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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 5 sections

  1. 1 Introduction to Food Safety
  2. 2 Personal Hygiene
  3. 3 Cleaning
  4. 4 Storage, Temperature & Time
  5. 5 HACCP & Legal Requirements
image of supervisor and employee in the kitchen as part of our level 3 food safety and hygiene training
The 14 major allergens

In order for someone to complete Level 3 Food Hygiene training, they need to complete levels 1 and 2 (included in this course) as well as learning about their additional responsibilities as a supervisor or business owner. In this first section, we take a look at types of hazards, bacteria, illnesses, allergies, good/poor standards, and much more!

A chef washing his hands

In our second section, we focus on employee personal hygiene. This includes hand washing, PPE, jewellery and cosmetics, handling staff illness, staff returning to work, and leading by example.

A chef cleaning down the surfaces

Anything you use from a fork to a freezer is food equipment, and keeping equipment and working areas clean, tidy and undamaged is key. This third section looks at cross-contamination, cleaning and disinfection, cleaning schedules, waste, food pests and more!

A chef checking a food delivery

There are a few different things to consider when it comes to food temperatures, deliveries, storage, preservation, packaging and labelling which we take a look at in our fourth section.

HACCP definition

There are certain legal requirements that food businesses and food handlers must meet. In our final section, we cover the relevant food safety legislation, food safety management systems (HACCP), record keeping, inspections, training requirement and more!

About this course

This online Level 3 Food Safety & Hygiene course includes both level 1 and 2 Food Safety and Hygiene, as well as the basics of HACCP and the additional training you need to be level 3 trained. As a manager, supervisor or business owner, you have an ethical and legal obligation to achieve high standards of food safety at all times - to protect your consumers, your staff and your business.

There are many opportunities for food contamination to take place, so you need to ensure that everyone in your business plays their role in preventing and minimising the risks. As food handlers are required to undergo relevant training that's suitable for their position - managers, supervisors and employers must understand the relevant training required for all staff, whether it is for new starters or to meet ongoing training requirements.

As well as covering the basics such as food poisoning, cleaning, and all manner of food handling, we also take you through your legal responsibilities, the role of enforcement officers, implementing a food safety management system, record keeping, pest control, waste management, workplace design, and managing staff training.

Check out our Food Safety & Hygiene Level 1 and Level 2 for your employees, as well as our Food Allergy Awareness, HACCP Level 2, and CoSHH training courses so you can equip all of your staff with the training they need.

The importance of Food Hygiene Level 3 Training Course

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Food Safety and Hygiene Training - Level 3 certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Food Safety and Hygiene Training - Level 3 course concludes with a 30 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Food Hygiene Level 3 Training Course Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Food Safety and Hygiene Training - Level 3 certificate

632 real user reviews

4.8 out of 5
Good training.

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Very informative and excellently present

I so much love the quality and excellent presentation of the content of the training within the time frame.

A very educational training course.

This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars

The course was very easy to follow.

The course was factual and concise without being to heavy going. The literature provided really helped and but for a couple of silly mistakes in the test and also nit reading a couple of questions properly I would've attained a high pass rate than the 90% that I achieved. It was a well thought out and well delivered course. Although I can't access my certificate to print it off.

40-50% not relevant

as i work in a food factory and not straight to the public consumer 40-50% of this course does not cover a factory environment and would need change to align


This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars


Very interesting and educative



Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

Food Hygiene Regulations 2006

These regulations set out the basic hygiene requirements for all food businesses, from premises and equipment to staff training and hygiene. Critically, proof of appropriate practice and staff training are required by law.

Based on Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament, the following legislation applies to all organisations handling foodstuffs for human consumption:

The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

The Food Hygiene (Wales) Regulations 2006

The Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006

The Food Hygiene (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2006

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, our Food Hygiene Level 3 course is IOSH, and RoSPA for your total reassurance.
Our online Food Hygiene Level 3 course takes just 180 minutes to complete and can be completed anywhere on any device.
If you work with food, it’s important that you comply with the law and understand the ways it affects you and the way you work. Employers are responsible for staff hygiene training. As a manager, supervisor, or business owner, it’s imperative that a high level of food safety and hygiene standards are maintained in the workplace. In a senior-level position, it’s important to lead by example and ensure that employees are safely handling and preparing food.
Yes, you can try a free trial of our Level 3 online food hygiene course. As with any iHASCO course, you can try it for free at any time without obligation.
Most caterers and employers in the food and drinks sector require level 3 food hygiene training. This includes supervisory food handlers, business owners, general managers, head chefs & kitchen managers, landlords & pub owners, and more.
A level 3 food hygiene certificate is valid for three years from the date of completion. In order to maintain knowledge and standard, it's important to complete refresher courses within this time period.
A level 3 food hygiene course covers the main responsibilities of a level 2 course in greater detail. It is designed for people that are involved in managing food preparation, cooking or retailing. Level 3 food hygiene training provides managers with the tools to train staff in food safety, as well as highlighting the importance of food management systems to ensure good food safety practices are followed across the business.