Covered in this course

The Food Safety and Hygiene Training - Level 1 course is broken down into 3 sections.

1) Food Hazards and Food Poisoning

This section is all about food poisoning. It's really important, even if you don't handle food, that you understand how food becomes contaminated, what the main symptoms are and how to avoid the dangers.

Diagram labelled moisture, time, and food, to show components of food poisoning for food safety and hygiene level 1 training

2) Personal Hygiene

People are one of the most serious hazards in the food industry because people carry bacteria. This section is all about good personal hygiene, looking at washing hands, what you wear and what you should do if you're ill and your illness could be passed onto others through food. A step-by-step guide shows you exactly how you should wash your hands!

Close up of hands being cleaned as part of food safety and hygiene training

3) Cleanliness and Cross-contamination

Cleanliness in food preparation areas covers things like tidying as you go, keeping work surfaces clean and how to wash-up properly.

Cross-contamination - this is where harmful bacteria are spread from one thing - such as food, surfaces, hands or equipment - onto something else, simply by touching. And cross-contamination can happen at any point during the food process, so here we include correct storage of food and disposal of waste.

Person cleaning a pan with hot water for food safety and hygiene level 1

Food Safety & Hygiene Level 1 Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Food Safety and Hygiene Training - Level 1 course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Food Safety & Hygiene Level 1 Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.

Food Safety & Hygiene Level 1 Certificate

Real user reviews


Based on 260 real user reviews.

4.43 out of 5
good content, well structured,

This course offers insights into best practice, the legal requirements and the science of maintaining a healthy food preparation environment.

very good, concise training

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very good

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Very well presented

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Easy to follow

Quite enjoyed the course but annoyed I did not get every question correct

Easy to follow

Quite enjoyed the course but annoyed I did not get every question correct

Excellent easy to use course

Straightforward, logical

Excellent course

Very easy to proceed through the course.

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Legislation relating to Food Safety & Hygiene

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

The Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 

What does the Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 stipulate? 

These regulations set out the basic hygiene requirements for all food businesses, from premises and equipment to staff training and hygiene. Critically, proof of appropriate practice and staff training are required by law.

Based on Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament, the following legislation applies to all organisations handling foodstuffs for human consumption:

Every person working in a food-handling area is to maintain a high degree of personal cleanliness and is to wear suitable, clean and, where necessary, protective clothing.

Regulation (EC) No 852/2004, Chapter 8, Section 1

Food business operators are to ensure that food handlers are supervised and instructed and/or trained in food hygiene matters commensurate with their work activity

Regulation (EC) No 852/2004, Chapter 12, Section 1