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Superyachts & Ships

We offer a range of MCA recognised, accredited food safety courses suitable for employees in the marine industry including superyachts, cruise ships, ferries and any other vessel where food handling takes place.

Regular course dates available for Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety courses, Level 3 Award in Food Safety courses, and Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety on Zoom, see dates below. 

Level 2 Award in Food Safety Refresher available if you need an updated certificate. 

If you need an MCA approved food hygiene certificate ASAP and cant find a course date, see our on-demand food hygiene courses. 

Group food safety training onboard where you are, or remotely on Zoom with online exam. 

We offer a range of MCA recognised food safety courses, accredited by Highfield Qualifications, suitable for employees in the marine industry including superyachts, cruise ships, ferries and any other vessel where food handling takes place.

MCA recognised, accredited courses we can run at your premises or on Zoom includes;

Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering, suitable for stews and chefs

Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Refresher, suitable for all food handlers who already possess an existing regulated food safety qualification but are in need of an updated certificate. 

Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Catering which is relevant for all chefs and anyone with responsibility for supervising food safety, particularly sous chefs, head chefs, supervisors and managers.

Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering is relevant for head chefs, executive chefs, managers. This qualification is a five day qualification and is sufficient training to register to deliver food hygiene training (subject to a suitable training qualification). 

On-demand Food safety training on Zoom

If you cannot find a course date or time to suit you, we can now offer an on-demand service; book the Zoom for a time and date to suit you, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If there is a time difference, book a Zoom for a time to suit you.

If you need a regulated Level 2 Award in Food Safety certificate in a hurry, we have most evenings and weekends available.

The exam can be booked for between 9.00am – 4.00pm (UK time) Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Book the zoom for a time to suit you, and then simply log on at your exam time, on the date and time you`d prefer and complete the exam online using the remote invigilation app. Ultimate flexibility. Get in touch to arrange a time and date to suit you

Please contact us to discuss your own requirements.

Next course dates on Zoom

We have a range of food safety and allergens courses on Zoom, various start times. (food safety in catering, manufacturing and retail exams available for all food safety courses)

Level 2 - Level 4 Award in Food Safety and Level 3 Food Allergens Management dates available. Course are run in UK time.  Click on the event for more information and to book.

Our next courses are shown below, please click to view all course dates. If you can't find a course date to suit you, get in touch to arrange on-demand training at a time to suit you.

