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Food Safety and Hygiene Level 3 for Supervising

Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Catering

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£95.00 +VAT per person

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Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Ideal for food sectors such as Catering, Manufacturing & Retail
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 45 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 6 - 7 Hour Duration (75 minute timed assessment)

Our Food Safety Level 3 Training Course has been designed to give supervisors and managers the knowledge to instruct their staff are shown the correct procedures and that these are maintained going forward.

This food safety level 3 course is not separated into the occupational categories of manufacture, catering and retail, as these skills of good supervisory practice are common to all food production.

  • Food Safety and Hygiene Level 3 Certificate on successful course completion
  • Ideal for food industy such as: Catering, Retail or Manufacturing
  • Meets UK and EU legal requirements for Food Handlers
  • Unlimited resits at no further cost
  • Learn at your own pace

Supervisors and managers must themselves be well trained and able to guide staff in safe methods. This responsibility will only be possible if those involved are themselves well trained, and can identify food hazards.

Who should take a food safety and hygiene level 3?

This level 3 food safety online has been designed specifically for supervisors and managers in the food industry, along with other senior staff.

Do you work under a manager or supervisor and handle food? A food safety level 2 may be ideal.


Course aim

The aim of this online training is to give supervisors and managers 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 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 food safety standard, especially if they are in charge of staff and their training.

Course content

Our food safety level 3 online 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).

Course duration

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


The online assessment for the supervisor's 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.

Food Safety & Hygiene Level 3 Certificate

Food Hygiene Certificate level 3 - Example

On successful completion of the online supervisors course assessment, the candidate will be able to print/save their food Safety level 3 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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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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