Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety ‘Fast Track’ (Day 2)

1 Day Events, SOFHT Training Academy
17 Jun


  • Day 1  Friday 10 June 2022
  • Day 2  Friday 17 June 2022
  • Day 3  Friday 24 June 2022
  • Day 4  Friday 01 July 2022
  • Day 5  Friday 08 July 2022 (revision and exam)

The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology is now offering Level 4 Food Safety Courses for both food manufacturers and caterers in a Fast Track format to enable busy senior managers in the food industry to secure quality training without having to leave their business for consecutive days at a time.

Unlike other Level 4 food safety training courses where modules are taken consecutively often meaning senior staff have to be off-site for a whole week, modules in SOFHT’s five day food hygiene course will be run one day a week over five consecutive weeks (40 guided learning hours).

This Fast Track Course will be run throughout June and July. You could just attend one day for an attendance certificate, if a particular module was of interest to you!

SOFHT’s Level 4 course is designed to meet industry’s need for a high level practical qualification with external accreditation – candidates enrolling for this course will take the Highfield examination either for manufacturers or caterers sector specific level 4 – making it ideal for senior food managers, production managers, area managers, hygiene auditors and trainers as well as those working at a senior level in the foodservice industry.

Fees are highly competitive, candidates are charged SOFHT’s normal daily course rate for each of the days they sign up to, i.e. £166 for members, £232 for non-members and students £60. Overall cost of attending would be between £830 (member) and £1160 (non member).

There are also two additional charges: the course book, a one off purchase for the whole course (£38 + VAT) and the examination (£80 + VAT). The assessment consists of a two part examination. Part 1 will be multiple choice and part 2 will be written answers (4 out of 6 questions).

We recommend that you have completed a level 3 food safety course prior to enrolment although this is not essential. Regular attendance at SOFHT breakfast club meetings and courses will also greatly aid candidates wishing to take this examination.


Simply call the SOFHT office on 01827 872500 or email admin@sofht.co.uk. Due to the flexibility of this course booking online is not possible.

Day 1 Food Hazards

  • Welcome
  • Introduction to Food Safety Management
  • Microbiology
  • Food Contamination & control from purchase to dispatch

Day 2 – Food Safety Microbial Hazards

  • Food poisoning
  • Foodborne disease

Day 3 – Operational Requirements and Controls

  • Needed to Ensure Food Safety
  • Personal Hygiene and training
  • Food Spoilage and Preservation
  • Design and Construction of Food premises and Equipment
  • Cleaning & Disinfection
  • Integrated Pest Control

Day 4 – Food Safety Management Procedures and Compliance with Food Safety Legislation

  • Food Safety Legislation
  • Supervisory Management

Day 5 – Examination (Note; day 5 can only be attended by candidates that have received a minimum of 40 hours directed study).

  • Revision
  • Discussion
  • Examination Paper 1
  • Lunch
  • Examination Paper 2
  • Review & close

Note: Homework and suggested reading is offered at the end of each learning module.

Daily Rate: £166 + VAT (Members), £232 + VAT (Non-Members), £60 (Students), £38 + VAT (Course Book) inc P&P, £80 + VAT (Examination Fee).
Time: Days 1 – 4: 9.15am – 3.15pm, Day 5: 9:15am – 12:15 (Exam at 2:00pm)
Platform: Zoom

(Please note that prices are subject to change)

A certificate of attendance is included in the price.

Click here to download the official SOFHT Training Prospectus 2022.