Distance/Online Learning

Food Safety In Catering Level 2 Award Online Learning

Qualification Type

This is a level 2 short vocational course awarded by Ascentis.


Course Summary

  • The Ascentis Level 2 Award for Food Safety in Catering is designed as a basic introduction to the principles of keeping food safe, with specific reference to the catering industry.
  • Online learning materials for the course are made available through the college Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), so can be studied in-centre and remotely (distance learning).



A number of other short qualifications are available via online learning including Health & Safety, Internet Safety, Citizenship, Personal Finance and Employment, Business & Enterprise.


Entry Requirements

  • Basic computer skills are needed.
  • You may also be required to complete a skills assessment to ensure that the course is at the right level for you.


Course Content

The course covers a number of different topics around food safety, including: 

  • The responsibilities for food safety 
  • Personal hygiene in the workplace
  • Cleanliness of the environment


Timings and Assessments

  • Approximately 10 hours to complete the course, including learning, revision and assessment.
  • At least two hours’ study per week is expected. Dates and times for study are flexible and can be agreed at your induction session.
  • Assessment is through online testing, with a series of multiple choice questions.



  • The ALC/Adult Learning Centre is open from Monday to Thursday each week.
  • You can work in our friendly and relaxed environment, with qualified tutors on hand to give you help and guidance.
  • If you have internet access* you can work through the learning materials at home and then take the assessment on-site.


Costs and Resources.

  • This course may be free if you are in receipt of qualifying benefits. Please contact us to confirm.
  • Fee £85.


For further information about this course please contact ALC/Adult Learning Centre on 01793 511665 or email ALC@newcollege.ac.uk


Further Information

The ALC/Adult Education Centre is based Ground Floor, Focal Point, 27-35 Fleet Street, Swindon SN1 1RQ and is open throughout the year

Monday – 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday – 9 am to 5 pm  Wednesday – 9 am to 5 pm Thursday – 9 am to 5 pm

*If you are planning to work on the learning materials outside of college (eLearning / VLE) please discuss computer requirements and minimum specifications with your tutor at induction.

  • Duration: approx 9 hours
  • Venue: ALC
  • Fee: £85
  • Course Code: CN8824F
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