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This award aims to provide learners with an understanding of food safety and food safety related operational knowledge to perform the role of food handler in the food manufacturing industry. The award follows the nationally recognised level 2 Syllabus focusing on food production and covers professional guidelines including EHO and FSA requirements. Relevant settings include all premises producing (manufacturing) food for wholesale or retail distribution.

QUALIFI Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Food Manufacturing (AFM2SFG2017)
Accredited by QUALIFI
QUALIFI is a UK Awarding Organisation regulated by OFQUAL

Award ReferenceAFM2SFG2017
Award TypeEndorsed Award with equivalence at RQF Level 2
QANn/a
Guided Learning Hours6-8 hours
Level 2
Credit value1
AssessmentMultiple choice examination (online)
DeliveryVideo and text online with tutor support 
Launched (review)2017 (2023)

The QUALIFI Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing is an Award aimed at food handlers operating within UK food manufacturing industry. This includes those involved in all aspects of handling food from delivery, to storage, preparation, cooking to goods out/distribution.
Candidates gaining this award will understand that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in all stages and aspects of food production. They will gain an insight into the legal basis for safe food production in the UK, and how physical, chemical and microbiological hazards threaten food safety, and how these hazards can be controlled. They will also learn the importance of good personal hygiene, and the food handler’s role in a HACCP based Food Safety Management system.
The award follows the nationally recognised level 2 syllabus for food handlers (formerly known as the basic food hygiene certificate) and covers professional standards and guidelines placed on all food manufacturing/production premises by Environmental Health Officers (EHOs), the Foods Standards Agency (FSA) and Sector Skills Councils. This unit has a food manufacturing context specific examination and as such a unique award title and award reference.

There are no prerequisites for this award. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths or equivalent and Level 2 in Understanding HACCP Principles.

QUALIFI Level 3 wider qualifications or awards.

This award is made up of one mandatory unit. Candidates must successfully complete the assessment for the unit via online multi-choice examination to achieve the award. The award can be gain as a free-standing unit qualification or as part of a wider programme of learning.

This award is assessed via a 30-question multiple-choice examination, tested online and with a guide completion time of 1 hour. Successful candidates must answer a minimum of 20 questions out of 30 correctly (67%). Following assessment, the assessment result will be provided to the candidate, and certificates for those who are successful are generated and provided electronically.

This award is provided for delivery to learners aged 16+ yrs.