Welcome to the home of HRD Services Belfast

Qualifications Network Basic Food Safety Courses - Antrim Northern Ireland

Qualifications Network - http://qualifications-network.co.uk

Course General Information

  • Available Delivery Method:
  • Online/Distance or Work-Based/Classroom
  • Qualification Gained:
  • Qualifications Network RQF Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
  • Guided learning hours:
  • 10 hours
  • Online/Distance Learning Fee:
  • £55
  • Work-Based/Classroom Learning Fee:
  • £65
  • Next Work-Based/Classroom Learning Date:
  • October 26th, 2018
* This course is available for workplace or classroom delivery on demand.

Course Notes

Who is this course for?

Food handlers, our basic food hygiene courses run regularly in Belfast, Antrim and throughout Northern Ireland. Contact us for the next available date.

The Level 2 award in Food Safety in Catering is targeted at food handlers in catering operations. A food handler is any person, in any type of food business, who handles food. The food can be open or packaged and includes drinks and ice. This course is delivered in Belfast mainly, and available as a business to business course delivered onsite for restaurants, coffee outlets, takeaways and hotels. The course can be delivered and assessed anywhere in Northern Ireland, on demand.

This award is also ideally suited to people who need to enter food premises as part of their work, eg. Equipment maintenance engineers; off-site business owners-managers and delivery personnel.

Practical Benefits:

You will gain valuable food safety skills and knowledge to enable you to be a better food handler, food production operative and team member in terms of protecting the consumer from poor hygiene practices.


Be aged 14 and above, have a good standard of literacy, numeracy and ICT.


10 guided learning hours


See above for costs, prices are subject to change and you should contact us prior to booking.

Locations and modes of delivery:

This Qualifications Network course is available through training classes, online or work based learning from our centre in Belfast Northern Ireland and open to everyone worldwide.

Students can take this short basic food hygiene course via home study or through online learning. Alternatively, if you are part of an organisation or business, we can arrange to visit you at your workplace or conduct classroom style teaching at a time that suits you and your team.

HRD Services specialise in food hygiene and safety from level 2 to 4. HRDS is an approved centre with QN, with over 16 years experience in the hospitality and catering industries. Full tutorial support is offered on all our programmes.

Work based and classroom delivery prices may vary for this programme. Discounts may be available...

This is an accredited qualification on the qualifications and credit framework. Some other providers will charge less but you may not receive a recognised certificate in food hygiene.

Course Description

This basic food safety in catering course is brought you by HRD Services Belfast in conjunction with Qualifications Network. The QN Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering course offers students the opportunity to explore topics such as:

Basic food hygiene, legislation for food handlers, employer and employee responsibility in relation to food safety, temperature control, pest control, kitchen layout, safe storage and how to prevent cross contamination.

Description of activities/exercises:

You will complete workbook activities exploring the key considerations for food safety and hygiene in your organisation, through viewing multimedia and interactive learning presentations, reading textbooks and researching/studying food safety concepts and models using reliable websites online. All provided through the centre for your convenience.

After a period of study, you will sit a short 30 question exam under normal exam conditions.

You will receive the newest version of what is commonly known as 'the basic food hygiene certificate'. The title of the new qualification is the, Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering RQF.

Need More Info?

If you are unsure whether this course is for you or your team, contact HRD Services to request a free consultation or information pack.

Enrolment Request Form

All transactions are made over an encrypted secure connection using your trusted payment method

Visa, MasterCard etc. logos