Highfield Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering

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By law, food business operators must ensure that food handlers receive the appropriate supervision and training in food hygiene. Highfield Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering ensures that managers are aware of the procedures and standards required to ensure safe food is served at all times and that the proper due diligence is taken.


This qualification covers the subject of food hygiene at a suitable depth to ensure learners have a thorough knowledge of hazards and controls; its focus is on the importance of developing, implementing and monitoring food safety procedures.

Who is the Course For?

Managers and business owners in a food catering environment, executive chefs, and anyone with an interest in managing food safety practices


  • Ensuring food safety businesses operate in compliance with the law
  • Understanding operational requirements, including managing good hygiene and safe working practices, supplier and stock control and premises maintenance
  • Implementing food safety management procedures, allocating roles and responsibilities
  • Analysing and controlling the risks of microbiological, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards
  • Communicating food safety management information to staff, visitors and suppliers
  • Managing staff training and the maintenance of training records
  • Maintaining food safety management procedures
  • Maintaining a food safety culture


  • To register on to this qualification, learners are required to be 14 years of age or above.
  • It is also advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths or equivalent.

Course Duration

40 contact hours.
Good Skills Training normally deliver this course over five days, 09:00 – 17:00.

Awarding Body

Highfield Qualifications

Qualification Code


Delivery Type

Face-to-Face or Remote Learning.

Maximum Learners Per Tutor


Assessment Method

This qualification is assessed by a 2-part examination:

  • part one is a 30-question multiple-choice examination. The total mark available in this section
    is 30 marks
  • part two is a written examination where learners must answer 4 questions, split into multiple
    parts (a, b, c, etc.). The total mark available in this section is 70 marks

Successful learners must achieve a total of at least 50 marks out of 100 across the two parts of the
exam. A Merit will be awarded at 60/100 and a Distinction will be awarded at 70/100. The
duration of the examination is 2 ½ hours.


There is no requirement to requalify this course, however, learners should undertake regular CPD, that may include retaking this course from time to time.

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