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Noemi Alexandra Farkas
Noemi Alexandra Farkas
2021-06-11T10:01:47+0000
Excellent course. David was very helpful , responsive and knowledgeable. Was a pleasure doing the course with him.... Highly recommend!read more
Lara Moreira
Lara Moreira
2021-05-13T10:22:50+0000
Dave was super responsive and accommodating. The course was exactly what I expected and at the end felt prepared for... the exam. Highly recommendread more
Reann Leigh Elks
Reann Leigh Elks
2021-05-11T14:03:27+0000
It’s a great course! Great atmosphere.
Molli Szabó
Molli Szabó
2021-05-11T08:27:21+0000
This is a very interesting course! I only can recommended it! David is a very prepared teacher, I really liked the way... of his teaching. May other course are boring, but NOT this one! Thank you for everything, I learnt a lot! Keep going! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼read more
Melissa Gelling
Melissa Gelling
2021-05-10T12:53:29+0000
The food and safety level 2 course was really good and we covered all topics. They really relaxed and welcoming.
Cristina Patubo-Jacquemin
Cristina Patubo-Jacquemin
2021-05-08T16:22:08+0000
Dave is very pleasing and welcoming. The course is informative
Nehad Shikha
Nehad Shikha
2021-04-30T15:24:04+0000
super trainer ... thank you Mr David for interesting course.
Holly Manton
Holly Manton
2021-04-23T20:28:01+0000
Very informative and easy to follow. Wasn’t sure what to expect but the zoom call was engaging and Dave made us all... feel welcome ☺️ Would recommend to everyoneread more
Eva De Wilde
Eva De Wilde
2021-04-13T09:32:23+0000
Highly recommended online course! Dave is an excellent tutor who made me feel secure in doing the examination. Thanks... Dave 🙏read more
Tiffani Kalyvakis
Tiffani Kalyvakis
2021-04-13T06:06:03+0000
During covid times, Axtell Food Safety has offered the most efficient way to still take food safety courses anywhere in... the world with all the help and guidance you need. Thank you Dave Axtell for the great webinar!read more
Macey Koeppen
Macey Koeppen
2021-04-07T19:51:31+0000
I highly recommend taking the Food & Hygiene Level 2 course through Axtell with Dave. Being able to take the course... online was great and it was a cost effective option compared to a lot of the other courses out there. Dave kept the course lighthearted and interesting! Leaving the four hour course, I felt very confident in my ability to take the exam. Thanks Dave and Axtell Food Safety!read more
Nicola Lehmann
Nicola Lehmann
2021-04-07T08:27:54+0000
Highly recommend taking the food hygiene L2 course. Being able to take the course online is great. Dave and his team... are professional with sending you all the information you need from start to finish, making sure there is no room for uncertainty. Zoom class was great with Dave keeping it light hearted and interesting, getting to know each person and making sure we were all comfortable with the pace and information. As well as making sure we were confident for the exam.read more
Olivia Rancourt
Olivia Rancourt
2021-04-06T22:29:13+0000
The course has an abundance of useful information about food safety. Dave was awesome and very helpful! Would highly... recommend to anyone who needs the food & hygiene safety course, to take it here!read more
Emily Grace Morgan
Emily Grace Morgan
2021-04-01T17:03:50+0000
I highly recommend taking Dave's course. It was pleasant and he makes it easy to learn and understand clearly. 10/10
Georgia Harwood
Georgia Harwood
2021-04-01T14:34:37+0000
The online course was very informative with lots of useful information to help you really understand how to implement... food safety skills in to the work place. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to do their level 2!read more
Russell Draper
Russell Draper
2021-04-01T12:12:16+0000
Enjoyed level 3 online with Axtell Food Safety, underwritten by Highfield and recognized by the MCA. Dave’s super... knowledgeable and approached the topics with ease, humor and relevance. Highly recommended!read more
Steven Rennie
Steven Rennie
2021-03-31T14:16:48+0000
David is an excellent tutor,in-depth course work which is clear and easy to understand helpful and solid guidance... through the course.read more
Shalaw Salihi
Shalaw Salihi
2021-03-29T14:49:53+0000
Level 3 allergen management course, very effective and efficient way of training. Knowledgeable and informative and... able to tailor the conversation to different sectors. Great resources provided pre course and links to reputable sources of information for future reference. I will definitely choose Axtell Food Safety for future training requirementsread more
Billie Wilson
Billie Wilson
2021-03-29T13:56:35+0000
Very easy and efficient way to do the Level 2 Food Safety course. Dave was understanding and checked that we were... following and was quick to help out with any issues or questions. MCA approved certificate received a few hours after the exam! Would recommend 👍🏼read more
Rose Smale
Rose Smale
2021-03-28T23:42:57+0000
I needed to do my Level 2 course asap and Dave was very helpful and quick to get everything arranged. I work on a boat... and it is great to be able to get an MCA approved certificate online!read more
Perry Stuart Schermuly
Perry Stuart Schermuly
2021-03-17T02:35:59+0000
Good all round coverage.. Relaxed and informed.
Millie Strath
Millie Strath
2021-03-05T14:52:43+0000
Dave was brilliant made the course interesting and easy to follow, spoke to each of the participants regularly to check... we were all following and understood before completing the exam. Highly recommended!read more
Melissa Bradley
Melissa Bradley
2021-03-01T11:28:25+0000
I done the Food & Hygiene L2 catering course and I’m very happy I done it with Axtell, the day wasn’t boring and we had... a laugh! Everything explain was easy to understand and information was very accessible. I highly recommend Axtell food Safety to anyone who is unsure what company to got with, you won’t be disappointed.read more
Zana Maric
Zana Maric
2021-02-26T15:53:07+0000
Dave is great and the course Food and Hygiene lvl 2 is done in a very professional way. Highly recommend!
Maša Đorić
Maša Đorić
2021-02-18T15:27:31+0000
I highly recommend the level 2 Award in food and safety course. Dave is very professional and provides a great training... and assistance.read more
Giacomo Seregni
Giacomo Seregni
2021-02-12T15:07:17+0000
Super traning !!! Dave is frendly and Passionate. It follows you in all the steps and is Able to tranforming booring... staff to Interesting topics... Recomandet!!!!! Bravo!read more
Sarah Manig
Sarah Manig
2021-02-12T05:05:45+0000
I found the process extremely easy going and Dave was friendly, engaging and professional. Highly recommend
Estelita Dandy
Estelita Dandy
2021-02-11T23:12:45+0000
I really enjoyed the level 2 Food safety course. David is an awesome instructor, he made sure to explain everything... well which made it so much easier for me. I would 100% recommend his course, it’s worth it!read more
