The objective of the Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Hygiene is to cover the principles of food hygiene for food handlers working in either a catering or retail environment. It is a valuable free standing qualification that is also suitable for learners and employees engaged in other food based vocational training and employment.
This qualification has been designed for those who are, or intend to be, supervisors of food handlers within the catering and hospitality industry and is an ideal link between the Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Hygiene qualification and the more advanced Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering.
The qualification is useful for those who wish to enhance their existing knowledge of human nutrition. It is also ideal for individuals who are in the catering, hospitality, care or leisure industries who need an understanding of what constitutes nutritious and healthy meals.
In the health sector, it would be relevant for health trainers, other health professionals and staff in a range of public services who need a good knowledge of human nutrition
The qualification’s objective is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of a healthy balanced diet and how this can be applied to adjust diets/menus to align them with healthy eating guidelines, as well as how to deliver healthy eating messages, either through changes to food choices/diets/menus or broader health campaigns.
It also covers the relationship between diet and health and wellbeing, including the role that other influences, such as internal and external triggers, may have on diet.
Upon completion of this qualification, learners will understand and apply healthy eating guidelines and/or information provided by nutrition professionals to the development of recipes and menus, in order to provide healthy balanced options to meet the needs of individuals or groups.
The qualification is for existing or aspiring health champions and volunteers who wish to improve the health and wellbeing of people in their local community by motivating and encouraging them to make positive lifestyle choices.
Community workers, health advisors, pharmacy assistants and anyone in the wider public health workforce will also benefit from this qualification.
The qualification also provides a foundation for those considering a Health Trainer role. It is mapped to the National Occupational Standards and functions of the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework (PHSKF) and Making Every Contact Count (MECC) guidelines
This is a Level 4 qualification suitable for individuals who require an understanding of nutrition and diet and their effect on health.
It is particularly relevant for people working in the health, fitness or catering professions who might have a role in the promotion of healthy eating or the preparation of meals, menus and diets for sportspeople at all levels of ability.