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From food business owners to trainers, from production managers to hygiene auditors, these sector specific qualifications meet industry’s need for a high level practical qualification with external accreditation.

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

This qualification has replaced the CIEH Advanced Certificate in Food Safety.

Five day programme

Assessment method

Two assignments and an examination


Successful candidates will be able to deliver the Level 2 Food Safety Awards for Catering, Manufacturing and Retail (with appropriate training qualifications and skills).

The course is of five days duration followed by a half day for the examination. Candidates must be prepared to undertake 2 assignments in their own time. Assessment is on the basis of the two assignments (40% of the final mark) and a two and a half hour written paper (60% of the final mark). The pass mark is 60%. Those who gain a mark of 80% or more are awarded a credit certificate.

In-house courses are available throughout England & Wales.

Course content

  • Bacteriology
  • Food-borne illnesses
  • Physical contamination of food
  • Food storage, temperature control and preservation
  • Design and construction of food premises and equipment
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Pest control
  • Personal hygiene
  • Training strategies
  • Legislation
  • Management control techniques