Food Safety Short Courses

Manufacturing
1HABC Level 1 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing
This qualification is intended for people working in a manufacturing environment and those who are preparing to work in the industry.

This qualification covers the importance of food safety, an awareness of food safety hazards and how they can be prevented, the importance of personal hygiene, and the importance of cleaning and disinfection.

The subjects covered are regarded by the Food Standards Agency as being important to ensure good practice and the production of safe food.

How long is the course?
This qualification is achieved by taking a half-day course.

How is the qualification assessed?
It is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, taking a maximum of 30 minutes.
You must achieve a score of at least 10 out of 15 in order to pass.

What next?
You may progress to further qualifications, such as:
HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing
2HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing
Qualification Number: 500/6352/2
Credit Value: 1

This qualification is ideal for anyone working in the food manufacturing industry or those about to start work in the industry. Subjects covered include food safety hazards, food poisoning control, temperature controls, personal hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, food pests and the role of the food operative in keeping food safe.

The HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing is accredited and recognised internationally.

How long is the course?
This qualification is achieved by taking a one-day course. However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended and distance learning, as long as the recommended learning hours are completed.

How is the qualification assessed?
It is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, taking a maximum of 60 minutes. You must achieve a score of at least 20 out of 30 in order to pass.

What next?
You may progress onto any of the HABC Level 3 Food Safety qualifications, which are ideal for those wishing to work in a supervisory role.
3HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing (Refresher)
This qualification is aimed at food handlers working in a manufacturing environment. The qualification is intended for people already working in food manufacturing who would benefit from refresher training. This qualification reinforces your responsibilities as foodhandler regarding food safety and will ensure your knowledge is up-to-date.

You must have already achieved the full Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing from an Ofqual accredited awarding organisation before you can enrol on this course.

How long is the course?
This qualification is achieved by taking a half-day course

How is the qualification assessed?
It is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, taking a maximum of 60 minutes.
You must achieve a score of at least 20 out of 30 in order to pass.

What next?
You may progress to:
HABC Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing
4HABC Level 2 Award in HACCP for Manufacturing
This award is aimed at people working in a food manufacturing environment, and those who are preparing to work in the industry. The qualification is especially useful for those involved in maintaining HACCP in a manufacturing environment, and for those who are or will be part of a HACCP team.

This qualification covers the principles of HACCP including the need for a food safety management system to be in place, identifying critical control points and critical limits, as well as the processes of monitoring, verification and implementing corrective actions.

How long is the course?
This qualification is achieved by taking a one-day course. However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended and distance learning, as long as the recommended learning hours are completed.

How is the qualification assessed?
It is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, taking a maximum of 60 minutes.
You must achieve a score of at least 20 out of 30 in order to pass.

What next?
You may progress onto the HABC Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing or the HABC Level 4 Award in HACCP Management for Food Manufacturing.
5HABC Level 3 Award in Supervising HACCP for Food Manufacturing
This qualification is aimed at people responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of the HACCP systems. Holders of the qualification will have the knowledge necessary to be an integral part of a HACCP team in the manufacturing and other related industries, for example those involved with distribution and storage. The qualification is also suitable for owners or managers of smaller food businesses to give the underpinning knowledge to develop a HACCP study.

It is intended predominantly for people already working in manufacturing, with a sound knowledge of food safety hazards and controls. It covers the importance of a business having HACCP-based food safety management procedures in place, the processes involved such as prerequisites, process flow diagrams and determining critical control points, as well as how to draw all this information together in order to develop and implement HACCP-based food safety management procedures in a business.

How long is the course?
This qualification is achieved by taking a 3 day course. However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended and distance learning, as long as the recommended learning hours are completed.

How is the qualification assessed?
It is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, taking a maximum of two hours to complete. You must answer at least 40 out of 60 questions correctly.

What next?
You may progress to further qualifications, including the Level 4 Award in HACCP Management for Food Manufacturing.