Introduction to Food Hygiene and Safety in Healthcare

  • Care Certificate
  • Level: Foundation
  • Study time: 1 hour
Complete the theory for standard 8 of the Care Certificate with our online course
Mandatory Training
Our course meets the requirements for mandatory training in health and social care and follows Food Standards Agency standards. This course also includes food allergy awareness training and covers the theory for standard 8 of the Care Certificate.
  • Modules: 4
  • Exams: 4
Who is this course for?
Course Modules
Learning Outcomes
Technical Requirements

Who Is This Course For?

 Anyone needing basic food safety training for their place of work.

If you are a chef, or regularly involved in food preparation, our Level 2 Food Safety for Residential and Nursing Homes, or Level 3 Food Safety course might be better suited to you.

Course Modules

  • Legislation
  • Infection Control
  • Fluids and Nutrition
  • Allergy Awareness

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the legislation which governs food hygiene and safety
  • Understand the principles of food hygiene and safety
  • Understand the principles of nutrition and hydration
  • Understand how to support individuals to have access to fluids and nutrition in care
  • Understand how to implement infection control procedures regarding food hygiene and safety
  • Understand what a food allergy is and the top food allergens

  • Assessment

    You must gain a minimum of 75% in the end of module assessments in order to gain your certificate for this course. You can attempt the assessments as many times as you would like.


    Technical Requirements

    Please make sure you are familiar with our technical requirements before commencing a course:

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     Device: Although our courses work on any device connected to the internet, we recommend a desktop or laptop for optimal learning experience.

     Internet: You need to have an internet connection to access any of our online training courses.

     PDF Reader: Some of our courses come with PDFs and Word documents for download. You need to ensure that you have a PDF reader and word processor on your device to access these documents if you would like to download them.



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    Your certificate will be personalised with the name which you enter on completion of the course.
    • Name of the course completed
    • Date that the course was completed
    • Expiry date of certificate (where applicable)
    • Stamps of approval and/or accreditations
    • Learning outcomes of what you have learned during your training
    • Assessment score (only applicable for some courses)
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