HABC Courses

The Level 1 Award in Food Safety in Catering is a qualification intended for learners working in the catering environment in low-risk roles but where there is an element of food handling. This could include bar workers, waiting staff, health care workers, kitchen porters and stock/store room staff. Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food. The subjects covered are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to ensure good practice and the production of safe food.
This qualification is ideal for anyone working in the catering and hospitality industry (or those about to start work in the industry).
  • will get an awareness of hazards and controls associated with food in catering operations
  • learn Contamination prevention
  • learn about Temperature abuse of food and the importance of thorough cooking and rapid cooling
  • awareness about personal hygiene
  • awareness about cleaning and disinfection.
Topics covered include personal hygiene, cross-contamination sources, and the importance of cleaning and common sources of microorganisms.
One Day Session.
This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 30 minutes. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 10 out of 15.
The Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF) 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. 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 qualification is ideal for anyone working in the catering and hospitality industry (or those about to start work in the industry).
  • Learn about hazards and controls, food pests, and
  • Learn about food safety management and temperature controls
  • learn about food poisoning control
  • learn about the importance of personal hygiene, cleaning and disinfection
  • learn about the importance of food pests
  • learn about the role of the food handler in keeping food safe
Topics covered include:
  • basic microbiology
  • food poisoning
  • food safety hazards
  • cross-contamination
  • cleaning and disinfection
  • personal hygiene and hand washing
One Day Workshop
It is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, where the candidate must answer at least 20 out of 30 questions correctly. The examination will take a maximum of 1 hour to complete.
The Level 2 Award in HACCP for Catering is a qualification aimed at caterers and other food handlers. The course is intended for candidates already working in catering and those who are preparing to work in the industry.
The HABC Level 2 Award in HACCP for Catering is a qualification aimed at caterers and other food handlers or people who are willing to work in these positions
  • food safety management system to be in place, as well as
  • identifying critical control points and critical limits
  • identifying the processes of monitoring, verification and implementing corrective actions
Topics covered include:
  • The principles of HACCP, food safety management
  • the implementation of HACCP, hazards and controls
  • critical control points
  • critical limits and target levels monitoring, corrective action and verification.
One Day Workshop.
Topics covered include the principles of HACCP, food safety management, the implementation of HACCP, hazards and controls, critical control points, critical limits and target levels, monitoring, corrective action and verification.
The Level 2 Award in HACCP for Manufacturing is aimed at those working in a food manufacturing environment. The course is intended for candidates already working in food manufacturing and those who are preparing to work in the industry.
The HABC Level 2 Award in HACCP for Manufacturing is for those who are working in a food manufacturing environment, as well as those who are preparing to work in the food industry.
  • learn the principles of HACCP including the need for a food safety management system to be in place
  • identifying critical control points and critical limits
  • identifying the processes of monitoring, verification and implementing corrective actions

Topics covered include

  • The principles of HACCP
  • Food safety management
  • The implementation of HACCP
  • Hazards and controls
  • Critical control points
  • Critical limits and target levels
  • Monitoring, corrective action and verification
One day session.
It is assessed through a one-hour, 30-question multiple-choice examination. Learners must achieve at least 20 correct answers in order to pass.
This qualification has been developed specifically to improve the food safety knowledge of supervisors, team leaders and line managers working in the catering industry. This includes those working in care. It is particularly suitable for those owning or managing a small catering business...
This qualification is ideal for anyone working as a supervisor, team leader or line manager in the catering and hospitality industry.
  • can apply the knowledge relating to the supervisor’s role at all stages of food production
  • They will understand the role of the supervisor in food
preparation
  • able to provide examples of effective supervisory management relating to food production

Topics covered include

  • legislation
  • personal hygiene
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Contamination hazards
  • Pest control
  • Waste disposal
  • Temperature control.
Two day session.
This qualification is assessed through a 60-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 2 hours. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 40 out of 60 in order to pass. Learners will receive a Merit if they achieve 50 out of 60.
This qualification has been developed specifically for managers working in a food or drink catering environment. This is an Ofqual regulated qualification and as such is recognized as providing standardized best practice. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.
This qualification is ideal for anyone working as a supervisor, team leader or line manager in the catering and hospitality industry
  • can apply the knowledge relating to the supervisor’s role at all stages of food production
  • They will understand the role of the supervisor in food preparation
  • able to provide examples of effective supervisory management relating to food production

