Supervising Food safety

Supervising Food Safety Level 3

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This Supervising Food Safety – Level 3 course meets the regulations for food handlers in the United  Kingdom & recognised internationally.

Approved by CPD, Gatehouse Awards, Institute of Hospitality & IIRSM

As a catering supervisor or manager, ensuring the safety of your customers is one of your primary responsibilities. This Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Catering course can be your gateway. With broad training modules, you’ll learn to ensure food is free from contamination and provide customers with a safe and hygienic product. Gain confidence in your ability to comply with UK food safety regulations and achieve a 5-star rating.

This Level 3 Food Hygiene Training Course is designed to equip catering managers and supervisors with the knowledge and skills needed to maintain high food safety and hygiene standards. From implementing a HACCP food safety management system to understanding food hazards, personal hygiene, pest control, legislation, enforcement, and premises and equipment design and cleaning, this broad course covers it all.

By completing this online course, managers and supervisors in retail, catering, and manufacturing can confidently instruct staff on correct procedures. It includes complying with the Food Safety Act 1990 and ensuring the safety and well-being of customers and staff.

Managers and supervisors can utilise this course to maintain high food safety and hygiene. It reduces the risk of food poisoning and protects the company’s reputation. This Level 3 Food Hygiene Training Course provides crucial knowledge of current food hygiene laws, which is essential for maintaining compliance.

This course offers a far-reaching learning experience that includes written materials, interactive exercises, video content, and downloadable resources. Participants will gain the latest knowledge on how to adhere to and enforce food safety regulations in their workplace.




This Supervising Food Safety – Level 3 online course is approved by:

 CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Gatehouse Awards Ltd. : 

It is an industry leading Awarding Organisation recognised by Ofqaul. Approval from Gatehouse Awards Ltd. ensures that the course and the qualification is regulated by Ofqual in the UK, recognised by employers, government authorities and universities worldwide. It also suggests that the course content is valid, reliable and consistent, conforming to the highest quality standards. It recognises that the course contains clear and easily understandable delivery instructions and guidance.

Institute of Hospitality:

This is a professional body for managers and aspiring managers working and studying in hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors. The institute helps the managers to become the most demanded manaagers within the industry. This recognition makes this course demanding for accomodation managers, catering managers, chef, conference centre managers, event managers, fast food restaurant managers, hotel managers, public house managers, restaurant managers, retail managers and even for apprentices.


International Institute of Risk and Safety Management(IIRSM)is an independent professional membership organisation for those managing risks of all forms as a part of their job role. The organisation works with representatives from all risk disciplines from compliance, environmental management, health and safety, insurance, quality management and more. They work by championoing risk management through setting standards, providing practical education, training, advice and resources.


This course focuses on making you able to do the followings once you successfully complete it:

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of food safety principles and practices.

  • Possess the knowledge and skills to supervise and manage food safety in a catering or food processing environment.

  • Learn about topics related to food safety, including:

  • Food poisoning, spoilage, and preservation.

  • How bacteria can affect food and make it unfit for consumption, plus know how to control the risk.

  • Chemical hazards, controls, and prevention.

  • Allergen and physical hazards and controls.

  • Understand the legal requirements for personal hygiene when working on catering premises.

  • Know the design standards and equipment necessary to ensure good food hygiene and reduce the risk of contamination.

  • Understand the importance of cleaning schedules, disinfection, managing waste, and pest control.

  • Understand the importance of the implementation of HACCP and maintain an effective Food Safety Management System (FSMS).

  • Understand food safety legislation and enforcement.

  • Understand the basics of implementing a HACCP food safety management system and recognize the tools that can be used to do so.

  • Understand the importance of pest control.

  • Gain a solid understanding of the implementation of the 7 Principles of Hazard Control.

  • Be equipped to ensure that food is safe for consumption.

  • Possess the knowledge and skills to supervise and train others in food safety practices.


This Level 3 Food Hygiene course is suitable for managers and supervisors working in various types of catering establishments, such as restaurants, hotels, cafes, bars, fast-food outlets, fish & chip shops, takeaways, mobile food trucks, kitchens, hospitals, prisons, schools, and colleges. 

It aligns with Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on food hygiene, which requires food handlers to receive training that is relevant to their job responsibilities. This course provides extensive knowledge of food safety principles and guides you in promoting best practices in the workplace. You will understand how to establish an effective food safety management system based on the HACCP principles.

