Award in Food Safety in Catering - Level 3

Access Duration - 365 Days
Awarded By  Awarded By "CIEH"
Number of Modules 11 Number of Modules 11
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What Will I Learn?

Learn how to implement the best practices and understand food hygiene hazards when handling food directly.
Learn about safe storage temperatures and cooking temperatures.
Learn about the importance of personal and work station hygiene.
Learn about food industry regulations in preparing, cooking and handling food.
Understand food poisoning and food contamination and how to prevent them.
Learn how to maintain food hygiene and train your staff with the right skills and knowledge to maintain food safety standards.


If you work in an environment that prepares food, or if you run a catering service where food is being handled, it is important to understand how to work in compliance with food and safety laws and regulations. The Award in Food Safety in Catering – Level 3 course is designed for individuals who want to address the food safety needs in catering, manufacturing and retail sectors. It is the perfect course for individuals who directly handle, cook and prepare the food. Individuals working in settings such as these must learn how to maintain maximum hygiene and safety.

The Award in Food Safety in Catering – Level 3 course will introduce learners to 11 modules which include introduction, legislation, good hygiene practice, temperature control, workplace and equipment design, waste disposal, cleaning and equipment disinfection, pest control, personal hygiene, training, HACCP and food safety management tools. The course is on average 10 hours per section, and learners can complete the Award in Food Safety in Catering – Level 3 course in two sections.

Tall food businesses have a legal responsibility in terms of maintaining food hygiene and should train their staff to set a high standard of food safety to protect the consumer’s health and the reputation of the business. The Award in Food Safety in Catering – Level 3 course is designed for individuals in different professions such as catering business, restaurants, fast-food outlets, cafes and hotels, and hospitals.  The Food Safety Act was created in 1990 to ensure that there will be no harm caused to customers. When you work with direct handling of food, you must learn the potential risks and how to prevent them. The Award in Food Safety in Catering – Level 3 certification is nationally recognised by local authorities and environmental health officers across the United Kingdom.

Why Choose Global Edulink?

Global Edulink offers the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in an IT or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at Global Edulink and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience more enriching and rewarding.

Who is this Course aimed at?

  • Caterers
  • Kitchen staff
  • Restaurant staff
  • Fast-Food Outlet staff
  • Café staff
  • School Cafeteria Cooks
  • Hotel Chefs
  • Hospital staff

Entry Requirement

  • The course is suitable for all levels of employees, supervisors and managers who work with and directly handle food
  • Anyone with an interest in food hygiene and safety
  • Access Duration
  • Method of Assessment
  • Certification
  • Awarding Body
  • Progression and Career Path
  • Other Benefits

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

At the end of the Award in Food Safety in Catering - Level 3 you will be evaluated through an online multiple choice exam. In order to complete this program successfully and gain your professional qualification.
Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Level 3 – Award in Food Safety in Catering by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. It will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

CIEH (The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) has been supporting professionals since 1883 and an awarding body for the environmental health sector. CIEH has been instrumental in developing several environmental standards in the public and health sectors contributing greatly to the overall wellbeing on a global scale. They set a high standard of improving public health and influencing policy. They provide educational opportunities and training for environmental health professionals working across the public and private sectors. It is with a vision to provide and support a healthier, cleaner and safer environment for all.

Once you successfully complete the Award in Food Safety in Catering - Level 3 you will gain an accredited qualification that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this qualification you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum is calculated according to The certification will enable employees in the capacity of junior and senior workers, including Supervisors and Managers to gain high earning positions within the industry.

  • Hotel Chef - £7.47 per hour
  • Catering Supervisor - £8.03 per hour
  • Restaurant Cook - £7.51 per hour
  • Cafeteria Worker - £6.73 per hour
Others jobs you can get
  • Kitchen staff
  • Hospital Cafeteria staff
  • School Cafeteria Staff
Common Career Paths For Kitchen Chef
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  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
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Key Features

Gain an Accredited UK Qualification
Access to Excellent Quality Study Materials
Personalised Learning Experience
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Course Curriculum

