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CIEH Level 3 – Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing

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CIEH Level 3 – Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing


If you operate in a supervisory or line manager role in a food manufacturing environment, you need to be aware of the roles and responsibility of applying food safety practices. The Level 3 – Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing course is designed for individuals who are employed in supervisory and managerial positions and want to improve food safety in manufacturing within the food establishments. The course will enable supervisors to be aware of proper protocol and legislation and communicate the necessary standards to their workers.

The Level 3 – Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing course will cover a wide range of topics such as food safety monitoring practices, identify potential hazards and take action in such circumstances. A supervisory role requires that individuals are accountable for good hygiene and food safety practices. It is an essential element of food safety standards and supervisors must train and motivate staff to ensure they are effective food handlers.

The Level 3 – Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing course will enable supervisors to lead with confidence and example. The core fundamentals of food safety in manufacturing will be covered in this course including controlling temperatures, food safety hazards, food preparation and storage, equipment cleaning and premise cleaning The Level 3 – Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing certification is nationally recognised by local authorities and environmental health officers across the United Kingdom.

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As improvements and advancements are made in technology, online courses are no longer just conventional means of studying at affordable costs. In many aspects online training offers superiority to traditional learning. There is an effectiveness and convenience that traditional learning cannot provide. The overall convenience and flexibility makes it a superior learning method.

1Training offers the most convenient path to gain an internationally recognised qualification that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your skill and expertise in an enterprise or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at 1Training and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor and multiple free resources which include Free CV writing pack, Nus Discounted Card, Free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

What will I learn?

  • Gain an understanding on the requirements to ensure compliance with food safety regulations.
  • Learn why implementing food safety management procedures are vital.
  • Monitor good personal hygiene practices within the food establishment.
  • Ensure your staff is properly trained during induction and understand food safety regulations.
  • Outline action that needs to be applied related to pest control.
  • Learn the responsibilities of working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of food business operators and food
  • Learn why individuals in supervisory positions are responsible and accountable for food safety in manufacturing.

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Who is this Course aimed at?

  • Caterers
  • Food business operators
  • Food establishments
  • Food factories
  • Meat cutting plants
  • Diaries
  • Breweries

Entry Requirement

  • The course is suitable for supervisors and managers who work with and directly handle food processing and manufacturing
  • Anyone with an interest in acquiring knowledge in food safety and food manufacturing

Method of Assessment

At the end of the Level 3 – Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing you will be evaluated through an online multiple choice exam. In order to complete this program successfully and gain your professional qualification.


Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Level 3 – Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. It will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

Awarding Body

CIEH (The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) has been supporting professionals since 1883 and an awarding body for the environmental health sector. CIEH has been instrumental in developing several environmental standards in the public and health sectors contributing greatly to the overall wellbeing on a global scale. They set a high standard of improving public health and influencing policy. They provide educational opportunities and training for environmental health professionals working across the public and private sectors. It is with a vision to provide and support a healthier, cleaner and safer environment for all.

Progression and Career Path

Once you successfully complete the Level 3 – Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing you will gain an accredited qualification that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this qualification you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum is calculated according to The certification will enable employees in the capacity of Supervisors and Managers working in food establishments to gain employment in high earning positions within the industry.

  • Restaurant Manager – £23,567 per annum
  • Café Manager – £19,063 per annum
  • Hotel Manager – £26,455 per annum
  • Restaurant Supervisor – £7.62 per hour
  • Catering Supervisor – £8.03 per hour

 Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 50
1: Introduction
1.1 Define the terms
1.2 Define the role of a supervisor in controlling food safety, identify food safety hazards and understand the methods by which the controls are communicated to others in the workplace
1.3 State the economical impact of both good and bad food safety practice on businesses, employees and customers
1.4 Describe the trends in reported outbreaks of foodborne illness
1.5 List the groups of people who are most at risk
2: Legislation
2.1 State the current food safety legislation which relates to food premises and be aware of where guidance on the law may be sought
2.2 State the role and powers of enforcement officers in respect to food safety
2.3 Explain the consequences of non-compliance with food safety legislation
2.4 Explain the concept of due diligence
2.5 State the responsibilities that employers and employees have with regard to keeping food safe
2.6 State the role of the supervisor in the investigation of an outbreak of food-borne illness
3: Good hygiene practice
3.1 Define the terms, and give examples
3.2 Describe the procedures used to prevent food from being contaminated on receipt, during storage, preparation, cooking, service/ and display
3.3 State the procedures available for the detection of contaminants and corrective actions
3.4 State the risks caused by allergens in foods and the controls measures and labelling needed
3.5 State the effects that spoilage bacteria can have on food and those who ingest it
3.6 State the sources, level of incidence, onset times and symptoms for common food poisoning bacteria
3.7 State the sources, level of incidence, onset times and symptoms for common foodborne diseases
3.8 Describe the process of binary fission and list the factors influencing bacterial reproduction
3.9 Describe the function of bacterial spores, the risks that they pose and the controls required
3.10 Describe the food safety hazards caused by toxins produced by some food poisoning bacteria
3.11 Give some examples common food-borne viruses, explain the risks they cause to food safety and how these might be reduced
4: Temperature controls
4.1 State the temperatures required to control bacterial and enzyme activity in food
4.2 Describe the temperature controls required for food deliveries, food storage, cooking and reheating food, hot and cold holding and the cooling of food
4.3 Describe safe methods of checking, verifying and recording food temperatures.
4.4 State the principles involved in preventing food deterioration
5: Workplace and equipment design
5.1 List the design features of a suitable premise for the preparation of food, including the importance of layout and food flow
5.2 State the requirements for adequate lighting and ventilation
5.3 Describe suitable finishes for fixtures and fittings
5.4 Describe the properties of equipment for use in food premises
5.5 Develop and implement effective recording and labelling systems for the receipt and storage of food
6: Waste disposal, cleaning and disinfection
6.1 Describe suitable methods for the storage and removal of waste and state how the process can be adequately supervised
6.2 State the need for, and benefits of, systematic cleaning and how it can be implemented and supervised
6.3 Explain the products employed in cleaning, disinfecting, sanitising and sterilising and the methods of cleaning food equipment, food and hand contact surfaces and other surfaces in the food premise
7: Pest control
7.1 List common food pests and describe the risks they pose to food safety
7.2 Describe the different methods of control that can be used and the role of supervisory management in controlling food pests
8: Personal Hygiene
8.1 Explain the importance of personal hygiene and the responsibilities of food handlers and how that standards can be monitored
8.2 Describe the supervisor’s role in monitoring and preventing contamination from food handlers who are carriers of infection and include those hazards associated with unclean hands and nails, wounds and skin infections, jewellery, unsatisfactory protective clothing, smoking and eating
8.3 State that suspected cases of persons suffering from food-borne illnesses should be excluded from food handling duties
9: Training
9.1 State the importance of staff induction and on-going training and the contribution that a supervisor can make towards it
9.2 Explain the importance of keeping staff training records
9.3 Describe the supervisor’s and manager’s role in the effective communication of food safety procedures to employers and all employees
10.1 Identify the hazards in a food process
10.2 Determine critical control points
10.3 Establish critical limit(s)
10.4 Establish a system to monitor control of the critical control points
10.5 Establish the corrective action to be taken when monitoring indicates that a particular critical control point is not under control
10.6 Establish procedures for verification to confirm that the HACCP system is working effectively
10.7 Evaluate controls and documentation concerning all procedures and records appropriate to these principles and their application
10.8 Explain the supervisor’s contribution towards both internal and external inspections and food safety audits
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