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Highfield Level 4 Award in

HACCP Management for Catering (RQF)

This qualification has been designed for those working at a management level in a catering or retail business or are members of the HACCP team. It would also be useful for trainers, auditors, enforcers and other food safety    professionals involved in catering or retailing operations.

It gives learners the skills to assist in the implementation of a HACCP system, to critically evaluate HACCP plans and to understand the importance of having an effective HACCP system in place in a catering business.

Qualification Awarding Body

  • Highfield Qualifications  - UK

Entry Requirements

  • Age: 16 years or above

Course Duration

  • Thirty (30) Hours [4 days] 

Modes of Study

  • Online

  • Classroom

  • In-House

  • Blended

Mode of Exam

  • Online

Guidance on Assessment

  • Assessment Method : Written Exam

  • No. of  Sections : 2 Sections (Section A and B)     

        - Section A consists of 10 short answer written questions.       

        - Section B consists of two questions based on a case study.

  • Pass mark   : Overall Score 60 -69%  

  • Merit            : Overall Score 70-79 %

  • Distinction : Overall Score 80-100% 

  • Duration     : 2.5 Hours

Course Content

  • Introduction to HACCP

  • Benefits and limitations of HACCP

  • HACCP and the law

  • Food safety hazard identification

  • Prerequisite programmes

  • Management Commitment

  • Terms of reference or scope

  • HACCP and certification schemes​

  • Food safety culture​

  • The 12 Codex steps of HACCP​

  • Building an effective HACCP team​

  • Validation versus verification​

  • Auditing the HACCP system

  • Documentation and record keeping

  • Implementing and maintaining the HACCP plan

  • When to review the HACCP plan


The exam is conducted via Highfield E-assessment and is remotely invigilated online at your home or your workplace.​

Exam Requirements

  • Photographic ID [ Passport / Driving Licence / National ID ]

  • PC/Laptop - PC or Laptop running Windows 7 or higher, or a Mac running iOS X or higher

  • Webcam

  • Smartphone running Android 4.1 or IOS 8.0 with camera / video functionality.

  • Good internet connection

  • Personal email address


  • Successful candidates receive a certificate from the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance.

About Highfield - UK

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Highfield - UK

  • Offers UK regulated and international qualifications and accredit training programmes specifically designed for delivery outside of the UK.

  • Works with over 30,000 global employers, training providers and tutors

  • Qualifications are delivered to learners in 57 countries

  • Offers over 300 qualifications in a range of industry sectors

  • Has developed over 700 supporting trainer and learner support resources


Highfield is regulated by

  • Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, SQA Accreditation

  • The Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) and

  • The Security Industry Authority (SIA)

  • In addition to this, Highfield Qualifications are also a government-regulated end-point assessment organisation (EPAO).

Highfield Certificate

  • Have very strong worldwide acceptance in the field of Food & Health Safety standards​

  • ​Is also recognised by the Dubai Municipality apart from most of the food manufacturers & caterers in the Gulf Region also insisting on HABC's certification on HACCP for better employment prospects & career growth in the Gulf countries! 

Highfield International Success Stories

Highfield works with the world’s most recognisable companies. A few of the companies are:

  • Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS)

  • Dubai Municipality

  • Salama Fikira

  • Americana Group

  • The Rotana Hotel Management Corporation

  • Khalifa University

  • Dubai Petroleum

  • Dubai Taxi Corporation

  • Emirates Transport

  • Emarat

  • Zayed University - Product Development

  • College of Tourism & Hotel Management (COTHM)

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