MIN 658 (M) Food and catering COVID-19 online approved courses
Valid until 30/11/2021: the MCA will recognise online delivered accredited training, if approved by the awarding bodies outlined within MIN 648 (M), due to COVID-19.
So if your online course has a qualification listed on the official MCA list at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/938426/MIN_648__M__MLC_Food_and_catering_recognised_qualifications_in_food_hygiene_or_food_safety_in_catering_for_ship_s_cooks_and_others_processing_food_in_the_galley.pdf
then its valid to do the course til the next update at end of November 2021.
See notice at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/min-658-m-food-and-catering-covid-19-online-approved-courses/min-658-m-maritime-labour-convention-2006-food-and-catering-covid-19-acceptance-of-online-delivered-food-hygiene-or-food-safety-in-catering-cour
WHO OFFERS THIS ONLINE COURSE THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED BY MCA?
The online Level 2 is equivalent to the classroom based Foundation run by the CIEH directly. The CIEH run a level 2 online course for GBP30 so have a look at this before spending more elsewhere. See Level 2 course in Food Safety in Catering at https://elearning.cieh.org/do?action=viewProduct&id=49 FOR LEVEL 2 AND FOR LEVEL 3 AT https://elearning.cieh.org/do?action=viewProduct&id=63 FOR gbp150