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Level 3 HACCP Training Course
Level 3 HACCP Training Course
Level 3 HACCP Training Course

Our Level 3 HACCP Training course guides food safety managers and supervisors through the guidelines to successfully implement and monitor the HACCP (stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) seven principles in their workplace.

Only by providing effective HACCP training can you ensure that you and your employees are suitably competent to fulfil their duties safely and to internationally recognised HACCP standards.

  • Online, self-paced training
  • Interactivity with colourful animations
  • CPD-accredited training
  • Complete in two to three hours
  • Instant digital certificate on completion
  • 24-hour learner support

Why take the Level 3 HACCP Training course?

This online course provides food supervisors and managers with the training they need to implement a successful HACCP system in their workplace. Those trained to Level 3 are able to successfully introduce and monitor food safety regulations, and ensure that employees are suitably trained and competent to work to internationally recognised HACCP standards.

Who is the Level 3 HACCP Training course for?

This course is for anyone responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of a HACCP system or team. It is also suitable for small business owners and managers, across the catering, retail and manufacturing sectors.

After undertaking this online course, learners will be able to analyse hazards effectively and determine control points in line with established HACCP principles.

Who should take this course?

This course has been designed for Supervisors and Managers working in the Food industry, including those who work in: Restaurants, Cafes, Takeaways, Food Trucks, School Kitchens, Bars and Pubs.

It is recommended that those looking to take the level 3 HACCP course should also take the Level 3 Food Hygiene Course.

Level 3 HACCP Training: E-learning course content

The lesson plan for this course is as follows:

  • Overview of food safety management
  • History and background to HACCP
  • Prerequisite programmes
  • Approaches to HACCP
  • The Codex Principles
  • HACCP in practice: Applying the principles
  • Catering and retail models
  • How to develop a HACCP plan
  • The phases of HACCP
  • The seven HACCP principles

Level 3 HACCP Training outcomes

After completing this e-learning course, supervisors and managers will be able to:

  • Outline the need for, and understand the importance of HACCP-based food safety management systems
  • Describe the HACCP approach to food safety procedures
  • Describe the importance of prerequisite programmes and what they should contain
  • Explain and evaluate the five preliminary steps in the logical application of HACCP
  • Easily identify hazards and risks in a food preparation or production process
  • Determine what is a critical control point (CCP) for significant hazards and establish critical limits
  • Describe the procedures required for monitoring CCPs and the corrective action procedures

CPD accreditation

This course has been certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

How long does this course take to complete?

On average, around two to three hours. However, the course is self-paced and you do not have to complete all of the training in one session. Your progress will be recorded throughout, so you'll be able to pick up from where you left off.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


The end-of-course test for this module consists of 30 multiple choice questions. You are required to achieve an 80% pass mark, but you can attempt the test up to three times at no extra cost.

After this, if you still haven't achieved the 80% pass mark, you will need to contact the Virtual College support team to discuss extra attempts.


You will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.

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, Microsoft Edge, 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 my certificate valid for?

There is no set time for how long a certificate is valid for. It is generally industry recognised that Level 3 HACCP certificates are renewed every three years. However, some employers may require you to renew your certification every year.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more 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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