This certified food safety and hygiene online training is ideal for people working in positions such as, but not limited to:

  • Head Chef / Head Cook

  • Kitchen Manager

  • Catering Manager

  • Senior food retailers

  • Restaurant Manager

  • Sous Chef / Deputy Chef

  • Nursery Manager

  • Supervisory food handlers within the catering and hospitality industry

  • First-line managers working in the food industry

  • Landlords and pub owners 

  • Restaurant and Café owners

  • Small business owner

  • Supervisors or Managers of fast-food outlets and takeaways

Module : 1 Introduction to Food Safety

Introduction to Food Safety: This module will introduce you to food safety, covering key terms, why it matters, foods that cause illness, and roles of responsibility. Learn how to prevent illnesses and protect yourself and others from harmful contaminants.


Module 2 Food Poisoning, Spoilage & Preservation

This module will draw your attention to food poisoning, preventing and preserving food spoilage. We’ll cover the signs of spoilage, preservation methods, stock control, use-by and best-before dates, food storage and display, and delivery procedures. You’ll delve into common food poisoning types’ causes and control measures, including chemical, metallic, scombrotoxic fish, paralytic and diarrhetic shellfish poisoning.


Module 3 Microbiology

Shows microbiology and covers bacteria, moulds, yeasts, viruses, protozoa, and cyclospora. We’ll also discuss the risks of microbial contamination, including food spoilage, bacterial growth, spores, toxins, and cross-contamination. You’ll learn about controlling microbial contamination and receive cooking instructions to reduce the risk of illness.


Module 4 Microbiological Hazards & Controls

Covers contamination sources, detection methods, and hazards, including cross-contamination and vehicles of contamination. We’ll discuss controlling contamination hazards and the supervisor’s role in prevention. It will present food storage, preparation, cooking, and service/delivery topics, keep food safe and prevent contamination.

Module 5 Chemical Hazards, Controls & Prevention

We’ll cover chemical contamination and non-bacterial food poisoning. Topics include acrylamide, scombrotoxic food poisoning, poisonous ingredients, metals, mycotoxins, food-safe packaging, and controlling chemical contamination.


Module 6 Allergen Hazards & Controls

Shows food allergy, Anaphylactic shock, the 14 named food allergens, allergen labelling laws, Natasha’s law, allergenic cross-contamination, controlling allergenic contamination, allergen policy, allergens and food deliveries, allergens in food distribution and storage.


Module 7 Physical Hazards & Controls

Demonstrates chemical hazards and prevention methods. You’ll understand topics like chemical contamination, non-bacterial food poisoning, acrylamide, scombrotoxic food poisoning, metals, mycotoxins, food-safe packaging, and controlling chemical contamination. 


Module 8 Personal Hygiene

Shows the importance of personal hygiene in the workplace. We’ll cover topics like upholding and monitoring personal hygiene standards, handwashing, skin infections and wounds, sickness, returning to work, protective clothing, hair, jewellery, perfume, and smoking and eating at work. 


Module 9 Design and Use of Food Premises and Equipment

Will guide you on designing and using food premises and equipment in the workplace. We’ll cover suitable workplace materials, lighting and ventilation, utilities, work equipment, fixtures and fittings, and food storage areas. 


Module 10 Cleaning & Disinfection

Learn proper cleaning & disinfection in module 10. Topics include storing waste, waste removal, waste review, benefits of cleaning, supervising cleaning, six cleaning stages, cleaning chemicals, work equipment and surface cleaning, and cleaning schedules.


Module 11 Pests & Pest Management

Focuses on Pests & Pest Management. It covers topics like the laws related to pest control, common pests found in food premises, controlling stored product and animal pests, and the use of environmental, chemical, and physical controls. The module demonstrates the importance of pest control documentation.


Module 12 HACCP & FSMS

This module will cover the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) systems. You will learn about the seven principles of HACCP and the importance of developing an effective FSMS to ensure food safety. It includes implementing and maintaining an FSMS, including documentation, record-keeping, and auditing.


Module 13 Implementation of HACCP

This module will cover the practical aspects of implementing HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) in a food business. It will include developing a HACCP plan, identifying critical control points, monitoring procedures, record-keeping, and verification activities.


Module 14: 7 Principles of Hazard Control

Module 14 covers the Seven Principles of Hazard Control. These principles are a crucial part of a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system and help identify and control potential hazards in the food industry. The principles include conducting a hazard analysis, identifying critical control points, establishing critical limits, monitoring procedures, corrective actions, record-keeping, and verification procedures.


Module 15 Food Safety Legislation & Enforcement

Touches on the topic of food safety legislation and enforcement. It explores the importance of food safety regulations and the role of government agencies in enforcing them. You’ll understand the consequences of non-compliance with food safety regulations and the legal implications of food safety incidents.


Module: 16 Final Test



At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course Duration:

260 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.

It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

After successful completion ofthe course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Try before you buy

You can always check the first module of our course for free

Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
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Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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