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CIEH Level 4 Certificate in Managing Food Safety

This qualification, which was introduced in 1984, has been regularly reviewed and modified to meet the food industry's need for a high level practical training programme with external accreditation.

The training programme is delivered by approved tutors and consists of 36 hours of teaching time, typically over 5 days. Some courses are delivered in consecutive days, whereas normally the courses are scheduled over one day a week leading up to the examination date which is predetermined by the awarding body.

To undertake and be successful in the assessment candidates must submit two workplace assignments, as well as taking a written examination, which will last for 3 hours.

Who is the Course For?

Suitable students for the course and examination will need to have an analytical approach to food hygiene and will be encouraged to demonstrate how they can influence others and positively encourage good standards.

The programme is ideal for:
estimated annual cost to society through accidents and ill health is £11 to £16 billion Production Managers
25 million working days are lost annually Trainers
25000 people are forced to give up work through injury Owners or managers of food businesses
Uninsured losses amount to £315 per employee Supervisors with Intermediate Food Hygiene knowledge
accidents account for 37% of profits Hygiene personnel
accidents account for 37% of profits Hygiene auditors.


Successful candidates will be able to:

On-site investigation Guide and advise on the management of food hygiene in a food business
Taking of witness statements Contribute to the management of hygiene in a wide variety of food businesses
Gathering of evidence, measurements, photographs Identify further technical knowledge necessary in complex processes
Collation of supporting documentation Determine further training requirements
Collation of supporting documentation Identify areas for legal compliance
Collation of supporting documentation Determine good practice
Collation of supporting documentation Design an improvement plan
Collation of supporting documentation Outline a HACCP type study
Collation of supporting documentation Promote and encourage good standards of food safety
Collation of supporting documentation Liaise with enforcement officers
Collation of supporting documentation Deliver level 1 food hygiene training (with appropriate training skills).

Course Duration

5 days 0930 to 1700hrs

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