Food Safety Level 3

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 Highfield e-learning 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 Highfield 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 Highfield e-learning?

We make the most complex of subjects easier to digest through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage learners. All of our e-learning uses interactive exercises and gaming combined with media-rich content, interactive scenarios, and relevant photography and illustrations. Content is provided by industry-leading experts. What that means for your learners is stimulating and engaging content they’ll respond to and, most importantly, remember. Key elements of our e-learning courses are:

  • interactive exercises/gaming
  • media-rich content
  • interactive 3D scenarios
  • content provided by market leading experts
  • relevant photography and illustrations
  • multi-generational content and style


We’re happy to let our course speak for itself. Click on Demo, then select Learner. Then on the login screen, enter ‘demo’ for both the username and password.


Purchasing licences

We provide price breaks on this e-learning course based on the total number of licences you purchase. The price breaks available are as follows based on user numbers:

QTY1 to 12 to 45 to 910 to 1213 to 1920 to 99100+

Course licences can be purchased online or over the phone by calling us on 0845 226 0350 / 01302 363277.

To ensure that course licences are sent to the right account, you will need to sign in to your Highfield e-learning account to purchase online.

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