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All you need to know about our Level 3 Food Safety Qualification

Posted by Karima Boyce – Health and Safety Adviser


Following client feedback and other successful blended programmes, the experts at Praxis42 have been championing a fresh way of completing the Level 3 Food Safety qualification.

Our clients were looking to lower budgets for this training, whilst still carrying out the required regulated qualification for all staff that need it. So spend on travel and accommodation, as well as reducing the time staff spent away from work whilst training was key.

Hence, we have developed a fresh way of achieving the qualification which takes advantage of a blended approach of eLearning and classroom training.

What is involved

  • Phase 1 – 8 hours of eLearning

Increase your awareness over a 5 week period, giving you total flexibility with your learning.

  • Phase 2 – 1 day of classroom training

Test your knowledge through exploration, practical and test activities.

  • Phase 3 – 60-minute exam

Concluded at the end of the 1 day session which gives you the full Ofqual qualification.

Our approach

  • Lower spend on training including travel and accommodation
  • Reduce the time spent off the job on training
  • Take advantage of eLearning and classroom training, whilst giving you the industry recognised qualification
  • Sky high pass rates…we have a 97% Pass rate with over 50% of these achieving Merits!

The course

The HABC Level 3 Food Safety qualification is designed for managers and supervisors who need a broad understanding of food safety control, and who have responsibility for developing and maintaining a food safety management system. It is recommended that all food environments should have at least one person trained to this level.

The course covers an in-depth understanding of how to apply and monitor good food safety practice. It also ensures that supervisors know how to implement food safety management procedures.

Topics include: –

  • ensuring compliance with food safety legislation
  • The application and monitoring of good hygiene practice
  • How to implement food safety management procedures
  • The application and monitoring of good practice regarding contamination, microbiology and temperature control

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone involved in supervising and managing others in a food environment
  • Those wishing to progress from the Foundation Certificate in Food Safety

Key facts

  • Leads on from the Level 2 / Awareness in Food Safety
  • Develops your understanding as a supervisor in a food environment
  • Expands knowledge on how to apply safe food controls in a practical environment

Individuals achieving this qualification can then progress onto any of the Highfield Level 4 Food Safety qualifications, which are ideal for those wishing to progress to management level within a food business.


Next course:

Date: Tuesday 27th June 2019

Location: Holiday Inn Express Stockport, 11 Station Road, Stockport, SK3 9JD

Timings: 9am – 5pm

Cost: £349 + VAT per person

Includes: eLearning course, course book, 1 day classroom training, accredited exam, lunch and refreshments.

How to book:

Learners can confirm their place by emailing ian.bolton@praxis42.com with the following information:

  • Employer name
  • Learner name and job title
  • Learner email address
  • Line Manager name and email address
  • PO number for £349 + VAT


Karima Boyce – Health and Safety Adviser

Karima is part of the Praxis42 advisory team for the South West. She has a background in food hygiene and safety consultancy, delivering end to end food safety and health and safety management systems.

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