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Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene

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Designed for team leaders and supervisors who work in the food industry, this extensive online course provides learners with a thorough understanding of the principles of food safety. The course explains all the practices that must be observed when preparing, handling, storing and serving food, to ensure that the health and safety of consumers are protected from any food-related issues.

Course Duration – Approx 7.5 hours

The content of this extensive online course was created in line with current UK Food Hygiene and Safety regulations and is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality and certified by CPD, to guarantee the delivery of high quality learning materials.

Every day, people worldwide get sick from the food or drink they consume. Food contamination can occur at any stage of its production, processing, distribution, storage, and preparation. The term ‘food safety’ describes all the best practices which are used to keep the food safe throughout each stage to prevent food-borne illness and contamination.

This food safety and hygiene online course is designed to provide professionals in senior-level roles with the skills, theoretical knowledge and credentials necessary to ensure that high standards of food hygiene are promoted and maintained throughout the process of preparing, handling, storing and serving food for consumers. The course will also help learners to provide effective training for their staff to comply with the food hygiene standards and safety regulations in the UK.

Moreover, this comprehensive course covers the topics of food management systems, the laws and regulations that apply to food hygiene in the UK and the role and responsibilities of supervisors in the food industry. It identifies all the different types of hazards that workers must be aware of, as well as the importance of cleaning, disinfection and personal hygiene. Other topics discussed in this course include food premises and equipment use, the food preparation and storage, food safety enforcement and food pests management and controls.

Course Content

Module 1 - Course aims and learning outcomesCourse aims and learning outcomes
Module 2 - Food safety & hygiene and the legislation which governs itWhat is food safety and hygiene?, Useful definitions, Key legislation
Module 3 - The role of the SupervisorKey Supervisor responsibilities, Staff training, Tips to ensure your staff are following the rules, Links to helpful information
Module 4 - Microbiological HazardsWhat are microbiological hazards and how do they put consumers at risk?, Causes of microbiological hazards, Focus on the different types of bacteria (e.g. Pathogens, Spoilage Bacteria), How bacteria grows, Non bacterial food poisoning, Symptoms of food poisoning, Ways to control microbiological hazards, The role of temperature in controlling bacteria
Module 5 - Chemical HazardsWhat are chemical hazards and how do they put consumers at risk?, Causes of chemical hazards, Mycotoxins, Marine biotoxins, Pesticides, Cleaning products, Acrylamide, Controlling chemical hazards
Module 6 - Allergenic HazardsWhat are allergenic hazards and how do they put consumers at risk?, Causes of food allergens, The 14 key food allergens, Controlling food allergens
Module 7 - Physical HazardsWhat are physical food hazards and how do they put consumers at risk?, Causes of physical food hazards, Controlling physical food hazards
Module 8 - Food Management SystemsWhat is a food management system?, How does a food management system benefit the consumer and food business?, What are the prerequisites of having a full HACCP system?, HACCP - key principles, Other types of food management system
Module 9 - Personal HygieneWhat is personal hygiene?, The importance of personal hygiene in good food safety and hygiene, Risks of poor personal hygiene, Hand hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Dealing with cuts and grazes, Reporting illnesses
Module 10 - Food premises and equipment Legal minimum requirements for food premises, Choosing the right premises, Ensuring the right facilities are present, Premises which need approval from authorities, Food waste, Consequences of non-compliance, Health and safety, Fire safety
Module 11 - Food pests and controlsMain types of food pests and how they pose a risk to consumers, Controlling food pests, Signs to look out for
Module 12 - Cleaning and disinfectionWhy cleaning is important, What the law says about cleaning food premises and equipment, Clean as you go, The stages of cleaning, Cleaning schedules, Waste management
Module 13 - Food preparation and storageFood deliveries, Labelling food, Separating food, Storing chilled food, Storing dry food, Storing fruit and vegetables, Freezing and thawing, Food preparation, Use by dates, Cooking and reheating, Hot holding, Chilling cooked food, Acrylamide
Module 14 - Food Safety EnforcementWho is responsible for enforcing food safety and hygiene laws?, How a business is assessed, How often a business is assessed, Enforcement actions which can be taken, Recent cases, Role of the supervisor in food safety enforcement, Food hygiene rating scheme

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Who should take this Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene course

This Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene course is suitable for individuals with any senior-level roles who wish to meet the UK food training requirements and current food safety regulations. Learning the skills, theoretical knowledge and credentials of good food safety and hygiene practices is necessary to ensure high levels of food hygiene throughout the business, as well as proving essential for the correct training of staff. These roles may include:

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Business owners
  • Self-employed
  • Chefs
  • Head waiters

Aims and learning outcomes

This course includes and develops on Level 1 & 2 Food Safety and Hygiene to give learners an understanding of the additional aspects relating to food safety and hygiene required for a leadership or senior-level role. By the end of this course learners will have a better understanding of the following:

  • The importance of implementing good food hygiene management 
  • The role and responsibilities of a supervisor in promoting high levels of food hygiene
  • Build on the existing knowledge to comply with current laws and regulations

Our online courses

All of our online courses are made of comprehensive learning materials, in-depth content with high quality videos and images to provide you with an engaging, interactive learning experience. 

They can be taken on any device that can access the internet, and all of our courses have a full audio voiceover and are fully online with no time limits.


All our courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service, as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. This allows us to be consistent in providing recognised courses of the highest quality.

All of our courses include a quality assured certificate, downloadable and ready to print at your convenience, on completion of the final assessment. We also provide a link that can be forwarded to employers to verify your certification, and provide evidence for compliance and audit.

Certificates do not have an expiry date, however, based on the industry best practice guidelines, the recommended period for renewal of this training is 1 year.


During this online course you may encounter a few brief in-course questions that are designed solely to maximise user engagement and reinforce your learning throughout. These in-course features aren’t marked and, therefore, won’t affect your final assessment score.

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked to answer a selection of multiple choice questions with a pass rate of 100% for the final assessment. Don’t worry if you don’t pass! You will have unlimited attempts to retake the assessment and achieve a 100% pass rate, at no extra cost. Answers are marked automatically, so you will instantly know if you have passed, or whether you have to re-take the test before you can access your certificate. 

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