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Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene for Supervisors

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.


I liked the recaps at the end of each section.
31/10/2015 EB
I liked that I could work through the course in stages when I had available time. Also the information was very clear to understand
31/10/2015 CF div>
The system is very easy to follow and I will recommend to friends and associates
15/10/2015 MA
The course was very good and informative and being able to work from home at my leisure Thank you
DS 20/08/2015
I was very impressed of how in depth the HACCP module was, as this is very crucial to the food industry
EM 17/08/2015
I think it's perfect and fitted in with my personal availability and I was therefore able to complete at a time and pace I was available. I really like the flexibility option. Excellent way of learning
AK 23/06/2015
It explained the practicality of the health and safety in any food environment whether you are a customer or staff
EO 21/05/2015
Ease of use, great graphics and easy to understand process
SF 06/05/2015
Great. Clear information, each page was different so it didn't get boring. Clear concise information. I would recommend it to others
JB 13/04/2015
It was easy to use and navigate through, method used helped me to keep engaged all the way through
AG 31/03/2015
Nice combination of text, animations and audio. This helps to retain information so much better than on purely text based systems
CS 27/03/2015
It provides a lot of relevant information & is very easy to navigate through
PR 26/03/2015
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
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
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
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

How it Works

This is a general guide to how the system works; if you want a more detailed guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively, if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.

£125.00 + VAT

LMS - Track and record multiple learners

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On average this course contributes 8 hours towards your CPD


Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact or telephone us on 01943 885089.

Corporate Purchasers

If you have 10 or more learners and want to track their progress or, for details of how we can help you with a corporate e-learning solution, please contact us


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