Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)

Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing

Who needs this qualification?

Managers, supervisors and senior hygiene personnel such as:

  • Production Managers, Quality Assurance and Technical Managers
  • Trainers
  • Owners or Managers of food businesses
  • Supervisors with intermediate food hygiene knowledge
  • Food Safety & Hygiene Auditors
  • Shift Managers or Supervisors

Prior Learning Requirements

  • It would be ideal but not essential if the candidate has achieved a Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing (CIEH, RSPH, HABC etc)

Why is this training important?

  • Beyond being accountable, 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.
  • EU legislation states that food safety training should be commensurate to the working activity.
  • This course provides an in-depth understanding of food safety with an emphasis on the importance of the management of systems and staff.


  • Compliance with food safety legislation.
  • Operational requirements needed to ensure food safety
  • Food safety management procedures.
  • Controls required for food safety
  • Maintenance of food safety management procedures

Course Duration

  • A five day training programme
  • This course can be taken as consecutive days or spilt into parts over a two or three week period


The examination consists of two papers; paper one consists of five questions, which have to be answered within 1.5 hours, paper two consists of a case study to be completed within 1 hour. Examinations are carried out under controlled conditions. All questions on both of the papers have to be answered

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