Axtell Food Safety

Food Safety Training

Food safety legislation requires that food handlers receive an appropriate level of food safety training for their role.

The regulated food safety qualifications we offer can be run at your premises or remotely on Zoom and are accredited by Highfield Qualifications. Courses are suitable for food handlers from a variety of food businesses including restaurants, pubs, hotels, food manufacuturing premises, super yachts and cruise ships, and food retail premises, just to name a few. Check out our industry pages for more details.

The exam is available for catering, manufacturing and retail food handlers. Level 1 up to Level 4 Food Safety available, accredited by Highfield Qualifications.

Check out our range of in-house courses and our selection of open remote training courses. All courses can be run on Zoom as an in-house course with online exam.

Please contact us to discuss your training requirements.

Food safety training

how it works best for you

Open Courses

Regular Level 2 – 4 food safety course dates on Zoom with various start times.

10am, 12pm and 7pm start times available


In-house Courses

All of our food safety courses can be delivered as in-house courses; onboard, at your premises, or remotely on Zoom



On-demand Courses

Just need a course for yourself but can’t make the regular dates?

All of our food safety courses are available on-demand at a time to suit you 

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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Food hygiene courses on-demand, at a time to suit you 

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

Can’t find a food safety 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.


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


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


All courses are accredited by Highfield Qualifications and regulated by Ofqual


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

Food Safety in Catering

We provide accredited Food Safety Training from Levels 1 – 4, Level 2 Food Safety Refresher and an Awareness course.

Food Safety in Manufacturing

We provide accredited Food Safety training from Levels 1 – 4, Level 2 Food Safety Refresher and an Awareness course

Food Safety in Retail

We provide accredited Food Safety Training from Levels 1 – 3,

and an Awareness course.

Food Safety Training working on Super Yachts and Ships

MCA recognised Level 2 Food Safety and Level 3 Food Safety; Onboard and on Zoom 


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

Food Safety Training

At your premises or Remotely on Zoom

Courses are available either as a traditional face to face course, delivered at your premises at a time to suit you. Or we can now offer all courses delivered remotely on Zoom with the exam completed online using remote invigilation app. The certificate gained is the same certificate whether you complete it face to face or remotely, and as a regulated qualification accredited by Highfield Qualifications, the certificates are recognised for all local authorities and MCA. Check out our remote training page for latest course dates and to see how the process works. Remote invigilation allows in-house courses to be delivered remotely whilst still gaining a recognised food safety qualification. 

Please contact us to discuss your own requirements.


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

MCA Recognised Food Safety Training


MCA recognised courses:

MIN 689 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 689 (M) Marine Information Note:

See link below for MCA guidance on 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.

Give us a call on +44 1843 482252 to find out more or to make a booking

Industries we cover

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

Cafes & Takeaways

Care Settings & Hospitals

Childcare Settings

Schools & Universities

Groups & Churches

Food Manufacturers

Golf Clubs, Hotels & Spas

Event Catering

Pub & Restaurant Groups

Food Retailers

Super Yachts & Ships

Pubs & Restaurants

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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. 


A predicted food hygiene rating


Prioritised recommended actions plan with timescales for completion


A review of your Food Safety Management System


Design and implementation of simple to use food safety management system

We work with hundreds of companies 

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

Give us a call on +44 1843 482252 to find out more or to make a booking

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’.”


Ethelbert Children's Services, Kent

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


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”


Reflex Nutrition, Sussex

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