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Food Safety Courses

We offer the complete range of food safety courses, Level 1,2 & 3, as well developing appropriate Food Safety Management systems through HACCP ( Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and SFBB  (Safer Food Better Business).  Please browse the tabs below to find out more information.

CIEH Level 1 Awards in Food Safety

  • CIEH Level 1 Award in Food Safety Awareness in Catering
  • CIEH Level 1 Award in Induction into Food Safety for Manufacturing
  • CIEH Level 1 Award in Food Safety Awareness for Retail

These qualifications have been developed to raise awareness of key food safety issues and to provide employees with an induction to food hygiene, prior to undertaking the Level 2 Award in Food Safety.

Who needs this qualification?

The CIEH Level 1 Awards in Food Safety provide an ideal solution to staff induction training including:

  • new employees with minimal or no prior food safety knowledge;
  • employees handling low-risk or wrapped foods (category A);
  • front of house employees, such as waiting or check out staff;
  • back of house employees, such as kitchen porters or warehouse staff.

The Level 1 awards are also suitable for employees for whom English is a second language or those with special needs.

Why is this training important?

Food business operators must ensure that employees are supervised, instructed and trained in food hygiene matters in order to guarantee safe food to consumers.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the basic requirements of food safety and hygiene
    • how to keep clean and hygienic;
    • how to keep work areas clean;
    • the role an individual plays in reducing contamination.
  • Identify key food safety issues

Facts

Duration: One-day programme (approx 5 hours)
Assessment: Multiple choice examination
Ofqual Accredited: No
Prerequisite: None
Suggested progression: Level 2 Awards in Food Safety
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CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety

  • CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
  • CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing
  • CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail

These qualifications have been developed to address the growing need to make learning more relevant to specific business environments and meet the National Occupational Standards. The CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety provide a flexible syllabus which enables training to be tailored to meet specific needs.

Who needs this qualification?

Anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled.

Typical environments may include:

  • pubs, hotels, restaurants;
  • supermarkets and retail environments;
  • food and drink manufacturers;
  • hospitals;
  • care homes;
  • schools;
  • prisons.

Why is this training important?

Everyone who works with food has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensure that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat.

Learning outcomes

  • Firm grasp of the importance of food safety and knowledge of the systems, techniques and procedures involved;
  • Understanding of how to control food safety risks (personal hygiene, food storage, cooking and handling);
  • Confidence and expertise to safely deliver quality food to customers.

Refreshment of this qualification is recommended at least every three years.

 

Facts

Duration: One-day programme (approx 5 hours)
Assessment: Multiple choice examination
Ofqual Accredited: Yes
Ofqual qualification reference:
Catering – 500/5476/4
Retail – 500/5319/X
Manufacturing – 500/5091/6
Prerequisite: None
Suggested progression: Level 3 Awards in Supervising Food Safety
Booking: Please click here to view upcoming courses

 

CIEH Level 3 Awards in Food Safety

  • CIEH Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering
  • CIEH Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing
  • CIEH Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail

In line with the National Occupational Standards reflecting sector-specific needs, these qualifications provide a thorough understanding of food safety procedures emphasising the importance of monitoring staff and controls.

Who needs this qualification?

Managers and supervisors in small, medium or large catering, manufacturing or retail businesses. Particularly relevant for those who have to develop or monitor HACCP based food safety management procedures and systems.

 

Why is this training important?

Anyone working in a supervisory position in the food business is not only responsible but also accountable for food safety. It is therefore vital they are equipped with both the knowledge and confidence to do their job effectively.

Learning outcomes

  • Ability to implement and supervise a food safety management system
  • Understand food safety procedures
  • Understand the concept of food hazards and the risks associated with them
  • Understand the terminology with respect to supervising food safety
  • Understand the techniques involved in controlling and monitoring food safety
  • Appreciate the risks linked to cross contamination
  • Understand the role temperature has to play in the control of food safety
  • Appreciate the importance of supervising high standards of cleanliness in food premises

Facts

Duration: Three-day programme
Assessment: Multiple choice examination
Ofqual Accredited: Yes
Ofqual qualification reference:
Catering – 500/5475/2
Retail – 500/5320/6
Manufacturing – 500/5092/8 
Prerequisite: Recommended understanding and knowledge of basic food hygiene – ideally the Level 2 Award in Food Safety taken within the last three years. Candidates who have already achieved the CIEH Level 3 Award in Implementing Food Safety Management Procedures need only attend two of the remaining units of training and pass the multiple choice question examination to gain this award.
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Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point

Rocha consultancy can assess your business and work closely with you to implement an appropriate HACCP – based Food Safety Management System, or aid you in developing your existing system, which is required as part of routine inspections by an enforcement officer.

HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.

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 Safer Food Better Business

The SFBB is one of the food safety management systems developed by the Food Standards to help small businesses put in place food safety management procedures, and comply with food hygiene regulations. Rocha Consultancy can assist you at implementing the Safer Food Better Business pack so that your business can get the most out of this system, ensuring that both you and your staff are proficient with this procedure.

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Food Allergies

On the 13th December 2014, the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU FIC) enforced under the Food InformationRegulations 2014 require food businesses to provide complete and correct information for 14 allergenic ingredients to customers.

These regulations apply to all catering and retail businesses that serve or sell loose foods.

Training in how to comply with these new regulations and to reduce the risk of allergenic hazards is important. Our company offers a comprehensive range of food allergy training courses to accommodate your different learning needs. In the UK about 10 people die every year from an allergic reaction to food, but up to 1300 asthma deaths may be triggered by a food allergy. Around 5,000 people with a food allergy will also end up in hospital every year due to a mistake.

Our company can aid you in implementing these new requirements, such as updating your menus as well as train your staff.

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