Level 1 Award Food Safety in Catering (CIEH) or (HABC)



Food Safety in Catering

This level 1 award in food safety in catering is suitable for young people who may be considering a career in the food industry or for anyone who is handling foods on a regular basis. This award has been developed to raise awareness of key food safety issues that is, provide the essentials of food hygiene.

Benefits for candidates:

The level 1 awards provide a means of developing essential knowledge and understanding to:

  • Improve employability
  • Prepare for taking up food handling duties
  • Establish a firm foundation for progression to a level 2 award

Benefits for employers:

  • Complying with training requirements
  • Targeting training so it is commensurate with work activities
  • Ensuring that employees have a common shared understanding of the essentials of food hygiene

The course syllabus focuses on four critical areas:

  • Food safety (food hygiene, hazards, responsibilities)
  • Personal hygiene
  • Cleaning
  • Contamination

The course is of 3 hours duration and assessment is by a multiple choice question paper by the CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) or the HABC (Highfield awarding body for compliance). Work books, handouts, leaflets and DVD’s are included within the cost.


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