Food Hygiene Certification
Earn endorsed food hygiene certification in your spare time, with this flexible training course from Oxford Home Study Centre. Boost your CV and career prospects with Level 3 Food Hygiene Certification online, with no fixed study schedules or deadlines imposed. We provide the web’s most flexible and accessible online courses for newcomers and established professionals. Whether considering a career change or looking to climb the ladder from your current role, you’ll find the teachings of this course invaluable. Our exclusive Level 3 food hygiene and safety certificate covers a broad range of essential topics and knowledge areas. Examples of which include food handling and storage, the 4Cs of food hygiene, an introduction to food poisoning and the importance of allergen labelling. Build the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to climb the career ladder, or to run your food business more effectively. Sign up online and get started today, or contact our student support team anytime to learn more.
Why Study Food Hygiene and Safety?
For all business operating within the food sector, food safety and hygiene should be a top priority. Every food product is exposed to a variety of risks as it passes through the supply chain. From the moment raw materials are harvested to the time the resulting product is consumed, every possible effort must be made to prevent contamination or spoilage. Foodborne illness and food poisoning affect millions of adults and children each year. While some experience relatively mild symptoms, food-related illness can be extremely dangerous or even deadly for others. It is therefore the responsibility of each and every worker within the sector to play their part in ensuring the safety of the products they come into contact with. Whether considering a career change or simply looking to run your own business more responsibly, this exclusive online Food Hygiene Course comes highly recommended.
Oxford Home Study Centre is proud to offer a diverse range of endorsed distance learning programs, suitable for even the busiest lifestyles. This insightful Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate takes place over nine detailed modules, which conclude with online assessments your assigned tutor will mark:
Module 1 - Introduction to Food Safety
Learners are familiarised with the primary principles of food safety in Module One, along with the potential consequences of inadequate food safety standards and who takes responsibility for safe food handling practices. Candidates are also presented with a brief overview of the history of food safety, along with the extent to which food safety regulations differ internationally.
Module 2 - What is Food Hygiene
The importance of minimising food poisoning risk is discussed in the second module, which also provides an overview of the six main steps involved in breaking the food poisoning chain. Learners also consider the role personal hygiene plays in maintaining food hygiene standards, along with the risk posed by the food handler in terms of bacterial contamination.
Module 3 - The 4Cs of Food Hygiene
An introduction to the ‘4Cs’ food hygiene methodology follows in Module Three, discussing the collective benefits of effective cleaning, cooking, chilling and cross-contamination prevention. The criticality of cooking food at the right temperature and for the appropriate length of time to ensure it is safe for human consumption is also emphasised.
Module 4 – Microbiology
A fascinating overview of the basics of microbiology is presented in the fourth module, examining the different types of microorganisms and their significance in food safety. Candidates consider the most effective measures that can be taken to inhibit the growth of pathogens and bacteria, along with the potential consequences of consuming spoiled food.
Module 5 - Food Poisoning
Module Five draws distinctions between chemical food poisoning and bacterial food poisoning, touching upon causes, effects and known preventative measures. The extent to which food safety and hygiene standards can reduce the risk of food poisoning are also discussed, along with the most common forms of food poisoning and how they can be prevented.
Module 6 - Pest Control
The potential consequences of workplace pest infestations are detailed and discussed in Module Six, along with helpful guidelines for identifying the warning signs of infestation. The importance of taking proactive steps to prevent infestation from occurring are also discussed, along with what can be done upon detection of a suspected pest infestation at work.
Module 7 - Food Handling & Food Storage
Cooking times and temperatures are revisited in Module Seven, which provides a more detailed overview of safe cooking, holding and chilling temperatures for different types of foods. A look at the requirements of potentially hazardous foods is also included, along with how to determine whether something may be spoiled or no longer safe for consumption.
Module 8 - Packaging and Labelling
The legal obligations of manufacturers to provide customers with detailed product information are discussed in Module Eight. Candidates study the various different types of information that must be presented on product packaging, how to present an appropriate nutritional declaration and ensure potential allergen content is clearly communicated.
Module 9 - Transporting Food Safely
Concluding the course, Module Nine provides a series of essential guidelines for the safe transportation of different types of food products. The importance of preventing cross-contamination during transit is discussed, along with further insights into temperature control and general hygiene practices when food is being transported.
Paying in Instalments: £385(Interest FREE Instalments)
No of Instalments: 12
Each Instalment: £25
Pay in Full: (£75 Discount) £280
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.
A good grasp of the basics of food safety and hygiene is essential for anyone who handles or works with food. From business owners to senior managers to entry-level workers, knowing how to safely store, handle and to prepare food is paramount. The teachings of this course are therefore universally applicable to all members of the workforce at all levels. Whether starting from scratch for looking to take your career a step further, this Level 3 Food Hygiene and Safety Certificate comes highly recommended. Typical job titles in the field include restaurant manager, catering manager, hospitality manager, foodservice specialist, kitchen manager, bar manager, head chef, food packer, line cook and many more besides.
Who Should Take This Course?
At Oxford Home Study Centre, we take pride in offering the highest-quality online study programs for ambitious candidates. This Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate comes particularly highly recommended to the following candidates:
Newcomers to the food sector with no prior knowledge or experience
Food sector workers looking to climb the career ladder
Business owners, managers, team leaders and supervisors at all levels
Anyone interested in starting their own food business
Workers within the food production and food handling supply chain
Anyone who works in a restaurant, bar, café or food service environment
For more information on any of the above, contact a member of our admissions team anytime. Alternatively, enrol online and get started on your Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate today.