This Qualification Specification document is designed to outline all you need to know in order to offer this qualification in your Centre. If you have any further questions, please contact your account manager.
The HABC Level 2 Award in HACCP for Catering is a National Award written and
accredited by HABC.
This qualification is outside of the QCF, however, it could be used as prior knowledge to
enrol onto a QCF qualification in the future.
• QAN This is a non-accredited qualification
• Guided learning hours (GLH) 6– 9
• Assessment Method Multiple-choice examination
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 course will be especially useful for those involved in maintaining HACCP in a catering environment, and for those who are or will be part of a HACCP team.
There are no prerequisites for this qualification, however, it is advised that learners already hold the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering or equivalent. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. This qualification is approved for delivery to those aged 16 and over.
The qualification is suitable for learners in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
HABC have measures in place for learners with special needs. Please see the Reasonable Adjustments Policy, Annex 17 of the HABC Core Manual.
This qualification is made up of one unit, the details of which are included at the end of this document.
Learners must successfully complete the assessment for the unit to achieve the qualification.
The qualification can be taken as a free standing qualification or as part of a wider programme of training.
How the qualification is assessed
This qualification is assessed through a 30-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 1 hour.
Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 20 out of 30.