Award in Promoting Food Safety and Nutrition in Health and Social Care or Early Years and Childcare Settings Level 2

What do the qualifications cover?

These qualifications will develop the knowledge and skills needed when working with food in health and social care and early years and childcare settings. They cover food safety requirements, contributing to and / or promoting nutrition and hydration and supporting individuals to eat and drink.

Who are they suitable for?

They are suitable for anyone who may be preparing for a new role, or are working in a role that involves handling food safely and supporting an individual with their nutrition and hydration needs.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 14 years old. CACHE does not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

How many credits are required to complete them?

The Award in Food Safety requires 2 credits and the Award in Promoting Food Safety requires 8.

How are they assessed?

They will be assessed by your tutor or assessor. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE.

Do you need to be working to take the qualifications?

Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

If you take the knowledge only unit for the Award in Food Safety you do not need access to the workplace.


Start Dates: Please call 0208 507 7288 or email for dates
Course  & Qualification:
Level 2 Award in Promoting Food Safety and Nutrition in Health and Social Care or Early Years and Childcare Settings 
Duration: 6 months
Price: tba
Progression route Other Level 2 or 3 Health and Social Care qualifications or Children and Young People qualifications depending on your chosen career path.


On completion of the course we follow up with our students on their next step. Our dedicated career advisors go through all the options that are available to the individual candidate for career development. We assess and help to identify further training needs if relevant or assist them to find work. Our next step activities include but are not limited to;

  • Help with writing their CV
  • Interviewing tips and practice
  • Training candidates on how to use electronic media for work search activities
  • Referrals and Introductions to partner and associate companies for work trails, apprenticeships and employment
  • Identifying and enrolling candidates on relevant courses top further improve employability skills
  • Providing free introduction courses to building enterprises and setting up small businesses

Introducing relevant candidates to partner and associate companies for further enterprise assistance and funding

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