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Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety

About the course

This is a level 3 food safety course, has replaced the Intermediate Certificate in Food Safety, and looks at the subject of the level 2 award in much more detail. Candidates get a greater understanding of food poisoning bacteria and contamination, and ways to prevent this happening, at a more supervisory level.

Who should attend?

The Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety course is aimed at anyone working in a food business at supervisory level. This includes ‘traditional’ supervisors and team leaders, but also anyone who needs a broad understanding of food hygiene as part of their work e.g. chefs, owners of small businesses and anyone else who has responsibility for food safety in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Ability to implement and supervise a food safety management system
  • Understand food safety procedures
  • Understand the concept of food hazards and the risks associated with them
  • Understand the terminology with respect to supervising food safety
  • Understand the techniques involved in controlling and monitoring food safety
  • Appreciate the risks linked to cross contamination
  • Understand the role temperature has to play in the control of food safety
  • Appreciate the importance of supervising high standards of cleanliness in food premises
Course Content:

The qualification covers the following topics:

  • Legislation
  • Supervisory management
  • Temperature control (chilling, cooking)
  • Cleaning
  • Contamination control
  • Applying and monitoring good hygiene practices
  • Implementing good food safety procedures
  • Contributing to the safety training of others
Course Duration:

The course is run over 3 full days, normally 1 day per week over 3 weeks or as a block.

Assessment Method:

Either a 2-hour, 60 question multi-choice question paper or a 2 hour written examination

Pass mark - 40/60 questions, Credit pass 50/60.

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should have completed the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering or similar. A reasonable level of writing and comprehension ability is necessary to be successful in the written examination.

Delivery Method:

By use of exercises, handouts and group work etc in an informal setting, either on your premises or in our training room. Each student receives a copy of the textbook and handouts. Our courses are conducted in English, but a range of foreign language papers and work books are available for candidates who would find it easier.

Ofqual Accredited:

Yes - Catering - 500/5475/2; Retail - 500/5320/6; Manufacturing - 500/5092/8


C.I.E.H., R.S.P.H. or H.A.B.C.

Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering

or Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing

or Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail

Course Evaluation:

At the end of the course, as part of our quality monitoring procedures and to contribute to the on-going development and improvement of the programme, all delegates will be asked to complete a course evaluation.

Suggested progression on completion:

C.I.E.H. Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering / Food Safety Management for Manufacturing


Details are available on application. They include the fee payable to the awarding body to cover course registration and examination fee.

How do you book this course?

This course can either be run in-house, contact us for further details or as a public course. See Courses Dates for upcoming courses.

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