safefood for life
The safefood for life programme is a certified food safety programme that is being delivered in post primary schools across the island of Ireland.
safefood for life aims to help students develop important food safety skills and allows them to sit an online food hygiene examination at the end of the course. On completion of the online examination successful students will meet the minimum training requirements to work in the food industry. Note the online exam is available but not mandatory for Leaving Cert Applied students.
Upon request safefood have now produced an Irish language version, safefood don saol, and an Irish language version of the online exam for schools that teach through the medium of the Irish language in ROI.
Transition Year Students and Leaving Cert Applied Students in ROI and Key Stage 3 & 4 Home Economics in NI
Personal hygiene, Food contamination, Food delivery and storage, Food preparation and cooking, Cleaning, Design and layout of food premises and HACCP.
For ROI: The online examination Primary Certificate in Food Hygiene is certified by The Environmental Health Officer’s Association (EHOA) and is valid for 5 years
For NI: The online examination Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering is certified by The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
The resource consists of a set of Teachers Slides, Student Activities, Teachers Notes and Students Notes to help teachers to prepare and teach the programme.
How to access the resource
The resource is available to schools in ROI by contacting the safefood helpline at 1850 404567 and for schools in NI via the C2K Learning NI school network. The resource is also available to Youthreach Centres in ROI.
For details on registering your school for the online exam please contact the safefood helpline at 1850 404567 (ROI) and 0800 0851683 (NI)