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Level 3 Award in Food Safety

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The Level 3 food safety course develops your knowledge gained on the Level 2 food safety course. For anyone working with food, safety is paramount.



During this course you will consider the importance of food safety principles and practice, identify problem areas and decide how to recommend solutions, you will be able to take responsibility for food safety monitoring procedures, identify hazards to food safety, take appropriate action and contribute to improvements in food safety practice.

During the Level 3 Award in Food Safety programme, you will learn to:

1. Summarise the importance of food safety management procedures
2. Explain employers' and employees' food safety legislation responsibilities
3. Explain how food safety legislation is enforced
4. Outline food safety audit requirements
5. Explain the importance of high personal hygiene standards
6. Explain cleaning and disinfection procedures
7. Explain cross contamination procedures
8. Describe waste disposal procedures
9. Describe pest control procedures
10. Describe microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards
11. Describe HACCP
12. Explain temperature control requirements
13. Explain traceability
14. Explain staff induction and training requirements
15. Explain the importance of monitoring and reporting on food safety

This programme is suitable for Pest Technicians, Specialists, anyone interested in becoming a Technical Inspector or a Field Biologist and anyone who works around food.

This qualification is awarded by HABC.

Level: Advanced+
Prerequisites: 16+, L2 knowledge
Delivery: Classroom only
Duration: 3 day
Additional Study: Up to L2 knowledge
Assessment: 2 hour exam
CPD Points: 20

It's recommended that you hold a current Level 2 Certificate in Food Safety. You will be expected to have food safety knowledge to Level 2 standard.

After completing the Level 3 Award in Food Safety programme, you may wish to study:


Technical Programmes

Technical Programmes

Becoming a Technical Inspector and take the Certificated Technical Inspector exam
Becoming a Field Biologist and take the Certificated Field Biologist 
• Advanced Technician in Pest Management


Plus+ Programmes

Plus+ Programmes

• Level 2 Award in Health and Safety
• Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid




Classroom Delivery

Classroom programme

This is a three-day, classroom-based programme with a 2-hour multiple choice exam at the end of the programme.

9.00 am for coffee, 9.30 am start, 4.30 pm finish. 

It's recommended that you hold a current Level 2 Certificate in Food Safety. You will be expected to have food safety knowledge to Level 2 standard.





At the end of the course, you will take the Multichoice exam paper. This course is delivered over three days, and assessment is by a 120-minute examination of 60 multiple-choice questions.

When you study this course you will be asked to select one of three Level 3 Food Safety exams to take at the end of the course. You can choose to achieve a HABC Level 3 Award in Food Manufacturing, Retail or Catering.



The course fee includes tuition, lunch and refreshments, course reference materials and exam entry.

  Including VAT Excluding VAT
Members £246 £205
Non-members £282 £235

Please note: accommodation is not included in this course.

Cancellation Terms:

Course cancellations will only be accepted on receipt of written instruction and are effective from the date received by the BPCA.

• More than 15 working days prior to Course: No charge 
• 15 working days or less: 100% of fee




    For more information contact BPCA: or 01332 225 113