Food Safety Level 1


Our Food Safety Level 1 course provides learners with the knowledge, skill and competence to work in the food service industry.

Food Safety Level 1 training is a foundational step for anyone involved in food handling, ensuring they are equipped with the knowledge to maintain high standards of food safety and hygiene.

Course Duration:

  • 4 Hours

Why complete Food Safety Level 1 Training:

  1. Basic Knowledge and Skills: It provides essential knowledge and skills for handling food safely. This includes understanding the fundamentals of food hygiene, personal hygiene, cleaning, and preventing contamination.
  2. Health and Safety: It helps prevent foodborne illnesses. By learning proper food handling techniques, employees can minimise the risk of contamination and ensure the food served is safe for consumption.
  3. Legal Compliance: The Food Safety Authority of Ireland require food handlers to undergo basic food safety training to comply with health and safety regulations. This training helps businesses meet these legal requirements.
  4. Consumer Confidence: It builds trust with customers. When customers know that staff are trained in food safety, they are more likely to trust the establishment and return.
  5. Workplace Safety: It promotes a safe working environment. Understanding proper food handling and storage reduces the risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace.
  6. Professional Development: It is an important step in professional development for individuals working in the food industry. It enhances their resume and career prospects by showing a commitment to food safety and professional standards.
  7. Prevention of Food Waste: Proper food safety practices help in reducing food spoilage and waste, contributing to more efficient operations and cost savings.
  8. Quality Assurance: It ensures the quality of food products. Trained staff can better maintain the quality and integrity of food, leading to higher customer satisfaction and better business reputation.

Course Assessment:

  • Examination – 80% pass rate required


  • Food Safety Level 1 Certificate

Add to your personal skill set and add more value to your company by completing a Food Safety course with The Cpl Institute.