Food Safety – Level 4


  • Comprehensive training in food safety;
  • Ideal for Managers, Supervisors, Head Chefs looking to develop Food Safety knowledge;
  • Prepared by market leading experts

Food Safety – Level 4 Course

Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering (RQF)


Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in a catering role, or to support a role in the workplace.

The qualification is intended for those whose job requires them to have some responsibility for food safety. Learners are likely to have management responsibilities for an operational team.

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 60 hours, of which 40 are recommended as guided learning hours. The course is normally spread over 5 days with the last day as exams.

Topics covered

This qualification covers the subject of food hygiene at a suitable depth to ensure learners have a thorough knowledge of hazards and controls; its focus is on the importance of 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. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy, or equivalent.


Course Materials

In advance of the course you will receive a course book- Hygiene for Management Richard A.Sprenger.

Assessment Method

This qualification is assessed by a 2-part examination:

  • Part one is a 30-question multiple-choice examination
  • Part two is written examinations where learners must answer choose 4 questions. The total mark available in this section is 70 marks Successful learners must achieve a total of at least 50 marks out of 100 across the two parts of the exam. A Merit will be awarded at 60/100 and a Distinction will be awarded at 70/100.

The duration of the examination is 2 ½ hours.

Additional information


Level 4