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Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Retail - Target Audience

This Level 2 Food Hygiene course is designed for all food handlers in retail businesses. Maintaining good food hygiene practices is essential in a food business in order to protect your customers from food poisoning and other foodborne illnesses. However, this can be difficult to do in a retail environment such as a supermarket where people are able to handle food items directly. This means that, if you are working for a food retail business, you must abide by your employer’s food hygiene practices in order to ensure that the food you produce and sell is safe to consume and free from anything that could cause harm.

As a food handler, it is vital that you are trained in preparing food safely, handling food correctly, and maintaining good food hygiene standards to protect your customers' health and safety. Also, receiving training in food hygiene is important for your continuing professional development and required to comply with food hygiene legislation, such as the Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 and the Food Safety Act 1990.

This food hygiene level 2 certificate provides learners with the knowledge they need to maintain good food hygiene and safety practices at work, and is suitable for anyone working in the retail industry such as:

  • Supermarket staff
  • Bakers
  • Butchers
  • Fishmongers
  • Those running market stalls and farm shops

We offer tailored food hygiene courses for the catering and manufacturing industries which are more relevant to those working in other environments.

  •  Full voiceover.
  •  Institute of Hospitality endorsed certificate and 3 CPD credits.
  •  Meets food hygiene legislation requirements.
  •  Takes an average of 3 hours to complete.
  •  Instant access to PDF certificate on completion.
  •  No hidden costs - includes 12-months access and unlimited assessment resits.

Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate for Retail - Online course with instant downloadable certificate.

Instant start & login available 24/7 | Duration 3 hours | Institute of Hospitality Certificate + 3 CPD credits

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Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Retail - Accreditation and Certification

Institute of Hospitality Certificate

Successful candidates will receive a Institute of Hospitality Certificate and 3 CPD Credits.

This certificate is accepted by local authorities as proof of training.

There is no expiry date on the certificate as there is no formally recognised requirement for re-training, but we recommend that some form of re-training is completed every 3 yearsMore information on refresher training can be found here.

All of our courses, systems and services have been registered to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality standard. Quality Management Systems Ltd (QMS) made this prestigious award to Commodious in January 2018. This gives assurance that the training and assessment was completed with a quality registered organisation.

Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Retail - Course Overview


Retail businesses are often hectic environments that are required to deal with unique challenges, such as stock rotation issues caused by customers leaving food items in incorrect locations. As a result of this, it is important that good food hygiene practices are implemented by management and maintained by staff members in these environments in order to prevent customers from becoming ill or experiencing harm.

After completing this online course, you will:

  • Understand key food safety hazards and how they occur.
  • Know how to prepare food safely and correctly.
  • Be aware of how to correctly store food to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Understand the facilities, equipment and hygiene practices that your workplace must have and that you must abide by.


All candidates must complete a multiple choice assessment after working through the online training course. The candidate will be asked 24 multiple choice questions and need to answer a minimum of 18 correctly to pass. Candidates will receive instant feedback after completing the assessment stating whether they have passed or failed. The assessment can be retaken as many times as is required to pass at no additional cost.


It takes approximately 3 hours to complete the course in full. This can be spread out over multiple sessions or completed in a single session. There is no time limit for completion.

Module Summary

Learners will cover:

  • Key terms regarding food safety.
  • The benefits of maintaining good food safety standards.
  • How to use a food safety management system.
  • Food poisoning and who is most at risk.
  • Food safety law and how the FSA and local authority enforce it.
  • What food hygiene ratings are and why they are important.
  • The concept of ‘due diligence.’

This module will explore:

  • Food contamination and its main forms.
  • The causes and symptoms of food poisoning.
  • How and why to report illness.
  • The causes and effects of food spoilage.
  • How bacteria reproduces.
  • The process of reporting food safety issues.

In this module, learners will cover:

  • The stages of food preparation.
  • Temperatures and the ‘danger zone'.
  • How to cook and reheat food.
  • How to cool food for storage.
  • Hot and cold holding of food.
  • Accurate temperature monitoring.
  • How to control the risks associated with food service.

This module covers:

  • The reasons for maintaining good personal hygiene.
  • Correct hand washing technique.
  • Using protective clothing.
  • Managing cuts and grazes.
  • Reporting illness.
  • Bad habits.

Learners will explore:

  • Supply chains.
  • Use by and best before dates.
  • Dry stores and preservation.
  • Refrigeration and freezing.
  • Temperature monitoring.
  • Stock rotation.

This module will cover:

  • Food premises and equipment requirements.
  • Pests and how to control them.
  • Reporting issues.
  • Workplace first aid.
  • Waste disposal requirements.
  • What, how and when to clean.

Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Retail - System requirements

Our courses are compatible with the latest versions of all modern desktop web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari. On mobile devices, they are compatible with the latest version of Safari or Google Chrome running on iOS 12/Android 6.0 or later.

You can check your current web browser, and whether it is the latest version, by visiting whatismybrowser.com.

For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome version 90 or later. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer to access our courses as this can cause compatibility issues and lead to a poor experience.

Bulk Purchases

After a successful purchase you will be automatically taken to our registration process. Here you create your learner(s) and assign the course(s) to them so that they can start training immediately. If you do not know all the learner details - no problem, you can return later and create the learners when it suits you.

The system automatically creates an admin group of your learners, this means you can access your learner accounts to obtain certificates or schedule reports on the progress of your group, useful for Health & Safety audits or Registration to organisations such as CHAS, SMAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine etc or site access when certificates are required.

If this all sounds too complicated feel free to contact us, we are more than happy to enrol you or your colleagues on your behalf.

Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Retail

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We know how difficult it can be choosing online training, we have been there ourselves! That is why we are giving free access to all our health and safety training courses (excluding exams) so you can try them out and satisfy yourself with the quality.

We know that when something looks too good to be true, there's often a catch. There are no catches, we simply want to give you a more informed choice. Email us with your requirements and we will set you up.


Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Retail