Program at AIST Institute
HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
The aim of the HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering qualification is to provide candidates with knowledge of the basic food safety practices that is essential in the catering industry. This includes the hazards and risks to food safety presented by food operations and personnel together with cost-effective and practical control measures. The qualification is designed principally for those who are, or intend to be, food handlers working in catering. It is also appropriate for persons providing services to catering premises including pest control operators, maintenance engineers, cleaners, laundry and delivery personnel

Syllabus:
1.Introduction to Food Safety
2.Microbiological Hazards
3.The main reasons for food poisoning
4.Food hazards caused by contamination of food
5.Food safety procedures to prevent food borne illness and the contamination of food
6.The importance of keeping ourselves clean and hygienic
7.Role in reducing risks of food contamination from premises and equipment including color coding
8.Need for food businesses to control pests
9.Importance of effective cleaning and disinfection in food premises
10.The need for law and enforcement

Pre-requisite:
None.There are no prerequisites for this qualification. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

Target Audience:
The Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering is a qualification aimed at caterers and other food handlers. The qualification is intended for learners already working in catering and those who are preparing to work in the industry.

Duration:
The course has a study time of 9 learning hours (2 days).
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