Online Food Hygiene Level 1 (VTQ) Certification

Ideal for catering, manufacturing and retail workplaces

CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Food Safety Level 1 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 8 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
  • Course manual available in the following languages: English, Hindi, Russian, Lithuanian, Polish, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese
  • Covers workplace and home food hygiene
  • Meets all food hygiene recommendations
£19.95 + VAT

Our Food Hygiene / Food Safety level one course covers all the basics of food preparation, regulations, precautions and care when preparing food for others. It is designed to meet the requirements of various regulations in food preparation and health and safety. The course covers regulations, preparation, storage, infections, cross-contamination, reporting, PPE, date marks, reporting illness and basic first aid in the kitchen. 

The course is ideal for all areas of food preparation including manufacturing, retail and catering.

The certificate is valid for 3 years and can be taken fully online or nationally in the classroom with one of our approved instructors. The classroom course is a half-day course.

  • People not directly involved in food production
  • Transport workers
  • Shop staff
  • Bar staff
  • Servers

This course comes with 2.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 8 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

For details of the contents of our online course please visit our Food Safety Level 1 site.

  •  Introduction
    • Relevant legislation
    • Allergen Regulations 2014
  • Bacteriology and Food Poisoning 
    • Bacteria and their Effects
    • How we control bacterial growth
    • Food Poisoning and allergic reactions
    • Types of infections
    • Poisons and food poisoning
  • Food Contamination and Personal Hygiene 
    • Cross-contamination: Direct and Indirect
    • Example of Indirect cross-contamination
    • Preventing cross-contamination
    • Bars and restaurants
    • restaurant workers
    • Clothing in food production
    • Personal responsibilities at work
    • illness, employers responsibility 
    • Personal Illness and exclusion from work
  • Food Storage
    • Use by and best before dates
    • Heating, refrigeration and freezing
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.1 - English version
  • British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI) Website
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Food Safety Agency document on Controlling E.coli O157
  • Food Safety Agency website
  • Food Standards Agency - FAQ's on gluten intolerance and food labelling
  • Food Standards Agency - Food allergy and intolerance
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • Hindi Food Safety Manual
  • Labelling guidance leaflet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.1 - Russian version
  • REGULATION (EC) No 852/2004 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 29 April 2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos

What People are Saying

“Great online course, easy to use and great that you can start and stop as you wish ”

- Maxine from Derbyshire

“Very simple and clear. Very informative enjoyed it all. Thanks very much”

- olivia from West Midlands