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CIEH Level 1 – Food Safety

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CIEH Level 1 – Food Safety


It is imperative that any individual who works in an establishment where food is prepared, supplied or sold has a good understanding of food safety principles. The Level 1 – Food Safety course is designed for individuals don’t directly handle food but work near it. It is an extensive course that covers the fundamental basics of food and safety. When you work near food you need to apply best safety practices to ensure you are close to food in a healthy manner. It is an introductory course which introduces learners to the basic principles of food, safety and hygiene in an establishment where food is prepared or stored.

The Level 1 – Food Safety course will discuss a range of topics such as food hygiene, food safety practices, food contamination, how to prevent contamination and why it is important to practice food safety. It is a beginner level course for individuals with an interest in preparing food safely.

The Food Safety Act was introduced in 1990 with the sole purpose that customers do not come to any harm in a food establishment.  The Level 1 – Food Safety course will give individuals insight on how to prevent customers from harm when working in a food establishment that has wrapped and pre-packed food. The course explains the risks associated with not maintaining food safety principles and how to keep food safe.

Why consider 1Training?

As improvements and advancements are made in technology, online courses are no longer just conventional means of studying at affordable costs. In many aspects online training offers superiority to traditional learning. There is an effectiveness and convenience that traditional learning cannot provide. The overall convenience and flexibility makes it a superior learning method.

1Training offers the most convenient path to gain an internationally recognised qualification that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your skill and expertise in an enterprise or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at 1Training and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor and multiple free resources which include Free CV writing pack, Nus Discounted Card, Free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding. 

What will I learn?

  • Have a clear understanding of the job role and the food safety measures that must be applied when working within a food establishment.
  • Learn about food hazards and practical activities to prevent them.
  • Learn food safety terms commonly used in terms of industry practices.
  • Learn about personal hygiene and why it is so important.
  • Keep surfaces and equipment hygienically clean.
  • Learn about clean schedules and why it plays an important role in a food establishment.

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Who is this Course aimed at?

  • Front-house employees
  • Waiters
  • Checkout staff
  • Food delivery drivers
  • Warehouse staff
  • Bar workers

Entry Requirement

  • The course is suitable for all levels of employees and managers who work near food but don’t directly handle it
  • Anyone with an interest in food hygiene and safety

Method of Assessment

At the end of the Level 1 – Food Safety you will be evaluated through an online multiple choice exam. In order to complete this program successfully and gain your professional qualification.


Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Level 1 Certificate in Food Safety by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. It will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

Awarding Body

CIEH (The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) has been supporting professionals since 1883 and an awarding body for the environmental health sector. CIEH has been instrumental in developing several environmental standards in the public and health sectors contributing greatly to the overall wellbeing on a global scale. They set a high standard of improving public health and influencing policy. They provide educational opportunities and training for environmental health professionals working across the public and private sectors. It is with a vision to provide and support a healthier, cleaner and safer environment for all. 

Progression and Career Path

Once you successfully complete the Level 1 – Food Safety you will gain an accredited qualification that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this qualification you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum is calculated according to The certification will enable employees in the capacity of junior and senior workers, including Supervisors and Managers to gain high earning positions within the industry.

  • Front House Receptionist – £18,385 per annum
  • Front House Manager – £23,911 per annum

Others jobs you can get

  • Waiters
  • Checkout staff
  • Kitchen porters

 Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 29
1: The importance of food safety
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Getting food safety right/ wrong
1.3 Three common food hazards
1.4 What is food poisoning and who is at risk?
1.5 Common kitchen hazards
1.6 What you have learned
2: Food hygiene
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Bacteria
2.3 Hand washing
2.4 Skin conditions and infections
2.5 Reporting illness
2.6 Personal protective equipment and clothing
2.7 What you have learned
3: Cleaning
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Clean and safe
3.3 Detergent and disinfectant
3.4 Washing facilities for food and equipment
3.5 Cleaning schedules and general cleaning rules
3.6 Pests
3.7 How to clean dishes and utensils
3.8 What you have learned
4: Contamination
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Physical contamination
4.3 Preventing chemical contamination
4.4 Biological contamination
4.5 Cross-contamination
4.6 Time and temperature control
4.7 Stock rotation
4.8 What you have learned
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