TQUK Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF)

Qualification Purpose

The TQUK Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF) provides learners with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the importance of good personal and workplace hygiene. It allows learners to take responsibility for food safety in a catering environment. They will also understand how to keep food safe

from contamination. This qualification is intended for learners wanting to undertake training or to further develop knowledge and/or skills in this subject area. The objectives of the qualification include; preparing learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding and preparing learners for employment and supporting a role in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent. The qualification is available to learner’s pre 16+ years of age at certification.


Learners must achieve the mandatory unit.

Title Unit Ref. Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Food Safety in Catering H/502/0132 2 0 1

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety
  2. Understand the importance of keeping him/herself clean and hygienic
  3. Understand the importance of keeping the work areas clean and hygienic
  4. Understand the importance of
  5. keeping food safe

Total Qualification Time

Total Qualification Time for this qualification is 10 hours.

Guided Learning Hours

Guided Learning Hours for this qualification is 9 hours


The qualification is assessed by an externally set and marked multiple choice question paper. All learning outcomes must be met to achieve a pass


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