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Food Safety Course Level 1 (Refresher)

Course Reference Number: TGS-2017501211

Overview

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA), together with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), have revised the Follow Food & Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures course (also known as Basic Food Hygiene Course) and renamed it as Food Safety Course Level 1 under the TSC name of Food Safety and Hygiene Level 1.

 

Thus, with effect from 30 November 2020, the Refresher Basic Food Hygiene course is now known as Food Safety Course Level 1 (Refresher).

 

The Refresher Basic Food Hygiene course was introduced in October 2010 by National Environment Agency (NEA) to raise the standard of food hygiene in food establishment. The refresher training is to ensure sustained awareness on good hygiene practices by food handlers. With effect from 1 October 2014 as per regulatory requirement, all certified food handlers are required to undergo the Refresher Food Hygiene course as per the following table:

 

Refresher Training

Compliance

1st refresher training

By 5th year from the Basic Food Hygiene Course (BFHC) passed date.

2nd  and subsequent refresher training

Every 10th year from last Refresher course passed date.

 

This applies to food handlers who completed their Basic Food Hygiene Course and Refresher Food Hygiene Training before and after 1st October 2014

Course Objective

On completion of this unit, participants will have the knowledge and skills in Food Safety and Hygiene and be able to apply them at the workplace. These include:

 

The course will cover the following lessons and five topics:

Topic 1: Practise good personal hygiene

Topic 2: Use safe ingredients

Topic 3: Handle food safely

Topic 4: Store food safely

Topic 5: Maintain cleanliness of equipment and premises

Assessment

At the end of the course, participants will be required to undergo an assessment for 1.5 hours which comprises of practical performance (PP), written assessment which consist of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) and Short Answer Questions (SAQ).

 

Learners of “Food Safety Course Level 1 (Refresher)” will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for Food Safety and Hygiene Level 1, after they have sat for the Assessment and be certified Competent. To fulfil the assessment requirement on safety and hygiene, Learners are encouraged to come for the training neatly attired with tidy hair and clean fingernails.

Who should attend?

Any person who is planning to handle and prepare food and beverage in SFA-licensed food establishment i.e. Kitchen Managers, Supervisors, Chefs, Sous Chefs, Cooks, Kitchen Assistants, Food Stall Assistants and all food and beverage handlers.

Pre-requisite for taking the Refresher Food Hygiene Course

Copy of the Basic Food Hygiene Course certificate awarded by any ONE of the following:

Singapore SkillsFuture Singapore under the WSQ framework.

National Environment Agency (NEA)

Ministry of the Environment

Note: NEA continues to recognize Refresher Food Hygiene Course certificate awarded by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) form Oct 2010 to Jun 2014.

Mode of Delivery

Classroom
Practical and Assessment

Course Fee

Full Course fee before SSG funding
$85.60 (inclusive of GST)

Duration

0.5 Day(s) (4.5 Hrs)

Nett Fee (after SSG funding* and inclusive of GST) (Effective from 1 July 2020)

Funding Validity Period: 01 Mar 2019 to 31 Dec 2022

$13.60
After 90% funding
(capped at $25/hr)
$21.60
After 80% funding
(capped at $17/hr)
Applicable for :

Self-Sponsored
- Singapore Citizens
- Aged 40 years and above

Company Sponsored #
- SMEs: Singapore Citizens /PRs
- Non-SMEs: Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
Applicable for :

Self-Sponsored
- SingaporeCitizens/PRs
- Aged 21 years and above

Company Sponsored #
- Non-SMEs:
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 years/PRs

Upon successful course completion,self-sponsored singaporeans eligible for WSS scheme may apply for SSG TRAINING ALLOWANCE of $6 per hour, capped at 180 training hours per WSS eligibility year & TRAINING COMMITMENT AWARD*

The WSS trainees need to register for PayNow linked to NRIC (not mobile number) in order to receive the WSS training allowance.

 #Absentee payroll support in addition to course fee funding available for company sponsored candidates.
 *Terms and conditions applies to all types of SSG fundings. More details at www.wsg.gov.sg

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