Level 4 Award in HACCP

Qualification regulation and support

 The Highfield Level 4 Award in HACCP Management for Food Manufacturing (RQF) is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF is a qualification framework regulated by Ofqual. It is also suitable for delivery in Wales and is regulated by Qualifications Wales.

Qualification overview and objective

The Highfield Level 4 Award in HACCP Management for Food Manufacturing (RQF) is aimed at learners who are working at a management level in a manufacturing business, quality assurance staff or members of the HACCP team. It would also be useful for trainers, auditors, enforcers and other food safety professionals. The objective of the qualification is to give learners the skills to assist in the implementation of a HACCP system, to critically evaluate HACCP plans and to understand the importance of having an effective HACCP system in place.


Topics Covered

  • Introduction
  • Background to HACCP
  • International Trade and Legislation
  • Pre-requisite Programmes
  • Preparing for HACCP
  • The HACCP Team
  • The 7 Codex HACCP principlesHazard Analysis
  • Critical Control Points
  • Critical Limits
  • Monitoring
  • Corrective Action
  • Validation During Design
  • Implementation
  • Verification
  • HACCP Review and Maintenance

Course Assessment

This qualification is assessed by written examination with a total duration of 3 hours.

  • Section 1 will be a critical evaluation of a HACCP plan in the form of a case study. Total marks available in this section are 90.
  • Section 2 is a series of 3, short answer questions relating to a change made to the HACCP plan. Total marks available in this section are 10.


  • Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance United Kingdom (HABC)

Course Duration

05 Days