Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety and Hygiene (Manufacturing)

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Key Information

Course Dates:



On final day of the programme



Contact Information:

Tel: 01406 493000
Email: ncfm@lincoln.ac.uk

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Course Overview

This course is to guide and advise candidates on the management of food safety in a food business. The Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing provides those in managerial and supervisory positions in food manufacturing businesses (for example business owners, production managers and hygiene auditors) with the in-depth knowledge and understanding to be able to guide and advise on the management of food safety systems and staff in their workplace. It will help candidates to ensure that their business complies with all legal requirements for food safety. This course is aimed at those wishing to deliver food safety qualifications as part of their training provision. It can be accredited as prior learning for those wishing to progress on to a Degree in Food Manufacture.

Course Dates

  • 14, 15, 21, 22 and 28 September 2023

  • 19, 20, 26, 27 and 28 March 2024


On final day of the programme




Introduction, Ensuring Compliance with Legislation and Industry Guidance, Food Safety Hazards, Allocation of Hazards, Allocation of Responsibilities, Managing the Operational Requirements of a Safe Food Business, Cleaning and Disinfection Regimes, Supplier Quality and Safety Controls, Pest Controls, Establish Food Safety Management Procedures, Monitoring the Implementation of Food Safety Management Procedures, Maintaining Food Safety Management Procedures, Communication- Sources of Information and Training.


This five day course is delivered on site at The National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Holbeach and can also be delivered on business premises.


Assessment is by a 120 minutes exam (Paper A) and a 120 minutes controlled assignment case study (Paper B). Recommended prior knowledge Level 3 / Intermediate Award in Food Safety.


This programme can be partly funded as part of our Skills Boot Camp in Food Safety and Compliance. Please contact NCFM for more details before making a payment if you would like to consider other funding options.