Food Safety Short Courses

1HABC Level 1 Award in Food Safety for Retail
The Level 1 Award in Food Safety for Retail is a qualification intended for people working in a retail environment in a role dealing with food, and those who are preparing to work in such a role.

This qualification covers the importance of food safety, an awareness of food safety hazards and how they can be prevented, the importance of personal hygiene, and the importance of cleaning and disinfection.

The subjects covered are regarded by the Food Standards Agency as being important to ensure good practice and the production of safe food.

How long is the course?
This qualification is achieved by taking a half-day course. However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended and distance learning, as long as the recommended learning hours are completed.

How is the qualification assessed?
It is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, taking a maximum of 30 minutes.
You must achieve a score of at least 10 out of 15 in order to pass.

What next?
You may progress to further qualifications including:
HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail