Food Safety

Having a good understanding of food safety practices is not only a legal requirement, but it is also essential in protecting the health of both consumers and food handlers.

Everyone who works with food has special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensures that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat.

AOSH UK Food Safety qualifications are designed for anyone working in catering, hospitality or manufacturing settings where food is cooked, prepared, served or produced. Workplaces include fast-food outlets pubs, restaurants, hotels, hospitals, care and nursing homes, schools and the armed forces.

Courses

Who needs this qualification?
This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the importance of good personal and workplace hygiene and how to keep food safe from contamination. This qualification allows learners to take responsibility for food safety in a catering environment.

Course Overview

Learners will build an understanding of the importance of safe food handling practices and keeping foods safe.

Topics covered include:

• Food safety laws,
• Types of contamination and the associated risks,
• Bacteriology,
• Personal hygiene,
• Safe food handling practices and more.

Assessment method
Written examination

Who needs this qualification?
This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the importance of good personal and workplace hygiene and how to keep food safe from contamination. This qualification allows learners to take responsibility for food safety in a manufacturing environment.

Course overview

Learners will build an understanding of safe food handling practices and the importance of keeping foods safe.
Topics covered include:
• Personal responsibility for food safety,
• Importance of personal hygiene,
• Keeping work areas clean and hygienic,
• The importance of keeping products safe.

Assessment method
Written examination

Who needs this qualification?
This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the importance of good personal and workplace hygiene and how to keep food safe from contamination. This qualification allows learners to take responsibility for food safety in a catering environment.

Course Overview

Learners will build an understanding of the importance of safe food handling practices and keeping foods safe.

Topics covered include:

• Food safety laws,
• Types of contamination and the associated risks,
• Bacteriology,
• Personal hygiene,
• Safe food handling practices and more.

Assessment method
Written examination

Who needs this qualification?

This qualification is designed for those working or preparing to work in food businesses where a food safety management system based on Codex Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles are implemented. It provides essential knowledge of the development and application of HACCP-based food safety management systems.

Course overview

• Learners will build an understanding & the purpose of a HACCP system,
• Identify the features and terminology of HACCP,
• Learn how a HACCP system is applied in the workplace and more.

Who needs this qualification?

This two-unit qualification provides essential knowledge on workplace and personal hygiene and product safety. It enables candidates to gain a sound understanding of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) based food safety management systems.

Course overview

• Learners will build an understanding of how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety,
• Understand the importance of keeping clean and hygienic,
• Understand how working areas are kept clean and hygienic,
• Understand the importance of keeping products safe,
• Know the purpose of a HACCP system,
• Identify the features and terminology of HACCP.

Assessment method
Written examination

Who needs this qualification?

This qualification has been developed specifically to improve the food safety knowledge of supervisors, team leaders and line managers working in the catering industry. This includes those working in care. It is particularly suitable for those owning or managing a small catering business. Particularly relevant for those who have to develop or monitor HACCP-based food safety management procedures and systems.

Topics covered

• Legislation,
• Personal hygiene,
• Cleaning and disinfection,
• Contamination hazards,
• Pest control,
• Waste disposal and temperature control and more.

Assessment method
Written examination

Who needs this qualification?

This qualification has been developed specifically to improve the food safety knowledge of supervisors, team leaders and line managers working in the catering industry. This includes those working in care. It is particularly suitable for those owning or managing a small catering business. Particularly relevant for those who have to develop or monitor HACCP-based food safety management procedures and systems.

Topics covered

• Legislation,
• Personal hygiene,
• Cleaning and disinfection,
• Contamination hazards,
• Pest control,
• Waste disposal and temperature control and more.

Assessment method
Written examination

Who needs this qualification?

This qualification has been developed specifically to improve the food safety knowledge of supervisors, team leaders and line managers working in the catering industry. This includes those working in care. It is particularly suitable for those owning or managing a small catering business

Topics covered

• Legislation,
• Personal hygiene,
• Cleaning and disinfection,
• Contamination hazards,
• Pest control,
• Waste disposal and temperature control and more.

Assessment method
Written examination

Who needs this qualification?

AOSH UK Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering provides those in managerial and supervisory positions in catering businesses (for example business owners, production managers, and hygiene auditors) with the in-depth knowledge and understanding to be able to guide and advise on the management of food safety systems and staff in their workplace. It will help candidates to ensure that their business complies with all legal requirements for food safety.
Managers, supervisors and senior hygiene personnel including:
Production managers, Trainers, Owners or managers of food businesses, Hygiene auditors & Shift managers or supervisors

Course overview

Topics covered include an
• Introduction to food safety and contamination,
• Microbiology (multiplication and survival hazards),
• Food-borne illness,
• Personal hygiene,
• Training and education,
• Food safety management and HACCP

Prerequisite

It is recommended that candidates have achieved the AOSH UK Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing (or equivalent, recommended)

Suggested Progression

The Candidates who successfully complete eligible to apply to be a trainer to deliver programmes leading to level 1, 2 or 3 food safety qualifications, provided they have a training qualification and appropriate work experience.

Assessment method
Controlled assignment and written examination.

Who needs this qualification?

AOSH UK Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing provides those in managerial and supervisory positions in food manufacturing businesses (for example business owners, production managers, and hygiene auditors) with the in-depth knowledge and understanding to be able to guide and advise on the management of food safety systems and staff in their workplace. It will help candidates to ensure that their business complies with all legal requirements for food safety.
Managers, supervisors and senior hygiene personnel including:
Production managers, Trainers, Owners or managers of food businesses, Hygiene auditors & Shift managers or supervisors.

Course overview

Topics covered include an
• Introduction to food safety and contamination,
• Microbiology (multiplication and survival hazards),
• Food-borne illness,
• Personal hygiene,
• Training and education,
• Food safety management and HACCP

Prerequisite

It is recommended that candidates have achieved the AOSH UK Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing (or equivalent, recommended)

Suggested Progression

The Candidates who successfully complete eligible to apply to be a trainer to deliver programmes leading to level 1, 2 or 3 food safety qualifications, provided they have a training qualification and appropriate work experience.

Assessment method
Controlled assignment and written examination.