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Highfield Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety at Sea (RQF)

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About Course
The Highfield Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety at Sea (RQF) is a qualification aimed at food handling supervisors, team leaders and line managers working on a ship. Learners gaining this qualification will know and be able to apply the knowledge relating to a supervisor’s role at all stages of food production while at sea. They will understand the role of a supervisor in food preparation and be able to provide examples of effective management that relates to good hygiene practice.

Qualification Awarding Body
Highfield Qualifications  - UK

​Entry Requirements: ​
Age : 14 years or above

Course Duration
Fourteen (14) Hours (2 days)

Course Fees

INR 10500 / GBP 105 / USD 135

​​​Modes of Study

  • ​Online

  • Classroom

  • In-House

  • Blended

​​Mode of Exam

  • ​Online

Guidance on Assessment

  • Assessment Method : Multiple Choice Question​​

  • No. of  Questions : 45

  • Pass mark : 30/45 (66%)

  • Distinction : 36/45 (80%)

  • Duration : 90 Minutes

Course Content

  • Recognise the importance of implementing food safety management procedures when at sea

  • Summarise the responsibilities of those in a supervisory role to comply with food safety legislation and procedures

  • Explain how legislation is enforced

  • Explain the supervisor’s role in implementing and maintaining high standards of personal hygiene within an on-board catering operation

  • Summarise the supervisor’s role at sea, in implementing and maintaining procedures for:

    • cleaning

    • waste disposal

  • Summarise the supervisor’s role and responsibilities with regards to pest control, both at sea and in port

  • Summarise the supervisor’s role in identifying and controlling the risk of contamination and cross-contamination posed by the following hazards:

    • microbial

    • chemical

    • physical

    • allergenic

  • Explain the importance of, and methods for, temperature control within an on-board food catering process

  • Explain the role of the supervisor when implementing methods and procedures for controlling food safety, including:

    • critical control points

    • critical limits

    • monitoring

    • corrective actions

  • Describe methods for, and the importance of, verifying and documenting food safety controls and procedures at sea

  • Explain the requirements for induction and ongoing training of on-board personnel to ensure competency

The exam is conducted via Highfield E-assessment and is remotely invigilated online at your home or your workplace.​

Exam Requirements

  • Photographic ID [Passport / Driving Licence / National ID ]

  • PC/Laptop - PC or Laptop running Windows 7 or higher, or a Mac running iOS X or higher

  • Webcam

  • Smartphone running Android 4.1 or IOS 8.0 with camera / video functionality.

  • Good internet connection

  • Personal email address


  • Successful candidates receive a certificate from the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance.

Qualification Documents

About Highfield - UK


Highfield - UK

  • Offers UK regulated and international qualifications and accredit training programmes specifically designed for delivery outside of the UK.

  • Works with over 30,000 global employers, training providers and tutors

  • Qualifications are delivered to learners in 57 countries

  • Offers over 300 qualifications in a range of industry sectors

  • Has developed over 700 supporting trainer and learner support resources

Highfield is regulated by
Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, SQA Accreditation
The Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) and
The Security Industry Authority (SIA)
In addition to this, Highfield Qualifications are also a government-regulated end-point assessment organisation (EPAO).

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​Have very strong worldwide acceptance in the field of Food & Health Safety standards​
​Is also recognised by the Dubai Municipality apart from most of the food manufacturers & caterers in the Gulf Region also insisting on HABC's certification on HACCP for better employment prospects & career growth in the Gulf countries! 
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Emirates Transport
Zayed University - Product Development
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