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Level 2 Food Hygiene

This is the level of training required by most UK food industry workers. Our RoSPA-approved Level 2 Food Hygiene courses are perfect for those handling or serving food in non-supervisory roles.

Your Certificate

Created for those who work in food handling and/or preparation
Specific to your industry sector
Covers all of your legal requirements and best practices
Verifiable and available immediately upon completion
Business Analysis Report
COVID Updated

Tailored to food workers who handle or serve food directly to the consumer.

Designed for early years practitioners, childminders and all those who serve food to under-5s.

The best course for those assembling, processing and/or packaging food.

This course is designed for those who prepare food for people to eat at home or off-site.


Multiple staff? We've got you covered. Enjoy increasing savings as your business grows. Simply add your courses to the basket and we'll do the rest from there!


If you buy more than one course, you'll get our learning management system, completely free. Easily track your workers' achievements and course progress.

Which Course Do I Need?

We've created an easy-to-follow resource to help you figure out which level and type of training you should take.

Need more information about our Level 2 Food Hygiene training?

Don't hesitate to contact us. Our customer service representatives are happy to help!

How long does a Level 2 Food Hygiene course take?

Our Level 2 courses should take 1 to 2 hours to complete. However, take as much time as you need; there's no limit! You can find more information on taking courses on the Food Hygiene Company blog. Whilst you're there, why not take a deep dive into some of our other articles?

Need something different?

Level 1 - Food Hygiene Certificate

Perfect for those who work in a food business setting but don't directly handle food themselves.

Level 3 - Food Safety Supervision

Our most comprehensive course. Designed for managers and supervisors who need a broad understanding of food safety control.

By law, you do not need a food hygiene certificate. However, all staff preparing, handling and serving food have a legal requirement for proper training in good food hygiene practice. When the Environmental Health Officer visits, you must be able to prove that all food handlers are trained in food hygiene matters commensurate with their work activity. A verifiable food hygiene certificate is the best evidence.

If you prepare or handle food for public consumption, you need to be trained in good food hygiene practice. Most often, food workers need Level 2 Food Hygiene training.

There is no defined point at which you must renew a certificate. You must always be able to show your capability in the most up-to-date food hygiene standards. We recommend a refresh every 2 to 3 years and will gently remind you when you should renew.

Whilst earning your certificate, you will learn about food temperature guidelines, proper cleaning policies, the realms of hidden bacteria and much more. Our courses fully cover your UK legal requirements. When the Environmental Health Officer comes, you can rest assured, knowing that your training is extensive and detailed.

Absolutely. Course levels are not progressive; you don't have to take Level 1, for example, in order to 'qualify' for Level 2. The level system simply indicates the degree of knowledge each course offers. On choosing a course, take a level which reflects the requirements of your role within the business.