Online Level 3 Food Safety Course

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Course last updated:June 2024

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We often receive inquiries asking how we can offer our Level 3 Food Safety course for just £9.99. The answer is simple—for every Level 3 course sold, our customers typically purchase ten Level 2 Food Safety courses. The high volume of courses we sell enables us to keep our prices low, offering our customers the best possible value for their money.

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Course duration: Between 2 ½ and 3 ½ hrs depending on learning speed.

Course format: Four video training modules, with a multiple-choice section at the end of each module.

Entry Requirements: Anyone can complete this course, whether they have previous experience or not.

This course is highly recommended for you if you manage, supervise or own a kitchen, where you have the responsibility to ensure that your staff members follow the correct food safety guidelines. The course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to maintain high food safety and hygiene standards in your kitchen. Upon completing the course, you will be able to identify potential hazards and implement control measures to prevent food contamination, ensuring the safety of your customers and staff. The different levels of Food Safety courses are as follows:

Level 1 Food Safety is for people who handle pre-packaged foods including waiting staff, foodbanks and shopkeepers.

Level 2 Food Safety is for people who prepare food in a cafe, chip shop, restaurant, fast food outlet, mobile catering unit, hotel kitchen, hospital kitchen, school kitchen, college kitchen, outdoor cooking event, or similar setting.

Level 3 Food Safety is for, kitchen managers, supervisors, and anyone in charge of kitchen staff.

Upon completing your online food safety course, your certificate is valid for three years. Local Authorities and Environmental Health Officers recognise it and count it towards your food hygiene rating.

All successful candidates are entered on the national training register and certificates can be verified by employers or others to prove that they are genuine, by clicking Validate a Certificate and typing in the certificate number.

Overview of HSE Docs Level 3 Food Safety Course

Our online Level 3 Food Safety course aligns with the current national curriculum.

The learning topics covered in this HSEDocs course include:

  • Personal and workspace hygiene.
  • Risk assessment and control measures.
  • Temperature control and its importance.
  • Cross-contamination risks.
  • Food hazards and how to avoid them.
  • Kitchen Management laws

Personal and workspace hygiene: Emphasising the significance of hygiene for food safety.

The section on risk assessments explains how to evaluate and control risks in a food environment.

Addressing the importance and relevance of temperature control in storing or cooking highlights that it is a precise science. If overlooked, it must be strictly followed to prevent potential risks.

The risk of food poisoning due to cross-contamination is high and cross-contamination between food items increases the risk of food poisoning. This section covers all aspects of potential cross-contamination.

The final section deals with avoiding hazards using HACCP (Hazard, Analysis, Critical, Control, Point) to record, monitor, and reduce probable risks.

Our Level 3 Food Safety certificate is recognised by local authority Environmental Health Officers and counts towards your Hygiene Rating, which you can find out more about in our blog - ‘Your Guide To Food Hygiene Ratings.’

  • Instant access and ongoing support throughout your HSE course
  • Conforms to UK and EU legal requirements.
  • 24/7 online access to level 3 Food Safety course materials.
  • Food Safety course content is accessible on all devices, including mobiles and tablets.
  • 85% first-time pass rate.
  • Unlimited access to the training material and free resits if you fail any Level 3 Food Safety modules.
  • Certificate of Training available as an instant download upon successful completion of the Online Level 3 Food Safety course

If you are responsible for managing staff in the retail or hospitality industry, you must have a Level 3 Food Safety Certificate. This certification indicates that you possess the necessary knowledge about proper food handling techniques, the right environment for food preparation, and the planning and documentation of scheduled food safety tasks. Our exclusive food safety training program provides a comprehensive course that aims to teach you the fundamental principles of good practices in food preparation, enabling you to effectively manage or supervise your staff, ensuring that they adhere to your high food safety standards. Our training is easily accessible on all platforms, allowing you to complete it conveniently in your own time and at your own pace. By attaining this certificate, you can showcase your dedication to maintaining elevated levels of food safety in your workplace.

