Level 2 Award in Food Safety at Sea


This qualification is aimed at food handlers working on-board ships. The qualification is intended for learners either already working in onboard catering, or are preparing to work in the industry.

Learners gaining this qualification will know the food handler’s role at all stages of food production while at sea. They will understand their role in food preparation and will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, cooking service and handling of food on board a ship.

On completion of the e-learning, candidates will sit a remotely invigilated exam to achieve the Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety at Sea.


Learner details

Guided Learning hours

The total qualification time for the Level 2 Award is 6 hours.

Form of Assessment

On completion of the e-learning courses, learners will sit an exam at a convenient time which is invigilated remotely. There are 30 multiple-choice questions. The passmark is 66%. Learners will receive the Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety at Sea e-certificate.


    • Hazards and controls
    • Food safety management
    • Temperature controls
    • Food poisoning controls
    • Personal hygiene
    • Cleaning and disinfection
    • Food pests
    • The role of the food handler