Basic Food Hygiene

Level: Level 1

Start date: 10 May 2019

End date: 24 May 2019

Day: Friday

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Fee: Free

Venue: First Steps Learning Centre

Basic Food Hygiene – L1


Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to work anywhere where food is being prepared for sale to the public.


How long is the course?

2 day long sessions (9.30am – 4pm) over 2 weeks or 2 consecutive days or 3 half day sessions – check course brochure for current term.


What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

You are expected to be able to write and communicate at a minimum entry level 3. We can arrange a literacy assessment if you are not sure. No other experience is necessary.


What will the course cover and what should I be able to do by the end of it?

On this course you will learn what basic food hygiene means and why it is important for anyone working with food that will be served to the public. It covers food storage and safe food handling, personal hygiene and correct hand washing as well as what to do if someone is sick or has an accident in the working kitchen.


Will I get a qualification?

Yes, this is an accredited course. You will receive a level 1 Open College Network London Region (OCNLR) qualification.


What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Most of the work will be completed in class. You may be asked to do small pieces of work between classes and these might include doing some research, visiting websites or watching video clips online.


How will my progress be assessed?

As the course progresses, your tutor will assess and mark your written work and support you to make sure you meet the level required. Your tutor will also help you put together a portfolio of evidence which will include all the work you will have done on the course.


What can I expect to go on to after this course?

A qualification in Basic Food Hygiene will help you if you are applying for a job where you will work with food. There are higher level courses you can do, including Food Safety in Catering at Level 2. Your tutor will discuss your progress with you but also see our brochure for more details


Are there any costs and what do I need to bring?

The course is free and handouts will be provided but you will need to bring along your own pen and a note book.


What support is available?

You will receive one to one support from your tutor throughout the course but we will also talk to you about any other support needs you may have