CIEH Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail

Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 31 January 2017.

More information can be found on the Voluntary Surrender of Recognition page.


The CIEH Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail will benefit anyone working in a supervisory position in a food retail outlet.

Who needs this qualification?

  • Managers and supervisors in retail businesses of all sizes
  • Particularly relevant for those who have to develop or monitor HACCP-based food safety management procedures and systems

Why is this training important?

Anyone working in a supervisory position within a food business is accountable for food safety. It is vital that they have the knowledge and confidence to do their job effectively.

Learning outcomes

Successful completion of this training programme and assessment will enable learners to understand:

  • How food business operators can ensure compliance with food safety legislation
  • The application and monitoring of good hygiene practice
  • How to implement food safety management procedures
  • The role of supervision in food safety management procedures

Useful links for trainers and centres

  Qualification Specification 
  Good Practice Guide - at a glance 
  Training Pack - at a glance 


Duration  Duration  Three-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Multiple-choice examination
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail (or equivalent, recommended)
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  CIEH Level 4 Awards in Food Safety 

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