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The Level 3 (RQF) Award in Food Safety is aimed at persons taking on a Supervisory role within the Food Sector. 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.

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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

We have an on-line version of this course available that is CPD regulated &/or Highfield level 3 accredited for delegates wishing to gain the knowledge and qualification but without the need to attend face to face training. Please refer to our “e-learning courses” on the top menu.


This 3 day 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 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:

Three day programme

Assessment method:

Multiple choice examination, 45 questions, 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