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HABC Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF)

Key course information

Catering, Hospitality and Travel


2 weeks

Part time


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Course Overview

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace and give learners personal growth and engagement in learning. The qualification is designed for learners who wish to progress to higher or supervisory level within a food catering business.

student chopping up an onion
student chopping up an onion

What will I learn?

These include ensuring compliance with food safety legislation, the application and monitoring of good hygiene practice, how to implement food safety management procedures and the application and monitoring of good practice regarding contamination, microbiology and temperature control.

Entry Requirements

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.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice examination, externally set and marked by Highfield. Qualifications. Learners must complete 45 questions within 90 minutes. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a pass mark of 66% (30/45). Learners will receive a Distinction if they achieve a pass mark of 80% (36/45). This qualification is graded pass/distinction/fail.

Additional Costs and Information

Fees include course book, exam, mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments. VAT is not applicable. Lunch is available to purchase from the Campus refectory.
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What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Catering, Hospitality and Travel

Career Opportunities

  • Professional Chef
  • Hotel Manager
  • Bar Manager

  • Air Cabin Crew
  • Holiday Rep
  • Tour Guide

The hospitality industry is the 3rd biggest industry in the UK

The UK’s tourism industry will support 3.7 million jobs by 2025

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