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QA Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering (RQF)


This qualification forms part of the QA Food Safety suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on:

  • National Occupational Standards (NOS) for food safety in a catering environment developed by People 1st.
  • Recommendations of good practice outlined by the Food Standards Agency.

This qualification should enable Learners to attain the knowledge needed to supervise food safety in a catering environment. Learners should be able to understand the role of the supervisor in ensuring compliance with food safety legislation, understand the application and monitoring of good hygiene practice, understand how to implement food safety management procedures and understand the role of the supervisor in staff training.

Intended Audience

This qualification is for people who work, or are preparing to work, in a supervisory role in a catering environment. It would also be suitable for people who own or manage small catering businesses.

Course Overview

The objective of the qualification is to educate Learners in supervising food safety in a catering environment. It includes the importance of safety management procedures and the requirements for monitoring, recording and evaluating these procedures, food safety and the law, good food hygiene practice and the role of the supervisor in the catering environment. The purpose of this qualification is to develop Learner’s knowledge and skills in food safety supervision.

Key Facts

  • Qualification number: 603/0880/1
  • Number of units: : 1 mandatory unit
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT): 26 hours
  • Guided learning hours (GLH): 21

Assessment Methods:

  • Formative assessment conducted by Trainer throughout the course.
  • Theory assessment/multiple choice question paper: 1 x 60 question paper (minimum score 40).


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