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Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering

This qualification gives supervisors, team leaders, managers and anyone else with supervisory responsibility for food safety within a catering business, the essential knowledge they need to supervise food safety.

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With the help of the British Safety Council’s suite of qualifications we are seeing a marked improvement in safety performance at the airport.
Russel Drakeley
Health and Safety Manager, Birmingham Airport
Become an approved centre to deliver the Supervision Level 3 Award in Catering qualification, and benefit from the British Safety Council’s high-quality teaching materials and flexible approach to exams.
Who is it for?
This qualification is aimed at food safety supervisors in catering businesses. All catering businesses have a legal responsibility to train and supervise their staff in matters of food hygiene. A high standard of food safety protects consumers’ health and helps to maintain the reputation of the business. Supervisors must therefore do everything they can to make sure food handling and preparation is safe and protects customers from ill health and injury.
What does it cover?
This qualification is designed for supervisors, team leaders, managers and all others with supervisory responsibility for food safety within a catering business. It aims to provide an essential grounding in a range of subjects including the role of the supervisor in staff training, ensuring compliance with food safety legislation and procedures for the monitoring of good hygiene practice.

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This qualification is regulated by the UK qualifications regulators in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) so you can be certain of its quality and assured that it meets the right standards.
Learners will gain the following critical knowledge to apply at work:
  • Understanding the role of the supervisor in ensuring awareness of, and compliance with, food safety legislation within the business
  • Understanding the application and monitoring of good hygiene practice. E.g. temperature controls, pest control, personal hygiene, cleaning and waste disposal, and the design of food premises and equipment
  • Understand how to implement food safety management procedures. E.g. identifying hazards, controlling them, and monitoring, recording and evaluating risks and control procedures
  • Understand the role of the supervisor in staff training. E.g. providing on-going training and creating effective communication
This is a stand-alone qualification designed for delivery as a short course that is also well-suited for integration into wider vocational programmes of study.
Learner requirements
No prior learning is required and learners are from a wide range of backgrounds. Most learners will complete the qualification (including the examination) in one day.
Learning materials
Approved centres will be provided with PowerPoint slides and student handouts to enable and support the delivery of the qualification.
Learners pass the qualification by completing an online or paper-based exam. It consists of 60 multiple-choice questions based on the learning completed. Candidates have 90 minutes to complete the exam and must answer at least 40 questions correctly to pass.
We are fast and flexible
Our qualifications are appealing to candidates because they’re flexible. Many of them can be taken online and, if there aren’t enough computers at your centre, there is always a paper-based option. Our online qualifications system allows you to manage your candidates and access your results at any time. We also issue results and certificates much faster than most other awarding organisations and, for our online examinations, the results are instant!
We are popular and trusted
Our courses and qualifications are delivered by more than 600 approved centres across the UK and overseas. They’re also being delivered throughout the community by schools, employers, prisons and private training providers, so you don’t have to be a formal education institute to deliver our courses.
We’re are highly experienced and a one-stop shop
Our courses are well-respected because we’ve been doing this for almost 60 years. We’re also the only UK awarding organisation to offer a complete suite of health and safety qualifications from Entry Level to Level 6 within the national qualifications framework.
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