As management or a supervisor within a food preparation environment are you satisfied that your qualifications reflect the level of knowledge that you would wish to be recognized for within the realm of food safety?

Would you like to attain the higher level qualifications so that your CV can tell any future employer that you are not only competent but well above average trained?
Then you should consider a level 4 food safety training course.

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If G.C.S.E. level equates to level 2 and AS and A level is level 3 then a level 4 is a higher education certificate aligned qualification. The courses are provided by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (C.I.E.H.) or the Royal Society for Protection of Health (R.S.P.H.) and examinations are taken at the end of the course so that you can prove that you have fully understood the course content and the inherent processes and legislation in a food preparation environment.

Expert training providers like Food Alert in London can host courses at their premises or at your business address. Level 4 course content cannot be delivered online but many students wouldn’t relish hours of studying alone and interaction works wonderfully for these courses. The attendees learning is arguably better with peers and in a classroom environment.

Looking at the R.S.P.H Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety the course is designed for management and supervisors who already have pre-existing knowledge of food hygiene and training responsibilities.
Through audio and visual materials, discussions, teaching tools, presentations, solo and group activities the course is varied, interesting and satisfying.
It lasts for approximately forty hours plus the exam.  Incidentally,  the exam must be taken within six weeks of the course. It’s not on the final day of the course when your brain may be begging for mercy!

The outline is as follows:

ð Introduction to food safety management
ð Compliance with food safety legislation and industry guidance
ð Food safety hazards
ð Operational requirements for food safety
ð Allocation of responsibilities
ð Food safety management procedures
ð Managing the operational requirements of a safe food business
ð Controls required for food safety
ð Cleaning and disinfection regimes
ð Supplier quality and safety controls
ð Pest controls
ð Monitoring and maintenance of food safety management procedures
ð Communication, resources of information and training

You’ll benefit from the increased knowledge which may lead to additional responsibilities and the firm will enjoy your acquired skills and have even more confidence in your abilities and the protection of the business from bad practices.
The impressive display of a certificate on the premises showing a level 4 qualification tells customers, suppliers and the Food Standards Agency inspectors that you are more than adequately trained in food hygiene, you can effectively manage and train in the subject.

Simply weigh up the level 4 food safety training course cost against the increased business from having a greater reputation, industry contacts and recommendations.
You’ll find that the benefits far exceed the initial investment.