This Level 3 Food Safety course presents principals and learning objectives in an easy-to-follow manner suitable for all learners. Candidates will learn about the importance of:

  • Understanding best practices when handling foods, being able to identify hygiene hazards and implement control measures.
  • Understanding safe storage temperatures, cooking temperatures, and which temperatures and conditions fall in the danger zone..
  • Understanding the importance of personal and workstation hygiene.
  • Understanding the industry regulations about preparing, cooking, and handling food safely.
  • Understanding the legal obligations of food handlers.
  • Understanding contamination and food poisoning.
  • Understanding waste management, pest control and safe working environments.
  • Understanding how and why the correct cleaning process should be carried out.
  • Understanding HACCP and kitchen management.
  • Understanding which Laws and Duties are relevant to food safety.

Level 3 Food Safety courses are specifically tailored for individuals who hold positions of responsibility within kitchen environments, such as kitchen managers and supervisors. These courses equip candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure that food is handled and prepared safely and hygienically and to implement planned hygiene requirements. Additionally, they meet the legal training requirements for both employers and employees. Our online Food Safety course covers all legal obligations for food safety and hygiene training and includes a nationally recognized certificate.

The learning objectives covered in this training include:

  • Personal and workspace hygiene.
  • Risk assessment and control measures.
  • Temperature control and its importance.
  • Cross-contamination risks.
  • Hazards and how to avoid them.
  • HACCP and kitchen management.

The Level 3 Food Safety certificate has become the industry standard for supervisors and kitchen managers. It demonstrates that your kitchen management has undergone current training, fulfilling legal obligations and duties that a food establishment requires for staff and customers. Additionally, it contributes to your company's FSE rating.

The main goal of food safety training is to meet regulatory requirements and ensure that all employees understand the importance of food safety and are fully aware of their responsibilities when handling and preparing food items.

Upon completion of this HSE Docs Food Safety course, you will gain full competency in:

  • Best practices to use and implement when handling food.
  • Identify hygiene hazards and implement relevant control measures, including HACCP. Please read one of our recent food safety blogs to learn more about the importance of HACCP.
  • Understanding the reason for safe temperature controls for storage and cooking.
  • Knowing how to avoid foods in the temperature danger zone and why they should be avoided.
  • Understanding the importance of personal and workstation hygiene and hygiene controls.
  • Knowing the industry regulations about handling food safely.
  • Understanding how and what food poisoning and contaminants are and the effect these can have on consumers.
  • Understanding the importance of hygiene concerning waste management, pest control and safe working environments.
  • Understanding their moral and legal responsibilities to the employer and consumer, including when to undertake risk assessments.

Upon completing the Level 3 Food Safety course, you will receive a certificate that will remain valid for three years. While there is no legal expiration date for this certification, it's highly recommended that you renew it every few years to stay updated with the latest regulations and best practices in the food safety industry. This will help you maintain your knowledge and skills and demonstrate your commitment to providing safe and healthy food to your customers.

The duration of a food safety course can vary depending on several factors such as the level of the course and its format. For instance, our level 3 Food Safety program provides a comprehensive online course that typically takes between 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours to complete. However, if you prefer in-person training or higher-level courses, the duration may be longer. It's crucial to bear in mind that the duration of a food safety course can vary based on different factors.

The amount of food safety training you need will be based on various factors, primarily your job responsibilities and daily duties. This is in line with EC Regulation 852, which specifies that your food safety training should match your job role. To help you determine the level of food safety training required in a work setting, we've created a useful guide.

Food Hygiene Level Guide
Front of House & Wait Staff Level 1
Porter & Assistants Level 1
Line Cooks Level 2
Kitchen Managers & Supervisors Level 3

Booking a food safety course with us is as easy as shopping on most online retailers. You can select the course you want and add it to your shopping cart. Then, proceed to checkout by following the prompts. If you already have an account with us, you will be prompted to log in before finalizing your purchase. However, if this is your first time using our platform, you will be required to provide your personal information, which will create an account for you once the purchase is complete.

Your account will enable you to track individual candidates' course progress, store their certificates, and view your purchase history.

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