Topics covered include

 
  • legislation
  • personal hygiene
  • cleaning and disinfection
  • contamination hazards
  • pest control
  • waste disposal
  • temperature control.
Two day Session
This qualification is assessed through a 60-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 2 hours. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 40 out of 60 in order to pass. Learners will receive a Merit if they achieve 50 out of 60.
This qualification covers the subject of food hygiene at a suitable depth to ensure learners have a thorough knowledge of hazards and controls; its focus is on the importance of developing, implementing and monitoring food safety procedures. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.
This qualification has been developed specifically for managers working in a food or drink catering environment, whose job requires them to have some responsibility for food safety (and also possible responsibilities for an operational team).
  • depth knowledge of food hygiene
  • knowledge of hazards and controls
  • learn the importance of developing, implementing and monitoring food safety procedures
This qualification covers the subject of food hygiene at a suitable depth to ensure learners have a thorough knowledge of hazards and controls; its focus is on the importance of developing, implementing and monitoring food safety procedures
5 days session.
This qualification is assessed through a 2-part examination. • Part one is a 30-question multiple-choice examination. • Part two is a written examination where learners choose 4 from 6 questions, totaling to a possible 70 marks. Successful learners must achieve a total of at least 60 marks out of 100 across the two parts of the exam. A Merit will be awarded at 70/100 and a Distinction will be awarded at 80/100. The duration of the examination is 2 ½ hours.
This qualification is aimed at international learners who are working at a management level in a catering business or are members of a HACCP team. It would also be useful for trainers, auditors, enforcers and other food safety professionals. Achievement of this qualification gives learners the skills to assist in the implementation of a HACCP system, to critically evaluate HACCP plans and to understand the importance of having an effective HACCP system in place. Who is the course for? This qualification has been developed specifically for managers working in a food or drink catering environment, whose job requires them to have some responsibility for food safety (and also possible responsibilities for an operational team).

Benefits

  • Understanding of HACCP management for catering
  • understanding the importance of HACCP-based food safety management procedures in a catering environment
  • understanding how to manage the implementation of HACCP-based food safety management procedures in a catering environment
  • understanding how to develop and evaluate HACCP-based food safety management procedures for a catering environment
  • Depth knowledge of food hygiene
Topics covered include HACCP food safety-based management procedures, the 7 principles of HACCP, HACCP terminology and definitions, process flow diagrams, hazard analysis, critical limits, corrective actions, verification and validation of HACCP systems, and documentation and record keeping procedures.
Five days session.
This qualification is assessed by an examination consisting of two sections with a combined total duration of three hours. Section 1 will be a critical evaluation of a HACCP plan in the form of a case study. Total marks available in this section are 90. Section 2 is a series of 3, short answer questions relating to a change made to the HACCP plan. Total marks available in this section are 10. Marks from both sections are combined to determine the learner’s grade. A learner will pass if they achieve 60% overall, a Merit at 70% overall and a Distinction at 80% overall.
This qualification is recommended for those individuals who require a basic first-aid qualification as well as knowing how to use a defibrillator.  Learners gaining this qualification will know that cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation are an essential part of the chain of survival. The topics covered are seen by industry to be important in maintaining good practice in the safe, quick and effective administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation.
This qualification is usually achieved by taking a 01 Day classroom-based course.
The qualification is assessed using the HABC assessment pack and is split into two component parts
  • Part one: This component is assessed through practical demonstration of first aid skills.
  • Part two: This knowledge based assessment requires learners to answer a series of short answer questions either via written responses or oral questioning.
  • Individuals achieving this qualification can then progress onto:
  • HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid Response
  • HABC Level 2 International Awards in Pediatric First Aid;
  • HABC Level 3 International Award in First Aid at Work and The Safe Use of Automated External Defibrillation.
This qualification is ideal for those already working, or preparing to work, within industry who wishes to become an Emergency First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. Subjects covered include Incident Management, Dealing with Shock, Dealing with and Unconscious Casualty, CPR and Minor Injuries
This qualification is typically delivered on a one-day training course.
This qualification is assessed via practical demonstration/assignment and oral questioning.
  •  Individuals achieving this qualification can then progress onto
  • HABC Level 2 Award in Pediatric First Aid (QCF)
  • HABC Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF)
  • HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)
This is suitable for learners working in any environment who need to be more risk-aware. It improves their knowledge of risk in the workplace and the basic steps they can take to control it. This qualification is designed to be an introduction to the principles of risk assessment.
This qualification is usually obtained by taking a one or half-day classroom-based course depending on the method of delivery. It can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended and distance learning, as long as the recommended learning hours are completed.
This qualification is assessed through a 20-question, multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 30 minutes. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 13 out of 20.
Learners successfully achieving this qualification may wish to progress to further qualifications, such as: · HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) · HABC Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF)
This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to become an emergency pediatric first aider in the workplace with a responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. This qualification is intended for learners already working or preparing to work in industry. Topics within this qualification meet the requirements for pediatric first aid outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 as being important to maintaining safe and effective practice when providing treatment of injuries and ill health of infants and children who are under the care of trained personnel in England.
This is a 1 credit qualification, with a guided learning hour’s value of 10 and it has a minimum contact time of 6 hours, which is typically delivered via a 1 day course.
Learners must undertake a practical assessment of their competence along with a short open response knowledge assessment, where learners are required to provide a short response to a prescribed series of questions
Learners achieving this qualification may also go on to take other specialist first aid qualifications, such as:
  • HABC Level 3 Award in Pediatric First Aid (QCF);
  • HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF);
  • HABC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF);
• HABC Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF).
This qualification is ideal for those already working, or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982. Topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the First Aider; assessing an incident, recognizing signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis.
This is a 3 credit qualification, with a guided learning hour’s value of 24 and it has a minimum contact time of 18 hours, which is typically delivered via a 3 day course. For those retraining, the course time can be reduced to 2 days.
Learners must undertake a practical assessment of their competence along with a short open response knowledge assessment, where learners are required to provide a short response to a prescribed series of questions.
Learners achieving this qualification may also go on to take other specialist first aid qualifications, such as:  • HABC Level 3 Award in Pediatric First Aid (QCF)  • HABC Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF)