Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene for Supervisors (City & Guilds)

Virtual College


£105 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
9 Hours
9 CPD points / hours

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Level 3 Supervising Food Safety training from Virtual College enables candidates to identify problems and to recommend solutions within food preparation and delivery areas. It is ideally suited to people who are responsible for supervising other members of staff, such as team leaders and managers across all sectors including manufacturing, catering and retail. The course is written to reflect industry standards developed by People 1st (the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality industry), and conforms to the qualification template developed by awarding bodies under their guidance.

It is recommended that all food premises should have at least one person trained to Level 3 - particularly if they are in charge of other staff and are responsible for the training of those staff. By completing this online training, individuals will benefit from a broad knowledge of food safety and hygiene in the workplace, with a focus on being able to:

  • take responsibility for food safety monitoring procedures
  • identify food safety hazards
  • identify food safety hazards
  • contribute to improvements in food safety practice

This course is Accredited by City & Guilds:

  • We (Virtual College) are a City and Guilds Accredited centre.
  • City and Guilds have accredited our Level 3 Supervising Food Hygiene & Safety certificate
  • Our price includes your City and Guilds Accredited Certificate
  • City and Guilds approved quality assurance of our online delivery processes and learner support systems
  • Quality City & Guilds Accredited Certificate carrying an authorisation seal

The course was produced by Virtual College in association with food safety experts Food Dialog and we have made every effort to make the training friendly, understandable and down to earth. Established in 1995, we have trained over 100,000 people in food hygiene and supply organisations across the UK including the Food Standards Agency in Wales. Our experience means training is user friendly, and our learner support team are available Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:30 to assist with any queries. On completion of the module and the associated assessment you will:

  • Understand the role of the supervisor and food business operator in ensuring compliance with food safety legislation
  • Understand the application and monitoring of good hygiene practice
  • Understand how to implement food safety management procedures
  • Understand the role of the supervisor in staff training and food safety management procedures


Lesson Plan

Topics covered in this online training include:

  • Food safety hazards and contamination
  • Microbiology
  • Food-borne illness
  • Understanding food law
  • The role of the supervisor
  • Food safety management (HACCP)
  • Food preservation
  • Food storage and temperature control
  • Personal hygiene
  • Workplace equipment and design
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Pest control
  • Module summary


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is Accredited by City & Guilds.

Note, this course is an accredited training programme, should you require a full qualification you will be required to undertake an additional assessment by visiting an accredited test centre at an additional cost.


When you have successfully completed your course and attained the 75% required test pass, you will receive a City & Guilds Accredited Certificate. Our Certificates are of extremely high quality and carry an authorisation seal. The certificate should be displayed to show appropriate training has taken place.


Approximately 8 hours. With over 320 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 8 hours to complete (depending on your learning speed). All Virtual College e-learning courses are hosted on the Enable Learning Management System, which remembers your progress, allowing you to complete your training in stages.

Target Audience

The course is suitable for all supervisors or small business owners working in the food industry and is the ideal progression for anyone who has completed a level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene course, but is now taking on further responsibilities for food safety within a business - or for anyone who just wants to know more!

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

How it Works


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.

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Arooba asked:

From where to learn about food safety management?


Hi Arooba, You can complete this course and all our other courses online from anywhere that has an internet connection. If you have any more questions do let us know.

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Nokunene Mkumbeni asked:

Am I eligible to apply for the course if I live in South Africa?


Hi Nokunene, Yes you are, the course can be completed anywhere with an internet connection. Give us a shout if you need any more help.

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Nadine asked:

Is this the full course for Food Hygiene Level 3 and is it acknowledged in Scotland? Is it equivalent to the REHIS Food hygiene Level 3?


Hi Nadine, The Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene for Supervisors course is accredited by City and Guilds and meets Food Hygiene training requirements in the UK and EU. We would recommend checking with your employer before purchasing the training to ensure they will accept a Virtual College City and Guilds accredited Food Hygiene certificate. Kind regards, Virtual College

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April asked:

Where can I go and have the full qualification


Hi April, We do not have a list of recommended places but quite often your local college or test centre will be able to offer the full qualification. Kind regards, Virtual College

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Patricia Onono Brown asked:

Is it only 9 hours? Also do you send certificate through the post?


Hi Patricia, The course takes on average 8-9 hours to complete. Once you have been through the training and completed the online test the certificate will be sent through the post. Kind regards, Virtual College

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Javeria Rana asked:

My question is that will I get a proper certificate after successfully completing the course? If given that certificate will be by City& Guild?


Hi Javeria, On completion of this course you will receive a Virtual College City and Guilds Accredited certificate. Kind regards, Virtual College

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Hann Sheng asked:

Hi, can I check that this online course available time and recognized as which country’s certificate?Can I repeat the class again if I missed it?


Hi Hann, The course takes 2-3 hours to completed on average and is designed to European standards so it is recognised all over Europe. We would recommend checking with your employer first though to see if they approve Virtual College City and Guilds Accredited Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene certificates. You get an initial three attempts at the quiz, if you fail those an additional three will be available on requiest. Kind regards, Virtual College

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innocent gurukumba asked:

hje i just want to ask u ,about this online course do u get a certificate immidietly after passing or?


Hi, On completion of the course you will be able to download the certificate and the next working day after completion it will be posted to you by first class postage. Kind regards, Virtual College

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Hayley asked:

Hi I am currently looking at the level 3 food safety for supervisors and I know that I would get the cert but are the test centres local


Hi Hayley, The test along with the training would be completed online. There is no requirement to go to a test centre. Kind regards, Virtual College

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Reda badran asked:

If I don’t pas my test I have to do it agen


Hi Reda, You get three attempts at your test, if you do not pass within those three attempts then we reset your training and add an additional three attempts on. If you still do not manage to pass after six attempts then you will have to purchase the course again. Kind regards, Virtual College

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Janiwoo asked:

Hi can I pay weekly foe the course as I don't get alot of money or can i get help plz as want to do lots of catering courses to better myself thanks


Hello, Unfortunately we do not accept instalments as payment for our courses. Have you looked at our Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene course? Kind regards, Virtual College

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Pinky asked:

after completing my course how do I get my certificate?


Hi Pinky, After completion your certificate for this course will be delivered by First Class Post to the address you enter when purchasing. Kind regards Virtual College

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