International Award in Food Safety Management Level 3


This qualification is prepare learners for employment in foods safety role, or to support a role in the workplace. Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, cooking service and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.


The course has been designed to train the general public and lay persons to a basic standard of food safety, to impart a wide spectrum of knowledge spanning the basic principles of safe food safety procedure.

  • After successful completion of course, each participant should be able to:
  • Safe food safety procedure, safe food handling and avoiding un safe behavior
  • Report food safety hazards, infestations and food spoilage
  • Importance of safe waste disposal
  • Importance of pest control
  • Identify safe food handling and temperature control practices for delivery, storage, date, marking and stock rotation
  • Identify effective personal hygiene practices relating to protective clothing, hand washing personal lines, cuts, wounds, food handling practices.

Course Content

  • Ensuring compliance with food safety legislation,
  • The application and monitoring of good hygiene practice,
  • How to implement food safety management procedures and the application and monitoring of good practice regarding contamination,
  • Microbiology and temperature control
  • Food hygiene at a suitable depth
  • Knowledge of hazards and controls; its focus is on the importance of developing, implementing and monitoring food safety procedures

Intended Audience

This qualification is designed for caterers and other food handlers. The qualification is intended for candidates already working in catering who would benefit from refresher training. This qualification reinforces the responsibilities of the food handler regarding food safety and will ensure their knowledge is up to date.

What is the right career path for you?

There are several safety positions with different levels of responsibility in an Occupational Safety and Health career path. Each advancing level typically requires higher levels of experience, education, and knowledge and skills in leadership, business practices, safety and health, and communication and information technology.
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