Highfield Awarding Body

Level 3 Food Safety in Catering

Times: 9.30am to 5pm
Length: 3 Day Course
Location: Brenikov Training Centre or block bookings organised at your chosen venue.
Course includes:

This includes handbook, awarding body fees, certification, refreshments and a light lunch.

Group Booking:

Block bookings can be organised for groups of staff where training days are held at Brenikov Training or at your chosen venue. Please contact us for special rates on block bookings.




About the Course

Who should attend this course?

This 3 day course and qualification has been developed to benefit anyone working in a supervisory position where food is prepared, cooked and served.

Course Content:

Part 1: Potential Hazards

  1. Introduction to food safety
  2. Identifying hazards
  3. Microbiology
  4. Bacterial food poisoning
  5. Food-borne disease

Part 2: Controls

  1. Control of contamination
  2. Food preservation
  3. Storage and temperature control
  4. Personal Hygiene
  5. Design and construction
  6. Cleaning, Disinfection and disposal of waste
  7. Pest control

Part 3: Food Safety Management Systems

  1. Hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP)
  2. Food safety management in catering and retail

Part 4: Supervisory Management

  1. The Management process
  2. The role of the supervisor

Part 5: Legislation

  1. An introduction to food law
  2. The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations, 2006
  3. Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs
  4. The Food Safety Act 1990
  5. Other Food Safety Legislation

How is the course assessed?

Candidates take a practical assessment at the end of the day.

“I enjoyed having a wonderful assessor. Really looked forward to our meetings. Jacqui brought out of me the knowledge I knew but had hidden, extremely easy to talk to and very understanding of how uneasy I felt at times. 20/10”

Ann Robinson - Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality & Leadership

“I have found the apprenticeship really successful thanks to Nick Hopper my assessor. I have been at Cosentino’s Cafe Bar for over a year now and have learnt so much and think I have improved a lot since day one. When Nick comes into assess me he is really supportive and easy to get on with and makes the work and questions more understandable for me to answer. I am really pleased with what I have achieved and learnt this year thanks to Brenikov.”

Charlotte Nicole Pill - Intermediate Apprenticeship in Food & Beverage Service

“I feel the support I have been given throughout my apprenticeship from Graham has been really good and he has been in touch a lot if I needed help”

Danielle Downing - Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality & Leadership

“Throughout my course I feel I have been given lots of support from my work colleagues and also Graham”

Dionne Hood - Intermediate Apprenticeship in Food Production & Cooking

“I have found the training most beneficial to my job and have had all the help to my job and have had all the help and support i have needed throughout. Graham has been more than helpful and contactable any time. Have thoroughly enjoyed the course and I am looking forward to going on to do the level 3 programme.” 

Gale Woolrych - Intermediate Apprenticeship in Food Production & Cooking

“I applied for a job working for Newcastle city learning teaching adults cake decorating. I have been offered the job and they are going to send me on the PTLLS course that they run at the Westgate Community College. I would like to thank you all at Brenikov as I feel that attending the NVQ courses gave me the confidence to apply for the job and not be scared when the word training is mentioned”

Heather Mclaren - Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality & Leadership.

I have really enjoyed this course. The training and support given by Graham has been excellent. I feel I have learned lots to help with my job role

Jenny Green - Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality & Leadership

Going to be honest here but this apprenticeship has been the best thing I have ever done, going from applying for jobs and getting nothing, but then going into an apprenticeship and coming out with so much. I have my personal license which I got through my pre-apprenticeship course, I have peoples comments about me on trip advisor, an article in the journal paper which says I am “the most extensive and ambitious waiter I have ever been served by”. Now to have someone say that about you is just absolutely brilliant. However I wasn’t always good at what I do, on my first shift my boss said could you carry some wine and well I’m rather clumsy but said yeah, took two steps and covered myself in wine and dropped the whole tray, but now I can carry loads of wine on my hand and not spill any off it. All the way through my apprenticeship I have had Nick Hopper as my assessor and I must say that man is a star, he has been with me from the start helping me through things and guiding me through my Apprenticeship which I have thoroughly enjoyed

Luke Sweeney - Intermediate Apprenticeship in Food & Beverage Service

“I have enjoyed learning my Intermediate Apprenticeship in Food Production & Cooking course and Graham Smith has been a big help getting me through my course. Nothing has been too much of a problem to him”

Stanley Green - Intermediate Apprenticeship in Food Production & Cooking