Food safety training

All courses include tuition, examination fees and a course handbook. The course costs £49 per delegate payable by card. Only payment secures a place on the course. Unlike online training courses, our training will enable you to ask questions and is delivered by the Professional Food Safety Officers you will meet when a food hygiene inspection takes place at your business.

Highfield Level 2 Food Safety Award in Catering

This course is aimed at those people who have not had previous training or the last training was achieved three or more years ago. This course will be delivered in six hours and includes an examination. Our next course will be run on  Wednesday 8th May 2019 from 9.30am until 4pm at Morecambe Town Hall. Future courses are scheduled for 24th July, 2nd October and 27th November 2019.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the importance of food safety procedures and reporting and how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety
  • Understand how working areas are kept clean and hygienic
  • Identify the sources and risks to food safety and understand the importance of keeping food safe
  • Realise the importance of correct hand washing

To book please call our admin team on 01524 582935 or email ehltraining@lancaster.gov.uk 


 Level 2 Food Safety in Catering - Refresher

This course is aimed at those people who have achieved the Level 2 food safety in catering within the last three years, this course will be delivered in three hours and include an examination similar to the full day course.

Should you have any queries over the correct level of training for you please call 01524 582935 and ask to speak to a member of the food team.

Why is this training important?

Food safety regulations and best practice are constantly changing and in order to guarantee safe food to consumers, food business operators must ensure their employees are kept up-to-date.

  • Refresh candidates’ knowledge of food safety
  • Complete the Highfield Level 2 Food Safety qualification portfolio
  • Encourage best practice within the workplace

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the importance of food safety procedures and reporting and how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety
  • Understand how working areas are kept clean and hygienic
  • Identify the sources and risks to food safety and understand the importance of keeping food safe

Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Allergen Awareness

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.

The Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Allergen Awareness has been designed to help food handlers to:

  • understand the impact of food allergy and intolerance
  • identify, manage and control the risks associated with food allergens
  • apply the principles of practical allergen management to develop good practice
  • provide allergen information, with confidence.

Who needs this qualification?

Everyone who prepares, serves or sells food in any type of food business needs to:

  • be fully aware of the foods that may trigger an allergic reaction and
  • know what precautions need to be taken to ensure that customers do not eat a food that they are trying to avoid.

Other bodies that offer food hygiene training

Last updated: 10 April 2019