Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety

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Anyone who works in an establishment that deals with food should have a basic understanding of the principles of food hygiene and safety. In industries such as catering and food delivery, it is essential that any food safety hazards can be identified and that waste is managed efficiently.

This Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety Course is for employees who don’t handle food directly, but work in an environment where food is handled. Each training module is designed to address the introductory key elements of food hygiene and safety; from food hygiene and safety laws, to safety control measures, personal hygiene and food safety hazards.

By the end of the course you’ll have an excellent understanding of how to ensure food safety in the workplace and how to comply with food health and safety legislation. Please note that if your job requires you to handle food, then you will need to take a Level 2 Food and Hygiene Safety Course in addition to this one.  

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Who should take the course

This comprehensive course is ideal for individuals associated with the food sector, such as:  

  • Food processors
  • Shop owners
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Caterers
  • Those working in various organisations involved in the food supply chain 


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Furthermore, this Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety course is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality ensuring quality content that teaches industry standards and best practices.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:


At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.

Course Contents

We will discuss who will benefit from the course and why food hygiene is so important. We will look at the legislation around food hygiene, understanding food safety, and common health issues caused by contaminants.

We will look at the main microbiological hazards, allergenic hazards, physical hazards, and chemical hazards. We look at the potential impact of them contaminating foodstuffs and explore various ways to control for them in practice.

You will learn about the conditions under which food becomes contaminated with bacterial growth. We will also look at temperature control, the Danger Zone, controlling time, low and high-risk foods, controlling microbiological hazards, food deliveries, refrigeration and pests.

In this module we will look into hand hygiene, hand washing, hair hygiene, body hygiene and bad habits, personal protective equipment (PPE), and reporting illnesses.

We look at why cleaning is important, good practice around waste management, cleaning and disinfection, the concept of clean as you go, keeping dishwashers clean, and the requirement for scheduled cleaning.

Course Curriculum

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Course Reviews


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  1. 5

    “*Appreciate how the course is distributed! Very easily understandable.*”

  2. 5

    “*It was very simple to learn. Almost had nothing to ask for in the end.*”

  3. 5

    Clear language and instruction for basic course.

  4. 5

    Easy to follow course for beginners.

  5. 4

    I have found it very informative thanks

  6. 5

    Well presented course filled with necessary information.

  7. 5

    Very easily accessible and beneficial course.

  8. 5

    Thanks. This course changed my vision regarding food hygiene issues. Course contents are comprehensive and highly useful.

  9. 4

    Marvellous!!!! THis Food Hygiene and Safety course gonna be a great course for the catering business .. Recommended for all!!!!

  10. 5

    An easy and simple course meant for the greater understanding of the importance of food hygiene and safety. Thanks a lot training express.

  11. 5

    A very good nd well instructed food safety curriculum. Recommending it.

  12. 5

    Comprehensive, easy to follow, ad very good content.

  13. 5

    So far this has been a very interesting and informative course. Training Express is incomparable!

  14. 5

    Great mixture of food hygiene and safety concepts and application of those concepts in an easy to grasp manner. Strongly recommended!!

  15. 5

    Fantastic! looking forward to take more courses from Training Express

  16. 4

    engaging lessons. Well done

  17. 5

    Gave me a better understanding of food safety, never thought learning food hygiene would be so interesting. Thanks a lot

  18. 5

    I wasn’t very fond of online education but Training Express changed my opinions …. loved it.

  19. 5

    Grateful that I did the course

  20. 5

    Lots of essential techniques and examples introduced in it

  21. 4

    good explanation of food hygiene, perfect for begiiners

  22. 5

    Amazing course. I highly recommend this to others

  23. 5

    I loved the way it was taught- great match for me!!

  24. 5

    Content is quite good so far. Its really in depth, well structured, engaging… thanks to the instructor

  25. 4

    After the course I have enough knowledge of personal hygiene and safety

  26. 5

    Very helpful course !!!!! I learned a lot in basic food safety & hygiene factors which are essential for anyone, thanks

  27. 5

    Excellent study materials, updated and the delivery of course is excellent.

  28. 5

    Undoubtedly a well made course, its exactly what I needed 🙂 Highly recommended

  29. 5

    A great course with good simple explanation, comprehensive and easy to follow.

  30. 5

    Well written, informative, great value for money. I’m sure it’s truly going to be an amazing help to me as I build on my career in the catering sector. Thank you

  31. Great course


    Clear and detailed content. Great course



    Very informative course, modules set out clear and concise, easy to follow at your leisure

  33. 5

    I got part-time job in a restaurant and needed a course exactly like this one. Almost completed level one and gonna take level two course too although I don’t handle food directly. I just want to have some skills in advance!

  34. 5

    Good course, recommended!

  35. 5

    CPD accreditation basically made this course mine. I needed it to have progress in my career.

  36. 5

    Instead of taking an evening class this was the right decision for me. I don’t think it would be possible to attend the class regularly after working so hard. This course gives me flexibility to do the modules whenever I get some time to read. Thanks.

  37. 5

    Loved the informative content. mind blowing !!

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