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IQ Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF)


Qualification Number 600/2214/0
Title IQ Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF)
Category National
Sector Hospitality & Tourism
Operational Start Date 26/09/2011
Operational End Date 30/06/2017
Total Units 1 Min Credit 1
Min Guided Learning Hours 9 Max Guided Learning Hours 9
Min Age From 14 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £9.50

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).

Qualification Purpose

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About this Qualification

The IQ Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering has been developed to provide those who work in the catering industry with knowledge of basic food safety, to meet the legal basic food training requirements and to improve the level of food safety in the industry.

Under UK legislation everyone who handles food as part of their job must be provided with suitable training relevant to their work activities. This qualification covers an understanding of: how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety (which includes an introduction to the legal responsibilities of food handlers and food business operators), the importance of keeping him/herself clean and hygienic, the importance of keeping the work areas clean and hygienic and the importance of keeping food safe.

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.


To complete this qualification learners have to achieve 1 credit from the mandatory unit.

IQ Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF)
Mandatory unitMinimum Units:1
 Minimum Credits:1
 H/502/0132Food safety in catering219


Assessment for this qualification is externally set and marked multiple choice question paper.



Number of questions

Time allowed

Food Safety in Catering

Multiple choice question paper


45 minutes

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 1 or above.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers delivering this qualification must have

  • Appropriate teaching qualification e.g. PTLLS
  • Sector Competency and qualified in food safety

Centre Requirements



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