NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Food Hygiene and Safety

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Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Methodology

    Distance Learning

  • Location

    Chester

  • Class hours

    120h

Description

will have an understanding of: -the hazards that can exist within a food handling work environment. -methods to control such hazards. -food poisoning and food-borne disease. UK and European legislation and regulations.
Suitable for: Learners who wish to access training within the food hygiene sector, with a view to progress onto further and/or higher programmes of study. adult learners who are seeking re-entry to the employment market, but who have insufficient qualifications and/or experience. learners currently studying on other vocational programmes who wish to undertake the award as an additional learning aim

Facilities

Location

Starts

Chester (Cheshire)
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Nvq Training Group Ltd., Dodleston House, Park Lane, Pulford, CH4 9EP

Starts

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To take into account

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this award. Access to this Award is open to all learners; however, a basic level of numeracy and literacy is required to comply with the Health and Safety and assessment aspects of the Award.

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Course programme

Introduction

The Level 2 Certificate in Food Hygiene and Safety is a joint development between NCFE and Tribal Learning and Publishing, specialist publishers of high quality distance learning materials.

This award is designed to provide a basis of transferable knowledge and skills in the safe and hygienic handling of food. The course is delivered via distance learning using materials purchased from Tribal Learning and Publishing, and is therefore suitable for learners already in employment which involves handling, storing and preparing food. Learners may wish to gain recognition of their competence in the workplace, or to use this award as a method of achieving certification from a national awarding body to enable them to move into employment in this area.

Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of food safety hazards, including foodborne disease and food poisoning. They will gain a broad understanding of current UK and European legislation which plays a part in food handling, and also learn which measures they can take in order to prevent and control food hazards.

This award complements and provides progression into existing qualifications in the National Qualifications Framework as it provides broad skills which can then be applied to many sector areas.

NQF level equivalence: 2*
Assessment requirements: Internally assessed workbooks

Candidates will be provided with a series of workbooks for the programme. These contain the knowledge that they require to achieve the assessment requirements and activities to allow them to practise their skills and test their learning.

Candidates work through the learning materials and complete assessments for each unit. Learning activities and assessments will be based on a combination of knowledge and skills learned on the programme and work-based activities and experience. Each candidate will have access to a Tutor who will support them throughout the programme.

This award is outside of the National Qualifications Framework; however, the award could be used to lead into a National Qualification on the Framework.

The award consists of 4 mandatory units:

  • Unit 01 Food safety hazards
  • Unit 02 Food poisoning and food borne disease
  • Unit 03 Prevention and control of food hazards
  • Unit 04 UK and European legislation and regulations

Unit Summary


Award Overview

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Food Hygiene and Safety learners are required to successfully complete all 4 mandatory units. Letters of Unit Credit may be requested for those candidates not achieving the full award but who achieve at least one whole unit. Aims

The award aims to:

  • enable candidates to improve their current knowledge of food hygiene and safety
  • offer candidates the opportunity to gain an increased working knowledge of food hygiene and safety
  • introduce candidates to current UK and European legislation and regulation
  • enable progression to other vocational courses and enhance career prospects

Progression Opportunities

Successful candidates interested in taking their learning further are able to progress to one or more qualifications within the National Qualifications Framework. There is a wide range of industry specific NVQs and other vocational qualifications that include aspects of Health and Safety. For example, learners could progress on to NVQs in Care, Distributive Operations, Distribution and Warehousing, Retail Operations, Cleaning, Food Preparation, Food and Beverage Service and Sport and Recreation.

Internal Assessment

The assessment for the Level 2 Certificate in Food Hygiene and Safety consists of Unit Assessment Workbooks which comprise:

  • short answer questions
  • multiple choice questions

all of which are assessed and internally verified by centre staff and externally verified by NCFE.

In order to achieve the full award candidates must complete the four Unit Assessment Workbooks to satisfactory standards.

Each candidate is required to demonstrate achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit. Learning outcomes specify what each candidate has to achieve and are included with each unit.

Assessors must be satisfied that candidates have achieved all learning outcomes related to the unit being assessed prior to deciding whether candidates have been successful. In doing so, Assessors should base their decisions on evidence supplied in the Unit Assessment Workbooks.

Assessors are also responsible for supporting candidates through the assessment process.

Achieving the Level 2 Certificate in Food Hygiene and Safety

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Food Hygiene and Safety candidates must demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes of each unit detailed in the Award Specification. Grades are not awarded.

Candidates who are unsuccessful may resubmit work within the registration period. A charge may apply. Letters of Unit Credit may be requested for candidates not achieving the full certificate but who satisfy the internal assessment component for at least one whole unit.

Unit Summary

Unit 01: (Unit No. NP0009NT/001)
Food Safety Hazards

This unit will give learners a broad understanding of food safety hazards, the causes and possible consequences.

This unit is mandatory and accounts for 30 hours of the total recommended guided learning hours.

Unit 02 (Unit No. NP0009NT/002)
Food poisoning and food-borne disease

This unit explores the causes and symptoms of food-borne disease and food poisoning. Learners will gain an understanding of the relationship between food hygiene standards and the benefits to individuals and organisations of maintaining hygiene and safety.

This unit is mandatory and accounts for 30 hours of the total recommended guided learning hours.

Unit 03 (Unit No. NP0009NT/003)
Prevention and control of food hazards

Through this unit candidates will become familiar with the measures which he or she can take in order to prevent and control food hazards, which includes the conditions in which foods should be handled and stored.

This unit is mandatory and accounts for 30 hours of the total recommended guided learning hours.

Unit 04 (Unit No. NP0009NT/004)
UK and European Legislation and Regulations

This unit explores the role of legislation and regulations within the food hygiene sector. The learner will be able to identify how he or she can contribute to maintaining standards in line with legislation.

This unit is mandatory and accounts for 30 hours of the total recommended guided learning hours.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Food Hygiene and Safety

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