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The Level 3 (RQF) Refresher course in Food Safety is aimed at people who have already taken and passed the original 3 day course within 3 years and need to refresh their qualification without the requirement to undertake another 3 days of training. This 1 day refresher and the original 3 day course is aimed at people taking on a Supervisory role within the Food Sector.

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This course is designed for those working in food businesses at a supervisory level and can be taken in catering, retail or manufacturing. The examination is taken at the end of the programme and is tailored to meet your specific industry demands:

  • Level 3 (RQF) Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering
  • Level 3 (RQF) Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing
  • Level 3 (RQF) Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail

Changes in Food Safety legislation effective from January 2006 have placed greater onus and accountability on anyone in the food business with supervisory responsibility. It is therefore vital they are equipped with both the knowledge and confidence to do their job effectively. This qualification has changed in 2017 from a QCF qualification to RQF.

We have an on-line version of the full level 3 course available that is available in module form so you can pick the individual modules that you need to refresh. The modules are CPD regulated and taken in conjunction with the full course accredited certificate can be used as refresher modules without the need to attend face to face training. Please refer to our “e-learning” on the top menu.


This 1 day refresher course concentrates on providing an understanding of the practical application of food safety techniques and how to recognise hazards that exist which will allow food safety to be achieved.

This refresher course covers the same syllabus as the full 3 day course but in a concentrated format, it is mandatory for the delegates to complete a work book before the classroom training starts in order to refresh their knowledge and to prepare for the multi-choice exam at the end of the classroom session. It is suggested the workbook be provided to all delegates at least 2 weeks before the start of the course to enable knowledge to be refreshed. The exam is the same used for the 3 day course.

This course is not only intended for supervisors but is also suitable for those persons with an interest in food safety who wish to progress in stages from the Level 2 Award to the more academically demanding Level 4 Managing Food Safety course.

Course duration:

One day programme

Assessment method:

Multiple choice examination of 45 questions in 90 mins
Pass rate set at 60% (27 correct answers)

Course content

The qualification covers the following topics:

  • Legislation
  • Supervisory Management
  • Temperature control (storage, chilling, cooking)
  • Cleaning
  • Contamination control
  • Applying and monitoring good hygiene practices
  • Implementing good food safety procedures
  • Contributing to the safety training of others

Suggested progression on completion:

  • Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering
  • Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing