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Highfield - Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail (RQF) course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail (RQF) course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Highfield Qualifications (Highfield). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
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What is the Highfield - Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail (RQF) course?

Category: Food

Level: Beginner

This qualification is ideal for anyone working in the retail industry, or those about to start work in the retail industry, where dealing with food is a partof their role. Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation and handling of food.

The Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail (RQF) is accredited and has been developed to protect customers, brand reputation and profits.

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

TQT is an estimate of the total number of hours it would take an average learner to achieve and demonstrate the necessary level of attainment to be awarded with a qualification, both under direct supervision (forming guided learning hours) and without supervision (all other time). TQT and GLH values are advisory and assigned to a qualification as guidance.

How much is a Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail (RQF) course?

As a broker we have a large number of Training Providers who advertise their courses with us. The lowest price we have is £60.00 and the highest price is £78.00

These prices may include Classroom, e-Learning, Distance Learning and In-House (On-Site) options.

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Who is the Highfield - Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail (RQF) course designed for?

The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment as a food handler working in a retail environment, or to support a role in the workplace.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.

To register on to this qualification, 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.

What subjects does the Highfield - Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail (RQF) course cover?

The training programme covers the following units:

  • Legislation
  • Food safety hazards
  • Temperature control
  • Refrigeration, chilling
  • Cooking, hot holding and reheating
  • Food handling
  • Principles of safe food storage
  • Cleaning
  • Food premises and equipment

How is the Highfield - Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail (RQF) course assessed?

This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice examination.

If centres choose the multiple-choice examination as the method of assessment, learners must complete 20 questions within 45 minutes. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a pass mark of 60% (12/20).

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