Course provided by Virtual College

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: £87.50

Overview

The Level 3 Food Hygiene online course is suitable for anyone who is involved in the management or supervision of food handlers within a food environment.

It is recommended that all food premises should have at least one person trained to Level 3 in food hygiene and safety – particularly if they are in charge of other staff and are responsible for the training of those staff.

We also offer Level 3 Food Hygiene for Supervisors in: Manufacturing | Catering | Retail.

As a business owner or supervisor, you have a duty to comply with the provisions of Regulation (EC) 852/2004 of the European Parliament on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs, the Food Safety Act 1990, and the Food Hygiene Regulations 2005.

This Level 3 Food Safety & Hygiene Certificate for Supervisors course satisfies a food handler’s legal obligation to undertake appropriate food safety training, as well as building on the safety principles explained in the Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene course. A sound knowledge of the latest food safety principles, as well as the senior duties within a food setting, will help to improve the quality of any products or services produced by your business.

This Level 3 Food Safety Course is aimed at any business striving to achieve a 5* rating under the national hygiene rating system. Boost knowledge, confidence and understanding and receive a high quality certificate, accredited by City and Guilds, to demonstrate training has taken place. Some of the areas covered by this course include:

  • How food law applies to your premises
  • What a supervisor does in catering
  • Why a HACCP plan is important
  • Implementing internal food safety measures

The material is provided in an interactive format that is designed to be engaging and accessible. A basic knowledge of food hygiene will mean learners progress quickly, but the course is designed for anyone working in the service or hospitality sectors and should be suitable for any staff member to give them the knowledge needed to work effectively and safely.

Who should take this course and why?

This food safety and hygiene course is directed toward anyone working in a senior role within the food industry, such as supervisor or small business owner, who has already completed the Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene course. This also included anyone who is involved in the management of staff members in a catering environment, including hotels, restaurants, takeaways, cafes, bars, fast food outlets, fish & chip shops, kitchens, hospitals, prisons, schools and colleges.

The course can be used either as Induction, Awareness, Refresher or Foundation Training, making it a highly flexible choice. It also demonstrates that your organisation is dedicated to educating its staff by delivering first class food safety training without the need for off-site learning or disruptive classroom sessions.

What does this course cover?

To help develop an in-depth knowledge of food safety and hygiene, this course provides interactive content which is split into the following chapters:

  • Introduction
  • Food Safety Hazards and Contamination
  • Microbiology
  • Food Borne Illnesses
  • Understanding Food Law
  • The Role of the Supervisor
  • Food Safety Management (HACCP)
  • Food Preservation
  • Food Storage and Temperature Control
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Workplace Equipment and Design
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Pest Control

Training outcomes

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Understand their role in the supervision of food handlers when it comes to food safety and hygiene
  • Be able to define food safety hazards, hygiene risks and understand how they may be prevented and controlled
  • Recognise the importance of thorough preparation and cooking of food to eliminate dangerous viruses and bacteria
  • Understand how to prevent food-borne illness, and the impact of this from a personal and a legal responsibility
  • Know how to develop and maintain an effective HACCP system
  • Know how to preserve food safely and hygienically
  • Understand how to keep premises and equipment clean
  • Know how to control contamination through safe temperatures and storage
  • Know how to ensure that staff keep a good standard of personal hygiene
  • Understand how to keep the workplace hygienic and safe for food preparation, cooking and storage

Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene For Supervisors Certificate

At the end of this course, you will need to complete a test that consists of 60 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and – if necessary – may attempt the test six times at no extra cost. If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Upon completing the course, learners will be able to download a digital food hygiene certificate accredited by City & Guilds from Virtual College. A high quality, seal embossed, posted certificate will be sent out at the beginning of the next working week. This certification is universally recognised and can be used to provide evidence of food hygiene and safety training both internally and to external auditors. There is no set time for how long a certificate is valid for, but the accepted industry standard is for food hygiene certificates to be renewed every three years. However, some employers may require you to renew your certification more frequently than this.