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Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene for Supervisors

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On average this
course contributes
8 hours
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City & Guilds accredited Level 3 Supervising Food Safety & Hygiene (including posted certificate)

Level 3 Supervising Food Safety training from Virtual College enables candidates to identify problems and to recommend solutions within food preparation and delivery areas. It is ideally suited to people who are responsible for supervising other members of staff, such as team leaders and managers across all sectors including manufacturing, catering and retail. The course is written to reflect industry standards developed by People 1st (the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality industry), and conforms to the qualification template developed by awarding bodies under their guidance.

Try online - Buy online - Learn online - Test online and Certificate posted same day if completed before 10am Monday to Friday, or next working day

It is recommended that all food premises should have at least one person trained to Level 3 - particularly if they are in charge of other staff and are responsible for the training of those staff. By completing this online training, individuals will benefit from a broad knowledge of food safety and hygiene in the workplace, with a focus on being able to:

  • take responsibility for food safety monitoring procedures
  • identify food safety hazards
  • contribute to improvements in food safety practice

This course is Accredited by City & Guilds:

  • We (Virtual College) are a City and Guilds Accredited centre.
  • City and Guilds have accredited our Level 3 Supervising Food Hygiene & Safety certificate
  • Our price includes your City and Guilds Accredited Certificate
  • City and Guilds approved quality assurance of our online delivery processes and learner support systems
  • Quality City & Guilds Accredited Certificate carrying an authorisation seal

The course was produced by Virtual College in association with food safety experts Food Dialog and we have made every effort to make the training friendly, understandable and down to earth. Established in 1995, we have trained over 100,000 people in food hygiene and supply organisations across the UK including the Food Standards Agency in Wales. Our experience means training is user friendly, and our learner support team are available Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:30 to assist with any queries. On completion of the module and the associated assessment you will:

  • Understand the role of the supervisor and food business operator in ensuring compliance with food safety legislation
  • Understand the application and monitoring of good hygiene practice
  • Understand how to implement food safety management procedures
  • Understand the role of the supervisor in staff training and food safety management procedures

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Topics covered in this online training include:

  • Food safety hazards and contamination
  • Microbiology
  • Food-borne illness
  • Understanding food law
  • The role of the supervisor
  • Food safety management (HACCP)
  • Food preservation
  • Food storage and temperature control
  • Personal hygiene
  • Workplace equipment and design
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Pest control
  • Module summary

Target Audience

The course is suitable for all supervisors or small business owners working in the food industry and is the ideal progression for anyone who has completed a level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene course, but is now taking on further responsibilities for food safety within a business - or for anyone who just wants to know more!


With over 320 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 8 hours to complete (depending on your learning speed). All Virtual College e-learning courses are hosted on the Enable Learning Management System, which remembers your progress, allowing you to complete your training in stages.


When you have successfully completed your course, you will receive a City & Guilds Accredited Certificate. Our Certificates are of extremely high quality and carry an authorisation seal. The certificate should be displayed to show appropriate training has taken place.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

Very easy to follow, excellent diagrams and drop down boxes so the course cannot be skipped along to the end.
31/12/2016 VB
It was extremely easy to use, good graphics and easy to understand for everyone. I bought a Level 3 course for myself and a few Level 2 course for my employee and everyone find it fantastic! Many thanks
29/11/2016 AD
I liked that you could keep going back to the modules and doing the questions, to keep refreshing what you had done, I also liked how it's multiple choice, makes you think more.
14/11/2016 CJ
I liked that there was no time limit so I didn't feel under pressure. It made me feel much more comfortable.
28/10/2016 SG
This was extremely straight forward and easy to follow and extremely informative the whole way through. I particularly liked the challenges at the end of each module and the fact that you had to read through everything before you could move on.
20/09/2016 CE
It was very straight forward and the teaching was very clear and visual, which suits my learning style. I valued being able to see my progress through each section to assess how long it would take me to complete each section.
02/08/2016 AW
I found this easy to follow and interesting. The diagrams, pictures made it easy to follow.
10/07/2016 VS
Easy to use, clear and concise material - easy to take notes and learn at your own pace
28/06/2016 SB
The course is well presented and very informative. It is accurate and helps with my job requirements. It also helps with my CPD
23/05/2016 SH
I found it very easy and convenient to be able to dip in and out any time. I could do it around my work and home life
03/05/2016 AM
The challenges within and at the end of each module. I found this really useful to identify the areas I clearly understood and those I needed to revisit before completing the course.
12/04/2016 RS
Informative and easy to understand. Divided up into modules effectively to help digest the information. The small exercises are a good way to help remember the modules.
05/04/2016 JE
I've completed many online courses and this was the most detailed and easiest to use, would use again.
29/03/2016 JW
It was well constructed and easy made it easy to take the information on board
21/03/2016 DG
At first I found it quite hard not being computer literate, but as I went on, it was better than learning in a classroom situation as you can do it as you please.
19/02/2016 PR
It was very easy to navigate through the program, the ability to go back to previous pages and the fact that I could complete the course in stages. Also it was fun to complete.
26/01/2016 RS
Very easy to understand, accompanied by visual aids, I could go back to re-read material
01/01/2016 JL
I liked the recaps at the end of each section.
31/10/2015 EB
I liked that I could work through the course in stages when I had available time. Also the information was very clear to understand
31/10/2015 CF div>
The system is very easy to follow and I will recommend to friends and associates
15/10/2015 MA

Cost and Discounts

£125 + VAT - This cost is for a single user and includes the Food Hygiene certificate on successful test pass. Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943-605976.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 8 hours.

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