About this course
If you are a supervisor, manager or owner of a food business, this course if for you. This course will offer knowledge on how food should be prepared, handled and cooked safely on your premises.
Before completing this course, you should already have a good, up-to-date knowledge of food preparation safety best practices. If you don’t, please do our Level Two Food Hygiene and Safety course first.
The Level Three Food Hygiene and Safety is a more complex and detailed course, designed for those in positions of authority in the food industry. The course content, whilst still adhering to Essential Food Hygiene’s signature of concise and easy-to-follow content, allows learners to gain a deeper and more profound understanding of food hygiene and its importance.
The course goes into detail on how supervisors should interact with food, staff, and customers, and what they can do personal and professionally to best ensure that the food being prepared by kitchen staff is adhering to both hygiene and safety best practices as well as to the latest UK food safety regulations.
This course is designed to play a pivotal role in increasing and maintaining a high food hygiene rating for your venue, giving your customers peace of mind and strengthening the reputation of your business.
The course was designed in line with the latest UK regulations on food safety and has been fully accredited by The CPD Group. The course takes roughly 2 – 4 hours to complete and the examination consists of 25 multiple choice questions which cover each of the seven core sections of the course. Once the exam has been passed, you will receive your accredited certificate instantly.
Accreditations & Associations
The course is as follows:
Section One: Expectations and Obligations
- Expectations of an Employee: The candidate will understand what legislation effects food handler in the food industry and the implications of them not acting in congruence with the law.
- Expectations of a Supervisor: The candidate will understand what the role of a supervisor entails and their range of responsibilities as a supervisor. They will understand the precedent that they as supervisor will need to set and determine this through a knowledge of leadership styles and be able to foster a team atmosphere, as well as demonstrating an appreciation for staff’s differing learning styles. The candidate will understand the term Due Dilligence and how to ensure they behave appropriately in correspondence. The candidate will understand what legislation effects them in the food industry and the implications of not acting in congruence with the law. They will understand their legal obligations in comparison to those of a food handler. The candidate will understand the necessity to train, and update the training of, staff, as well as the consequences of insufficient training, and understand the need to keep training records in order to uphold a Due Diligence defence. The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of what provision is needed for a working shift. The candidate will be well versed in the terms HACCP, Food Safety Management System, Hazard Analysis and explain the role of these terms in the effort to maintain food safety. They will be able to describe what a FSM System looks like and be able to determine critical control points, critical limits and corrective actions whilst understanding how to monitor an implemented FSM System. They will be able to determine the effectiveness of an FSM System day-today and understand what tasks will be included in the system such as opening and closing checks, temperature checks, daily diary and associated documentation. The candidate will understand the documentation required by an FSM System in line with HACCP principles. The candidate will understand the necessity of a COSHH policy and understand that they must adhere to COSHH standards.
- Ethics and Environment: The candidate will understand their position within an environmentally conscious climate and know what their environmental responsibilities are which effect the food industry. They will understand their individual ethic responsibility as well being able to define ethical, organisational and environmental policies. They will learn the terms ethics, environment, sustainability and corporate responsibility in the context of the food production/food service industry. The sacristy of food will also be a concern of the supervisor and they will understand what resources are needed in order to uphold the demands of food production in the long term.
- How to provide adequate premises: The candidate will understand the threats in food production. They will understand their legal obligation in providing adequate premises and equipment to prepare food.
- Working with external bodies: The candidate will understand their role within an Environmental Health inspection. The candidate will understand the powers that the Environmental Health have and how they can enforce certain processes upon businesses to ensure food safety. The candidate will understand the process of an Environmental Health investigation and their role in it, following an improvement notice.
Section Two: Microbiological Hazards
- About Microbiological Hazards: The candidate will understand the term and consequence of food entering the danger zone and how to avoid it. The candidate will understand intrinsic and extrinsic factors in food. The candidate will understand the concept of bacterial toxins and spore production. The candidate will understand the process of Binary Fission and how this makes bacteria dangerous. The candidate will understand what conditions are necessary for bacteria to thrive and multiply. Define terms used in supervising food production including food hygiene, food poisoning, food-borne illness. The candidate will understand the term cross contamination and how to prohibit it with specific actions.
- About Spoilage Bacteria: The candidate will understand the term and process of decay and organisms that have a role in the life cycle of food. The candidate will understand how reducing spoilage will affect business profitability.
- Preventing the effects of Spoilage Bacteria: The candidate will understand how to safely control food and prevent any spoilage or contamination. The candidate will understand how to prevent food spoilage. The candidate will understand methods of food preservation in line with the law.
- About Pathogenic Bacteria: The candidate will learn the characteristics of pathogenic bacteria and how they can be harmful and what foods are high-risk and low-risk.
- Preventing the effects of Pathogenic Bacteria: The candidate will learn how to prevent pathogenic bacteria from becoming dangerous.
Section Three: Food Poisoning
- Causes of Food Poisoning: The candidate will understand food poisoning threats in a logistic manner. The candidate will have a knowledge of various specific food-poisoning pathogenic bacteria, foodborne diseases, viruses and non-bacterial sources.
