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Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene for Supervisors

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Overview - Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene for Supervisors

City & Guilds accredited Level 3 Supervising Food Safety & Hygiene (including posted certificate)

Level 3 Supervising Food Safety training from Virtual College enables candidates to identify problems and to recommend solutions within food preparation and delivery areas. It is ideally suited to people who are responsible for supervising other members of staff, such as team leaders and managers across all sectors including manufacturing, catering and retail. The course is written to reflect industry standards developed by People 1st (the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality industry), and conforms to the qualification template developed by awarding bodies under their guidance.

Try online - Buy online - Learn online - Test online and Certificate posted same day if completed before 12 noon Monday to Friday, or next working day

It is recommended that all food premises should have at least one person trained to Level 3 - particularly if they are in charge of other staff and are responsible for the training of those staff. By completing this online training, individuals will benefit from a broad knowledge of food safety and hygiene in the workplace, with a focus on being able to:

  • take responsibility for food safety monitoring procedures
  • identify food safety hazards
  • identify food safety hazards
  • contribute to improvements in food safety practice

This course is Accredited by City & Guilds:

  • We (Virtual College) are a City and Guilds Accredited centre.
  • City and Guilds have accredited our Level 3 Supervising Food Hygiene & Safety certificate
  • Our price includes your City and Guilds Accredited Certificate
  • City and Guilds approved quality assurance of our online delivery processes and learner support systems
  • Quality City & Guilds Accredited Certificate carrying an authorisation seal

The course was produced by Virtual College in association with food safety experts Food Dialog and we have made every effort to make the training friendly, understandable and down to earth. Established in 1995, we have trained over 100,000 people in food hygiene and supply organisations across the UK including the Food Standards Agency in Wales. Our experience means training is user friendly, and our learner support team are available Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:30 to assist with any queries. On completion of the module and the associated assessment you will:

  • Understand the role of the supervisor and food business operator in ensuring compliance with food safety legislation
  • Understand the application and monitoring of good hygiene practice
  • Understand how to implement food safety management procedures
  • Understand the role of the supervisor in staff training and food safety management procedures

Lesson Plan

Topics covered in this online training include:

  • Food safety hazards and contamination
  • Microbiology
  • Food-borne illness
  • 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
  • Module summary


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is Accredited by City & Guilds.

Note, this course is an accredited training programme, should you require a full qualification you will be required to undertake an additional assessment by visiting an accredited test centre at an additional cost.


When you have successfully completed your course and attained the 75% required test pass, you will receive a City & Guilds Accredited Certificate. Our Certificates are of extremely high quality and carry an authorisation seal. The certificate should be displayed to show appropriate training has taken place.


Approximately 8 hours. With over 320 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 8 hours to complete (depending on your learning speed). All Virtual College e-learning courses are hosted on the Enable Learning Management System, which remembers your progress, allowing you to complete your training in stages.

Target Audience

The course is suitable for all supervisors or small business owners working in the food industry and is the ideal progression for anyone who has completed a level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene course, but is now taking on further responsibilities for food safety within a business - or for anyone who just wants to know more!

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Easy to follow, made it interesting, well displayed and very informative.
BS 17/12/2013

Loved the interactiveness of the programme. The research was very good and the diagrams were very useful.
LR 09/04/2014

I loved the system, the content was comprehensive, transmitted with clarity and interest. Graphic helped to capture interest. Interactive challenges in their form variety allowed to verify the study progress. Probably the best online course I have participated in.
JJ 12/04/2014

I liked that I could attempt a module at a time and spread the training over a long period as per business demands.
ES 22/05/2014

This was the first time I have attempted the level 3 course on line. I didn't think I was going to enjoy it as much as attending a course. To my surprise it was so much better than I thought it was going to be.
KB 11/07/2014

I am pleased with the program and what is more I can study in my own time and in the comfort of my own home. Thank you.
PS 01/08/2014

The use of pictures and text, plus the repeated opportunities to test your knowledge and comprehension.
EM 17/09/2014

I particularly liked the fact you could work at your own pace through the module, so it could easily fit around work and social commitments.
AM 23/09/2014

It was clear and easy to understand. This course helped me to look at the standard with which we run our kitchen and help to make sure we are meeting that standard.
ES 18/10/2014

That you can take your time with it. It makes it so much easier than having to go to a training place and cram in the information. This way you can digest the information and retain it much better.
AJ 04/11/2014

The fact you can come and go from the course was welcome as I am constantly called away and interrupted during the training.
SG 15/11/2014

I like how things were categorised, and the visual representations as well made it easier to visualise concepts.
RU 17/12/2014

Learned lots of things that I didn’t know that I can use outside of the workplace. System very clear and I could learn at my own pace
MH 18/01/2015

Very informative and useful in my work. The system was easy to use and helpful that another advantage what that I could do this in my own time.
ED 01/02/2015

How easy it was to back and forth through different parts of the course And the helpful training exercises were fun and kept you on your toes
LH 12/02/2015

Told me it was going to take 8 hours to complete, so I could manage my time to do it.Very easy to follow screens, fun graphics, and use of repetition to ensure learning of the key points.
SP 23/03/2015


£125.00 + VAT (£150.00 inc. VAT)

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