CIEH (New) Level 3 Awards in Food Safety

For those working in all food businesses at a supervisory level

Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Catering
Level 3 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing
Level 3 Award in Food Safety for Retail


Changes in legislation effective from January 2006 have placed greater onus and accountability on anyone in the food business with supervisory responsibility. It is therefore vital they are equipped with both the knowledge and confidence to do their job effectively.

New levels

In response to the requirements of the Sector Skills Councils and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), the CIEH are launching new sector-specific awards in food safety which will replace the CIEH Intermediate Certificate in Food Safety. Existing centres/trainers will be registered automatically..

Outline programme

The qualifications cover the following topics:

  • Legislation
  • Supervisory management
  • Temperature control (chilling, cooking)
  • Cleaning
  • Contamination control
  • Applying and monitoring good hygiene practices
  • Implementing good food safety procedures
  • Contributing to the safety training of others
  • Qualification information

Qualification information

Designed for anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled.

Course duration:
One day programme

Designed for:
Managers and supervisors in medium and large manufacturing or catering businesses

Course duration:
Three day programme

Assessment method:
Multiple choice examination

QCA Accredited:


Suggested progression on completion:
Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering
Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing

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That was a great day. I never realised that food hygiene could be such an interesting course. I can’t wait to get back to work to change some of the things we do. 

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