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This Level 3 Food Hygiene online course is suitable for anyone who works in the catering environment and is involved in the management or supervision of food handlers or catering staff, including anyone involved in food preparation.

This course will ensure that you understand your day-to-day responsibilities, gain the knowledge required to comply with food laws, as well as the confidence to support your staff.

We also offer Level 3 Food Hygiene for Supervisors in Retail or Manufacturing.

  • Meet the UK training requirements for food handlers
  • Online, self-paced training
  • Interactive course with colourful animations
  • Complete in approximately 8 hours
  • 24 hour learner support
  • High quality posted certificate upon completion
Description

Why take this Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene course?

It is recommended that catering premises should have at least one person trained to Level 3 in food hygiene and safety - particularly if they are in charge of other staff and are responsible for their training.

This Level 3 Food Safety Course is aimed at a catering business striving to achieve a 5* rating under the national hygiene rating system. Through taking this course, learners will improve their knowledge, confidence and understanding and receive a high quality certificate, accredited by City and Guilds, to demonstrate training has taken place.

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to take responsibility for food monitoring procedures, identify food safety hazards and contribute to improvements in food safety practices.

Who should take this course?

As a business owner or supervisor, you have a duty to comply with the provisions of Regulation (EC) 852/2004 of the European Parliament on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs, the Food Safety Act 1990, and the Food Hygiene Regulations 2005.

Level 3 Hood Hygiene training is suitable for those who work, train or supervise others in food handling, including but not limited to, food establishment owners, restaurant managers, catering manager, café supervisor, publican / pub landlord, street food trader, school lunch time supervisors and head chefs.

Training is required for anyone who works in an environment where food is prepared or handled such as bakeries, restaurants, bars, fish & chip shops, food trucks, butchers, schools, fast food outlets, takeaways, colleges, hospitals, hotels, B&B’s, cruises, holiday parks, hostels, guest houses and anywhere else food is being handled.

Environmental Health Officer accepted

The content of this course was developed in accordance to the Environmental Health Officer's guidelines. A Level 3 Food Hygiene Certificate demonstrates that supervisors or business owners are able to ensure that their staff are supervised and trained appropriately to handle food safely and hygienically.

E-learning content

The content of this e-learning course includes:

  • Introduction
  • Food Safety Hazards and Contamination
  • Microbiology
  • Food Borne Illnesses
  • 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

Training outcomes

By the end of the course learners will:

  • Understand their role in the supervision of food handlers when it comes to food safety and hygiene
  • Be able to define food safety hazards, hygiene risks and understand how they may be prevented and controlled
  • Recognise the importance of thorough preparation and cooking of food to eliminate dangerous viruses and bacteria
  • Understand how to prevent foodborne illness, and the impact of this from a personal and a legal responsibility
  • Know how to develop and maintain an effective HACCP system
  • Know how to preserve food safely and hygienically
  • Understand how to keep premises and equipment clean
  • Know how to control contamination through safe temperatures and storage
  • Know how to ensure that staff keep a good standard of personal hygiene
  • Understand how to keep the workplace hygienic and safe for food preparation, cooking and storage

Target Audience

The course is suitable for all supervisors or small business owners working in the catering 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!

Accreditation

This course is accredited by City & Guilds.

Duration

It is estimated that this course will take approximately eight hours to complete (depending on learning speed). The course is self-paced and progress is recorded throughout, so learners can complete the training in stages.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Test and certificate

The course test consists of 45 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.

A high quality, seal embossed, certificate is sent the next working day. Our certificates carry an authorisation seal. The certificate should be displayed to show appropriate training has taken place.

How It Works

Frequently asked questions

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this course and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

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 complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

Does the course contain sound?

Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.

How long is the certificate valid for?

There is no set time for how long this certificate is valid for. It is generally recognised that certificates are renewed every three years.

Discounts

Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of more than 10 courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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