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Level 3 Food Hygiene and Safety

£295 + VAT per person (2 day course)

The Level 3 Food Hygiene and Safety course is designed for managers and supervisors who need a broad understanding of food safety control, and who have responsibility for developing and maintaining a food safety management system. It is recommended that all food environments should have at least one person trained to this level.

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Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Level 3 Food Safety Supervision

Key Features of the Level 3 Food Hygiene and Safety

Suitable for anyone involved in supervising and managing others in a food environment

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Includes a free online Level 2 Food Hygiene course for anyone who hasn't yet got a level 2 certificate

Includes a full workbook covering all aspects of the 2 day course

Lunch and refreshments (tea/coffee) included

Convenient, accessible location in the Midlands, with plenty of free parking

Who Should Take This Course?




Course Content

Topics include:

  • The key terms for food safety
  • The importance of food safety
  • Vulnerable groups of people
  • Responsibilities for keeping food safe
  • Enforcement of food safety legislation

Topics include:

  • Microbial contamination
  • Food-borne illness
  • Food poisoning from metals
  • Poisonous plants
  • Poisonous fish
  • Allergenic contamination
  • Physical contamination
  • Chemical contamination
  • Food spoilage

Topics include:

  • Time and temperature control
  • Personal hygiene
  • Premises hygiene
  • Waste disposal
  • Premises requirements
  • Food pests
  • Purchasing, delivery, storage and stock control
  • Traceability
  • Food recalls
  • Dealing with an outbreak of food-borne illness
  • Managing complaints

Topics include:

  • Food safety management systems in catering and retail

Topics include:

  • Induction training
  • Ongoing training
  • Refresher training
  • Training records
  • Effective communication of food safety procedures

The Level 3 Food Hygiene and Safety

This is a 2-day face to face training course designed for supervisors or those who wish to move to a supervisory role in a food preparation environment.

The food service market a is highly competitive one. Factors such as your food hygiene rating and the quality of your food preparation, as well as your front of house service can be the difference between success and failure. More to the point, as a provider of high quality food, you want to ensure that you are the very best you can be.  Your customers may only see the front of house but, as you know, being the best begins in the kitchen.

It is vital that your Environmental Health Officer and Management Team have the confidence that your staff are trained to a suitable level and every food worker from a kitchen porter to head chef should be able to prove their understanding of food safety. However, what every manager knows, is that the best trained team in the world will still struggle without effective leadership. A level 3 food safety supervision course is about more than an advanced understanding of hygiene, it is also very much about effective and confident management of the food chain and the compliance of the staff who work with you.

With a level 3 course you will gain:

  • The advanced understanding that leads to a 5-star hygiene rating
  • Professional practice in food safety management systems
  • The detailed understanding you need on food safety hazards to ensure your staff are keeping up effective hygiene processes
  • Detailed knowledge of HACCP and legislation

Just as importantly though you will gain the confidence and knowledge to lead and support your team in safe practice to ensure that efficiency and the expectation of excellence are part of your daily routine. Having a level 3 trained supervisor is a big step on the way to something that all food service businesses want to achieve – a clean, safe and effective, 5 star rated kitchen that produces the best food possible.

Our trainer

Our trainer for the Daventry based training courses has worked in the food industry for over 30 years.

A member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) with access to the latest food safety information and trends, they have been a registered CIEH trainer since 2000 and have delivered exceptional pass rates for CIEH examinations.

Enthusiastic and energetic with a professional, friendly, approachable style they not only enable delegates to achieve Level 3 certification but also embed food safety knowledge to positively influence food safety culture when delegates return to their workplace.

Trusted by Food Businesses

"The Food Hygiene Company is very responsive and understanding of our organisation’s requirements. It's an easy-to-use and set-up management system, with a very supportive and accessible support team who we find friendly and efficient. It’s simple to make additional purchases and to set up new franchises as we open them."

Zakaria Kari - Operational Planner & Coordinator, Oodles


The Level 3 course will provide you with suitable training to supervise staff in the safe handling of food in catering, retail or manufacturing.  The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, so you can be assured of its credentials.

Taking this course can not guarantee you a 5 star food hygiene rating but if you utilise the knowledge you'll learn and put it in to practice, you'll be well prepared for any visit by Environmental Health.  

Yes. Once you have successfully met the pass requirements and completed the course, you will be sent an electronic personalised certificate. 

There is no defined point at which you need to re-take your training. The most common re-take period is 3 years and we will send you a gentle reminder in plenty of time.

This training course has been approved by The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is the membership and awarding body for the environmental health sector. Founded in 1883, it has been instrumental in developing many of the environmental standards that have contributed to better public health and wellbeing globally.

If you provide 6 weeks notice, you will receive a full refund.  Unfortunately, no refunds can be made if less than 6 weeks notice is given.  All cancellations must be made in writing to hello@smarthorizons.co.uk

The training course is delivered from our Daventry office:

Icon Innovation Centre,
Eastern Way,
NN11 0QB.

There is plenty of free parking available.

There is plenty of free parking available, either adjacent to the building or in the underground carpark opposite the building.  There are specific parking spaces allocated for iCon building users/visitors.

There is disabled parking directly below the building, with lift access.

Lunch and refreshments (tea/coffee) will be provided on both days.

If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

At the end of the two days, you will need to sit a short 40 question multiple choice test.  The pass mark is 28/40.

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Upon successful completion of the Level 3 Food Safety Supervision course, you’ll receive an electronic personalised training course certificate.

Level 3 Certificate in Food Safety

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No limit on the size of organisations

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