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Online Highfield Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing

Nationally Recognised Qualification, Virtual Course and Online Exam



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Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing (RQF)
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This online Level, 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturers course, aims to give you the underpinning knowledge and practical skills you need to implement and manage an appropriate food safety management system based on Hazard Analysis with Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles.


Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual


  • Highfield Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing Course Fact Sheet - download


Course Content

  • An introduction to food safety management and HACCP.
  • The importance and benefits of HACCP.
  • Food safety legislation, enforcement and penalties.
  • The importance of effective prerequisite programmes and how to assess them.
  • Preparing and planning for HACCP.
  • Benefits of creating a HACCP team and its responsibilities.
  • The seven principles of HACCP.  How to create a flow diagram.
  • The development of a HACCP system suitable for a food manufacturing environment.
  • Hazard analysis methodology.
  • The importance of identifying critical control points.
  • The Codex CCP decision tree.
  • Setting and achieving critical limits.
  • Different types of monitoring procedures, frequency and information to include in a monitoring plan.
  • Corrective action to be taken when monitoring indicates a loss of control.
  • Reasons for verification, methods and frequency.
  • How to ensure the food safety management system created is effectively implemented.
  • Regularly communicating the importance of both the HACCP plan and individual responsibilities to the team.
  • How to monitor and review the HACCP plan to ensure it is continuously effective.

Online Examination

This qualification is obtained by taking a 2-day interactive online course via Zoom and is assessed through an online multiple-choice examination using Highfield's Qualify at Home service.

Candidates must answer at least 18 out of 30 questions correctly; a distinction is awarded for 24 marks or over.

The duration of the examination is 1 hour.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for managers and supervisors responsible for developing a food safety management system based on the Codex principles of HACCP in a food manufacturing setting. These may include Food Safety, Quality Assurance, Technical, Hygiene and Training Managers.

This qualification may also be beneficial for those responsible for implementing, contributing or reviewing HACCP systems such as new and existing HACCP team members, CCP supervisors and HACCP auditors.

This course is ideal for employees who have already achieved a Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing or Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing but who require


It is recommended that candidates have achieved the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing as a minimum before attending this course. Candidates must also have an understanding of, and background in, a food manufacturing environment.

It is also recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 1 in Literacy/English or equivalent to undertake this qualification. Candidates should be aged 16 or above.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At 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, 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.