Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Catering

Who needs this qualification?

  • Managers and supervisors in small, medium or large catering businesses
  • Individuals who have to develop or monitor HACCP based food safety systems.
  • Candidates wishing to progress to the Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Catering

Prior Learning Requirements

  • Recommended that candidates have an understanding and knowledge of basic food hygiene.
  • It would be ideal but not essential if the candidate has achieved the equivalent of, Level 2 Awards in Food Safety for Catering within the last 3 years.

Why is this training important?

  • Provides candidates with an understanding of the key fundamentals of food hygiene
  • Enables employers and employees to satisfy their legal obligation with regard to training of food handlers 


  • Introduction to food safety
  • Legislation
  • Applying & monitoring good hygiene practices
  • Temperature control
  • Workplace & equipment design
  • Waste disposal, cleaning & disinfection
  • Pest control
  • Personal hygiene of staff
  • Contributing to staff training
  • Implementation of food safety procedures
  • Food safety management tools

Course Duration

  • A three day training programme


  • Multiple choice examination consisting of 60 questions

Suggested Progression

  • CIEH/RSPH Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Catering 

Interested in this course or need more information on how to apply?