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Food Hygiene Level 3 in Catering

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200 hours · Self-paced
No formal qualification
90 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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Food Hygiene Level 3 in Catering

** 3 Courses Bundle**

Food Hygiene Level 3 in Catering Level 3. CPD Accredited Food Hygiene Level 3 in Catering Certificate with 90 CPD points available with no extra study.

**FREE Diet and Nutrition Course**FREE Weight Control Management Course**

This exclusive food safety course has been developed in conjunction with experienced industry veterans, providing a detailed overview of the responsibilities of all businesses involved in food handling, preparation or distribution. Enjoy the freedom to study online and from any location, as you build the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to ensure your full compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Our exclusive online training programs prioritise flexibility and accessibility for the benefit of our customers. All learners upon enrolling on this endorsed Food Safety Course gain access to the following benefits as standard:

  • A concise yet comprehensive introduction to the most important principles of food safety and food hygiene.
  • In-depth insights into the applicable laws and legislation governing food safety standards in the UK.
  • 24/7 access to our exclusive online learning platform, providing the freedom to study at any time and from any location.
  • Expert tutor support available on demand and all course materials included in the initial fee.
  • No deadlines, no time restrictions and no fixed study schedules for total flexibility from start to finish.

With no prior knowledge or experience required, this exclusive Food Safety Course is suitable for all members of the workforce at all levels. Business owners, senior managers, controllers and decisionmakers in particular could find the teachings of this course invaluable.

The objective of this course is to instil learners with the knowledge and skills needed to take confident control of Food Hygiene and Safety standards in the workplace. While government legislation makes clear the food safety obligations of businesses in the UK, it is the responsibility of the business to devise and implement its own food safety strategy.

All food businesses in the United Kingdom are legally required to comply with government regulations, relating to the safe and responsible handling, storage, preparation, transportation and supply of food products. The consequences of turning a blind eye to Food Hygiene and Safety can be catastrophic - both in terms of monetary loss and the human cost of inadequate safety standards.

*** 2 Free Gifts included in the Food Hygiene Level 3 in Catering Course ***

***FREE Diet and Nutrition Course***

This Free Diet and Nutrition course covers the following topics:

  • What is Nutrition?
  • What Are Nutrients?
  • Units of Energy
  • Why We Need Energy?
  • Basal Metabolism
  • Thermal Effect of Food (TEF)
  • Maintaining Energy Balance
  • Daily Energy Requirements
  • Calorie Requirements for Different Age Groups
  • Healthy Eating For Kids
  • Healthy eating for kids means:
  • Adult Figures for Healthy Eating
  • Basal Metabolic Rate
  • What is BMI?

***FREE Weight Control Management Course***

This Free Weight Control Management course covers the following topics:

  • Healthy Weight
  • The Basics of a Healthy Weight
  • Balanced Diet and Weight Control
  • The Benefits of Exercise in a Weight Control Programme

Suitable for business owners, management personnel and employees at all levels, this endorsed online course covers all essential aspects of food hygiene and food safety. Learn how to proactively boost safety standards and effectively mitigate risks throughout each stage of the food production life cycle.

Key topics covered over the course of 09 in-depth modules include packaging and labelling, food handling and storage, controlling allergens in the workplace, food poisoning, an introduction to microbiology and the importance of safe food transportation. Our self-paced courses are suitable for even the busiest lifestyles, with no deadlines or time restrictions imposed.

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90 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Food Hygiene Level 3 in Catering

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates benefit from the following skills and competencies:

  • A detailed understanding of the importance of good food hygiene
  • The principles of personal hygiene and how to maintain appropriate standards
  • Effective ways to control microbiological food hazards
  • How to ensure the safe handling, preparation and storage of food
  • Control of pests and other potential problems in the workplace
  • The rules and regulations by which all food businesses must abide
  • How to accurately track and assess food safety standards

Course Outline

Each of our online training programs comes complete with all study aids and learning resources needed for successful course completion. This insightful online course is delivered over a series of 09 engaging modules, each of which concludes with an online assessment for submission to your assigned tutor:

Unit 1 Introduction to Food Safety

  • Food Safety Regulations in a Globalised World
  • A Brief History of Food Safety
  • The Seven Principles of a Safe Food Supply Chain
  • Food Safety – Key Terminology
  • The Importance of Food Safety and the Consequences of Non-Compliance
  • The Cost of Food Recalls for Business
  • The Human Cost of Unsafe Food

