The Award in Food Safety is a qualification aimed at food handlers working in a manufacturing/catering or retail environment.
The qualification is intended for learners already working in manufacturing catering or retail and those who are preparing to work in the industry.
Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everybody involved in the storage, preparation, and processing, packing and handling food. Its topics are regarded by the Food Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practices in the production of safe food.
Highfield Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing (RQF)
This qualification is aimed at those responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of HACCP systems in a food manufacturing environment.
The objective of the qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge necessary to be an integral part of a HACCP team in manufacturing and other related industries, for example those involved in distribution and storage. The qualification is aimed at learners who are already working in food manufacturing with knowledge of food hazards and controls.
How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?
This qualification is usually obtained by taking a 3-day classroom-based course. However, it can also The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 15 hours and of this 13 hours are recommended as guided learning hours.
TQT is an estimate of the total number of hours it would take an average learner to achieve and demonstrate the necessary level of attainment to be awarded with a qualification, both under direct supervision (forming guided learning hours) and without supervision (all other time). TQT and GLH values are advisory and assigned to a qualification as guidance.
How is the qualification assessed?
This qualification is assessed by a 60 minute multiple-choice examination, where the learners must answer 18 out of 30 questions correctly to pass and 24 questions to achieve a distinction.