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Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Allergen Awareness in Catering

Under the Food Information Regulations 2014, food business operators have a legal responsibility to provide complete and correct food allergen information to customers. These regulations apply to all catering and retail businesses that serve or sell loose foods.

Who is this qualification for?

The qualification is aimed at food handlers and other staff involved in food preparation and service who work within the catering industry.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 5 hours of learning in total.

Topics covered

The qualification is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of food allergens and foods that commonly cause intolerances, their characteristics and effects, the importance of effectively communicating information regarding allergenic ingredients to customers, and how staff can minimise the risk of cross-contamination from allergenic ingredients.

Assessment method

This qualification is achieved by attending a 5 hour course and assessed by multiple-choice examination.

This qualification is supported by Allergy UK, who regard it as suitable staff training for catering outlets that wish to apply for their Allergy Aware Scheme.

Food Safety Training
Course Rating:
5/5

Skill Level
Intermediate

Who is it aimed at?
The qualification is aimed at food handlers and other staff involved in food preparation and service who work within the catering industry.

Accreditation
The learner will receive an accredited certificate following an assessment.

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Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety

The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in catering role, or to support a role in the workplace. Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, cooking service and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food, and are as follow:
  
  •  An introduction to food safety
  •  Microbiological hazards
  •  Contamination hazards and controls
  •  Food poisoning and its control
  •  Personal hygiene
  •  Design of premises and equipment
  •  Cleaning and disinfection
  •  Food pests and control
  •  Food safety management from purchase to service
  •  Food safety law and enforcement
  •  Revision and examination technique
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Course Rating:
5/5

Skill Level
Beginner

Who is it aimed at?
The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in catering role, or to support a role in the workplace.

Accreditation
The learner will receive an accredited certificate following an assessment.

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Highfield Level 2 Award in HACCP for Catering

Who is this Level 2 Award in HACCP for Catering qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are already working in catering and those who are preparing to work as caterers. It is especially useful for those involved in maintaining HACCP in a catering environment, and for those who are or will be part of a HACCP team.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 6 hours of learning.

Topics covered

These include be able to recognise and define common HACCP terms and state the principles of HACCP, recognise the need for a systematic approach for food safety management, outline the stages involved in implementing HACCP, identify common food hazards and controls, explain the importance of identifying critical control points and outline the importance of verifying, reviewing and documenting HACCP systems in a catering environment.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination.

Why Food Safety is important in the food safety industry?
Course Rating:
5/5

Skill Level
Intermediate

Who is it aimed at?
This qualification is aimed at individuals who are already working in catering and those who are preparing to work as caterers. It is especially useful for those involved in maintaining HACCP in a catering environment, and for those who are or will be part of a HACCP team.

Accreditation
The learner will receive an accredited certificate following an assessment.

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Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Allergen Management for Caterers

Who is this Level 3 Award in Food Allergen Management for Caterers qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals responsible for the purchase, delivery, production and serving of food in the catering industry and is also suitable for those  who own/manage a small catering business.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 10 hours of learning.

Topics covered

These include the different roles in ensuring that food ingredients and allergens are effectively managed, the characteristics of food allergies, procedures relating to the accurate communication of ingredient information, from supplier to consumer, hygiene considerations with regard to allergen and ingredient control, and procedures relating to the control of contamination and cross contamination of allergenic ingredients.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by an open-response workbook.

Food Safety Training
Course Rating:
5/5

Skill Level
Intermediate

Who is it aimed at?
This qualification is aimed at individuals responsible for the purchase, delivery, production and serving of food in the catering industry and is also suitable for those  who own/manage a small catering business.

Accreditation
The learner will receive an accredited certificate following an assessment.

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Highfield Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety

This accredited qualification is intended principally for those who are operating in a supervisory role within the catering and hospitality industry. Qualification holders will be able to demonstrate a wide knowledge of food safety legislation and effective supervision. They will also be able to take responsibility for the competency of the workforce and for identifying hazards and controls, monitoring controls and taking appropriate corrective action when necessary.

Individuals looking to achieve this qualification are likely to have some catering experience and be in a job role that involves working unsupervised. This qualification provides candidates with a range of food safety skills directly relevant to the catering and hospitality industry.

This Ofqual approved qualification has been developed specifically for insertion onto the Regulated Qualifications Framework with full support from People 1st, the Sector Skills Council for Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism. It is therefore fully compliant with industry and regulatory standards as well as being recognised by environmental health practitioners, auditors and other enforcement officers.

This qualification is achieved by completing a quiz book (6-8 hours) followed by a two day classroom based course. It is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, where the candidates must answer atleast 40 out of 60 questions correctly. A merit is awarded to candidates scoring 50 or more. The examination will take a maximum of 2 hours to complete.

Food Safety Training
Course Rating:
5/5

Skill Level
Intermediate

Who is it aimed at?
This qualification is designed to provide learners with knowledge of the basic health and safety practices essential in the workplace.

Accreditation
The learner will receive an accredited certificate following an assessment.

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