Food Safety Awareness Training Course

Food Safety

Millions of people fall ill every year and many die as a result of eating unsafe food. Most of these illnesses are attributed to contaminated food or water. Proper food preparation can prevent most foodborne diseases.

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand those health issues surrounding food safety and how to prevent unwanted illnesses. A great addition to your CV to show your commitment to health and fitness, this is also beneficial for general knowledge. Completed online with auto-marked assessments, this programme can be completed in your own time.

Food Safety Awareness course content

These are some of the key topics you will cover within the Food Awareness training course programme:


This introduces the learner to the importance of personal hygiene, cleaning and contamination, and helps the learner identify the consequences of poor hygiene and the benefits of good hygiene.

Food Poisoning

Learners will be able to identify symptoms of food poisoning and how these symptoms may develop.

Food Safety Responsibilities

This introduces the legal and personal responsibilities towards food safety under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Reporting Illness

Learners will understand which symptoms should be reported and how long before the person can return after being identified with these symptoms.

Protective Clothing and Equipment

This will cover the importance of protective clothing and equipment when working with or near food.


Learners will understand the precautions that must be taken to prevent the contamination of food and work surfaces.

Who is the Food Safety Awareness training course aimed at?

Students of the Food Safety Awarness course need not have sat any prior food safety course. Typically, this course will be sat by young people looking to enter the hospitality and catering sector.

What kind of Food Safety Awareness training courses are available?

The Food Safety Awareness training course run by The Skills Network is 100% online based.

Food Safety Awareness course duration

The duraction of this course in 2 to 3 hours.

After completing the Food Safety Awarness course

Graduates of this course may wish to study aspects of food safety further or add the course to their CV to show their keen interest in working in a restaurant, pub or fats food kitchen.

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