HACCP for Supervisors and Managers

Learn all about the seven HACCP principles, determine critical control points for hazards and much more in this RoSPA Assured online training course. Designed for supervisors, managers, head chefs, team leaders and business owners this course describes the HACCP approach for food safety procedures and how to evaluate them. Earn an instant digital certificate and be HACCP compliant with Virtual College today.

HACCP for Supervisors and Managers course
HACCP for Supervisors and Managers course
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Course Overview


  • Intermediate
  • 2-3 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 2-3 CPD Hours
  • RoSPA Assured

Course description

The aim of this training is to develop an understanding of HACCP-based food safety management, and how it is best implemented and maintained in a food business or organisation.

Food safety systems are an integral part of any business operating within the food industry, and must be overseen by a manager or supervisor to ensure all procedures are put in place and followed by staff. Businesses may use a system designed to meet their needs, but EU law requires that all food safety systems are based on the HACCP guidelines and so it is important that food staff understand them.

HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, and is a seven-principle system designed to assess and address potential hazards in food industry workplaces. Employers must take responsibility to ensure senior staff are trained in HACCP principles and can reassure other staff members by providing guidance and instructions in line with your internal HACCP plan.

Our HACCP for Supervisors and Managers training course will help senior members of staff gain a detail understanding of key HACCP guidelines by teaching and sharing the information in a simple, engaging and comprehensive manner. By the end of the course, the learner will be able to advocate HACCP principles within your organisation and ensure all methodologies are being followed at your workplace.

As they work through our course, learners will learn about all aspects of HACCP. They will be able to explain the need for a food safety system based on HACCP; how the HACCP principles are used to create a food safety system; how HACCP is applied to the type of food business you work in, and why procedures and documentation are needed to consistently produce safe food.

What does this HACCP for Supervisors and Managers training course cover?

The aim of this training is to develop an understanding of HACCP-based food safety management, and how it is best implemented and maintained in a food business or organisation.


Module What it includes
An Introduction to HACCP An introduction to food safety management and find out why we need HACCP.
Prerequisite Programmes What prerequisite programmes are, where you can get more information on them and the areas they cover.
Approaches to HACCP An introduction to selected HACCP application models such as; Codex HACCP and its 7 principles of HACCP, product and process led HACCP
How to Develop a HACCP Plan How to create a HACCP plan using the Codex logical sequence for the application of HACCP principles.



This course is RoSPA Assured and the certificate and their logo is displayed on the certificate which is awarded upon successful completion of the training. 

  • Virtual College are a RoSPA Assured training provider
  • RoSPA have assured our HACCP for Supervisors and Managers course
  • Our price includes a RoSPA Assured Certificate
  • RoSPA approved quality assurance of our online delivery processes and learner support systems
  • Self-printed RoSPA Assured Certificate


Approximately 2 - 3 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This module is aimed at those responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of a HACCP system/team. It is also suitable for business owners/managers. This covers the catering, retail and manufacturing industries.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

You will learn

  • Outline the need for and importance of HACCP-based food safety management systems
  • Describe the HACCP approach to food safety procedures
  • Review the legislation relating to HACCP
  • Describe the importance of prerequisite programmes and what they should contain
  • Explain and evaluate the five preliminary steps in the logical application of HACCP
  • Identify hazards and risks in a food preparation or production process
  • Determine critical control points (CCPs) for significant hazards and establish critical limits
  • Describe the procedures required for monitoring CCPs and the corrective action procedures when CCPs fail
  • Evaluate HACCP based procedures through documentation and record keeping procedures
  • Outline the review and verification requirements for HACCP-based systems

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Those responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of a HACCP system/team, such as business owners and managers
  • Suitable across all industries and sectors including manufacturing, catering, retail, packaging and distributions
  • It's also suitable for those owning, or managing, smaller food businesses and will provide knowledge and understanding of what is required in the implementation of a food safety management system based on HACCP
  • Overall, it will ensure you gain the necessary understanding of food safety systems and how to implement them, all the while ensuring your business is compliant with Regulation 852/2004, Article 5 and that you are producing food that is safe
  • It also demonstrates that your organisation is dedicated to educating its staff by delivering first class food safety training in line with the HACCP guidelines without the need for off-site learning or disruptive classroom sessions
  • Suitable for Head Chefs and those managing or supervising others handling food

How the online courses work

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    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.