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Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail Online Course

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Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail
Online Training Course

Qualsafe Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail (RQF)

The Qualsafe Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail (RQF) provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and fundamentals of food safety specifically tailored for the retail environment. The objective of this qualification is to equip learners with essential knowledge regarding their personal responsibility for food safety. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the significance of personal hygiene, maintaining clean and hygienic work areas, practicing safe food handling techniques, and ensuring the safety of food products within a retail setting. This qualification not only emphasises the importance of compliance with food safety standards but also empowers individuals working in retail, including store managers, shelf stockers, cashiers, and kitchen staff, to contribute actively to creating a safe and hygienic environment for both colleagues and customers.

On succesful completion of this online course you will receive a Qualsafe Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail (RQF).

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Qualsafe Level 2 Food Safety in Retail

The Qualsafe Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail (RQF) is designed for individuals across various roles and industries within the retail sector who are involved in the handling, preparation, and sale of food products. This course is especially beneficial for employees in grocery stores, supermarkets, food markets, convenience stores, and other retail establishments where food safety is paramount. It caters to a diverse range of professionals, including but not limited to store managers, shelf stockers, cashiers, kitchen staff, and anyone responsible for maintaining food safety standards in a retail setting. Whether working in a small local shop or a large supermarket chain, this qualification equips participants with the essential knowledge and skills to ensure the safe handling and sale of food products, fostering a culture of hygiene and compliance within the retail environment.

Level 2 Food Safety in Retail

The QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognized qualification that delves into the critical aspects of food safety within a retail setting. This comprehensive course covers a spectrum of essential topics, including the importance of food safety, food safety laws, and the legal responsibilities of food handlers. Learners will explore types of contamination, associated risks, and gain insights into bacteriology. The curriculum extends to include an introduction to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), providing participants with a well-rounded understanding of the measures necessary to ensure the safety and integrity of food products in a retail environment. Upon completion, learners will not only be equipped with practical knowledge but will also hold a recognized qualification in food safety.

The course includes the following content:

The Importance of Food Safety

Food Safety Law

Legal Responsibilities of Food Handlers

Contamination and the Associated Risks


Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

Personal Hygiene

Workflow, Work Surfaces, Equipment

Cleaning and Disinfection

Waste Disposal

Pest Control

Safe Food handling Practices, Time and Temperature Controls

Stock Control Procedures

Cooking and Reheating

Chilling, Cooling, Freezing, Thawing

Hot Holding


Course Details

Qualsafe Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail (RQF) Duration: 1 Day (6 hour) Online Training Course

Course Cost: £48

Level 2 Food Safety in Retail Course Prerequisites

Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the training.

As an entry-level qualification, this course is suitable for individuals at various stages of their careers, from those just starting in the industry to experienced professionals seeking to refresh or validate their knowledge. There are no mandatory requirements in terms of prior education or work experience to enroll in this course.  It is recommended that participants have a basic understanding of English language and numeracy skills.

Requalification Requirements

We recommend you refresh your training every 3 years.


Some possible routes of progression are:

• Qualsafe Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail (RQF)

Course Location - Online from your Workplace or Home

This qualification is delivered through an online platform, utilising a virtual classroom setting. It provides learners with the flexibility to complete the entire course remotely, combining remote training with invigilated e-Assessment.

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For additional guidance on workplace Food Safety requirements, please explore the relevant section on the Food Standards Agency website by clicking the link below:
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