Environmental Health Officers with its content developed in accordance to their guidelines, which means you can be sure you’re receiving the right training for your role.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD Certified Course

All of Train4Food courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted CPD guidelines .

This level 1 food hyiene and safety for catering course provides 1 point towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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The online assessment for the course consists of 20 multiple-choice questions. In order to be successful, candidates must achieve a 75% pass mark to obtain the certificate.

The average time required to complete the learning is approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. However, the course is designed to go at the pace of the learner and can be completed in more time if needed

If you don’t pass the assessment first time there is no need to worry. We offer you unlimited resists at no further cost to make sure that you pass and get your certificate in food safety & hygiene level 1 for catering, stress free.

Course content overview

This Level 1 food safety in catering has an introduction, and eleven sections of learning. After each section there is an activity which is intended to help re-enforce the understanding and retention of the learning.

When taking part in our food safety level 1 for catering course, you will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to Food Hygiene
  • Food Safety Hazards
  • Food Safety Controls
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Cleaning Activities

Course Overview

Course Aims

  • Understand the definition of ‘the danger zone’
  • Identify the 14 main food allergens and how to handle them safely
  • Understand the importance of good personal hygiene
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of a food worker
  • Identify the four main food safety hazards
  • Know the importance of illness reporting and wound dressing
  • Know how to handle food safely for the health of the consumer


If you're looking to train a team of 10 or more than we are happy to provide a range of discounts.

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Contact our support team on 01482 886 712 who will be happy to assist you.

Level 1 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering
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