Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety (RQF)

29 Days Events, SOFHT Training Academy
17 Feb

Online Training Course

The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology is offering this Level 4 Food Safety Course for both food manufacturers and caterers is 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). You could just attend one day for an attendance certificate, if a particular module was of interest to you!

Who should attend?

Candidates enrolling for this course will take the Highfield examination 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.

Course Dates

Day 1: Friday 17th February 2023
Day 2: Friday 24th February 2023
Day 3: Friday 3rd March 2023
Day 4: Friday 10th March 2023
Day 5: Friday 17th March 2023 (revision and exam)

How is it assessed?

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).

Course pre-requisite

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.


Day 1: Food Hazards

  • Welcome
  • Introduction to Food Safety management
  • Microbiology
  • Food Contamination and 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 and Disinfection
  • Integrated Pest Control

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

  • Food Safety Legislation
  • Supervisory Management

Day 5: Revision & Exam

Note: Day 5 can only be attended by candidates that have received a minimum of 40 hours directed study.

  • Revision
  • Discussion and Review
  • Written Examination

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

Course Times: 

Days 1 – 4: 9.15am – 3:15pm
Day 5: 9.15am – 4.45pm (exam at 2.00pm)

Please note, Days 1-4 must be completed to sit the examination on Day 5.

Prices: Members: £166 + VAT, per day, Non-Members: £232 + VAT, per day
Students: Contact the SOFHT Office

Course Book: £40 + VAT, (inc P&P)
Online Exam Fee: £80, plus VAT

Online Platform: Zoom