Level 4 Food Safety Management & Hygiene

Course Summary

A 5-day course leading to the Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety & Hygiene. 

An intensive course designed to provide managers in the food and drink industry with detailed and up-to-date information on food safety theory and practice.

Entry Requirements

It is highly recommended that candidates complete the Level 3 Award in supervising Food Safety & Hygiene (or equivalent), or can demonstrate considerable industry experience before embarking on this advanced level course.


Homework may also be required during the course.

Course Structure & Content

Section 1

  • Introduction
  • Your role in food safety management
  • food hazzards - biological, chemical, physical and allergenic

Section 2

  • Contamination, cross contamination and disinfection
  • the managers role in training

Section 3

  • Food storage and temperature control
  • Food preservation
  • Management of personal hygiene
  • Design & use of food premises and equipment

Section 4

  • Food safet legislation
  • The managers role in food complaints
  • Investigation of food poisoning
  • Pest management 

Section 5

  • Food safety management systems
  • Food safety standards
  • Examination and controlled assignment preparation



The examination consists of two papers:

  • Paper one consists of five questions to be answered in 90 minutes,
  • Paper two consists of a case study to be completed in one hour,
  • All questions on both of the papers must be answered.

Level 4 Food Safety Management & Hygiene

5 days

Study options
Delivery at Provider Premises, on site at customer premises or remote delivery


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