Food Safety Level 3 – Highfield e-learning

It’s estimated there are half a million cases of food poisoning in the UK each year.

However, it’s thought this figure is a vast underestimate as most people suffering from food poisoning do not see a GP and recover within a few days.

Following the correct food safety guidance and legislation is therefore vital to protect the public, and your business.

Failure to do so can result in harm to customers, reputational damage, fines and – in extreme cases – imprisonment.

The course

The Level 3 Food Safety course is designed to help you navigate existing food safety legislation, gain an awareness of your responsibilities, and have the right knowledge and understanding to go on and sit an exam or e-assessment in level 3 food safety.

It has been written by some of the leading subject matter experts in the subject of food safety – Richard Sprenger and Jude Hutchinson.

Who is it aimed at?

Those in a supervisory or management role (or aspiring to be) with responsibility for food safety.


Supervisors should already have underpinning knowledge, preferably derived from a food safety level 2 qualification.


9 guided learning hours (GLH)

Areas covered The Highfield e-learning Level 3 Food Safety course covers key areas that anyone involved in the subject will need to know. These include:

  • contamination hazards
  • multiplication and survival hazards
  • food spoilage and food-borne illness
  • control measures
  • people, premises and equipment
  • cleaning and disinfection
  • from purchase to service
  • management
  • your role as a manager/supervisor
  • legal requirements
  • training requirements
  • effective training
  • delegation and motivation

The e-learning also covers the key elements of HACCP, including:

  • HACCP and food safety
  • implementing HACCP
  • conducting a hazard analysis
  • from CCPs to corrective actions
  • verification and documentation

How it works

Our e-learning is available to use on multiple platforms such as tablets, PCs and laptops. All you need is an internet connection. Learners simply log on to the Learner Management System (LMS) and work their way through the course, along with the scenarios that provide them with real-life context.

Learners are assessed at the end of each unit via 5 multiple-choice questions. The pass mark is 100 per cent, with results available instantly.


Learners will receive a Highfield e-learning completion certificate, which is downloadable upon completion.

However, where the learner needs to achieve the full qualification they will still need to sit an exam or an e-assessment. The e-learning is designed to give the learner the knowledge and understanding to do this successfully.

The exam or e-assessment must be arranged separately with a training centre approved to deliver the qualification.

Why choose RT e-learning?

The use of interactive quizzes and simulation tasks, based on realistic scenarios from genuine workplace environments, means E-Learners can more readily acquire skills and knowledge meaningful to their own work-based practices.

E-Learning can accommodate many different learning styles and can engage the learner via a range of rich and stimulating approaches, which are more relevant to the subject requirements, than can often be achieved in normal classroom-based learning.

We are registered as an approved centre with Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance; a global leader in regulated and work-based learning qualifications. Highfield is regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, SQA Accreditation, the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), and the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

Highfield is also recognised by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) as an apprentice assessment organisation (AAO) and registered on the Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations (RoAAO).

As a direct result of this commitment, we can guarantee the fulfilment of our client’s needs and be assured of our client’s satisfaction.

For further information on this course or to discuss any further requirements please use our form or call 03333 44 2176

We are an approved Highfield Centre