Unit 2 What is Food Hygiene

  • The Key Elements of Food Hygiene are
  • Why Food Hygiene?
  • Where Does Good Hygiene Begin?
  • Personal Hygiene and Conscious Body Habits
  • Personal Hygiene and Unconscious Body Habits
  • The Food Handler as a Source of Harmful Bacteria
  • Hand-Washing

Unit 3 The 4Cs of Food Hygiene

  • Cleaning
  • Steps for Cleaning Effectively
  • Cleaning Schedule
  • Disinfecting Products
  • If Disinfecting Products are Not Available
  • Cooking
  • Cooking Temperatures
  • Keeping Food Hot
  • Reheating Food
  • Chilling
  • Cross-Contamination

Unit 4 Microbiology

  • Micro-Organisms
  • Beneficial Micro-Organisms
  • Spoilage Micro-Organisms
  • Pathogens
  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Yeasts
  • Moulds
  • Undesirable Effects of Moulds
  • Desirable Application of Moulds
  • Factors Affecting Microbial Growth
  • Suitable Food
  • Food Spoilage
  • Food Preservation

Unit 5 Food Poisoning

  • Chemical Food Poisoning
  • Bacterial Food Poisoning
  • Salmonella
  • Clostridium Perfringens
  • Environmental and Food Sources
  • Controls
  • Listeria Monocytogenes
  • Symptoms
  • High Risk Foods
  • Safe Foods
  • Environmental and Food Sources
  • Clostridium Botulinium
  • Environmental and Food Sources

Unit 6 Pest Control

  • What is a Pest?
  • Signs of Infestation by Rats or Mice
  • Pest Control
  • Control of Flies
  • Stored Product Pest

Unit 7 Food Handling & Food Storage

  • Preparation of Food
  • The Cooking Process
  • Meat Thermometer
  • Reheating of Foods
  • Hot Holding of Foods
  • Cooling Foods before Refrigeration
  • Refrigerated Display
  • Display and Serving Food
  • Food Storage
  • Cross Contamination of Food
  • Classification of Foods for Storage
  • Storage of Food

Unit 8 Packaging and Labelling

  • Labelling of Prepacked Food
  • List of Ingredients
  • Allergen Information
  • Net Quantity
  • Storage Conditions and Date Labelling
  • Name and Address of Manufacturer
  • Country of Origin or Place of Provenance
  • Additional Labelling Requirements
  • Food Labelling - Non-Prepacked Foods
  • Labelling Requirements
  • Packaging Wrappers (Vacuum Packing)
  • Food Authenticity

Unit 9 Transporting Food Safely

  • Transporting Food Safely
  • Transporting Food
  • Movable and Temporary Premises
  • Food Businesses Based in Domestic Premises
  • Hygiene
  • Distance Selling, Mail Order and Delivery
  • Temperature

There are no fixed study schedules, no final exams to sit and no time limitations imposed. We offer the most flexible online courses for employers and their workforces - call or e-mail anytime to learn more.

Who is this course for?

Food Hygiene Level 3 in Catering

It is the responsibility of all personnel involved in the production and distribution of food items to contribute to the organisation’s food safety standards. This course is therefore ideal for anyone looking to improve their capacity to ensure the business fulfils its legal obligations to safeguard its customers. This includes business owners and all members of senior management, team leaders and supervisors across all departments, and members of the workforce at all levels.

Food Hygiene Level 3 in Catering

A detailed knowledge and understanding of the importance of food safety is critical for anyone looking to run a successful food business. Build the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to run your own business more effectively, or empower your employees to perform with optimum effectiveness.

Food Hygiene Level 3 in Catering

Enrol online and gain immediate access to our innovative digital learning platform, or get in touch with our admissions team anytime if you have any questions.


Food Hygiene Level 3 in Catering

There is no particular entry requirement.

Option 1

CPD Accredited Food Hygiene Level 3 in Catering Certificate (issued by CPD Standard Office)

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£85+ postal charges

Option 2

Food Hygiene Level 3 in Catering Course Completion Certificate issued by CPD (Courses for Professional Development)

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

Career path

Food Hygiene Level 3 in Catering

This Food Hygiene Level 3 in Catering course will be helpful to boost your CV for the following types of jobs:

  • Food handlers
  • Catering staffs
  • Food Safety Manager
  • Restaurant owners
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Head Chef
  • Food Safety Officer
  • Food Safety Officer

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