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This award aims to provide learners with a supervisory understanding of HACCP principles and the application of HACCP in a Food Safety Management System in a food manufacturing premises. Relevant settings include all food manufacturing premises and any job function where the staff member is tasked with the provision (or planning for) medium to large scale production (supplied as ingredients for use by other food manufacturers) or for sale within a food retailing environment or consumption within a food service outlet.

QUALIFI Level 3 Award in HACCP for the Food Manufacturing Industry (AHF3SFG2017)
Accredited by QUALIFI
QUALIFI is a UK Awarding Organisation regulated by OFQUAL

Award ReferenceAHF3SFG2017
Award TypeEndorsed Award with equivalence at RQF Level 3
Guided Learning Hours6-8 hours
Level 3
Credit value1
AssessmentMultiple choice examination (online)
DeliveryVideo and text online with tutor support 
Launched (review)2017 (2020)

This award is designed to address a requirement for UK food manufacturing businesses and food service (catering) premises where food or drink is served, to employ a documented Food Safety Management System (FSMS) based on HACCP principles within their core operation. The use of a documented FSMS based on HACCP principles has been a legislated mandatory requirement in the UK and EU since 2006. This legal requirement means that food manufacturing and food service premises owners, managers, and supervisors must fully understand and apply HACCP principles
within a documented functioning FSMS based on HACCP principles. Learners gaining this award will discover the pivotal role that HACCP based Food Safety Management Systems play in the safe manufacture, supply, retail and service of food in the UK. The topics covered and defined in the syllabus are regarded by UK and EU law, Food Standards Agency and Environmental Health Officers as being fundamental to the definition of good practice and
important to the production of safe food from a systems (procedural) and supervisory perspective.

There are no prerequisites for this award. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths or equivalent and Level 2 in Understanding HACCP Principles.

QUALIFI Level 3 wider qualifications.

This award is made up of one mandatory unit. Candidates must successfully complete the assessment for the unit via online multi-choice examination to achieve the award. The award can be gain as a free-standing unit qualification or as part of a wider programme of learning.

This award is assessed via a multiple-choice examination and/or narrative response to questions posed about the application of HACCP in a case study. There is a guide completion time of 1 hour. Successful candidates must answer a minimum of 20 questions out of 30 correctly (67%). Following assessment, the assessment result will be provided to the candidate, and certificates for those who are successful are generated and provided electronically

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