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HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is designed for people who work, or intend to work in food or drink production. In addition to the fundamentals of food safety, candidates will gain an appreciation of the specific types of hazards, controls and monitoring associated with food manufacturing.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food. The subjects covered are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to ensure good practice and the production of safe food.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this qualification

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 9 hours of learning. T
his qualification is usually achieved by taking a 1 day course.

Topics covered
These include how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety, the importance of keeping themselves clean and hygienic, how the working areas are kept clean and hygienic and the importance of keeping products safe.

Subjects covered include food safety hazards, food poisoning control, temperature controls, personal hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, food pests and the role of the food operative in keeping food safe.
Assessment method
It is assessed through a one-hour, 30-question multiple-choice examination. Learners must achieve at least 20 correct answers to pass.

HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is aimed at individuals who are, or intend to be, food handlers working in catering. It is also appropriate for those providing services to catering premises including pest-control operators, maintenance engineers, cleaners, and laundry and delivery personnel.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food. The subjects covered are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to ensure good practice and the production of safe food.

Entry Requirements
There are no prerequisites for this qualification

How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 9 hours of learning. This qualification is usually achieved by taking a 1 day course.

Topics covered
These include, how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety, the importance of keeping themselves clean and hygienic, the importance of keeping the work areas clean and hygienic and  the importance of keeping food safe.

Subjects covered include hazards and controls, food safety management and temperature controls, food poisoning control, personal hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, food pests, and the role of the food handler in keeping food safe.

Assessment method
It is assessed through a one-hour, 30-question multiple-choice examination. Learners must achieve at least 20 correct answers to pass.

HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is designed principally for those who work in, or intend to work in, a retail environment where both packaged and/or open foods are available. It is also appropriate for people providing a service, for example delivery drivers and home delivery employees.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.
Entry Requirements
There are no prerequisites for this qualification

How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 9 hours of learning. This qualification is usually achieved by taking a 1 day course.

Topics covered
These include, how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety, the importance of keeping themselves clean and hygienic, how the working areas are kept clean and hygienic and the importance of keeping products safe.

Subjects covered include food safety hazards, food poisoning control, temperature controls, personal hygiene, cleaning and disinfection and the role of the food handler in keeping food safe.

Assessment method

It is assessed through a one-hour, 30-question multiple-choice examination. Learners must achieve at least 20 correct answers to pass.

HABC Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is aimed at supervisors, team leaders and line managers working in the manufacturing industry including those working in distribution and storage. 

Learners gaining this qualification will know, and be able to apply, the knowledge relating to the supervisor’s role at all stages of food production. They will understand the role of the supervisor in food preparation and be able to provide examples of effective supervisory management relating to food production

Entry Requirements
There are no prerequisites for this qualification, however, it is advised that learners already hold the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Food Manufacturing or have equivalent knowledge.

How long will it take?
This qualification is assessed through a 60-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 2 hours. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 40 out of 60 in order to pass. Learners will receive a Merit if they achieve 50 out of 60.

Topics covered
These include how food business operators can ensure compliance with food safety legislation, the application and monitoring of good hygiene practices, how to implement food safety management procedures and the role of supervision in food safety management procedures.

Assessment method
This qualification is assessed through a 60-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 2 hours. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 40 out of 60 in order to pass. Learners will receive a Merit if they achieve 50 out of 60.

HABC Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is aimed at supervisors, team leaders and line managers working in the catering industry including those working in the care sector. The qualification is also suitable for those who own/manage a small catering business.  

Learners gaining this qualification will know, and be able to apply, the knowledge relating to the supervisor’s role at all stages of food production. They will understand the role of the supervisor in food preparation and be able to provide examples of effective supervisory management relating to food production.

Entry Requirements
There are no prerequisites for this qualification, however, it is advised that learners already hold the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering or have equivalent knowledge.

How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 25 hours of learning. This qualification is usually obtained by taking a 3-day classroom-based course.

Topics covered
These include the role of the supervisor in ensuring compliance with food safety legislation, the application and monitoring of good hygiene practice, how to implement food safety management procedures and the role of the supervisor in staff training.

Assessment method
This qualification is assessed through a 60-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 2 hours. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 40 out of 60 in order to pass. Learners will receive a Merit if they achieve 50 out of 60.

HABC Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail

Who is this qualification for?
The Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail is a qualification aimed at supervisors, team leaders and line managers working in the retail and other related industries. Learners gaining this qualification will know, and be able to apply, the knowledge relating to the supervisor’s role at all stages of food production.
They will understand the role of the supervisor in food preparation and be able to provide examples of effective supervisory management relating to food production.

Entry Requirements
There are no prerequisites for this qualification, however, it is advised that learners already hold the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail or have equivalent knowledge.

How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 25 hours of learning. This qualification is usually obtained by taking a 3-day classroom-based course.

Topics covered
These include the role of the supervisor in ensuring compliance with food safety legislation, the application and monitoring of good hygiene practice, how to implement food safety management procedures and the role of the supervisor in staff training.

Assessment method
This qualification is assessed through a 60-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 2 hours. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 40 out of 60 in order to pass. Learners will receive a Merit if they achieve 50 out of 60.

HABC Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is aimed at managers working in a food or drink manufacturing environment. The qualification is intended for learners already working in manufacturing, or those who are preparing to work in the industry, and whose job requires them to have some responsibility for food safety.

Learners are likely to have management responsibilities for an operational team. This qualification covers the subject of food hygiene at a suitable depth to ensure learners have a thorough knowledge of hazards and controls; the focus is on the importance developing, implementing and monitoring food safety procedures

Entry Requirements
It is advised that learners already hold the Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Food Manufacturing or equivalent.

How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 40 hours of learning. This qualification is usually obtained by taking a 5-day classroom-based course.

Topics covered
These include, how food business operators can ensure compliance with food safety legislation, the operational requirements needed to ensure food safety, how to establish food safety management procedures, the controls required for food safety and how to maintain food safety management procedures.

Assessment method
This qualification is assessed through a 2-part examination.
o Part one is a 30-question multiple-choice examination.
o Part two is a written examination where learners choose 4 from 6 questions. The total mark available in this section is 70 marks.
Successful learners must achieve a total of at least 60 marks out of 100 across the two parts of the exam. A Merit will be awarded at 70/100 and a Distinction will be awarded at 80/100.

The duration of the examination is 2 1⁄2 hours.

HABC Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering

Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is aimed at managers working in a food or drink catering environment. The qualification is intended for learners already working in catering, or those who are preparing to work in the industry, and whose job requires them to have some responsibility for food safety. Learners are likely to have management responsibilities for an operational team.

This qualification covers the subject of food hygiene at a suitable depth to ensure learners have a thorough knowledge of hazards and controls; the focus is on the importance developing, implementing and monitoring food safety procedures.

Entry Requirements
It is advised that learners already hold the Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Catering or equivalent.

How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 40 hours of learning. This qualification is usually obtained by taking a 5-day classroom-based course.

Topics covered
These include, how food business operators can ensure compliance with food safety legislation, the operational requirements needed to ensure food safety, how to establish food safety management procedures, the controls required for food safety and how to maintain food safety management procedures.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed through a 2-part examination.
o Part one is a 30-question multiple-choice examination.
o Part two is a written examination where learners choose 4 from 6 questions. The total mark available in this section is 70 marks.
Successful learners must achieve a total of at least 60 marks out of 100 across the two parts of the exam. A Merit will be awarded at 70/100 and a Distinction will be awarded at 80/100.

The duration of the examination is 2 1⁄2 hours.

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