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 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing (RQF)
The qualification is intended for those whose job requires them to have some responsibility for food safety. Learners are likely to have management responsibilities for an operational team.
This qualification covers the subject of food hygiene at a suitable depth to ensure learners have a thorough knowledge of hazards and controls; its focus is on the importance of developing, implementing and monitoring food safety procedures.
How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?
The total qualification time for this qualification is 60 hours, of which 40 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 2-part examination:
- part one is a 30-question multiple-choice examination
- part two is a written examination where learners choose 4 from 6 questions. The total mark available in this section is 70 marks
Successful learners must achieve a total of at least 60 marks out of 100 across the two parts of the
exam. A Merit will be awarded at 70/100 and a Distinction will be awarded at 80/100. The
duration of the examination is 2 ½ hours.