HABC Level 1 Food Safety Principles

Nationally accredited, half day course


Why is this training important?

This accredited qualification gives knowledge and confidence for those working with food on a basic level.

Who needs this training/ qualification?

The Law requires that anyone who prepares or serves food as a part of their job or in a volunteer organisation. This course is suitable for Health Care Assistants, Hospitality team members and volunteers who work in Cafes or Lunch Clubs.

Learning outcomes

  • Importance of personal hygiene
  • Safe storage of foods
  • Reducing contaminiation
  • Effective cleaning
How long is the course?

The Level 1 Food Safety Principles is a half day course. Starting at 09.30 and finishing at 1pm.

Are there any entry requirements?

No, the course and assessment is delivered in English so a basic understanding is required.

How is the course assessed?

By 15 multiple choice questions, you need 9 correct answers to be awarded the qualification. These can be taken verbally, please let us know prior to the course.

When will I know if I have passed?

Results are usually with us within 3 weeks and the certificates are sent, first class, signed for, Royal Mail delivery.

Do I need to bring anything?


You will need proof of identification such as passport, driving licence or a signed bank card. This is a requirement of the Awarding Body HABC, Hiighfield Awarding Body for Compliance.

We supply tea, coffee and biscuits, there is an on-site cafe or local shops if you wish to purchase snacks.

What is the cost?

The cost is £50 (plus VAT) per person. Group discounts are available for 6 or more people.

Tuesday 19th June

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Monday 16th July

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Tuesday 14th August

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To book a place please click on the links above or, for more information, please email or phone 01473 407330.

Effective food safety training lowers the risk of harm to customers