Who needs this qualification?
From food business owners to trainers, from production managers to hygiene auditors, this qualification meets the food industry’s need for a high level practical qualification with external accreditation. It is suitable for those within the catering, retail and manufacturing sectors.
Managers, supervisors and senior hygiene personnel such as:
- Production managers
- Owners or managers of food businesses
- Supervisors with intermediate food hygiene knowledge
- Hygiene auditors
- Shift managers or supervisors
The qualification is also suitable for those wishing to deliver CIEH food safety qualifications as part of their training provision.
Why is this training important?
Beyond being accountable, it is important for everyone in a managing or supervising position to have mastered the principles of good practice in food safety, thus gaining the ability to guide and advice on the management of food hygiene in a food business. The CIEH Level 4 Award in Food Safety has been designed as a 5 day programme to provide an in-depth understanding of food safety, with an emphasis on the importance of the management of systems and staff.
- Identify areas for legal compliance
- Design an improvement plan
- Deliver the CIEH Level 3 Award in Food Safety (with appropriate training skills)
CIEH Level 4 Awards in Food Safety Assessment Methodology
The assessment methodology for the CIEH Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering and CIEH Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing now comprises a controlled assignment and an examination paper both of which are to be completed under examination conditions.
All candidates must hold the Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety.