Outdoor (Forest Schools) L2 Food Safety
Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, cooking service and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food. This course can be delivered at your place of business or a venue of your choosing for groups of up to 12 delegates. This course is aimed at those outdoor practitioners who require a requlated food safety certificate, or those who have already achieved the award but require an outdoor element to go with it.
Who is this qualification for?
The Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF) is a qualification aimed at caterers and other food handlers. The qualification is intended for learners already working in catering and those who are preparing to work in the industry.
Where and When?
The course can be delivered at your venue on a date suitable to your needs. We could source a suitable venue on your behalf and run several open courses at our own venues.
The course meets all requirements of the standard L2 award with the additional content and certification in order to comply with the outdoors environment.
The syllabus satisfies the requirements of many outdoor organisations including Forest Schools, Duke of Edinburghs’ Scheme, Scouts, Guides and other youth groups as well as any food handler.
The course includes the following topic areas:
How individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety in the outdoors, including safe procedures, handling and reporting of incidents and your legal responsibilities.
The importance of food handlers keeping themselves clean and hygienic, including personal and general hygiene, reducing the risk of contamination and appropriate food handling practices.
The importance of keeping work areas clean and hygienic, including how to relate to the outdoor environment, the safe use of appropriate chemicals, cleaning and storage methods.
Identifying the importance of keeping food products safe, including identifying and analysing threats from all types of hazards found outdoors including microbiological and physical, temperature control, storage and preparation.
The course involves the preparation, cooking and hopefully consumption of a simple campfire meal.
We will also discuss any specific individual organisational requirements around bespoke outdoor cooking policy and Risk Assessments.
Delegates will receive a PDF manual and online quiz to complete prior to attending the course. This e-learning should take around 2 hours to complete. Those who have already completed level 2 food safety training will not have to complete this prelearning, however they will need to present their valid certificate in advance.
On the day of the course, our chef will guide all delegates through the preparation of at least 4 simple camfire menu items, these items can include bread rolls, flat bread, sausage or bacon rolls, calzone, baked potato wedges, rice pudding, shortbread biscuits, pizza and many more. There is a vegetarian option, but please ensure you notify us in advance.
The preparation and cooking will be done in a manner to explain and demonstrate the additional elements faced whilst cooking outside.
All the items cooked by the delegates will then be eaten around the campfire whilst recapping all the information needed to successfully complete the Level 2 Food Safety in Catering qualification.
After lunch all delegates undertaking the regulated qualification will complete a short multichoice questionaire (MCQ).
This course can be used for CPD purposes when delegates would not need to complete the MCQ.
We have different pricing bands for up to 6 delegates, 9 delegates and 12 delegates. Please contact us for a price at your venue, alternatively you can attend any of the open courses listed.
We are running a competition for a free outdoor food safety course. We would like to know what your favourite outdoor recipe is. All you need to do is post it on one of our social media sites, tag us in at East of England Training and #outdoorcooking, so If you have a receipe that you think we would like, please let us know. Winners announced at the end of June.
East of England Training prides itself in delivering a true outdoor training experience. The course is fully interactive with minimal use of presentation aids and where possible is delivered completely outdoors in your outdoor environment (Extreme wet weather program can be introduced).