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Food Safety Courses in the West Midlands

Essential in protecting the health of both consumers and food handlers.
  • Food Safety for Catering
  • Food Safety for Retail
  • Food Safety for Manufacturing
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Willhan Training - Food Safety Training in West Midlands

You’re in safe hands with our legally accredited qualifications

Having a good understanding of food safety practices is not only a legal requirement, but it is also essential in protecting the health of both consumers and food handlers.
Food Safety Training West Midlands

Food Safety Training in the workplace

Did you know that there are an estimated 1 million cases of food poisoning in the UK each year?

Regulations state that all food handlers must receive the appropriate training in food safety practices relevant to their duties.

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Legally accredited qualifications

As a Qualsafe Awards registered training centre, our courses are fully accredited and nationally recognised.

All come with the legally recognised certificate for any industry to prove your hard work as standard.

First Aid and Safety Training in West Midlands

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Our training courses can be delivered on-site at times convenient to you and your business, your school, or your workplace.

Get in touch today to discuss how we can providing training for your team.

Our Food Safety Courses

Food Safety

QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety (Refresher) (RQF)

The QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety (Refresher) (RQF) has been specifically designed for those who hold a regulated Level 2 or above  Food Safety qualification and would like to refresh their knowledge of current best practice.

Delivered over 3-4 hours, candidates will cover:

  • Responsibilities of food handlers and food businesses
  • Different types of contamination
  • Common causes of cross contamination
  • How to keep the work area and equipment clean and tidy
  • Minimising pest infestation
  • Common sources of food poisoning
  • Who is at higher risk from food poisoning
  • High risk foods
  • Principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • Maintaining personal hygiene standards
  • Safe temperatures for the different stages of food processing
  • Dealing with food spoilage
  • Best practice for food storage and deliveries
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Food Safety

QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering (RQF)

UK regulations state that all food handlers must receive appropriate training in food safety practices relevant to their duties. However, having
a good understanding of food safety practices is not only a legal requirement, it is also essential in protecting the health of both consumers and food handlers.

The QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification for people working, or planning to work, in the food catering industry.  The qualification is also ideal for those who come into contact with food handling due to the nature of their work.

Topics covered:

  • The importance of food safety
  • Food safety laws
  • Legal responsibilities of food handlers
  • Types of contamination and the associated risks:
  • Bacteriology
  • Food poisoning
  • Foodborne illnesses
  • An introduction to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Personal hygiene
  • Work flow, work surfaces and equipment
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Waste disposal
  • Pest control
  • Safe food handling practices including time and temperature controls
    • Preparation
    • Cooking & reheating
    • Chilling
    • Cooling
    • Freezing
    • Thawing
    •Hot holding
    •Displaying food
    • Core temperatures
    • Food preservation
    • Storage
  • Stock control procedures
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Food Safety

QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing (RQF)

Did you know that there are an estimated 1 million cases of food poisoning in the UK each year?

Regulations state that all food handlers must receive appropriate training in food safety practices relevant to their duties. However, having a good understanding of food safety practices is not only a legal requirement, it is also essential in protecting the health of both consumers and food handlers.

The QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those who work, or are planning to work, in a food manufacturing environment. Successful candidates will develop a strong understanding of the importance of food safety, including correct food handling practices and measures to reduce the risk of contamination.

Topics covered:

  • The importance of food safety
  • Food safety laws
  • Legal responsibilities of food handlers
  • Types of contamination and the associated risks
  • Bacteriology
    • Food poisoning
    • Foodborne illnesses
  • An introduction to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Personal hygiene
  • Design of premises, work surfaces and equipment
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Waste disposal
  • Pest control
  • Safe food handling practices including time and temperature controls
    • Cooking & reheating
    • Chilling
    • Cooling
    • Freezing
    • Thawing
    • Hot holding
    • Temperature measuring devices
    • Core temperatures
    • Food preservation
    • Storage
  • Stock control procedures
  • Food spoilage
Enquire about this course
Food Safety

QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail (RQF)

Did you know that there are an estimated 1 million cases of food poisoning in the UK each year?

Regulations state that all food handlers must receive appropriate training in food safety practices relevant to their duties. However, having a good understanding of food safety practices is not only a legal requirement, it is also essential in protecting the health of both consumers and food handlers.

The QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification for people working, or planning to work, in the food catering industry. This qualification is also ideal for those who come into contact with food handling areas due to the nature of their work, such as pest control officers and delivery personnel.

Topics covered:

  • The importance of food safety Food safety laws
    Legal responsibilities of food handlers
  • Types of contamination and the associated risks
  • Bacteriology
    • Food poisoning
    • Foodborne illnesses
  • An introduction to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Personal hygiene
    Design of premises and equipment
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Waste disposal
  • Pest control
  • Safe food handling practices including time and temperature controls
    • Cooking & reheating
    • Chilling
    • Cooling
    • Freezing
    • Hot holding
    • Displaying food
    • Temperature measuring devices
    • Core temperatures
    • Food preservation
    • Storage
  • Stock control procedures
  • Food spoilage
Enquire about this course

Client testimonials

We have lots of happy clients throughout the West Midlands. Some have been kind enough to leave us a review.

Sharon Simpson

Thoroughly enjoyed our First Aid at Work.  It was very informative in a very relaxed atmosphere. Our trainer Louise Vickers explained everything very clearly and if you didn't understand she would go over it again in a way that you didn't feel embarrassed for asking.

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Emma Daniels

What a brilliant course. Louise is a fabulous teacher and has endless patience, she will explain things in a way that makes it seem easy and even the silliest questions are answered without making you feel silly.

Lindsay Beech

I love Louise’s courses.

Always fun and she makes sure everyone fully understands what she is teaching. Always gives me confidence in my abilities. Thank you Louise.

Chloe Birch

A really informative course and Louise was brilliant explaining everything and making everyone feel welcome.

This has made me feel more confident with the information and knowledge I now know.

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Louise Harris

We have used Willhan Training quite a few times now for infection control training and first aid.

I would highly recommend Louise to anyone looking for courses!

Nadia Reznik

Fantastic course with Louise in Tamworth, she really ensured everyone understood each topic before moving on to the next and made it fun whilst being informative.

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Nadine Shaw

Our staff were very pleased with the training offered, they said Louise was very professional and she taught them things they hadn't learnt from a previous course with St Johns Ambulance.


Who we have worked with

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustCentre for DentistryArthur Terry Learning PartnershipLearning Trust for ExcellenceYMCA