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Food Safety Qualifications

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The law requires that all food handlers need to be trained according to their food handling work activities. Should an employee achieve a Highfield food safety qualification, which is suitable for the work they do, it will assist food business operators in proving that they have displayed due diligence and are therefore compliant in the eyes of the law.

On obtaining a Highfield food safety qualification, employees who handle food will gain a firm grasp of the importance of food hygiene and knowledge of the systems, techniques and procedures involved. Furthermore, those individuals that have successfully completed a food hygiene course will have the confidence and expertise to deliver quality food safely to customers. 

Highfield's food safety qualifications are intended for anyone working in catering, hospitality or manufacturing settings where food hygiene is essential as food is prepared, cooked, served or produced. Typical environments may include pubs, hotels, restaurants, retail, factories, contract catering, fast-food outlets, hospitals, care and nursing homes, schools, prisons and the armed forces.

Qualification Levels

  • Food Safety Level 1 Award - ensures that employees from all food sectors are equipped with a knowledge of basic food hygiene to enable them to produce safe food.
  • Food Safety Level 2 Award - ensures that a food handler is aware of the hazards and controls associated with the types of food they produce.
  • Food Safety Level 3 Award - ensures that supervisors are aware of the legislation applicable to food safety and how  to communicate the required standards to employees. 
  • Food Safety Level 4 Award - ensures that managers are aware of the procedures and standards required to ensure safe food is served at all times and that due diligence is taken.

Qualification specifications can be found by selecting the links below. Additional supporting documents can be found by logging into the Members Area (accessible through the link in the top right-hand side of this page) and going to the Download Area. We also provide a wide range of internationally recognised food safety qualifications in Dubai, as well as the rest of the Middle East and Asia.

In addition to these qualifications, Highfield also allows its training centres to offer certified management training programmes and has recently launched the Highfield Certified Food Safety Management Programme (full details of the programme specification are available here) as well as the Highfield - Manager in Charge Programme (full details of the programme specification are available here). If you are interested in delivering either of these programmes, please email sales@highfield.co.uk