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Who is this qualification for?

The qualification is designed for learners who are at, or wish to progress to, a higher or supervisory level within a food catering business.

Individuals looking to achieve this qualification are likely to have some catering experience and be in a job role that involves working unsupervised. They will also be able to take responsibility for the competency of the workforce and for identifying hazards and controls, monitoring controls and taking appropriate corrective action when necessary.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 20 hours of learning, typically over 3 days.

Topics covered

The qualification covers the following components:


•    Introduction to food safety hazards and relevant control measures
•    Temperature controls
•    Workplace and equipment design
•    Pest management
•    Implementation and management of cleaning and disinfection procedures
•    Personal hygiene
•    Your role as a manager/supervisor
•    Training requirements
•    Ensuring compliance with food safety legislation
•    The application and monitoring of good hygiene practice
•    How to implement and manage a good food safety management system (HACCP)

Assessment method

This is by multiple-choice examination, in which candidates must demonstrate what they have learned.

Qualification outcome

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the assessment. You will receive a Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Catering certificate which is advised to be refreshed after three years.

Please note that all certificates are now digital unless requested otherwise.

Training benefits

Awarding Body Regulated Trainers

Training to suit your business needs

We can come to you, at your premises

Save £££’s over traditional off site courses.


Discounts available!


Course discounts, multi-course packages and other special offers are available on all courses. Speak to one of our team to find out our more!

  • Awarding Body Regulated trainers, come to you.

  • Onsite training allows you to train more employees at less cost, maximizing compliance.

  • Train at a time and date that suits your business.

  • Save £££’s over traditional off-site courses.

  • Employees are onsite, ready to return to work immediately after training.

  • No extra travel expenses for staff or disruption to schedules.


Let us come to you!

It's easy to book your onsite Food Safety Course with us, we take care of everything.

All that you need at your site is a room big enough to comfortably seat all of your candidates. Our trainer will arrive with a laptop, projector, all training materials and accompanying training manuals.

Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Catering




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