Food Hygiene Level 1 Course

This Food Hygiene Level 1 course covers everything employees need to know if they are engaging in food preparation for sale. They’ll learn about why food hygiene awareness is important, about the sorts of risks that food may be exposed to in a work environment, and about how they can help minimise the risks.

34 Lessons
Online Assessment
90 Minutes

What you'll learn

Current legislation regarding food hygiene – Why food hygiene is important, and food safety law

The different types of hazards

Good practices and meeting food hygiene standards with food safety controls

How to avoid food poisoning and cross contamination with Personal hygiene and Cleaning activities

This course covers

Food Hygiene and the Law
  • Why Food Hygiene in important
  • Food Safety Law
  • What is HACCP?
  • How you must COMPLY with the law
Food Safety Controls
  • What makes bacteria grow
  • How to prevent bacterial growth
  • Low Risk and High Risk foods
  • Controlling microbiological hazards
  • Controlling allergenic hazards
  • Controlling chemical hazards
  • Controlling physical hazards
  • Food deliveries
  • Refrigeration
  • Pests
Cleaning Activities
  • How to clean
  • Waste Management
  • Cleaning
  • Disinfecting
Food Safety Hazards
  • What are hazards
  • Health issues caused by hazards
  • Microbiological hazards
  • Allergenic hazards
  • Chemical hazards
  • Physical hazards
Personal Hygiene
  • Food Worker personal hygiene
  • Hand and hair hygiene
  • Bad habits to avoid
  • Protective clothing
  • Reporting illness

Course Detail

Online Delivery

Fully online course with no time limits. Multiple online assessment attempts allowed.


This course covers and complies with The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

Expert Trainer

Course and Assessment created and approved by a QQI Level 6 Fully Certified Expert Trainer.

Certificate Expiry

Course and Assessment must be completed every 3 years as per industry best practice.

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