HABC Hygiene for Management, Food Safety Award (Level 4)
The Level 4 Award in Hygiene for Management/Food Safety in Catering is a qualification aimed at managers working in a food or drink catering environment.
The qualification is intended for learners already working in catering, or those who are preparing to work in the industry, and whose job requires them to have some responsibility for food safety.
Learners are likely to have management responsibilities for an operational team. This qualification covers the subject of food hygiene at a suitable depth to ensure learners have a thorough knowledge of hazards and controls; its focus is on the importance of developing, implementing and monitoring food safety procedures. Its topics are regarded by the Food Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.
This accredited qualification maintains the approach to practical and relevant assessment. The catering environment is dynamic and ever changing, requiring a management style capable of dealing with many different situations. The sound theoretical knowledge gained through the qualification allows realistic and safe solutions to be delivered in any catering environment, from choosing safe suppliers to the service of safe food.