Food Safety Level 3


Learner details


It is estimated that 1 in 10 people will suffer from food poisoning this year. That means millions of people in the UK will become sick due to the food that they eat.

In many cases, outbreaks of food poisoning can be traced back to failures of management, and a lack of supervision of people and processes.

When you consider that consumers spend £219 billion a year on food and drink, and the sector employs nearly 4 million people, it is no wonder that food safety has never been higher on the public’s agenda.

This online training course from GTS e-learning is written for anyone with responsibility for managing food safety in a food environment. It is particularly useful for those who directly supervise, and train, other staff.

What does the course cover?

Why this course?

The course is accredited by Highfield Qualifications, the UK’s market-leader in regulated food safety qualifications.

The course has been written by Richard Sprenger, one of the world’s leading food safety experts and author of the UK’s best-selling food safety and hygiene books.

This course isn’t just a box-ticking exercise. We’re committed to improving standards of food safety and moving from a certificate on the wall to genuine competence in the workplace.

When should I take this course?

All new starters in a catering business must be trained within 3 months of starting work. It is therefore ideal as part of a company induction for supervisory or management staff.

We also recommend that all food handlers, particularly supervisors and managers, undertake food safety and hygiene training a minimum of every 3 years. It can also be used as refresher training for existing members of staff.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed by multiple-choice question at the end of the course. Learners must score 100% in order to pass.

Please note: this course does not provide a qualification. 

How long will it take to complete?

The course will take, typically, 9 to 14 hours to complete. But because it’s an e-learning course that is studied online, learners can complete the training in stages at a pace to suit them.

Our LMS will track progress and we encourage all learners to work at a pace that suits them.

What devices can I use to study the course?

The GTS Food Safety Level 3 e-learning course is compatible with most devices, you can sit the course on desktop, laptop and tablet devices that meet the minimum technical requirements.

We do not support use of our courses on a mobile phone.

Why choose GTS e-learning

We’re award-winning. We have a highly capable team that are passionate about delivering courses that improve safety in the workplace.

Our courses simplify even the most complex of subjects through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage learners. Our food safety level 2 course is packed with:

  • interactive exercises/gaming
  • media-rich content
  • interactive 3D scenarios
  • content provided by market leading experts
  • relevant photography and illustrations
  • multi-generational content and style