The HACCP Intermediate Certificate is aimed at those responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of the HACCP systems. The qualification is also suitable for those owning/managing smaller food businesses to give them the underpinning knowledge to implement an appropriate food safety management system based on HACCP principles. The qualification is intended predominantly for learners already working in catering, with a sound knowledge of food safety hazards and controls.
This qualification is outside of the QCF, however, it could be used as prior knowledge to enrol on a QCF qualification in the future.
There are no prerequisites for this course, although it is advised that learners should have a sound knowledge of food safety hazards and their controls. It is advised that learners already hold a Level 3 award in Food Safety in catering or equivalent.
Validity of Award
This qualification does not expire.
Length of Course
12-14 guided learning hours.
The qualification covers the following topics:
- Understanding the importance of HACCP based food safety management procedures in a catering environment
- Understanding the initial processes for HACCP based food safety management systems.
- Understanding the development of a HACCP system suitable for a catering environment
- The importance of identifying critical control points
This qualification is assessed through a 60-question multiple-choice question examination.