£12.00 + VAT Per Person

Introduction to food safety in a catering environment for low-risk or front-of-house staff

Duration: 50 minutes*

The Level 1 in Food Safety for Catering video e-Learning course is an interactive and fully-certified training scheme for anyone who works in the catering industry, or is responsible for food handling in a catering setting. This introductory course is fully certified and approved by RoSPA and the CPD, and is widely accepted as basic proof of competence in the catering industry.

Food handlers and their employers have a legal obligation to ensure that food is handled and prepared in a safe manner. These requirements are laid out across several UK and EU laws, which state that food handlers must make sure that any food which is prepared, cooked, served or sold is safe for human consumption.

Food handlers have a heightened responsibility when it comes to food preparation, both in a legal and moral sense. Poor food preparation not only poses a risk of infection for healthy people, but could also cause an allergic reaction, or endanger the life of an individual with a weakened immune system.

The Level 1 in Food Safety for Catering is an entry-level food safety course, providing candidates with a basic awareness of the dangers that poor food safety standards pose. Candidates will learn about the most common risk factors in food preparation for catering, including temperature controls and cross-contamination, and how to mitigate these issues through best practices.

The Level 1 in Food Safety for Catering course is generally considered to be the minimum requirement for anyone working in catering in any capacity. This may include individuals who are not directly involved in food preparation, including waiters, porters and individuals handling low-risk food.

SAMS also offer a range of more advanced food safety courses, including the Level 2 and Level 3 Awards in Food Safety for Catering, as well as a range of courses for other food sectors.

The Level 1 in Food Safety for Catering Award provides an ideal solution to staff induction training, and is perfect for:

  • New employees with minimal or no prior food safety knowledge;
  • Employees handling low-risk or wrapped foods (category A);
  • Front of house employees, such as waiting or check out staff;
  • Back of house employees, such as kitchen porters or warehouse staff.


Course details

Course Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
Level 1 Food Safety –
1 Food Safety Legislation 75
Level 1 Food Safety –
2 Hazards from Delivery to Service 75
Level 1 Food Safety –
3 Risk Control (Prevention of Contamination) 75
Level 1 Food Safety –
4 Pests, Premises and People 75


What is Video e-Learning?

Video e-Learning is our new online video training system, and an alternative approach to our traditional e-Learning courses. Each module of the Level 1 in Food Safety for Catering course is taught with a face-to-face video. Once you’ve finished the video and taken in all of the information, you’ll then have to pass a test to move onto the next module.

This food safety video course is perfect for visual learners, and anyone who prefers the classroom environment but is unable to make it to our training centre. Video e-Learning users benefit from the visual stimulus of the video training and face-to-face tuition, with all of the advantages of studying wherever and whenever suits you best.


Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


*Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions.