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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

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