Food Safety Level 3

Food Safety Level 3

Our Food Safety Level 3 course outlines the food safety skills that should be demonstrated by managers and supervisors in food businesses.

Food Safety Level 3 is essential for individuals in managerial and supervisory positions to ensure they have the comprehensive knowledge and skills needed to manage food safety effectively, comply with regulations, and lead their teams in maintaining the highest standards of food safety and hygiene.

Food Safety Level 2 should be demonstrated by managers prior to progressing onto Level 3.

Course Duration:

  • 3 Days

Why complete Food Safety Level 3 Training:

  1. Comprehensive Knowledge: Level 3 training provides an in-depth understanding of food safety principles, including microbiology, foodborne illnesses, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points), and advanced food safety management practices.
  2. Leadership Skills: It prepares individuals to take on leadership roles in food safety management. This includes developing, implementing, and monitoring food safety policies and procedures within the organisation.
  3. Regulatory Compliance: The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) require higher-level food safety certification for managers and supervisors to ensure the business complies with local, national, and international food safety regulations and standards.
  4. Risk Management: It enhances the ability to identify, assess, and manage food safety risks effectively. Level 3 training covers risk assessment techniques and the implementation of preventive measures to avoid contamination and foodborne illnesses.
  5. Improved Safety Culture: It fosters a strong food safety culture within the organisation. Managers and supervisors with advanced training can set a positive example and influence the entire team to adhere to high food safety standards.
  6. Consumer Trust: It increases consumer confidence in the establishment. Knowing that the management team is highly trained in food safety reassures customers about the safety and quality of the food being served.
  7. Crisis Management: It equips individuals with the skills to handle food safety crises effectively. This includes managing food safety incidents, conducting root cause analyses, and implementing corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  8. Operational Efficiency: It leads to better operational efficiency and productivity. Well-trained managers can optimise food safety processes, reduce waste, and improve overall operational performance.
  9. Professional Advancement: It supports career development and progression within the food industry. Level 3 certification is often required for higher-level positions and can open up opportunities for further career advancement.
  10. HACCP Implementation: It provides the knowledge needed to develop and manage HACCP plans. Understanding HACCP principles is crucial for ensuring that critical control points are identified and managed effectively.
  11. Quality Assurance: It ensures the consistent quality of food products. Advanced training helps in maintaining high standards of food safety, which directly impacts the quality and integrity of the food.
  12. Enhanced Training Capabilities: It enables managers to train and mentor other staff members effectively. With a deep understanding of food safety principles, they can provide thorough training to ensure the entire team is knowledgeable and compliant.

Food Safety Level 3 Course Assessment:

  • Exam A – 20%
  • Exam B – 40%
  • Assignment – 40%


  • Food Safety Level 3 Certificate

Add to your personal skill set and add more value to your company by completing a Food Safety course with The Cpl Institute.