Introduction to HACCP - Level 2 - Online Course

HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point. It is an internationally recognised food safety management system that is used to identify, evaluate and control hazards which are significant for food safety.

Approved by CPD & RoSPA

When a candidate passes this course, they will receive a certificate which demonstrates that they can supervise and train staff to handle food safely and hygienically

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Our RoSPA, IATP, IFE, IIRSM & CPD approved courses are owned by VideoTile Learning Ltd and are distributed under licence

Course Description

This course will start by covering some of the key terms you will need to understand before moving on to identifying critical control points and analysing some of the key hazards.

It’ll show you how to determine control points and how to avoid cross-contamination in the food chain.

It will also cover some of the control measures that can be taken along with how to address a problem is a critical limit is breached.

Towards the end of the course all this will be brought together by taking you step by step through the implementation of HACCP and see how the 7 principles of HACCP are integrated into the whole process.

Suitable For?

HACCP Level 2 online course is recommended for staff at all levels within a food business such as, but not limited to chef, cook, quality control staff, kitchen, catering, cafe assistant aswell as factory worker. That includes full-time, part-time and temporary workers.

This HACCP Level 2 online course will provide a comprehensive introduction to HACCP and teaches participants about what they can do to help their business implement the system and comply with the law. 

The online course is ideal also for anyone working in professional kitchens, hotels, canteens, nursing homes, hospitals, delicatessens, restaurants, childcare, and food production.

Course Content

  • Module 1 - Key Definitions
  • Module 2 - Microbiological Hazards and Controls
  • Module 3 - Chemical Hazards and Controls
  • Module 4 - Allergens and Avoiding Cross-Contamination
  • Module 5 - Physical Hazards and Controls
  • Module 6 - Prerequisite Programmes
  • Module 7 - Implementation of HACCP
  • Module 8 - The 7 Principles of Hazard Control in Practice

Duration: 80 minutes (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)..


This HACCP Level 2 course is approved by CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This HACCP Level 2 course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.

After the completion of this food safety training course, you will be able to understand requirements under European food safety legislation as well as following best work practices. 

This course is delivered fully online and the estimated course duration is approximately 80 minutes.

Further Progression

We offer a wide range of health and safety courses that would be appropriate for people working in the food industry.

Some recommendations, Supervising Food Safety Level 3, Achieving Food Hygiene Rating Level 5, Level 2 Food Safety - Retail, Level 2 Food Safety - Catering, Level 2 Food Safety - Manufactoring, Introduction to Risk Assessment.

Our RoSPA, IATP, IFE, IIRSM & CPD approved courses are owned by VideoTile Learning Ltd and are distributed under licence.

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