Level 3 Food Safety


Courses Available:

RSPH Level 3 Food Safety

The Level 3 Food Safety Award targets Management and Supervisory staff in the food catering, retail and manufacturing sectors. Typically such managers or supervisors would operate in the following areas:

  • Residential and Care Homes, Hospitals
  • Retail Outlets
  • Hotels, Pubs, Restaurants and Hospitality Catering
  • Schools and Prisons

Course Syllabus

  • Supervisory Management
  • Cleaning
  • Applying & Monitoring good food safety measures
  • Contributing to the food safety training of others
  • Temperature Control (Cooking & Chilling)
  • Legislation
  • Allergen Control
  • Contamination Control

Course Aims

  • The aim of the Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety is to provide a knowledge and understanding of food safety principles and practices relevant to supervisors working the in the catering and hospitality sectors.

Course Outcomes

  • A knowledge and understanding of the expected behaviours with regard to compliance with relevant food safety legislation
  • A knowledge and understanding concerning the application and monitoring of good hygiene practices
  • The manager’s or supervisor’s role in the implementation of food safety management procedures
  • Recognition of the importance of staff training and the manager’s or supervisor’s contribution to it

Course Details

  • The course is of 2 days duration (i.e 2 x 8 hours sessions) with some home study required
  • The examination duration is 1.5 hours and consists of a 45 question multi-choice examination
  • Candidates must achieve thirty correct answers to be awarded the certificate.
    • A Pass will be awarded for 30 to 37 correct answers
    • A Distinction will be awarded for 38 to 45 correct answers
  • Special circumstances
    • Candidates who may encounter difficulties in meeting the normal examination criteria may apply for special arrangements, for example an oral examination. The requirement for such special arrangements must be mentioned at the time of application
  • It is strongly recommended that applicants refresh this certificate every 3 years

Certificates / Courses Available

  • RSPH Level 3 Food Safety – Catering
  • RSPH Level 3 Food Safety – Retail
  • RSPH Level 3 Food Safety – Manufacturing

Course Fees

  • Individual course fees for the  Level 3 Food Safety Certificate is £190. This includes the examination and certificate fee which is payable to RSPH – Royal Society of Public Health.
    Special group rates are available, please call to discuss

Course Dates

  • “Open” Level 3 courses are held on a regular basis, .. if you would like to attend or arrange your own course then please contact Derek Robinson 
  • Please call Derek Robinson 01823 254249 / 07768 600037  or use the contact form on this web site, most requests can be met including accomodating shift work or out of hours work.

Course Location

  • Although based in the South West we are able to arrange courses in most areas of the country either “in house” at clients premises or at a local “off site” venue dependent on numbers.


  • Progression would normally be to the RSPH Level 4 Managing Food Safety Award which is aimed at Managers.

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