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Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene Online Course

Food Safety Level 3 Online Course in Catering

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  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 45 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 6-7 Hours (75 min timed assessment)

Our Food Safety Level 3 online course has been designed to give those who are involved in superivising and management the knowledge to instruct their staff are shown the correct procedures and that these are maintained going forward.

  • Meets UK & EU legal food handlers requirements
  • Certificate for catering, retail & manufacturing
  • Level 3 Food Safety & Hygiene - City & Guilds
  • Unlimited resits at no further cost
  • Course duration: 6-7 hours

Who should take this level 3 food hygiene?

This online level 3 food course has been designed specifically for supervisors and managers in the food sectors such as catering, manufacturing or retail, along with other senior staff.

There is a duty to conform to the provisions of Regulations (EC) 852/2004 of the European Parliament on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs, the Food Safety Act 1990 and Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2005 if you manage a food related business. The owner or supervisor must ensure the staff are trained in the matters of handling food.

Do you work under a management or supervision and handle food? A food safety level 2 course in Catering may be ideal.

Environmental Health Officer Approved

The content for this course has been approved by Environmental Health Officers and developed in accordance to their guidelines. Obtaining a food hygiene certificate clearly shows those in management or supervision position are able to ensure staff are appropriately trained when it comes to handling food in all manners.

Level 3 Food Hygiene Certificate

level 3 Food Hygiene Certificate Example

On successful completion of the online course assessment, the candidate will be able to print/save their food hygiene certificate . In addition to this, an email is sent to the candidate containing a link to the certificate.

This is the simplest, most convenient way to achieve compliance. Also, a QR code has been added to the certificate, which can be scanned by a smartphone to establish the certificate’s validity.

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Course aim

The aim of this course is to help the learner gain the required level of knowledge and confidence to ensure staff are instructed correctly and that they maintain correct operating procedures.

The results of poor food hygiene and food safety in commercial businesses can be devastating. Apart from the suffering caused by illness, loss of reputation will lead to loss of orders and financial loss, and possibly fines or closure. It is a legal obligation that all food handlers undertake food safety training, which will, of course, help to ensure food is wholesome, but this training must be backed up daily by good systems on the job instructions and supervision.

It is recommended that at least one person at a food establishment be trained to a level 3 standard, especially if they are in charge of staff and their training.

Course content

Our food hygiene course is divided into the following 13 modules:

  • Intro to Food Safety & Microbiology

    Covers food safety principles and factors responsible for incidents of foodborne illnesses. It covers a wide variety of topics to ensure high levels of hygiene are learned, implemented and maintained by any staff handling food to ensure that food remains safe for the consumer.

  • Food Safety Hazards & their Control

    Covers how to identify the different types of food safety hazards, including the four main groups, which are biological, chemical, physical and allergenic. It looks at how they can become a health hazard and ways in which the risks to consumer’s health can be prevented or minimised to safe levels and the consequences should food become contaminated.

  • Food Poisoning & Foodborne illnesses

    Looks at food poisoning and foodborne diseases, what factors are responsible for outbreaks, the symptoms and the con-trol measures that can be put in place to minimise the risk of infection.

  • Personal Hygiene

    Looks at good hygiene practices to help ensure that when handling food, food handlers do not become a source of contamination. As they are a principal source of contamination. It covers best practice guidelines which you will need to know and carry out in your role as a supervisor of food handlers to maintain the highest standards of personal hygiene.

  • Cleaning & Disinfection

    How to carry out effective cleaning and disinfection of equipment and facilities while following the relevant health and safety precautions to ensure the safe use of chemicals. Bacteria, viruses and chemicals can contaminate food in inadequately cleaned premises.

  • Waste Control

    Looks at the types of waste in a food environment. Food and non-food waste is a potential source of contamination and cross-contamination and must be handled, stored and disposed of safely and hygienically.

  • Pests & their Control

    Looks at signs of pest infestation, how pests can become food safety hazards and the actions that should be taken where pest infestations exist by using good housekeeping techniques.

  • Food Premises & Food Equipment

    Before commercial food-handling operations can begin, the intended premises must be suitable and approved by the enforcement authority (environmental health). This part of the course looks at a variety of factors relating to food-handling premises which helps ensure the risks of contamination is removed or minimised to a safe level.

  • Food Storage & Temperature Control

    The importance of following best hygiene practices and guidelines relating to the safe storage, transportation and temperature control of different types of foods to ensure food remains safe for consumption.

  • Food Packaging, Labelling & Traceability

    Designed to help you to under-stand how and why we package and label food to keep food safe for the consumer. It covers stock rotation and product identification.

  • Food Preservation

    Looks at how yeasts, moulds and bacteria the decomposition and spoilage of foods, which can make food unfit for human consumption. As soon as fruit and vegetables are harvested, fish caught, and livestock slaughtered then decomposition begins. Spoiled food may then become unsafe to eat.

  • Food Safety Management

    Looks at the 7 principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) as a food safety management system and the benefits of implementing it effectively. This module is designed to give the level of knowledge and understanding of the application of HACCP in a small catering business. It also looks at the relevant Regulations including the requirements for employee training and the responsibilities of supervisors.

  • Food Hygiene Legislation

    Designed to give you a good understanding of the principal food hygiene legislation that applies to the UK and it relationship to European Community law. This includes the Food Safety Act 1990, the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 and the food Law Codes of Practice (CoP) No. 40. It also covers the responsibilities of the FSA (Food Standards Agency).

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Course duration

The average time required to complete a food hygiene level 3 online is approximately 6 - 7 hours, however, the course is designed to go at the pace of the learner and can be completed in more time if needed.


The level 3 food safety online course consists of 45 multiple choice questions. In order to be successful, candidates must achieve a 75% pass mark to obtain the certificate.

We offer Unlimited resits at no further cost. If you do happen to fail this course, then don't worry simply contact our support team to reset the course for you.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need an email address to buy your course?

    Yes, you will need an email to buy this course.

  • If I buy more courses using the same e-mail address during checkout process will these then be automatically added to my account?

    No, you will receive the instructions to register to the existing email, but this can be registered to anyone you would like.

  • Can I buy your course and give it to other people?

    Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

  • Is there a refund policy?

    Yes there is a refund policy. Simply contact us and we will help you on this matter.

  • Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

    Yes, the course will work on a tablet or phone, however, we do recommend a computer or laptop for a better learning experience.

  • Do you recommended a browser to use for your course?

    For optimal experience we highly recommend using the most up to date version of browsers such Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox.

  • How long do learners have to complete your course?

    Users have up to a year to complete a course from the data of registration.

  • Does the course contain sound?

    All of our courses contain sound. Learners can still proceed and complete the course successfully without sound, as the spoken text will appear on the course itself for the learner to read.

  • How long does a level 3 food hygiene certificate last?

    It is recommended that a food safey and hygiene certificate is renewed every three years. Some employers may require you to renew your certification every year.

  • What is the difference between Level 1, 2 and 3 Food Safety and Hygiene?

    Level 1 is an awareness course, suitable for people who work with low risk foods. Level 2 is suitable for people who work with high-risk and ready to eat foods, this includes, the cooking and food handling process. Level 3 Food Safety is recommended for managers, supervisors and food business owners.

  • How quickly do I recieve my certificate?

    You will receive your certificate as soon as you pass the online assessment. This will be available for you to download or print whenever you like.


Discounts on Bulk Purchases

We offer discounts when 10 or more courses are purchased.

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Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Catering

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Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 45 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 6 - 7 Hour Duration

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