Press release for online training
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press release for online training
Contact: Dave Summers
HERE IS A METHOD OF GAINING RECOGNISED FOOD HYGIENE
QUALIFICATIONS AT HOME.
Accredited Food Safety Courses, For People Who Cannot Attend A Training Course,
Has Always Been Overlooked....Until Now.
Staff working in the catering industry such as food handlers, chefs, supervisors,
managers, business owners and food hygiene trainers have usually had to attend a
training course to obtain a recognised food safety qualification. This results in time
off work, finding staff to cover absence and loss of quality output if key staff are on
the course. Many companies offer food safety courses online, but not leading to an
accredited qualification which is recognised by industry, environmental health
departments and educational bodies.
There are three main qualification levels in food safety in the UK.
Level 2 is designed for anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting
where food is prepared, cooked and handled.
Level 3 is for managers, supervisors and chefs in medium and large manufacturing
or catering businesses.
Level 4 is for managers, supervisors, senior hygiene personnel, business owners
and food hygiene trainers.
Dave Summers has been providing food safety training for over 15 years under the
company name of DSI. Courses include levels 2, 3 and 4 food safety, together with
level 3 haccp training.
Since 2008 DSI has been offering online training in food safety.
They offer the same levels as the delivered courses.
All online courses lead to certificates accredited by the Highfield Awarding Body for
The qualifications are recognised by Ofqual, DCELLS, CCEA and SQA.
The qualifications are part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
QCF is the new framework for creating and accrediting qualifications in England,
Wales and Northern Ireland.
It will give a wider range of learners the opportunity to get the qualifications they
need, in a way that suits them. QCF qualifications are designed with the help of
employers so learners can be assured that they're gaining skills that employers are
• recognises smaller steps of learning and enables learners to build up qualifications
bit by bit
• helps learners achieve skills and qualifications that meet industry needs
• enables work-based training to be nationally recognised.
As the qualifications are recognised under the QCF they attract funding.
Qualifications within the QCF will be confirmed for funding for one or more of the
Agency’s delivery programmes (Adult Learner Responsive provision, Offender
Learning and Skills Service, Train to Gain, and Programmes for the Unemployed)
DSI is the only company in the UK to offer this type of online food hygiene training
leading to recognised qualifications.
Qualifications offered include:
Level 2 award in food safety in catering/retail/manufacturing
Level 3 award in supervising food safety in catering/retail/manufacturing
Level 4 award in managing food safety in catering/manufacturing.
Level 2 award in health and safety in the workplace
There are no time constraints with the courses; they can be studied in line with the
delegate’s commitments. The exams can be taken at the delegate’s location, even
in their own home, providing it meets the criteria set out by the HABC.
The exam must be supervised by a responsible person, which the delegate can
Benefits of studying online include:
Avoiding adverse weather conditions
No sitting in a training room
Choosing when to study
No travelling for course or examination
Flexibility on completion of course
Choosing when to sit the examination
No need to take time off from work to study
Full access to tutor before, during and after course
The HABC offer exam marking and certification within 10 days, far quicker than any
other awarding body.
Full details can be found at http://online-food-safety-training.remus.org.uk
For recognised food safety qualifications delegates should give these online courses
a try they’ll be glad they did.