Level 3 Award in Food Safety

Qualification regulation and support

The Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Catering has been developed and is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF is a qualification framework regulated by Ofqual.

Qualification overview and objective

The objective of this 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 wish to progress to 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


Topics covered

  • Introduction to Food Safety
  • Microbiological
  • Contamination hazards & Control
  • Food poisoning and food borne disease
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food hazards and controls from delivery to service
  • Food spoilage and preservation
  • Design and use of food premises and equipment
  • Cleaning & disinfection
  • Pest Management
  • HACCP and food safety management systems
  • Supervisory management
  • Food safety legislation and enforcement
  • Revision/exam technique


learners will have to Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF) 4 demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a pass mark of 60% (27/45). Learners will receive a Distinction if they achieve a pass mark of 80% (36/45).


  • Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance United Kingdom (HABC)

Course Duration

03 Days