Food Safety

Our Teaching Food Safely training and accreditation programme provides the essential skills, knowledge and accreditation for teachers working with food.

Food Safety

Teaching Food Safely in the Classroom– Are you prepared?

Accredited teaching food safely training is highly recommended for anyone involved in teaching food technology in primary and secondary school.

Courses provide delegates with Level 2 Food Safety Accreditation, full training on safe food handling, hygiene & storage as well as guidance and documentation to enable you to carry out risk assessments.

Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at everyone who teaches and supports primary and secondary food technology, home economics or catering or who lead cookery clubs or food activities in schools.

This includes: teachers, technicians, teaching assistants/higher level teaching assistants, trainee teachers, and special needs support staff.

Many teachers will have new responsibility for food safety this year. If it is you, make sure you get the training you need by contacting us and booking your training day

What will the course cover?

  • Training and accreditation for D&T Association National Health and Safety Scheme.
  • Accreditation for specialist food technology – compatible with Health and Safety for Design and Technology in Educational and Similar Establishments BS 4163: 2014.
  • Risk assessment guidance, samples and models and the key publications that you need for H&S in your school.

Courtesy of Chilled Education, a teacher from every school attending the course gets a free set of teaching resources worth over £100, including microbe top trumps cards (MicroTrumps), a set of fridge thermometers and Nanobugs pathogens temporary tattoos.

Why do I need this training?

Schools are responsible for the safety of both the pupils in their care and their members of staff.

OFSTED reviews risk assessments and health and safety qualifications as part of their safeguarding criteria. This is a limiting judgement and the school can fail if these criteria are not met.

Failure to ensure pupil of staff safety could result in criminal or civil prosecution. If there was a court case following a health and safety incident in your school, the court would review risk assessments and health and safety qualifications of the staff responsible.

Well over ten thousand teachers across the UK are already Health and Safety registered.

How to book a Teaching Food Safely course?

An event can be booked online by following the steps in the Training & Events section, by calling 01789 470007 or email events@data.org.uk.

Would you like to host a Food Safety course?

If you cannot find a Teaching Food Safely training course nearby then you may wish to act as a host school. If so, and the course achieves a minimum number of 6 delegates, we will train one member of your staff for free*. (Each course must have a minimum of 6 paying delegates in order for us to offer the free place to the host school). Contact us now for more details on:01789 470 007 or email Events@data.org.uk

We now offer Secondary Teaching food safely and and just launched our new Teaching food Safely in Primary School

For details of current courses see our events page, call us on 01789 470 007 or email Events

* £24 accreditation fee is still applicable.

Quotes from previous delegates

“Excellent course, very relevant to me and my teaching – thank you!”

“This course applies to the classroom and scenarios you face each day. It also shows relevant good practice in Food Technology”

“An excellent and useful course – especially good to being new to Food Technology. Good pace and useful discussion throughout”

“As a non food specialist I learnt a great deal and it is helpful to know that we have D&TA to hold our hands as we learn a new aspect to our trade”

Did you know?

  • Young pupils are particularly vulnerable to food-borne diseases and food poisoning, which can be fatal.
  • As well as pupil safety, teaching staff are also responsible for the safe storage and handling of all ingredients including those that pupils leave with them from home.
  • Cases of food poisoning are rising and are 10 times higher than they were 30 years ago

For teachers who are new to Food technology, or have been recently allocated this as part of their role, these responsibilities can be daunting.

Fortunately our Food Safety courses provide you with fully recognised training, literature and qualifications in one full day session. D&T Association accreditation is valid for 5 years.

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