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Level 3 Awards in Food Safety (Intermediate)

What our learners say…

I have had a much nicer day than I expected. I thought it would be a rather dry (good conditions for prevention of bacteria growth) and dull but it was enjoyable and informative. Thank you Nadia!

It held my attention all through the course.

A chilled food display counter The Level 3 qualifications / Intermediate Certificate have been developed for managers and supervisors in small, medium or large catering, manufacturing or retail businesses. They are particularly relevant for those who have the responsibility to develop or monitor HACCP based food safety management procedures and systems.

Anyone working in a management or supervisory role within a food business is not only responsible but also accountable for food safety. It is therefore vital they are equipped with both the knowledge and confidence to do their job effectively.

The qualifications are available in three sector-specific courses (with Highfield Qualifications accreditation):

  • Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering
  • Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing
  • Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail

Public Course Dates

Click below to view and book a place on our forthcoming courses:


Level 3 Food Safety in Catering

Course Date (s) Times Venue Cost Form
Level 3 Food Safety in Catering Dates to be advised

Manufacturing and Retail Courses Available

Due to demand, most of our public courses are delivered as catering courses. If you need to undertake the Level 3 Course in Manufacturing or Retail please contact us for further details about attending the above public courses

Course Content:

  • Legislation
  • Supervisory management
  • Temperature control (chilling, cooking)
  • Cleaning
  • Contamination control
  • Applying and monitoring good hygiene practices
  • Implementing good food safety procedures
  • Contributing to the safety training of others

Course Duration:

Minimum 18 hours training time usually delivered over 3 days

Highfield Qualifications assessment is based on a multiple choice examination

CIEH assessment is based on a 40 question multiple choice examination

Instructor / Learner Ratio:

min: 1:6 max: 1:15


Awarding Body / Certification:

We are able to provide accredited courses by the CIEH or Highfield Qualifications


Course Requirements / Notes:

It is recommended that candidates have an understanding of food hygiene and safety and ideally hold a current level 2 qualification (within the last 3 years).

Please contact us for further details


Course Delivery and Lead Times:

Cognet are specialists in delivering on-site training throughout England and Wales.

As a general rule-of-thumb we would ask for at least four weeks lead time, however we have a very customer-focused philosophy and will always try our utmost to meet your more pressing requirements.

We also run public courses for a range of our courses predominantly at venues in the West Midlands. Our current schedule of courses can be seen on our Public Courses page. If you cannot find the course you are looking for please contact us as we may be able to help you directly or by putting you in touch with another company who can.


Further Information

Ofqual Regulated:

Suggested Progression: