Level 1 Food Hygiene & Safety Certificate Online

Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety
£15 +VAT

This Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety course will help you to recognise your food hygiene responsibilities so that you can act conscientiously and demonstrate to customers that you and your business take food safety seriously. By taking this training, you will develop a strong foundational knowledge of food hygiene practices and food safety law, and show that you strive to follow best practice and are proud to do so - something that will give your customers great confidence in your business.

This course is fully up to date with the latest UK laws, rules and regulations to ensure you feel confident to apply the food safety practices mentioned to your own job role.

  • Matches RSPH and CIEH Level 1 Food Safety Awareness syllabus
  • Meets UK and EU legal requirements for food handlers
  • Accredited by CPD and Approved by RoSPA
  • Endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this course?

This Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety course is designed for workers who are not directly involved with the preparation or handling of high-risk foods but work in an environment where food is present or handled elsewhere. This also includes those who work with wrapped or pre-packaged foods. For example:

  • Front of house employees.
  • Checkout staff.
  • Waiters.
  • Bar workers.
  • Food delivery drivers and riders.
  • Kitchen porters.
  • Low-risk food retailers (e.g. newsagents, sweet shops).
  • Warehouse staff.

If your role involves directly handling or preparing food, then you need to take Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety (available for retail, catering, and manufacturing) in order to comply with food handlers’ legal obligations.

If you are a manager or supervisor in a food business, you will require Level 3 Food Hygiene and Safety.


CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved
IoH Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

Additionally, this course is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality as providing independently-evaluated, quality content that teaches good practice standards.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

Environmental Health Officers

This course has been audited and approved by Environmental Health Officers: the training materials have been independently reviewed and are verified as containing the necessary knowledge to achieve the level of training specified.

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Course content

1Introduction to Food Hygiene

Who is this course for, what is food safety, food hygiene law and the importance of food safety.

2Food Safety Hazards

Microbiological hazards, allergenic hazards, physical hazards, chemical hazards and the 4 Cs.

3The 4 Cs: Cleaning

The importance of cleanliness, the six stages of cleaning, cleaning and disinfection, clean as you go, dishwashers, cleaning schedules and waste management.

4The 4 Cs: Cooking and Chilling

Temperature control, food deliveries, refrigeration, low and high-risk foods, use by dates and best before dates, and stock rotation (FIFO).

5The 4 Cs: Cross-Contamination

Ill-health caused by food contaminants, what is cross-contamination, preventing cross-contamination, pest control, HACCP and workplace procedures.

6Personal Hygiene

Hand hygiene, further hygiene considerations, protective clothing, reporting illness and first aid.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand the importance of food hygiene and safety and recognise the ill-health issues that poor food hygiene can cause.
  • Understand what the law says about food safety and what you need to do to comply.
  • Be able to identify food safety hazards and know how to prevent them from causing contamination of food.
  • Recognise the importance of maintaining good standards of personal hygiene, including handwashing.
  • Understand why it's so important to thoroughly clean the work premises, work equipment and/or work vehicles.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.