Food Safety in Classrooms (London)

Food Safety in Classrooms (London)

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British Nutrition Foundation

(BNF) New Derwent House

69-73 Theobolds Road



United Kingdom

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Face to Face course includes L2 Food Safety and accreditation for the national recognised framework for food teaching standards 9.1-9.6

About this event

What this course provides

The one-day Face to Face course includes award of Level 2 Food Safety (City and Guilds or CIEH) and accreditation for the national recognised framework for food teaching standards 9.1-9.6 ‘Implementing good hygiene and safety’.

‘Food teaching in secondary schools: A framework of knowledge and skills’ (2015 Public Health England, British Nutrition Foundation and Department for Education).Available Here

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for all who teach and support in food activities in school. This includes teachers, technicians, teaching assistants / higher level teaching assistants. trainee teachers, special needs support staff and cookery club leaders. Everyone who works with food has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health and well-being of their learners and prefer a face to face training rather than online.

Course aims and objectives


To ensure the food we make, serve and sell as part of our food curriculum in safe to eat.


  • To understand the terminology related to food safety and realise its importance
  • To gain knowledge of the systems, techniques and procedures involved in food safety.
  • To realise the importance of strict time and temperature controls when dealing with food
  • To understand the concept of food hazards and how the risk of food poisoning can be contained.
  • To be aware of the importance of good personal hygiene and the role of cleaning in preventing food contamination.
  • To understand the need for high standards of structure and equipment in food premises
  • To understand, plan and apply the standards for teaching food that relate to food safety.

Cannot travel to this location? You could also opt to do this course on-line at home/school at your own pace, details are here

Why do we recommend this course and not just a Level 2 Food safety certificate?

This course leads to a Level 2 Food Safety certificate but offers much more for practising food teachers and support staff. The course is delivered by experienced food teachers, so instead of a generic course about ‘Food Safety in Catering’ the content is delivered in the school context. It includes essential planning and teaching information, risk assessment and other documentation relating to safe working practices. It explains food hygiene and safety, personal hygiene and safety related directly to classroom practice.

Course Outcomes and programme

During the 1 day training you will:

  • Share good practice to ensure a high standard of food safety and hygiene in the classroom
  • Gain confidence to work safely with pupils when delivering food activities
  • Implement safe working practices, develop risk assessments and documentation.
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Accreditation for the national recognised framework for food teaching standards 9.1-9.6 ‘Food teaching in secondary schools: A framework of knowledge and skills’

(2015 Public Health England, British Nutrition Foundation and Department for Education).

The course meets the requirements for Part 9. Implementing good food safety and hygiene

When teaching food, accomplished teachers understand how children learn key concepts and skills and use age/ability appropriate teaching strategies that engage learners, challenge a range of abilities, and build confidence and independence.

When teaching, accomplished teachers:

9.1 Demonstrate and apply the principles of cleaning, preventing cross contamination, safe storage of food including chilling, cooking food thoroughly and reheating food until it is steaming hot;

9.2 Apply food safety information on food labels when buying, storing and consuming food and drinks;

9.3 Describe food poisoning and its symptoms and undertake preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness through bacterial contamination and multiplication;

9.4 Recognise common allergens and demonstrate how to take preventative measures to reduce the risk of contamination and allergic reaction;

9.5 Understand the importance of good food safety and hygiene including knowing how to get ready to cook (such as having hair tied back, removing jewellery and nail varnish, thoroughly washing and drying hands before and after handling food, and wearing a clean apron);

9.6 Model exemplary practical skills and food safety and hygiene processes, including personal hygiene

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Your presenter

Barbara Rathmill has 35 years of teaching including Head of Food Technology and 2nd in Design and Technology. Barbara has shared her expertise and passion through Food in Schools Primary training and Food Technology Specialist Higher Level Teaching Assistant training.

Barbara holds Level 4 Food Safety Awards and is an accredited Trainer with  delivering Food Safety, Nutrition and Allergen Awareness to teachers, students and other areas requiring training. Barbara co-authored GCSE Revision and Practice Food Preparation and Nutrition (Collins).More

Why train with the Food Teachers Centre?

What people say about our courses:

“The course excelled in covering Health and Safety and the new Food and Nutrition requirements. I was also very impressed with the presentation pack to refer to later.”

"Gave me a chance to clarify so many issues (time to think with lots of practical advice from subject specialist experts)."

"The best CPD for food teachers"

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