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Level 4 Awards in Food Safety

About the course:

The Level 4 awards are available in two sector-specific qualifications:

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

These qualifications are suitable for managers, supervisors and senior hygiene personnel including:

  • Production managers
  • Trainers
  • Owners or managers of food businesses
  • Supervisors or shift managers
  • Hygiene auditors

The Level 4 qualifications are essential for those in a management or supervisory role and provide an in-depth understanding of the principles of good practice in food safety with emphasis on the importance of the management of systems and staff.

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

Course Duration:

Five day programme.

Assessment is by a controlled assignment and an examination paper which are both completed under examination conditions.

Instructor / Learner Ratio:

min: 1:6 max: 1:10


Awarding Body / Certification:

We are able to provide accredited courses by the Highfield Qualifications



Course Requirements / Notes:

It is recommended that candidates have an understanding of food hygiene and safety to Level 3 (Supervisory level) and ideally hold a current level 3 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: