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Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety Course

DURATION

5 days + 1 exam day

OVERVIEW

The Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety has been designed as a 5 day programme to provide an in-depth understanding of food safety with an emphasis on the importance of the management of systems and staff.

It is important for everyone in a managing or supervising position to have mastered the principles of good practice in food safety, thus gaining the ability to guide and advise on the management of food hygiene in a food business.

The Level 4 Food Safety course is designed for owners, managers, trainers, supervisors with Level 3 Food Safety knowledge and those who monitor and audit food safety systems. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Successful completion of the Level 4 Managing Food Safety training programme, assignments and examination will ensure candidates are able to:

  • Guide and advise on the management of food safety in a catering business
  • Contribute to the management of food safety in a catering business
  • Identify further technical knowledge necessary in food safety management procedures
  • Determine further training requirements
  • Identify areas for legal compliance
  • Determine good practice
  • Design an improvement plan
  • Outline a HACCP-type plan
  • Promote and encourage good standards of food safety
  • Liaise with enforcement officers
  • Deliver level 1 and 2 food safety training (with appropriate training skills). 

COURSE AGENDA

The Level 4 Managing Food Safety qualification will cover the following topics:

  • Bacteriology
  • Food-borne illnesses
  • Physical contamination of food
  • Food storage, temperature control and preservation
  • Design and construction of food premises and equipment
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Pest control
  • Personal hygiene
  • Training strategies
  • Legislation
  • Management control techniques

ASSESSMENT

The Level 4 Managing Food Safety course requires candidates to sit an examination which they will be given 2 1/2 hours to complete.

In addition to this there is also a controlled assignment which must be completed on the same day as the written examination.  Prior to undertaking the controlled assignment, candidates are required to produce a scoping document of their chosen workplace. 

Delegates will be given 2 hours to complete the controlled assignment but will be allowed to leave the exam room after 1 hour.

The final mark is the average of the marks achieved in the controlled assignment and the written examination. Candidates must gain at least 60 marks in each assessment and an average mark of 60 –74 to achieve a pass, 75–89 and above to achieve a merit and 90 and above to achieve a distinction.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

SUGGESTED PROGRESSION

Train the Trainer qualification. This will allow candidates to deliver the Level 2 Award in Food Safety.

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