Food Safety Supervision for Retail – Level 3 Award (RQF)

Who should attend?

This qualification is for people who work, or are preparing to work, in a supervisory role in a food retail environment.

Course Aims & Objectives

The objective of the qualification is to educate Learners in supervising food safety in a retail environment. It includes the importance of safety management procedures and the requirements for monitoring, recording and evaluating these procedures, food safety and the law and good food hygiene practice.

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • Understand how food business operators can ensure compliance with food safety legislation
  • Understand the application and monitoring of good hygiene practices
  • Understand how to implement food safety management procedures
  • Understanding the role of supervision in food safety management procedures

Course Outline

  • The importance of food safety management procedures
  • Legal responsibilities of employers and employees in relation to food safety
  • How food safety legislation is enforced
  • Application and monitoring of good hygiene practice:
    • Importance of high standards of personal hygiene
    • Procedures for cleaning and disinfection
    • Waste disposal
    • Procedures for controlling contamination and cross-contamination
    • Pest control
  • Requirement for temperature control
  • Implementing food safety management systems:
    • Microbial, chemical, physical, allergenic hazards
    • Methods and procedures for controlling food safety, including critical control points, critical limits and corrective actions
    • Requirements for monitoring and recording food safety procedures
    • Evaluating food safety controls and procedures
  • The role of the supervisor in staff training:
    • Inductions and ongoing training of staff
    • Importance of communicating food safety management


Delegates are assessed throughout the course by the trainer and need to complete a written assessment at the end of the course. Successful delegates will receive a QA Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail certificate. It is recommended that this qualification is refreshed every 3 years.


3 Days


We can offer courses on company premises for a maximum of 16 delegates or upcoming open courses in your local area.

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