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HACCP for Supervisors and Managers

  • Meet the UK training requirements for food handlers
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Course Overview: HACCP for Supervisors and Managers

This HACCP for Supervisors and Managers course has been developed to ensure employees understand how to manage food safely, prerequisite programs, different approaches to HACCP and how to develop HACCP plans.

By completing this course you will be meeting your legal obligations and minimising the risk of bad publicity or lawsuits.

This City & Guilds accredited course provides the information to explain the importance of HACCP and prerequisite programs, the background of HACCP, and how to apply HACCP in different sectors.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Outline the need for, and importance of HACCP based food safety management systems
  • Describe the HACCP approach to food safety procedures
  • Review the legislation relating to HACCP
  • Describe the importance of prerequisite programmes and what they should contain
  • Explain and evaluate the five preliminary steps in the logical application of HACCP
  • Identify hazards and risks in a food preparation or production process
  • Determine critical control points (CCP) for significant hazards and establish critical limits
  • Describe the procedures required for monitoring CCPs and the corrective action procedures when CCPs fail
  • Evaluate HACCP based procedures through documentation and record keeping procedures
  • Outline the review and verification requirements for HACCP based systems

When you’ve completed this online training you will sit an online test and, once successful, you can download your certificate.

Course details

This module will provide food industry workers with important knowledge on how to ensure their working practices comply with this internationally recognised food safety standard.

The subjects covered in this module include:


  • Who should take this module?

An introduction to HACCP

  • An overview of food safety management
  • Why do we need HACCP?
  • Lessons from food safety incidents
  • What is HACCP?
  • HACCP in brief
  • Definition of HACCP
  • History and background to HACCP

Prerequisite Programmes

  • What are prerequisite programmes?
  • Finding out about prerequisite programmes
  • What should prerequisite programmes contain?
  • Examples of prerequisite programmes

Approaches to HACCP

  • Approaches to HACCP
  • The Codex Principles
  • HACCP in practice: applying the principles
  • Product specific HACCP
  • Process-lead HACCP (modular approach)
  • Approaches to HACCP: Generic HACCP
  • Catering models
  • Additional information on the catering models
  • Retail models

How to develop a HACCP

  • How to develop a HACCP plan
  • How it all fits together
  • The phases of HACCP
  • Define the terms of reference
  • An example document for the terms of reference
  • The five Codex preliminary steps
  • The seven HACCP principles


Target Audience

This module is aimed at those responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of a HACCP system/team. It is also suitable for small business owners/managers. This covers catering, retail and manufacturing.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College and City & Guilds certificate.

CPD Accreditation

This course is City & Guilds Accredited and CPD Certified.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Approximately 2-3 hours depending on the individual speed of the learner. There are 145 screens in this module. The course is self-paced and you do not have to complete all the training in one session. Your progress will be recorded throughout.

How it Works

This is a general guide to how the learning management system works.


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post.

If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training. You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course.


The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time, however the training and test usually take between 2 to 3 hours to complete, depending on learning speed.

Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. If necessary, the learner may attempt the test 3 times at no extra cost, having revisited the training material. If learners have not achieved the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting Learner Support.

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