What certificates can I achieve online for my business and employees?

What certificates can I achieve online for my business and employees? This is a question that is commonly asked within new and established businesses alike. Here at Essential Food Hygiene, we have many online courses – all of which adhere to UK regulations and have been accredited by The CPD Group. In this article, we will discuss some of our most popular courses and provide more information about them.

Food Hygiene Certificates

We offer three core Food Hygiene & Safety courses; level one, level two, and level three – each targeted at different areas within a food business.

Level One – Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety Course is targeted towards those in the industry who do not have any direct contact with food or the preparation of food but who work in an environment where food is prepared, and acts as a foundation level of knowledge. The level one food hygiene and safety course takes 1 – 2 hours to complete.

Level Two –  Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety course is for those looking to take the next step in their education of food hygiene and is for those who work in the food industry and frequently handle or prepare food. The level two food hygiene and safety course takes 1 – 2 hours to complete.

Level Three – Level 3 Food Hygiene and Safety Supervisors course is aimed at business owners, supervisors, and managers as it focuses on the management side of food hygiene and safety. If you are a supervisor, manager, or owner of a food business, this Level 3 Food Hygiene & Safety course is for you. The course will offer knowledge on how food should be prepared, handled, and cooked safely on your premises, as well as how to manage food safety and hygiene best practices among your staff. The level three food hygiene and safety course takes 3 – 4 hours to complete.

Legally standing, you do not need a food hygiene certificate to produce and sell food items although it is recommended by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). In the UK, anyone working with food must be adequately trained or have received appropriate instructions or supervision in food safety matters relevant to their role. Obtaining a food hygiene certificate is the best way to demonstrate your level of training and the ideal way to instill confidence and show customers that you do take food hygiene seriously and have the paperwork to back it up.

HACCP Level 2 Certificate

If you run any type of food business, you are legally obliged to have a plan in place based on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles. The HACCP process keeps your food safe from biological, chemical and physical food safety hazards. To set up a HACCP procedure for your business, you must:

  • identify any hazards that must be avoided, removed or reduced
  • identify the points when and where you need to prevent, remove or reduce a hazards
  • set limits for these points and make sure you monitor these points regularily
  • Actively resolve issues that arise with the points
  • put checks in place to make sure your HACCP plan is effective
  • keep records

Our Level 2 HACCP course is targeted towards those who already have the Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety qualification, and are required by law to be involved in the creation and maintenance of a HACCP system.

This course is designed to be concise, informative, and easy to follow. It is structured clearly with vital information highlighted, so candidates are able to move swiftly and easily through the HACCP course while quickly learning the essential principals required to set up and maintain a HACCP system.

As this HACCP course is an online course, candidates are able to learn at their own pace to ensure they fully understand the material prior to the examination. After the course is complete, students will be able to revisit the content should they wish to refresh their knowledge while implementing the HACCP system in the workplace.

Allergy Awareness Certificate

Our Level Two Allergy Awareness course allows learners to further appreciate the seriousness of allergies and it teaches them how to treat food in a hypo-allergenic context. The course is instructive and explicit, highlighting key information using colour and visual imagery. By completing this course, learners will be able to prepare food safely for customers with allergenic food requirements, protecting those who consume the food as well as helping protect the business against claims of negligence. It takes roughly 1 – 2 hours to complete. It includes an examination that consists of 25 multiple-choice questions. Once the student has passed the exam, they will be issued with an accredited certificate in food allergy awareness.

Essential First Aid Course

Our new First Aid online course is targeted towards UK individuals who are looking for training in First Aid or work in various professional settings and are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of employees and visitors. The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate first aid in the event of an emergency or injury. The primary target audience for this course includes, Workplace First Aid Responders, Health and Safety Officers, Managers and Supervisors, Employees in High-Risk Industries, Small Business owners and Self-Employed Individuals, and anyone wanting to brush up on their First Aid skills.

Learn at your own pace with this online course. After the course has been completed, the content is always readily available and accessible for all learners. The course is informative, concise, and utilises clear and educational visual aids. The Essential First Aid course takes approximately 1 – 2 hours to complete and includes an examination consisting of 25 multiple-choice questions. Once the exam has been passed, the student receives an instant digital copy of their certificate.

Give yourself or your staff an infusion of new knowledge and book one of our courses today. Our accredited, and high-quality courses are available at extremely competitive prices, and we offer discounts for bulk orders.