Level 1 Food Safety – The Essentials of Food Hygiene

This course provides individuals with the basic knowledge of food hygiene and how to reduce contamination risks.

This course covers

  • Food contamination and the types of food that are more likely to cause outbreaks of food poisoning if incorrectly cooked or incorrectly prepared.
  • Personal hygiene and how cleanliness has a direct impact on the quality of food produced.
  • The basics of food preparation and the importance of a clean workstation.
  • Proper food storage to ensure the safe quality of food produced.

Who is it suitable for?

Ideal for those staff serving low-risk or wrapped food or for a new member of staff to determine the level of food safety knowledge before entering a kitchen for the first time. It is ideal for training large groups quickly and efficiently to ensure they comply with the basic legal requirements of food safety.


Approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.


  • Member – £18+VAT, per person
  • Non-Member – £21+VAT, per person

All e-learning course prices are quoted for 1-9 licences.

Discounts are available for bulk purchases of 10+ licences.

Please contact the SOFHT Office for further information on +44 (0)1827 872500 or email admin@sofht.co.uk

Click here to download the official E-Learning Prospectus 2022.