The Level 2 Award in HACCP-based Food Safety Systems in Manufacturing is supported by Improve – the Sector Skills Council for the Food and Drink Manufacturing industry in the UK. This two-unit, Ofqual-regulated qualification has been specifically developed for those working, or preparing to work in food manufacturing or food supply chain roles.

This qualification provides essential knowledge on:

  • workplace and personal hygiene and product safety
  • hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) food safety management systems.

Outline programme

Successful completion of the training programme and assessments will enable candidates to develop a knowledge and understanding of:-

Unit 1: The Principles of Food Safety in Manufacturing

  • how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety
  • the importance of personal hygiene
  • how working areas are kept clean and hygienic
  • the importance of keeping products safe.

Unit 2: Principles of HACCP-based Food Safety Systems

  • the purpose of a HACCP system
  • the features and terminology of HACCP
  • how a HACCP system is applied in the workplace.

Qualification information

Duration: two-day programme (one day per unit)
Assessment: two multiple=choice examinations (30 questions per unit)
Ofqual accredited: Yes
Ofqual reference: 600/1483/0
QCF units

  • Unit 1: K/502/0181
  • Unit 2: A/601/2631

Pre-requisite: None

Suggested progression: CIEH Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing

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