Highfield Level 1 International Award in Food Safety

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The purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in a culinary business or to complement an existing position involving food handling in a low-risk capacity. This may include wait staff, health care workers, kitchen porters, and stock/warehouse personnel. The qualification can be taken as a standalone course or as part of a larger training programme, and there is one mandatory subject to complete.


This qualification can be typically delivered as a half day course (4 hours).

This qualification has one mandatory unit with four learning outcomes:
• Food Safety Awareness

Through any Highfield approved training centre.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

Mandatory Unit

Where can this course be taken? 

Learners successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress onto further qualifications, such as:
• Highfield Level 2 International Award in Food Safety
• Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF)

What next?

It is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, where the learner must answer at least 9 out of 15 questions correctly (60%). If learners answer 12 (80%) or more questions correctly, they will achieve a Distinction. The examination will take a maximum of 30 minutes to complete.

How is the qualification assessed?

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