Level 3 Food Safety Supervision for Retail

Level 3 Award in Food Hygiene & Safety for Retail:

  • Matches RSPH & CIEH syllabus
  • Meets UK / EU legal requirements
  • CPD & RoSPA accredited online course
  • Audited and approved by Environmental Health Officers
  • Fully online training & exam, instant access
  • High quality Level 3 Certificate posted the next working day

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If you would like to try an interactive demo of this course you can begin instantly by clicking on the button to the left. This allows you to work through the first two modules of the course. You can then unlock your demo and continue by purchasing the full version at any time.

Who should take this course?

High Speed Training’s Level 3 Supervising Food Safety for Retail Course is designed for supervisors and managers.

Food handlers looking for basic food safety training are recommended to take our Level 2 Food Hygiene for Retail Course.

For any supervisors or managers working in the food retail sector (for example, market stalls, farm shops, grocery stores, supermarkets, butchers, bakers, delicatessens), the Level 3 Supervising Food Safety for Retail provides candidates with detailed knowledge for implementing and controlling good food safety management. The course provides learners with knowledge of how to develop and manage necessary hygiene controls appropriate to a food retail environment.

This course is particularly designed with relevance to the HACCP food safety management system. This course provides a detailed breakdown of each stage of the HACCP process, and demonstrates how records of management can be kept, providing retail businesses with an effective food safety management system.

What does the course cover?

This online course (formerly known as Foundation or Basic Food Hygiene) maps to the UK National Occupational Standards in Food Safety and Hygiene at level 3 and includes:

  • Food legislation - enforcing legislation, who enforces the law, defence against prosecution, the responsibility of employers and employees.
  • Microbiology - sources, symptoms and onset times of food poisoning bacteria and food borne diseases.
  • Food contamination - examples of physical, chemical, microbial and allergen contamination, cross contamination in the food premises.
  • Personal hygiene - the need for good personal hygiene, monitoring good hygiene practice.
  • Food Safety Control - safe storage of food in retail premises, deliveries to food premises, the importance of date checking and stock control.
  • Temperature control - methods of measuring temperatures, the legal temperature controls for hot and cold food.
  • Food spoilage control - the techniques of preserving food in order to prevent spoilage.
  • Pest control - common food pests and the risks they carry in food premises, the methods of preventing infestation in the workplace.
  • Cleaning and disinfection - waste disposal, cleaning schedules, the need for cleaning in food premises, cleaning products and where and when they should be used.
  • The design of construction of premises - the recommended workplace and equipment design, the legal requirements for adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • Training staff - staff induction and the importance of further on-going training, maintaining training records, effective communication to staff.
  • Implementing Food Safety Management Systems - the principles, critical limits and controls in the HACCP system, implementing a safety management system in the workplace.
  • Traceability - being able to effectively trace products from 'farm to fork'.


On successful completion of the course a high quality, personalised certificate will be posted to you within one working day. You will also have the option of printing a temporary certificate should you require one. This certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

Our food hygiene courses have been audited and approved by Environmental Health Officers and match the syllabus used by both the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH / RIPH) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also accredited by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.

For further information on the law regarding food hygiene training please visit our food hygiene law page.

Course structure

The course is an interactive online format. The course is fully animated with high quality graphics and animation. The course has a full audio voice over.


The course should take approximately 8 - 10 hours to complete. Once you buy the course, there is no time limit on when you need to start it. There is also no time limit for completion. You can spread the course out over several sessions or complete it all at once, whichever fits best around your schedule.


Having completed all of the online training material, you will be able to take the online assessment. This assessment comprises of 60 online questions with a pass mark of 70%. The answers are marked instantly so you will know if you have passed as soon as you finish. If you do not pass the assessment you can review the course material and re-take the assessment as many times as necessary at no extra charge.

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