Online Level 3 Food Safety Course

Course last updated: Feb 2024

Get a whopping 70% off on this course - pay only £9.99 instead of the original price of £32.99.

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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 suitable for you If you are the owner or manage a kitchen where you have responsibility for ensuring staff maintain correct food safety procedures.

Level 1 Food Safety is for people who handle pre-packaged foods.

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

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

Upon completing your online food safety course, your training certificate will be valid for three years. It is recognised by local authorities and environmental health officers and counts 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.

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Overview of HSE Docs Level 3 Food Safety Course

Our Level 3 Online Food Safety course adheres to the current national curriculum.

The learning topics covered in this HSE 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. It must be strictly followed to prevent potential risks if overlooked.

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

The final section deals with how to avoid 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 of the 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 work in the retail or hospitality industry and are involved in managing staff, it is crucial that you hold a Level 3 Food Safety Certificate. This certificate verifies that you have the necessary knowledge about the correct ways to handle food and the environment in which it should be prepared. Our exclusive food safety training is designed to teach you the fundamentals of good practices and is accessible on all platforms. You can take the training at your own pace.

The Level 3 Food Safety online 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 with regard to preparing, cooking, and handling food safety.
  • 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.

This Level 3 Food Safety course is designed for kitchen managers and supervisors who either prepare food or just manage an environment where food is handled or prepared by others. It meets the legal training requirements for 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. 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 not only to meet regulatory requirements but also to 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.
  • Identifying hygiene hazards and implementing relevant control measures, including HACCP. Find out more about the importance of HACCP in one of our recent food safety blogs.
  • Understanding the reason for safe temperature controls for storage and cooking.
  • Knowing how to avoid foods being in the temperature danger zone and why it should be avoided.
  • Understanding the importance of personal and workstation hygiene and hygiene controls.
  • Knowing the industry regulations with regard to handling food safely.
  • Understanding how and what food poisoning and contaminants are, as well as the effect these can have on consumers.
  • Understanding the importance of hygiene with respect to 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.

Level 3 Food Safety course certificates unofficially expire after three years as this is the accepted industry standard. However, there is no legal limit on the length of the training. It is recommended to renew your Level 3 Food Safety course every few years to keep up-to-date with the latest regulations and practices.

The duration of a food safety course depends on various factors, including the level of the course, the provider you choose, and the course format. Our level 3 Food Safety program is a comprehensive online course that takes about 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours to complete. If you opt for face-to-face training or higher-level courses, the duration will be longer.

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

For ease of use, the HSE Docs food safety course is divided into four modules, followed by a multiple-choice Q&A section at the end of each module.

The pass rate for each module is 85% and you have to pass each module to move onto the next.

If you fail a module, you're granted unlimited access to the course material until you meet the required standard.

Upon completion of the course, you will immediately receive a training certificate that is recognized by local authorities and Environmental Health Officers.

Your Level 3 Food Safety certificate is valid for three years.

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