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Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Safety for Catering (RQF)

By law, food business operators must ensure that food handlers receive the appropriate supervision and training in food hygiene.

This qualification is aimed at those working in the catering industry who are at, or wish to progress to, a higher orPreparing pizza level 3 supervisory level.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

This qualification involves a two day classroom-based training course with a pre-course handbook to complete.

What qualifications do I need to take this qualification? 

There are no subject specific pre-requisites and the qualification is suitable for learners aged 14+. It is recommended that learners undertaking the qualification have a minimum of Level 1 in English and maths or equivalent.

If you are unsure, please contact us to discuss the course requirements before booking your place.

How is the qualification assessed?

This qualification is assessed by an end-of-course 45 question multiple choice exam paper. The pass mark for the paper is 30 out of 45 questions correct (66%). A mark of 36 or higher will result in a distinction. 

What next?

Individuals achieving this qualification may wish to progress on to other food safety and allergens related qualifications, such as Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Allergen Awareness in Catering (RQF), Highfield Level 4 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF). Please see our training pages for details of other courses that we offer. 

Where can this course be taken?

We deliver this course in Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. See our website for all the information you need about our training venues and course dates. 

What is the cost?

The cost of this training course is £225.

Course dates

Our next course will be announced soon.

How do I book my place? 

You can either download the course booking form (below) or email us for a copy. If you have any questions, please contact us on the details below and we will be happy to help.

  • 0300 123 6696 




  • Mair Thomas, Training Administrator, The Basement, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 4UW