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Level 3 Award in Food Allergen Competent Person (RQF)

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Food Courses For Local Authority and EHO Compliance

Why train with us?

  • Convenient on site training, at your premises
  • Accredited by leading Awarding Bodies
  • EHO & Local Authority accepted
  • Nationwide Trainer Network

Course Details

Who Should Attend

This qualification is designed for those who work in a supervisory, management or training role and require the knowledge and skills to supervise food safety in the catering environment. It provides the underpinning knowledge in food safety law, together with essential knowledge in the areas of food safety law It is a regulated qualification by Ofqual* and covers content which is deemed important by the Food Standards Agency to supervise food safety in the catering environment. The qualification also allows employers to fulfil a legal obligation by demonstrating due diligence by providing adequate training to its staff. Changes in legislation effective from January 2006 have placed a greater onus and accountability on anyone in the food business with supervisory responsibility.


Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering (QCF) *CIEH Certification available at additional cost Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline.

Course Contents

  • Legislation
  • Supervisory Management
  • Temperature Control (chilling, cooking)
  • Cleaning
  • Contamination Control
  • Applying and monitoring good hygiene practices
  • Implementing good food safety procedures
  • Contributing to the safety training of other
  • Pest Control

The Level 3 Award in Food Allergen Competent Person qualification has been designed to meet the new EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation 1169/2011, which came into place on the 13th December 2014.

The law requires consumers to be given correct information on food allergens, therefore it is important that staff receive the appropriate training to competently provide adequate advice to protect consumers in accordance with their legal obligations. It now not sufficient for such establishments to simply declare they are unaware whether a food contains potential allergens (14 allergens are listed under the regulation).

Failure of food businesses to provide accurate information could result in enforcement action by the local authority environmental health department and charges of criminal proceedings taken in the courts.

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Frequently Asked Questions


I’m a sole trader. Do I still need Food Hygiene Training?

Regardless of the size of your business, if you handle or prepare food that is consumed by others then you need to comply with the Food Hygiene Legislation.

What training do I need to provide for my employees?

The Law requires that any food handlers are instructed and supervised to a level which is appropriate for their duties.

A supervisor will need a higher level of training than the staff they manage for example. Although the law does stipulate that formal training is required, a certificate showing your employees and supervisors has passed a recognised course is one way of showing you have complied with the law.

To get more details on our courses, please call us FREE on 0800 294 8663 or use our quick and easy tool to find out which courses may best suit your needs.

What are the minimum or maximum number of delegates on each course?

There are no minimum requirements and you can train as many delegates as you like with online learning however for effective onsite training the recommendation is one trainer to ever 12 delegates. Therefore if you need say 20 people training all at once at your premises on a particular day we would send two trainers in this instance.

Can you deliver onsite courses at weekends?

Yes we can run courses to suit your business needs and work with you to avoid disruption to your business.

I did a food hygiene course 4 years ago. Do I need to do another?

Yes. It’s recommended that you keep up to date every three years to maintain food safety standards and to ensure awareness of current legal requirements.

How long do the courses take to complete?

The courses differ in length. When you browse each course the duration is shown in the course details.

Do the courses have an exam that needs to be passed?

Yes, it is a multiple choice exam and all the information needed to pass the exam is explained during the course.

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