- Symptoms of Food Poisoning: The candidate will understand the symptoms of food poisoning. The candidate will understand the term food poisoning and who is at risk.
- Preventing the effects of Microbiological Hazards: The candidate will learn about conditions which make microbiological hazards dangerous, the terms high-risk and low-risk foods (with the ability to provide examples) how to control the danger level of microbiological hazards through various means including practical measures and the importance of reporting any potential hazards that they find in the workplace.
Section Four: Contaminating Hazards
- About Physical Hazards: The candidate will learn common sources of physical contamination.
- Preventing Physical Hazards: The candidate will learn prevention techniques regarding physical hazards.
- About Chemical Hazards: The candidate will learn the common sources of chemical contamination.
- Preventing Chemical Hazards: The candidate will learn how to prevent chemical contamination.
Section Five: Allergens
- About Allergenic Hazards: The candidate will have a knowledge of the 14 named allergens and what the risks are associated with them.
- Effects of Allergenic Hazards: The candidate will learn how to identify the symptoms of anaphylaxis.
- Prevention of Allergenic Hazards: The candidate will understand how to control the threat of allergens.
- Responding to an Allergic Reaction: The candidate will learn what steps to take if an allergic reaction occurs and what the potential consequences of failing to act in the event of an allergy attack are.
Section Six: Personal Responsibilities
- Hand Hygiene: The candidate will understand the appropriate method for handwashing. The candidate will understand the necessity of handwashing facilities.
- Hair Hygiene: The candidate will understand the necessity of proper hair hygiene.
- Protective Clothing: the candidate will have a knowledge of the beneficial use of protective clothing and the need for changing facilities.
- Habits and Manners: The candidate will understand the consequence of bad hygiene.
- Visitor Hygiene: The candidate will understand the need for visitors to adhere to hygiene policies.
- Reporting Illness: The candidate will understand the vital need for staff to report illness to them, and for them to act appropriately in response.
Section Seven: Creating and Maintaining a Clean and Safe Workplace
- Food Storage and Organisation: The candidate will understand how to appropriately store food. Explain the problematic position of FSA guidance in relation to chiller (fridge). The candidate will have a knowledge of proper kitchen organisation. Describe effective recording and labelling procedures for the safe receipt and storage of food including the need to rotate stock.
- About Cleaning: The candidate will understand their legal requirement to have an effective, systematic cleaning policy. The candidate will have a scientific knowledge of cleaning and disinfection. The candidate will understand the need to have a verified cleaning policy.
- How to Clean: The candidate will understand the uses and threat of cleaning chemicals.
- Waste: The candidate will understand the need for proper waste management.
- About Pests: The candidate will have an understanding of a range of pests and the threat they pose.
- Preventing Pests: The candidate will understand how to deter pests.
Who should take this course?
The Level 3 Food Hygiene and Safety Supervisors course is aimed towards business owners, supervisors, and managers of food businesses.
Is this course accredited?
Yes, all of our courses are accredited by the CPD Group and all have the unique reference number with each course being awarded CPD points. Essential Food Hygiene are also members of RoSPA.
How and where do I complete the examination?
Like the course, the exam is conducted online. Once all sections of the course are completed, the learner can begin the exam. The exam consists of 25 questions, of which the learner must answer 22 correctly. There is no time limit for the exam so learners can take their time.
How and where do I complete this course?
All of our courses are online courses, so they can be completed remotely as long as the learner has internet access and a computer.
Is there a time limit on this course?
The exam must be passed within 12 months of them being assigned the course. There is no time limit on the course material, so once the exam has been passed, students can freely come back at any time to view the course content and refresh their knowledge.
How is the course structured?
The course content is split into individual sections, with each section concluding in a mini quiz, which needs to be completed before moving onto the next section. Once all sections have been completed, you can proceed to the examination.
What happens if I fail the exam?
If the learner fails their exam, then they can retake it as many times as necessary (within the 12-month shelf-life of the course) at no extra cost. Once the course has been completed within the shelf-life period, the candidate gains unlimited life-time access to the course material should they wish to come back and refresh their memory.
What happens if I pass the exam?
Once the exam has been completed successfully, the learner will receive an online certificate instantly, which they can then download and print off.
How long will my certificate be valid for?
There is no specific law on when and how often you should refresh your training, however all UK local authorities and environmental health officers recommend that you refresh your training every three years to ensure you are versed with the most up-to-date guidance
How do I purchase multiple courses for my employees?
If you would like to buy any training for a number of your employees, first you need to select the course that you need. To do this, you need to go to our course page and click on the course that you want to buy. Enter the quantity of courses that you require and view the corresponding price. Then click the ‘Group’ option and enter your chosen group name. Once you have done this, please go to checkout to complete the purchase. Once you have completed your purchase, you will be directed to your group’s dashboard where you can assign courses to your employees.
What support is available if I have a question?
If any help is needed at any stage of your learning journey, all our learners are welcome to contract us. We are available to assist learners who require help, as well as those who are experiencing technical issues and need some advice. Please visit the Contact Us page, use our Live Chat function, or give us a call on 08009993868.