Level 3 HACCP Training for Catering & Retail
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By law, all food businesses must ensure that they have implemented an effective food safety management system based on the 7 principles of HACCP in their premises. As a manager or supervisor it’s your responsibility to take part in the planning stages of the HACCP system and ensure that all staff members within the workplace are working safely and in accordance with food safety controls.
This Level 3 HACCP for Catering & Retail training course is designed to help learners understand more about what’s involved in a successful HACCP food safety management system. The course outlines each essential step of the HACCP planning process and aids you to understand how to identify food safety hazards, select relevant control measures and ensure the HACCP system continues to operate efficiently and effectively.
- Developed by food safety professionals
- Reviewed by an Environmental Health Officer
- Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA
- Endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality
- Ensures compliance with UK regulations on the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 (and similar)
- Ensures compliance with EU Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 8 - 10 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
Who should take this course?
This course is suitable for managers and supervisors working in catering & retail food premises. The course is designed to help you comply with the EU Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs, retained within UK law, which requires all food businesses to implement and manage an effective food management system based on the principles of HACCP. Regardless of the UK's membership of the EU, the internationally recognised HACCP principles remain just as relevant and are vital to ensuring the highest safety standards in the food sector.
It’s recommended that learners take a Level 3 Supervising Food Safety course before beginning this Level 3 HACCP training.
If you’re an employee of a food business and are not at a manager/supervisor level, then the Level 2 HACCP Training for Catering & Retail course is more suited to your needs.
This certified online training is ideal for people working in positions such as, but not limited to:
- Manager / Supervisor / Team Leader
- Head Chef
- Inspector / Auditor
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Additionally, this course is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality as providing independently-evaluated, quality content that teaches good practice standards.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
Environmental Health Officers
This course has been audited and approved by Environmental Health Officers: the training materials have been independently reviewed and are verified as containing the necessary knowledge to achieve the level of training specified.
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|1||Introduction to HACCP|| |
This module introduces the idea of food safety management systems and provides definitions for the key terms associated with HACCP. The module looks at why HACCP is important and how it will benefit your food business.
|2||HACCP and the Law|| |
This module reminds you of the food safety laws that are in place which your food business must comply with, including those related to HACCP and staff training. It also looks at how these laws are enforced, what is meant by a due diligence defence, and alternative food safety management systems that are based on the principles of HACCP.
|3||Food Safety Hazards|| |
This module looks at three of the four main types of contamination: physical, chemical and allergenic. It provides information on each of these, including how contamination can occur and control measures you can take in order to prevent contamination.
|4||Microbial Hazards|| |
This module focuses on the fourth main type of contamination: microbial. It explains the microbial food safety hazards that are present in your premises and how you can effectively manage them.
|5||Prerequisite Programmes - Part 1|| |
This module explains what is meant by a HACCP prerequisite, and details the first few examples of prerequisites that your food business should have in place before implementing your HACCP system.
|6||Prerequisite Programmes - Part 2|| |
This module continues explaining what is meant by a HACCP prerequisite, and explains more examples of prerequisites that should be in place before the HACCP system is implemented.
|7||Planning and Creating the HACCP System|| |
This module looks at what needs to be considered when planning to implement a HACCP system, including how to create a HACCP plan. It also introduces the 7 principles of HACCP and details the steps that should be taken before principle 1 can be implemented.
|8||Principle 1 - Hazard Analysis|| |
This module looks at the first HACCP principle and outlines the 3-step approach to hazard analysis to help you learn how to identify the significant hazards in your workplace that need to be controlled within the HACCP system.
|9||Principle 2 - Critical Control Points|| |
This module explains how to determine when a significant hazard in your food business becomes a critical control point that needs immediate attention should something go wrong. It also outlines how to use a decision tree to help you make this judgement.
|10||Principle 3 - Critical Limits|| |
This module looks at what to consider when setting critical limits for your identified critical control points in order to ensure that the potential hazards remain under control.
|11||Principle 4 - Monitoring Critical Control Points|| |
This module explains why it’s necessary to keep an eye on the food safety hazards and closely monitor your critical control points. It also outlines the different methods for monitoring and looks at what should be included in monitoring documentation.
|12||Principle 5 - Corrective Action|| |
This module looks at the corrective action procedures your business should implement so that you can quickly and effectively deal with any contaminated food products.
|13||Principle 6 - Verification of the HACCP System|| |
This module outlines why it’s important to regularly review the HACCP plan and verify that the HACCP system continues to work effectively. It also looks at some of the key techniques used when validating, verifying, reviewing and auditing the HACCP system.
|14||Principle 7 – Documentation|| |
This module looks at the final principle of HACCP and explains the necessity of keeping accurate and regular records, as well as the importance of keeping the HACCP team well trained and up to date.
|15||Implementing the HACCP System|| |
This final module of the course provides guidance on how to implement the HACCP system across the whole workplace and ensure it becomes a fundamental part of your food production processes. This includes ensuring staff members are educated and aware of their roles and responsibilities.
|16||Course Resources|| |
This module contains links to each of the resources included throughout the course that you can download and use in your own business or access to learn more information about the topics included.
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Aims of the course
By the end of this course, learners will:
- Understand why a HACCP food safety management system is important and beneficial.
- Understand food hygiene law and the different food safety management systems that can be chosen.
- Know how to plan and implement a successful HACCP system and avoid the common pitfalls.
- Understand the importance of having effective prerequisite programmes in place.
- Be confident in their knowledge of the 7 principles of HACCP and the 12 step process.
- Know how to conduct a hazard analysis and identify critical control points.
- Understand the significance of critical limits and corrective action and know why these need to be carefully monitored.
- Know how to validate and verify the HACCP plan and understand the importance of keeping documentation.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 45 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.