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Virtual: Food Safety Level 2

With cooking now statutory in the primary and secondary Cooking and Nutrition Curriculum and the new Health Education Curriculum, food safety training is essential for school staff.

This training will help staff to deliver comprehensive food education that meets statutory requirements and will also help to ensure cooking lessons can be adapted and delivered safely to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This training is also applicable to those handling or serving food in school including before and after school club staff or members of school catering.

Pupil’s safety must come at the forefront of all practical food work, considering potential hazards, risks and control measures. This training will give staff greater confidence when teaching, to prioritise health and prevent disease and infection through work with food.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, cooking and handling of food.

Jan Oversby, Food Safety Trainer, Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance;
Siobhan Jennings, Nutritionist and School Food Advisor.

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There is a cost of £75 (above service level agreement packages) for this training to cover the cost of the accreditation through the HABC.

This course can also be delivered as a bespoke course or full staff training session in your school. Please get in touch with the Health and Wellbeing Service at to arrange your bespoke session. 


  • Work towards Level 2 Food Safety (there is a short exam to be taken on the day),
  • Understand the potential risks, hazard and control measures needed to deliver a safe food curriculum,
  • Know how to adapt lessons to minimise risks associated with the spread of COVID-19,
  • Learn about food allergies,
  • Learn about infection control.
  • Understand how to store and prepare food safely.
  • Increase confidence to teach pupils about the importance of food safety in school and at home.
  • Know how to write a bespoke risk assessment for your school or catering service.
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification in food safety (subject to the outcome of the exam).

Booking information:

This is a remote learning course, with the addition of an exam and a live zoom meeting.

How this course will run:

    • On registration of this course, your details will be passed on to Jan Oversby, our Highfield Awarding Body trainer, who will send you a link to the remote learning for this course.
    • The remote learning can be completed at a time suitable to you and usually takes about 4 to 6 hours.
    • You should also attend the 1.5 hour live zoom meeting on April 21st to discuss food safety, cooking in the classroom and risk assessments in line with COVID 19 guidelines. (You will automatically receive joining instructions from Leeds for Learning by booking on this course)
    • You will book a time for your exam, with Jan Oversby, on either 20th or 21st May.
    • On successful completion of the exam you will receive your accredited certificate.

Health & Wellbeing Service Level Agreement (SLA) credit value = 2 credits + £75.

Please note that an additional charge of £75 will be applied to this training to cover accreditation costs, this cost will be raised to SLA schools after the training has taken place.

Cost: Schools with no Health & Wellbeing Service SLA £325 (this covers one delegate place including accreditation cost)

Schools with a current Health & Wellbeing SLA may be entitled to pre-paid places (+ £75) subject to sufficient available training credits. The full 'pay as you go' price will be applied if you have insufficient training credits. 

  • Course length: Full day
  • Theme: Healthy Eating
Date: Wednesday, 21 April 2021 13:30
Venue: Virtual - Zoom
No SLA Price: £325.00
Full SLA Price: £75.00