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Level 3 Food Safety in Catering

This Level 3 Food Safety in Catering eLearning course is perfect for those responsible for managing food safety within a catering business and who have to develop or monitor a HACCP system.



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Course Description

What’s It About?

Food businesses must, by law, ensure that all employees receive the appropriate level of safety and hygiene training commensurate with their role and risk. This Level 3 Food Safety in Catering eLearning course meets all legal requirements for supervisors within a food business.

Implementing the knowledge gained from this food safety training course will improve food safety within your business. This programme can provide the knowledge required for businesses that aspire to achieve a five-star rating in the national food hygiene rating scheme.

Who’s It For?

This online course has been designed specifically for those responsible for supervising or managing food safety within a business. It is also perfect for those who have gained a good understanding of food hygiene while working as food handlers and are looking to step up to a supervisory or management position.

In addition, it is ideal for supervisors or managers of a catering business, but it is equally useful for those working within food manufacturing.

However, if you are a food handler working within a catering business below the supervisor or manager level, we recommend our Level 2 Food Safety eLearning course.

Similarly, if you work within a food-manufacturing environment below the supervisor or manager level, the Level 2 Food Safety in Manufacturing would be a perfect choice.

What Does It Cover?

  • Introduction to food safety
  • Microbiology
  • Contamination hazards and control
  • Food poisoning
  • Personal hygiene
  • Design of food premises and equipment
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Pest control
  • Control measures
  • Supervisory management
  • Food safety legislation and enforcement

How Long Does It Take?

The course will typically take 9 – 14 hours to complete. However, as this food safety training is hosted online, candidates can complete each module at a pace to suit them.

Who Is It Accredited By?

The course is accredited by Highfield Qualifications, the UK’s leading provider of regulated food safety qualifications. Richard Sprenger, founder of Highfield Qualifications and a renowned food safety expert and author, wrote the course.

How Does It Work?

Our eLearning programmes are available on multiple platforms such as tablets, PCs, Macs and laptops. All you need is an Internet connection. Candidates log on to the Learner Management System and work their way through the course. Included in the course are scenarios that provide them with real-life context.

Our courses simplify even the most complex subjects through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage candidates. The key elements of our eLearning courses are:

  • interactive exercises and gaming
  • media-rich content
  • interactive 3D scenarios
  • content provided by market-leading experts
  • relevant photography and illustrations
  • multi-generational content and style

How’s It Assessed?

This Level 3 Food Safety in Catering eLearning course is assessed by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course. Candidates must score 100% to pass.

If the candidate does not achieve 100% the first time, they will be taken back to review the module they have struggled with. They can then retry the multiple-choice questions as many times as necessary to pass the course.

They will receive an electronic copy of your certificate immediately upon completion of the course. This certificate may be printed and used as evidence that you have been trained in food safety and hygiene to the appropriate level.

Please Note

This online course alone does not provide a qualification. However, it does meet the UK’s mandatory training requirements for food handlers.

If you wish to achieve the recognised Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Catering qualification, you must sit an invigilated examination. This can be achieved by the Quality at Home service – please call us for further details.