1: Introduction
1.1 Define the terms
1.2 Define the role of a supervisor
1.3 State the economical impact of both good and bad food safety practice
1.4 Describe the trends in reported outbreaks of foodborne illness
1.5 List the groups of people who are most at risk from food-borne illness
2: Legislation
2.1 Current food safety legislation
2.2 State the role and powers of enforcement officers in respect to food safety
2.3 Explain the consequences of non-compliance with food safety legislation
2.4 Explain the concept of due diligence
2.5 State the responsibilities that employers and employees have with regard to keeping food safe
2.6 State the role of the supervisor in the investigation of an outbreak of food-borne illness
3: Good Hygiene Practice
3.1 Overview
3.2 Procedures used to prevent food from being contaminated
3.3 Detection of contaminants and any corrective actions that may be taken
3.4 Risks caused by allergens in foods and the controls measures and labelling needed in food handling to prevent harm
3.5 State the sources, level of incidence, onset times and symptoms for common food poisoning bacteria and food-borne diseases
3.6 Describe the process of binary fission
3.7 Controls required to reduce the risk
4: Temperature Control
4.1 State the temperatures required to control bacterial and enzyme activity in food
4.2 Describe the temperature controls required for food deliveries, food storage, cooking and reheating food, hot and cold holding and the cooling of food
4.3 Describe safe methods of checking, verifying and recording food temperatures
4.4 State the principles involved in preventing food deterioration
5: Workplace and Equipment Design
5.1 List the design features of a suitable premise for the preparation of food
5.2 State the requirements for adequate lighting and ventilation
5.3 Describe suitable finishes for fixtures and fittings
5.4 Describe the properties of equipment for use in food premises
5.5 Develop and implement effective recording and labelling systems for the receipt and storage of food
6: Waste Disposal, Cleaning and Disinfection
6.1 Describe suitable methods for the storage and removal of waste and state how the process can be adequately supervised
6.2 State the need for, and benefits of, systematic cleaning and how it can be implemented and supervised.
6.3 Explain the products employed and methods of cleaning, disinfecting, sanitising and sterilising
7: Pest Control
7.1 List common food pests and describe the risks they pose to food safety
7.2 Describe the different methods of control that can be used and the role of supervisory management in controlling food pests
8: Personal Hygiene
8.1 Explain the importance of personal hygiene and the responsibilities of food handlers and how that standards can be monitored
8.2 Describe the supervisor’s role in monitoring and preventing contamination from food handlers
8.3 State that suspected cases of persons suffering from food-borne illnesses should be excluded from food handling duties
9: Training
9.1 State the importance of staff induction and on-going training and the contribution that a supervisor can make towards it
9.2 Explain the importance of keeping staff training records
9.3 Describe the supervisor’s and manager’s role in the effective communication of food safety procedures
10.1 Identify the hazards in a food process
10.2 Determine critical control points
10.3 Establish critical limit(s)
10.4 Establish a system to monitor control of the critical control points
10.5 Establish the corrective action to be taken
10.6 Establish procedures for verification to confirm that the HACCP system is working effectively
10.7 Evaluate controls and documentation concerning all procedures and records appropriate to these principles and their application
10.8 Explain the supervisor’s contribution towards inspections and food safety audits
11: Food Safety Management Tools
11.1 Explain safe methods of cooking, chilling, cleaning and avoiding contamination
11.2 Adapt safe methods to suit individual business needs
11.3 Explain how safe methods can be verified
11.4 Describe the concept of ‘management by exception’
11.5 Explain the opening and closing checks for maintaining a safe environment for food preparation
11.6 Identify methods of documenting a food safety management system

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    Rose Howard

    September 18, 2019
    Easy to navigate

    The course was straightforward and easy to navigate. Whenever I needed my queries answered, I received prompt replies. Good for those like myself in the food industry.

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    Nadia Watts

    September 04, 2019
    Great learning experience

    I was recommended this course by my employer. And I’m so pleased with the outcome. I learned so much through this course, more than I have on the job. It covers the essential theoretical and practical elements which I believe are significant to anyone in the F&B industry.

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    Sara Morris

    August 28, 2019
    Very educational

    You will learn good hygiene practices and legislation surrounding food safety in catering through this in-depth course. It is very educational and informative, particularly for anyone in the catering business.

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    Mariam Booth

    August 16, 2019
    Very knowledgeable course

    As someone who is employed in a hotel, this course offered me a comprehensive understanding of the F&B industry. I learned about food safety in catering, and as a part time caterer myself, I found this section of the course highly helpful.

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    Nova Hunt

    July 10, 2019
    Informative course

    Informative course for anyone working in the food and beverage industry. Strongly recommended.

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    Marsh George

    May 14, 2019

    Really enjoyed this course. Working in the catering industry, this provided a better insight for me in carrying out my work. Keep up the good work

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    Hannah Simon

    December 13, 2018
    Great Learning Platform

    Global Edulink is one of the great online course providing platforms I have come across. Everything is so intricate and well laid out. Loved learning with them.

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