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Are you volunteering for a community group, or receiving benefits and hoping to work in catering?  This one day free course will provide you with a Level 2 Certificate in Food & Hygiene. There is a multiple choice assessment at the end of this course.
Priority is given to people currently volunteering.

Tutor:  James Aldcroft

For dates, times, location and more information about the next course call Friends Centre on 01273 810210 or email [email protected]

Click here for information about enrolment and eligibility for Free Places.


This course aims to:

  • Help you understand how to control food safety risks (personal hygiene, food storage, cooking and handling) in a food preparation area
  • Give you confidence and the skills to prepare, cook and store food safety
  • Refreshment of this qualification is recommended at least every three years


Who this course is for?

Anyone volunteering or working in catering, or a setting where food is prepared cooked or handled


How will I know how I’m doing on the course?

The tutor will explain what he will be covering on the course at the beginning of the session, and provide opportunities for you to review your learning, and take part in practical demonstrations. There will also be lots of opportunities to ask questions and your learning will be reviewed at the end of the session.

There is a multiple choice assessment at the end of the course.


Do I need to bring anything to the course?

  • Pen and pad if you would like to make some notes (handouts from the session are provided)


Are there any other websites or books that can help me?

You can have a look at  the  Food Standards Agency
or the NHS Choices food safety website Search for ‘food safety’


Who is the tutor?

James Aldcroft has had a long, varied and successful career that reflects perfectly on the successful and innovative business that is Square Lemon. He trained as a teacher, both here and abroad. After his travels, he taught himself to cook and trained as a chef.

Can I download any useful apps to my Smartphone or tablet?
Here are some links to the Food Standards Agency, and a fun quiz to help you learn some the myths around food safety.

Food Standards Agency website

This food safety quiz includes some common food safety myths – find out if you’re able to separate fact from fiction


What next, after the course?

One you have successfully passed the multiple choice assessment, you will receive a nationally accredited certificate (this may take up to two to three weeks) Please call us on 01273 810 210 to find out whether your certificate is here and ready to collect.


You can also speak to our Information, Advice and Guidance Officer (Eileen) who can help you with:

  • Impartial guidance to help you make the right choices
  • Advice on volunteering and training
  • Initial assessment for English and maths

To book a careers interview, check your eligibility and then call 01273 810210, or email us at [email protected].


For dates, times, location and more information about the next community learning courses call us on 01273 810210 or email [email protected]


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