Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF)

This aim of the Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF) qualification is to support a role in the workplace and give learners personal growth and engagement in learning. The qualification is designed for learners who are at, or wish to progress to, a higher or supervisory level within a food catering business.

Topics include ensuring compliance with food safety legislation, the application and monitoring of good hygiene practice, how to implement food safety management procedures and the application and monitoring of good practice regarding contamination, microbiology and temperature control.

Entry requirements:

In order to complete this qualification candidates must:

  • Be a minimum of 14 years of age or above
  • Have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Mathematics (or equivalent)

Delivery & assessment methods:

The total time for this qualification is 25 hours combining classroom work and self-study.

This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice examination.

Successful candidates will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a pass mark of 60% (27/45).

Candidates will receive a Distinction if they achieve a pass mark of 80% (36/45).

Course content:

This Level 3 course includes topics that ensure compliance with food safety legislation, the application and monitoring of good hygiene practice, how to implement food safety management procedures and the application and monitoring of good practice regarding contamination, microbiology and temperature control.

Units covered:

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What next:

Candidates successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress to further qualifications, such as:

  • Level 4 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF)

Course location, timings and cost:

This qualification is run at our Derby centre – see calendar for dates.

Time: 0800 – 1700 hours