Georgia Dillion
Georgia Dillion
2021-02-09T11:55:28+0000
I highly recommend the Level 2 Award in Food Safety course it's Great and informative course. Dave is very... professional, and makes everything really easy to understand!! 🙂read more
Chanty Anna
Chanty Anna
2021-02-08T19:14:27+0000
Great course. Dave is super friendly and a very good teacher!
Benedek Noémi
Benedek Noémi
2021-02-07T18:04:06+0000
Great, fantastic and informativ course. Dave is very professional. I highly recommend the Level 2 Award in Food Safety... course for anyone looking to qualify in the Yachting Industry!🛥 Many thanks!😊read more
Hannah Mizal
Hannah Mizal
2021-02-01T22:10:31+0000
Dave is a great instructor with the Level 2 Award in Food Safety course. Very informative and done professionally. I... highly recommend this course to anyone looking to qualify in the food industry field and especially for the yachting industry.read more
Massimiliano Cervi
Massimiliano Cervi
2021-01-29T17:50:20+0000
Great service, training, assistance during all the setting up for the exam. Highly advised.
Graham Williams
Graham Williams
2021-01-29T16:05:55+0000
Good clear instructions, easy to follow
Fraser Mckendry
Fraser Mckendry
2021-01-29T15:34:51+0000
Very easy course to follow, even for those not too good on computers, would highly recommend thank you very much 👍👍👍
Elliott Pearse
Elliott Pearse
2021-01-27T23:23:14+0000
David’s very approachable and good at making you few comfortable. Very good course easy going and very informative... would recommend to anyone.read more
J-Mae Sands
J-Mae Sands
2021-01-25T14:05:48+0000
Fantastic and informative course! Definitely recommend. Dave was great to deal with and his response time to emails was... really quick if I ever had any questionsread more
Richard Candiotti
Richard Candiotti
2021-01-25T13:08:03+0000
Good examples, good explanation
Katie Kendrick
Katie Kendrick
2021-01-24T21:13:35+0000
A fantastic course - Interactive, insightful and informative! Would highly recommend!
Gaz Stevens
Gaz Stevens
2021-01-20T11:41:55+0000
A well structured course that you can do from the comfort of your own home.
Lindi Whitfield
Lindi Whitfield
2021-01-20T11:01:43+0000
It is a very well presented course, with good course material. There is excellent tech support to help with any... issues. The best part is you don’t have to travel anywhere and can get it done at home! I highly recommend this over any other course.read more
Peter Walford
Peter Walford
2021-01-08T10:30:37+0000
Great friendly professional service thank you
Maggie Bucci
Maggie Bucci
2020-12-06T14:42:02+0000
David was a great facilitator of this course and delivered the content in such a way that I felt engaged and easily... developed an understanding of the course content and its importance. I would highly recommend David's course to anyone considering it.read more
Charlotte Hegarty
Charlotte Hegarty
2020-11-29T07:29:17+0000
Excellent course, not only for job purposes but every day. The course was very easy to follow and the zoom is very... interactive making it interesting.read more
Ally Bates
Ally Bates
2020-11-27T15:33:37+0000
Highly recommend! Dave was very thorough and even though the exam was online it was so easy to follow!
Kate White
Kate White
2020-11-22T16:53:21+0000
Really would recommend Dave’s course it’s was thorough with great communication and easy to follow considering it was... online! Would recommend to all thinking of doing it thank you againread more
Elena Christiansen
Elena Christiansen
2020-10-20T16:17:15+0000
Just did the course for Food Safety with Axtell and it a great additional knowledge and certificate! The course is well... organized, personalized (even with COVID), and the exam was also well prepared. I recommend it for all the chefs!read more
Gigi Rosenfield
Gigi Rosenfield
2020-10-20T00:31:31+0000
Dave’s course was really thorough and he is extremely helpful ! He’s a great teacher and turned around a bad experience... I had with another company. I couldn’t recommend his class more and he made it possible to get the certification I was looking for through these tough times! Thanks again Dave!read more
Emily Alice Booth
Emily Alice Booth
2020-10-15T18:12:25+0000
Excellent course with an even more excellent tutor! The materials sent out were really informative, and sent as soon... as booked which was ideal if you want to print out in advance. The delivery of the class was excellent, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. The course being remote made no difference to the level of learning, I was engaged throughout the entire course. The exam being done remotely was easy to set up and follow instructions, and Dave was extremely helpful and contactable when I had a few issues! MCA approved course too! Thank you again Axtell!read more
Chloe Hegg
Chloe Hegg
2020-10-15T16:09:01+0000
Dave was brilliant in explaining all the required information for the exam! He used his own experiences to make the... course enjoyable - highly recommend for stews!read more
Monika Radics
Monika Radics
2020-09-02T18:07:36+0000
Thank you Dave for the training which was very informative and well presented. Would definitely recommend the course.
Allie Williams
Allie Williams
2020-07-22T17:40:56+0000
Professional, relevant, accurate training delivered with knowledge, experience and expertise. Would highly recommend to... anybody looking to understand and undertake any aspect of food safety training.read more
Chris Cornish
Chris Cornish
2020-06-22T15:48:11+0000
Can’t recommend enough. Makes food safety so easy to understand and tailors your learning based around your... business/experience. 5*read more
Iolanda Preda
Iolanda Preda
2020-06-17T13:38:00+0000
Great and useful training on HACCP Level 3.
Serena Louise
Serena Louise
2020-01-21T15:14:35+0000
Very interesting and great delivery of the training 👍🏻
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Gigi Rosenfield
00:25 20 Oct 20
Awesome course! Dave was very thorough and totally turned around a bad experience I had with another company! I highly recommend this course.
Monalisa Corodescu
Monalisa Corodescu
16:10 15 Oct 20
Professionalism, Promptly, Sufficiently . Highly Recommend ! Thank you Axtell!
Chloe Hegg
Chloe Hegg
16:06 15 Oct 20
Course was efficiently ran with personal touches added to make it enjoyable! Highly recommend Axtell!
Hannah Briley
Hannah Briley
14:42 26 Aug 20
David was a great teacher and very helpful with any questions I had! I highly recommend using his services
Candace Wise
Candace Wise
13:44 22 Jul 20
Dave Axtell is an experienced and knowledgeable tutor. The remote classroom session gave me the understanding and confidence I needed to pass the Food Safety L2 exam online. The course was personalised, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and go over course content again for clarification.
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On-demand Training

