SOFHT Level 4 Food Safety ‘Fast Track’ Training (Day 1)
*Online Course*

1 Day SOFHT Training Academy
08 Oct

Pushed for time but need high level Food Safety Training?

The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology is now offering Level 4 Food Safety Courses for both food manufacturers and caterers in a flexible ‘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 up to a 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).

The course will be run consecutively throughout 2020, so if a module is missed, you can enrol on just that one module on the next course. You can join the course at any point too as the modules delivered on each day’s training are independent of having attended the other days. It is not necessary to complete all of the modules in a particular order. You can also just attend one day too for an attendance certificate, if a particular module was of interest.

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 food service 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. £151 for members, £210 for non-members and students £50. Overall cost of attending would be between £755 (member) and £1050 (non-member).

There are also two additional charges: the course book, a one off purchase for the whole course (£35 + VAT) and the examination (£55 + 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.


Day 1: Food Hazards

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

Remember you can simply ‘hop on’ to module one, get back to work and ‘hop on’ again next month!

Day 1: Food Hazards      08 October 2020
Day 2: Food Safety Microbial Hazards 15 October 2020
Day 3: Operational Requirements and Controls 21 October 2020
Day 4: Food Safety Management Procedures and Compliance with Food Safety Legislation 29 October 2020
Day 5: Revision & Exam (Note; day 5 can only be attended by candidates that have received a minimum of 40 hours directed study). 05 November 2020

Daily Rate: 
£151 + VAT (Members), £210 + VAT (Non-members), £50 + VAT (Students)

There are two additional charges: The course book, a one off purchase for the whole course (£35 + VAT) and the examination on Day 5 (£55 + VAT).

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

Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Platform: Zoom

A certificate of attendance is included in the price.

Please click here to download the Course Booking form. Simply fax your completed booking form to 01827 875800 or please call the SOFHT office on 01827 872500. Due to the flexibility of this course booking online is not possible.