Highfield Level 3 Food Hygiene E-learning Course

This online training course from Highfield e-learning is written for anyone with responsibility for managing food safety in a food environment. It is particularly useful for those who directly supervise, and train, other staff.

Who needs this training?

This level 3 food safety course is designed for owners, managers and supervisors within any food business including hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, fast-food outlets, takeaways and many more.

This food hygiene training programme for supervisors and managers can help businesses who aspire to achieve a five-star rating in the national food hygiene rating scheme.

Learners will also be provided with a supporting PDF handbook.

Food businesses must, by law, must ensure that all staff have received the appropriate level of safety and hygiene training commensurate with their role and risk. This level 3 food safety course meets all legal requirements for supervisors within a food business.

Is this course the right level of food safety training for me?

If you are not directly involved with supervising staff but are a food handler Highfield’s Food Safety Level 2 e-learning course is more suited to your needs. If you work in a food manufacturing environment, and aren’t responsible for supervising staff, the Food Safety in Manufacturing Level 2 course is perfect for you.

What does the course cover?

  • Introduction to food safety
  • Microbiology
  • Contamination hazards and control
  • Food poisoning
  • Personal hygiene
  • Design of food premises and equipment
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Pest control
  • Control measures
  • Supervisory management
  • Food safety legislation and enforcement


Why this course?

The course is accredited by Highfield Qualifications, the UK’s market-leader in regulated food safety qualifications.

The course has been written by Richard Sprenger, one of the world’s leading food safety experts and author of the UK’s best-selling food safety and hygiene books.

This course isn’t just a box-ticking exercise. Highfield is committed to improving standards of food safety and moving from a certificate on the wall to genuine competence in the workplace.

When should I take this course?

All new starters in a catering business must be trained within 3 months of starting work. It is therefore ideal as part of a company induction for supervisory or management staff.

We also recommend that all food handlers, particularly supervisors and managers, undertake food safety and hygiene training a minimum of every 3 years. It can also be used as refresher training for existing members of staff.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed by a multiple-choice question at the end of the course. Learners must score 100% in order to pass.

If you want to further achieve a qualification, you can sit for an examination at our Highfield approved training centre

How long will it take to complete?

The course will take, typically, 9 to 14 hours to complete. But because it’s an e-learning course that is studied online, learners can complete the training in stages at a pace to suit them.

Highfield’s LMS will track progress and they encourage all learners to work at a pace that suits them.

What devices can I use to study the course?

The Highfield Food Safety Level 3 e-learning course is compatible with most devices, you can sit the course on desktop, laptop and tablet devices that meet the minimum technical requirements.

Highfield do not support the use of Highfield courses on a mobile phone.


The food safety level 3 e-learning course is accredited by Highfield Qualifications.

The course is also accredited by the CPD Accreditation Service as meeting the standards of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


Learners will receive a Highfield certificate of completion, available immediately, when they successfully complete the course.

Why choose Highfield e-learning

Highfield is award-winning. They have a highly capable team that is passionate about delivering courses that improve safety in the workplace.

Highfield’s courses simplify even the most complex of subjects through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage learners. Their food safety level 3 course is packed with:

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

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