All of our courses are available on-demand on Zoom, at a time to suit you. Complete a pre-course workbook, do the course on Zoom, with the exam completed online.

Can’t find a course at a time to suit you? Not got enough people to arrange an in-house course? Book an on-demand course to suit your time zone or shift pattern.

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Book the course on Zoom for anytime to suit you – evenings, weekends and overnight available

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Gain regulated, accredited qualifications from home, or wherever you are

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All courses are accredited by Highfield Qualifications and regulated by Ofqual

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Book the exam for anytime from Monday – Friday between 9am – 4.00pm UK time

MCA Recognised Food Safety Training

 

MCA recognised courses:

MIN 648 (M) contains a list of food safety courses which are recognised by MCA as meeting MLC requirements.

The courses we offer which are MCA recognised can be delivered wherever you are (subject to restrictions) and are now available remotely on Zoom with online exam with remote invigilation app.

  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering  Qualification number 603/4937/2
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Refresher Qualification number 603/2043/6
  • Level 3 Award in Food Safety for Catering Qualification number 603/4942/6
  • Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering  Qualification number 500/7327/8

Regulated qualifications

The Ofqual regulated qualifications we deliver are exactly the same certificate whether we run a face to face course, or whether you do the course on Zoom with online exam. You get the same certificate at the end, it the same qualification that is achieved.

“But online training isn’t recognised?”

