The definitive accredited Level 3 Food Hygiene Course following the latest EHO approved Level 3 Syllabus. A flexible online video-based course filmed on-location and completely updated and refilmed for 2017.
Fully accredited by QUALIFI, an OFQUAL regulated UK Awarding Organisation, this course covers an in-depth supervisory insight into managing food safety within a food production or food service environment, including tips on managing others and on how to train your team. Completing this course contributes to a strong due diligence defence in the event of a serious food hygiene failure.
Includes FREE unlimited online exam entry leading to a nationally recognised qualification (Endorsed Award) from OFQUAL regulated Awarding Organisation (certificate despatched upon successful completion and available as PDF download), and staff progress tracking system with every multiple purchase. (We recommend you compare these benefits carefully with those offered by other providers).
What does it cover?
This course covers the nationally approved syllabus and content for Level 3 Supervising Food Safety, with additional content in supervisory skills. It includes the following content highlights:
- Knowledge needed to authoritatively supervise food production and food service
- Awareness of latest UK & EU food legislation affecting the catering industry
- In-depth understanding and control of a range of food poisoning threats
- Ability to design or improve HACCP based food safety management systems
- In-depth understanding of safe approaches to cook, chill, reheat, and display of food
- How to apply latest allergenic ingredient advice and standards
- Supervisory skills to train and lead a team of food handlers
- Latest cleaning, waste management, pest control , and food poisoning science facts
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If you require a more indepth look at the Level 3 course outcomes and our awarding bodies course accreditation, please see the downloads to the right.
Which level of training is relevant for me?
It really depends on what role you have in the food industry. We have created a quick guide and if you need any more clarification, please just call or send an email and one of the team will help you.
Level 1 - Food Hygiene Certificate
Our course is designed for “front of house” staff, waiters, concession stands, NHS clinical staff, and retail shop workers who handle pre-packed foods.
You will probably be serving food already cooked in a kitchen, you may occasionally have to re-heat food and you will almost certainly be involved in food safety, cleaning, rubbish disposal etc. You will NOT be involved in the preparation or cooking of food from raw.
Our course is very much a “mini Level 2” and provides you all the information you need to serve safe food.
Study Time is approx. 1 hour
Level 2 - Food Hygiene Certificate
This is very much seen as the industry standard and is for anyone who handles, prepares, cooks and serves food. It is designed for people who actually cook or handle food from chilled, frozen or fresh/raw. It covers all aspects of food safety including bacteria, physical & chemical contamination, personal hygiene, cleaning, pest & waste control, the law.
If in doubt, Level 2 is the course we would strongly recommend as the minimum requirement for anybody working in the food industry.
Study Time is approx. 2-4 hours
Level 3 - Food Hygiene Certificate
Also known as Food Hygiene Intermediate Course or Food Hygiene Supervisor training.
You may be a Head Chef, Supervisor, Manager or Business Owner and you are looking to develop your food safety and management knowledge?
Alternatively, you may already hold a Level 2 certificate and are looking to progress both your knowledge and career.
The course covers food safety and bacteria in more detail and provides information on how you manage both the business and your team in vital areas such as the law, controlling bacteria and food threats, physical & chemical contamination, cleaning, pest & waste control, personal hygiene and food safety. It explains the importance of a Food Safety Management System inc. HACCP and how you would implement and manage this within the business. Our course also includes two new and unique chapters which cover: Training Your Team, and also Ethics and the Environment.
This course is strongly recommended for anyone in a management position.
Study Time is approx. 20-25 hours
Do I need training to work with food?
Yes you do so that you comply with current legislation.
The law states that you must undertake training that is relevant to your role:
- Food handlers must receive appropriate supervision, and be instructed and/or trained in food hygiene, to enable them to handle food safely.
- There is no legal requirement to attend a formal training course or get a qualification, although many businesses may want their staff to do so.
- The necessary skills may also be obtained in other ways, such as through on-the-job training, self-study or relevant prior experience.
The operator of the food business is responsible for ensuring this happens.
Will an EHO accept my Level 3 food hygiene certificate?
Our training course meets the required standards recognised by an EHO, but you will have to demonstrate proof of learning and that you are implementing this knowledge into your everyday role.
Environmental Health Officers MUST remain impartial. They cannot favour one training company or product over another. This is worth knowing if an EHO queries your choice of provider.
Our course meets nationally recognised standards that an EHO must recognise because of the steps we have taken to satisfy Qualifi, our accrediting body.
The role of an EHO is to ensure that you are preparing, cooking or serving food to the general public in a safe manner and it will not cause injury to a person.
Do the courses have ‘use-by’ dates?
If you register and pay for a course yourself you will have 30 days access to complete the course training material and the test. It may be useful to know that most applicants complete the course within 1-2 days.
If you buy multiple courses, or a bundle for you and your staff, the 30 days starts when each member of staff registers a course code. This means that you can buy as many course codes as you like and use them as and when needed. When you have gained a pass in the exam, the course access ends, leaving you to download your pass certificate at anytime; just log back in. When it comes to your training requirements we want you to have as much flexibility as possible.
Is this a Basic Food Hygiene certificate?
If you have an old Basic Food Hygiene Certificate and are looking to update your training and certification, you should be taking Level 2 Food Handler course. See our Food Hygiene Level 2
This course is what used to be called Intermediate Food Hygiene and is designed for Head Chefs, Supervisors or Managers who will usually be in a management position or at least be responsible for a number of staff. In today’s terminology, it is an Intermediate, Level 3 Award in Food Safety for Supervisors
Do we print & post you a certificate?
On passing the exam you will be able to download your certificate as a PDF document. We will also be producing your official certificate with hologram and getting it in the post to you so that you only need the downloadable PDF for backup in case you lose or damage your original.
Certificates are sent out several time each week ensuring you get your official level 3 pass certificate to display in your premises.