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Level 4 Food Hygiene is essential for food business owners, chefs, managers, food hygiene trainers and auditors. The qualification meets current food industry requirements, and is designed to give in-depth information on the management of food hygiene and safety.

Over this five day course, participants will gain the practical knowledge required to implement an effective food safety system in a professional kitchen. Management of Food Safety training is crucial for anyone in a management position within the food industry who is accountable for food hygiene systems.


Key information

Duration: 5 days + ½ day examination
Individual Price: £650
Group Price: £3,500 + £80/candidate for the exam fee (maximum 10 pax per group)
Entry Requirements: Recommended prior knowledge to the level of the RSPH Level 3 Awards in Food Safety (Candidates should be able to interpret complex material related to a food business operation.)
Application / Booking: Group bookings taken upon request please enquire below.

Course Details

  • Course Content

    The Managers Role in Food Safety

    • Introduction to food safety management
    • Ensuring compliance with legislation & industry guidance
    • Food safety hazards
    • Allocation of responsibilities

    Managing a Food Business – Hygiene Standards & Systems

    • Managing the operational requirements of a safe food business
    • Cleaning & disinfection regimes
    • Supplier quality & safety controls
    • Pest controls


    • Knowledge and management of hazards & microorganisms

    Establish Procedures

    • Establish procedures
    • Monitoring the implementation of food safety management procedures

    Management and Control of Procedures, and Implementing systems

    • Maintaining food safety management procedures
    • Communication, sources of information and training
  • Learning outcomes
    1. Identify areas for legal compliance
    2. Design an improvement plan
    3. Deliver the RSPH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety (with appropriate training skills)
  • Who needs this qualification?
    • Professional and executive chefs
    • Business owners / new food business
    • Departmental managers
    • Senior team members
    • Operations managers
    • Production managers
    • New food product developers
    • Hygiene auditors
    • Shift managers / supervisors
    • Trainers intending to deliver food hygiene courses
  • Why Level 4 Food Hygiene?
    Beyond being accountable, it is important for everyone in a managing or supervising position to have mastered the principles of good practice in food safety, thus gaining the ability to guide and advise on the management of food hygiene in a food business. The RSPH Level 4 Award in Food Safety has been designed as a five-day programme to provide an in-depth understanding of food safety with an emphasis on the importance of the management of systems and staff.

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