MCA do not recognise ‘online training’. But the training we offer isn’t online training; it is remote training delivered on Zoom. The exam is completed online using a remote invigilation app provided by Highfield Qualifications to ensure the exam is completed in exam conditions. They are therefore regulated, recognised qualifications. 

 

MIN 648 (M) Marine Information Note:

See link below for a list of courses/qualifications in Food Hygiene  recognised by MCA.

“I have found the same training online for £10?”

 If you google ‘Level 2 Food Safety’ you will find it for as little as £10. But you need to look at the qualification; is it a regulated qualification?

A regulated qualification has minimum learning hours and an invigilated exam. A course which has a ‘test’ or exam where you complete it online without any supervision is not a regulated qualification, so may not be recognised by MCA. The exam could be completed by anyone.

A regulated qualification (our courses are regulated by Ofqual) ensures that the person named on the certificate is the person who completed the exam, and the exam was completed under exam conditions.

What is Ofqual?

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

Food Safety Training

Food Safety Training from Levels 1 – 4 and an awareness course, wherever you are

HACCP Support

Help with your documented HACCP / food safety management system 

Allergens Training

Level 2 & 3 Food Allergen Training and a non-accredited  awareness course, wherever you are

HACCP Training

Level 2 & 3 HACCP Training and a non-accredited awareness course, wherever you are

We CAN TRAIN YOU AT YOUR PREMISES

Based just outside of London, we can travel Nationwide and Internationally, at an affordable cost whenever it suits you.

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Food Safety Audits

We can carry out a food safety audit of your food business and help you maintain or improve you food hygiene rating.

We now offer remote food safety audits; we can check your hygiene practices and documentation remotely. Contact us now for further details. 

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A predicted food hygiene rating

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Prioritised recommended actions plan with timescales for completion

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A review of your Food Safety Management System

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Design and implementation of simple to use food safety management system

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You choose the time

In-house training at your premises or remote training on Zoom can be arranged for a time to suit you, including evenings and weekends

 

You choose the location

We can travel to your premises wherever you are, or arrange a suitable premises at any location that works best for you

 

14 Years' Experience

Founded in 2006 by David Axtell, we provide engaging, effective, interactive training with real-life examples by qualified trainers with food handling and enforcement experience

Give us a call on 01843 482252 to find out more or to make a booking

Popular Courses

We are happy to tailor any of these qualifications to include your businesses policies.

Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

One-day accredited Level 2 Award in Food Safety course, suitable for all food handlers. MCA recognised qualification

Click here for more details 

Level 4 Award in Food Safety in Catering

A five-day accredited Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety course. Course is suitable for all food handlers who are involved in supervising or managing food safety. MCA recognised qualification

Click here for more details  

Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering

Three-day accredited Level 3 Award in Food Safety course, suitable for chefs, head chefs, supervisors. MCA recognised qualification

Click here for more details 

Level 3 Award in HACCP in Catering

Two-day accredited Level 3 Award in HACCP in Catering course, suitable for sous chefs and head chefs. 

Click here for more details 

We work with hundreds of companies 

from smaller aspirational businesses to some of the most respected global brands.

Axtell Food Safety

Food Safety Training for Super Yachts 

All courses can be run where you are at a time to suit you. We will come to you (subject to current travel restrictions), and deliver the training on-board, or we can arrange a central training venue.

We can now run accredited in-house food safety training delivered remotely on Zoom with the exam completed online using a remote invigilation app. The zoom session and online exam can be booked for a time to suit you (exam must be between 9.00am – 4.00pm UK time). 

We run regular open Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Level 3 Award in Food Safety courses on Zoom. Check out our latest course dates. 

Please contact us to discuss your own requirements.

What people say about us

Don’t just take our word for it – here are just some of the lovely messages we receive

“Feedback from our staff included, ‘The enthusiasm of the trainer and laid back approach which enabled me to take more in’.”

Dawn

Ethelbert Children's Services, Kent

“We chose Axtell Food Safety for their expertise, and will definitely be using them again in the future.

Clare

Exclusive Butler School Ltd, Middle East

“The course was extremely relevant to our business and the staff enjoyed it, I will definitely use Axtell Food Safety again”

Andrew

Reflex Nutrition, Sussex

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