Highfield Level 3

International Award in

Food Safety


This qualification is intended to provide supervisors, middle management and quality assurance staff with the essential practical knowledge to enable them to manage staff to provide safe food.


 Building on the Highfield Level 2 Food Safety qualification, emphasis has been placed on understanding and managing hazards to prevent food poisoning, spoilage, complaints and food recalls.


In addition to the roles and responsibility of supervisors, prerequisite programmes and HACCP, learners will study how to manage the risk factors associated with illness, including temperature abuse, ineffective processing and cooling, storage, thawing, contamination (microbiological, allergenic, chemical and physical) and poor staff hygiene. It is appropriate for all sectors of the food industry – catering, retailing and manufacturing.

Entry Requirements

  • There are no prerequisites for this qualification. 

  • This qualification is approved for delivery to learners aged 16+.

Course Duration  : 20 Hours (3 days)   


Guidance on Assessment

  • Assessment Method : Multiple Choice Question

  • Exam Mode : Online

  • No. of  Questions : 45

  • Pass mark : 30/45 (66%)

  • Distinction : 36/45 (80%)

  • Duration : 90 Minutes 

Modes of Study

  • Online

  • Classroom

  • In-House

  • Blended

Course Content

  • Importance of personal hygiene

  • Legal responsibilities of food handlers

  • Importance of safe waste disposal, pest control

  • How to report food safety hazards, infestations and food spoilage

  • Temperature control practices for delivery, storage, date marking and stock rotation

  • Dealing with food spoilage including recognition and reporting


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

The exam is carried out at a set time and dates convenient to you after you have completed the training, please allow up to 5 working days for Highfield to set up the exam for you, we can arrange the exam date prior to your completion of the training if you have a specific date/time in mind



You will find out if you have passed or failed immediately and will receive an e-certificate shortly after completion which has the same accreditation as a hard copy certificate.

Highfield's HACCP and Food Safety certificates are recognised by the Dubai Municipality

Highfield's certification 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  and Food Safety for better employment prospects & career growth in the Gulf countries.

Our Quality Trainers, who are approved by HABC, are highly qualified Food Technologists having over 10 years of hard-core experience in the Food Industry and training field.


Highfield - Food Safety Courses

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Level 3

Level 4


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