Level 3 Awards in Supervising Food Safety


Three-day programme


Multiple choice examination


Course: £xxx per person
Exam: £xx per person

In-house group training
£xxx + £xx exam fee per person (up to 20 people)

Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering
Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing
Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail
In line with the National Occupational Standards reflecting sector-specific needs, these qualifications provide a thorough understanding of food safety procedures emphasising the importance of monitoring staff and controls.

Who needs this qualification?

Managers and supervisors in small, medium or large catering, manufacturing or retail businesses. Particularly relevant for those who have to develop or monitor HACCP based food safety management procedures and systems.

Why is this training important?

Anyone working in a supervisory position in the food business is not only responsible but also accountable for food safety. It is therefore vital they are equipped with both the knowledge and confidence to do their job effectively.

Learning outcomes

Ability to implement and supervise a food safety management system
Understand food safety procedures
Understand the concept of food hazards and the risks associated with them
Understand the terminology with respect to supervising food safety
Understand the techniques involved in controlling and monitoring food safety
Appreciate the risks linked to cross contamination
Understand the role temperature has to play in the control of food safety
Appreciate the importance of supervising high standards of cleanliness in food premises


Duration: Three-day programme
Assessment: Multiple choice examination
Ofqual Accredited: Yes
Ofqual qualification reference:
Catering – 500/5475/2
Retail – 500/5320/6
Manufacturing – 500/5092/8
Prerequisite: Recommended understanding and knowledge of basic food hygiene – ideally the Level 2 Award in Food Safety taken within the last three years. Candidates who have already achieved the Level 3 Award in Implementing Food Safety Management Procedures need only attend two of the remaining units of training and pass the multiple choice question examination to gain this award.