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Food Safety Management

CPD Level 5 |*FREE PDF Certificate* | 120 CPD Points |*FREE Digestion and Detoxification Course*

Brentwood Open learning College


£12 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
450 hours
No formal qualification
120 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Food Safety Management

** 2 Courses Bundle**

Food Safety Management Level 5. CPD Accredited Food Safety Management Certificate with 120 CPD points available with no extra study.

**FREE Digestion and Detoxification Course**

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

  • A concise yet comprehensive introduction to the most important principles of Food Safety Management and food hygiene.
  • In-depth insights into the applicable laws and legislation governing Food Safety Management 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 Management 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 Management obligations of businesses in the UK, it is the responsibility of the business to devise and implement its own Food Safety Management strategy.

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.

Food Safety Management - 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 Management standards

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.

*** 1 Free Gifts included in the Food Safety Management Course ***

***FREE Digestion and Detoxification Course***

This Free Digestion and Detoxification course covers the following topics:

  • What is Digestion?
  • Stress and Digestion
  • Detoxification
  • Enhancing the Process of Digestion

Food Safety Management

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 Management . Learn how to proactively boost safety standards and effectively mitigate risks throughout each stage of the food production life cycle.

Food Safety Management

Key topics covered over the course of 12 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.


120 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Food Safety Management

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 12 engaging modules, each of which concludes with an online assessment for submission to your assigned tutor:

Unit 1 Introduction to Food Safety Supervisor

This Food Safety Supervisor unit covers the following key topics:

  • Food Safety Supervisor Regulations in a Globalised World
  • A Brief History of Food Safety Supervisor
  • The Seven Principles of a Safe Food Supply Chain
  • Food Safety Supervisor – Key Terminology
  • The Importance of Food Safety Supervisor 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

This Food Safety Supervisor unit covers the following key topics:

  • 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

This Food Safety Supervisor unit covers the following key topics:

  • 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

This Food Safety Supervisor unit covers the following key topics:

  • 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

This Food Safety Supervisor unit covers the following key topics:

  • 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

This Food Safety Supervisor unit covers the following key topics:

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

Unit 7 Food Allergy and Intolerance

This Food Safety Supervisor unit covers the following key topics:

  • Allergens
  • Handling Allergens
  • Allergen Information and Labelling
  • Prepacked Food
  • Non-Prepacked (loose) Food
  • Prepacked for Direct Sale (PPDS)
  • Eating out
  • May Contain
  • Vegan food and Allergens
  • Eating Out and Ordering Allergy-Safe Food
  • At a Restaurant
  • Ordering a takeaway
  • Eating in and Preparing an Allergy-Safe Meal
  • Allergy Alerts
  • Allergy Research

Unit 8 Food Handling & Food Storage

This Food Safety Supervisor unit covers the following key topics:

  • 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 9 Packaging and Labelling

This Food Safety Supervisor unit covers the following key topics:

  • 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 10 Allergen Labelling for Food Manufacturers

  • Allergen Labelling
  • Precautionary Allergen Labelling
  • Free-From Labelled Foods
  • Language on the Label
  • Avoiding Allergen Cross-Contamination
  • Staff Awareness
  • Developing New Products or Changing Existing Products

Unit 11 Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

  • What the Rating Covers
  • Understanding Ratings
  • The Rating Scale
  • Differences between Online Ratings and Rating Sticker Displayed
  • Frequency of Inspections

Unit 12 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

Who is this course for?

Food Safety Management

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 Safety Supervisor

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 Safety Supervisor

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 Safety Management

There is no particular entry requirement.

Option 1

CPD Accredited Food Food Safety Management (issued by CPD Standard Office)

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£95 + postal charges

Option 2

Food Food Safety Management 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 Safety Management

This Food Safety Management course will be helpful to boost your CV for the following types of jobs:

  • Food Hygiene and Safety: 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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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.