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CIEH Intermediate Certificate in Food Safety (L3)

  • Duration: Three-day programme
  • Assessment: Multiple choice question paper
  • Prerequisite: Recommended understanding and knowledge of basic food hygiene – ideally the CIEH Foundation Certificate in Food Safety taken within the last three years.
  • Suggested progression: Advanced Certificate in Food Safety (information to follow)

In line with the recent update and upgrade of CIEH work based learning this course has the flexibility to be adapted to fit all sector-specific needs e.g. catering, manufacturing and/or retail environments.

The course will cover an in-depth understanding of the application and monitoring of good food safety practice, as well as ensuring that supervisors understand how to implement food safety management procedures.

Who needs this qualification and why is this training important?
  • Anyone involved in supervising and managing others in a food environment where food is prepared, cooked and served; processed or manufactured; sold in a retail outlet
  • Those wishing to progress from the Foundation Certificate in Food Safety

The CIEH Intermediate Certificate in Food Safety course is designed for managers and supervisors who need a broad understanding of food safety control and who have responsibility for developing and maintaining a food safety management system. It is recommended that all food environments should have at least one person trained at this level, especially if they are responsible for others.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to lead on food safety initiatives designed to mitigate any food related hazards that pose a risk to consumers, as well as identify potential problems and recommend solutions.

Anyone working in a supervisory position in a food business is not only responsible but also accountable for food safety. It is therefore vital they are equipped with both the knowledge and confidence to do their job effectively.

Learning outcomes
  • Ability to implement and supervise a food safety management system
  • Understand food safety procedures
  • Understand the concept of food hazards and the risks associated with them
  • Understand the terminology with respect to supervising food safety
  • Understand the techniques involved in controlling and monitoring food safety
  • Appreciate the risks linked to cross contamination
  • Understand the role temperature has to play in the control of food safety
  • Appreciate the importance of supervising high standards of cleanliness in food premises

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