CIEH Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering

Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 28 April 2017.

More information can be found on the Voluntary Surrender of Recognition page.


The CIEH Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering will benefit anyone working in a supervisory position where food is prepared, cooked and served. It is relevant to all catering operations including: pubs, hotels, restaurants, fast-food outlets, hospitals, care and nursing homes, schools and prisons.

Who needs this qualification?

  • Managers and supervisors in catering businesses of all sizes
  • Particularly relevant for those who have to develop or monitor HACCP-based food safety management procedures and systems

Why is this training important?

Anyone working in a supervisory position within a food business is accountable for food safety. It is vital that they have the knowledge and confidence to do their job effectively.

Learning outcomes

Successful completion of the training programme and assessment will enable candidates to understand:

  • How food business operators can ensure compliance with food safety legislation
  • The application and monitoring of good hygiene practice
  • How to implement food safety management procedures
  • The role of supervision in food safety management procedures

Useful links for trainers and centres

  Qualification Specification 
  Good Practice Guide - at a glance 
  Training Pack - at a glance 


Duration  Duration  Three-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Multiple-choice examination
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering or equivalent, recommended
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  CIEH Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering 
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