Course Description

Food Safety – Level 1

Study 365


If you work in a food establishment but don’t directly handle or prepare food, the Food Safety – Level 1 course is ideal for you. The course is designed for individuals to gain an understanding of the basic principles of food and safety. Many people work in establishments that serve customers and need to apply food and safety practices when near food. The course focuses on these elements and enables individuals to familiarise themselves with best practices in order to be near food in a healthy manner.

The Food Safety – Level 1 course covers key topics which includes food hygiene, the importance of food safety, food safety practices, food contamination and how to prevent it.

The Food Safety Act was created in 1990 with the objective of ensuring that customers come to no harm within a food establishment. If you work with wrapped and pre-packaged food, the Food Safety – Level 1 course will offer insight on how to prevent harm to customers. Any individual working with food or near food must maintain the highest standard of food safety and hygiene to minimise potential and harmful risks.

1: The importance of food safety
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Getting food safety right/ wrong
1.3 Three common food hazards
1.4 What is food poisoning and who is at risk?
1.5 Common kitchen hazards
1.6 What you have learned
2: Food hygiene
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Bacteria
2.3 Hand washing
2.4 Skin conditions and infections
2.5 Reporting illness
2.6 Personal protective equipment and clothing
2.7 What you have learned
3: Cleaning
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Clean and safe
3.3 Detergent and disinfectant
3.4 Washing facilities for food and equipment
3.5 Cleaning schedules and general cleaning rules
3.6 Pests
3.7 How to clean dishes and utensils
3.8 What you have learned
4: Contamination
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Physical contamination
4.3 Preventing chemical contamination
4.4 Biological contamination
4.5 Cross-contamination
4.6 Time and temperature control
4.7 Stock rotation
4.8 What you have learned

What will I learn?

  • Have a clear understanding of the job role and the food safety measures that must be applied when working within a food establishment.
  • Learn about the different types of food contamination, bacteria and food poisoning and how to prevent it.
  • Apply food safety practices when storing food.
  • The food establishment must always maintain a hygienic environment with employees practicing best food safety rules.
  • Gain a clear understanding of cleaning schedules and why it is important.
  • Learn about the four stages of the food journey.
  • Learn about the importance of food handling equipment safety and keeping them clean.

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time..

Who is this Course aimed at?

  • Front-house employees
  • Waiters
  • Checkout staff
  • Food delivery drivers
  • Warehouse staff
  • Bar workers

Method of Assessment

At the end of the Food Safety – Level 1 you will be evaluated through an online multiple choice exam. In order to complete this program successfully and gain your professional qualification.


Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Level 1 Certificate in Food Safety by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. It will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

Awarding Body

CIEH (The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) has been supporting professionals since 1883 and an awarding body for the environmental health sector. CIEH has been instrumental in developing several environmental standards in the public and health sectors contributing greatly to the overall wellbeing on a global scale. They set a high standard of improving public health and influencing policy. They provide educational opportunities and training for environmental health professionals working across the public and private sectors. It is with a vision to provide and support a healthier, cleaner and safer environment for all. 

Others jobs you can get

  • Waiters
  • Checkout staff
  • Kitchen porters

Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for a NUS discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Course Code S 0811
College Name Study 365
Course Category Food Safety, Health & Safety, Health & Safety
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
Course Fee 25
Course Duration 365 Days
Entry Requirements • The course is suitable for all levels of employees and managers who work near food but don’t directly handle it • Anyone with an interest in food hygiene and safety
Career Path • Front House Receptionist – £18,385 per annum • Front House Manager – £23,911 per annum
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Course Provider

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New Broad Street House, 35 New Broad Street, London. EC2M 1NH, United Kingdom, Cavan, United Kingdom

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