Launch of the new Highfield Level 3 Award in HACCP for Caterers (RQF)

Highfield has launched a new level 3 award in HACCP for businesses working in the food service and catering sectors.

The Highfield Level 3 Award in HACCP for Caterers (RQF) is a one-day qualification designed to help food service and catering employees gain a better understanding of how HACCP can be applied simply to a catering environment.

It will also be useful to those learners who already hold a level 3 or level 4 food safety qualification as a means of demonstrating CPD, as well as enforcement officers who mainly inspect catering premises.

The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 7 hours, of which all are recommended as guided learning hours (GLH). 

The Highfield Level 3 Award in HACCP for Caterers (RQF) will eventually replace the current two-day Highfield Level 3 Award in HACCP for Catering (RQF) qualification, which will be withdrawn on 31 October 2020.

Meanwhile, the Highfield Level 4 Award in HACCP Management for Food Manufacturing (RQF) expired on 19 April 2019, and has been replaced by the Highfield Level 4 Award in HACCP for Management (CODEX Principles) (RQF), which has been available since April 2018.

Any learners registered before 19 April 2019 will have until 19 April 2020 to be certificated.

For more information, contact us on 0845 2260350 / 01302 363277 or email us at for more information.

Join us at Food Safety: Guide to Compliance and Best Practice in the Catering Industry

Next month Highfield will be hosting a specialised compliance and best practice food safety event to support the launch of the British Hospitality Association’s revised publication of the Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice: Catering.

This event will focus on key updates contained within the guide, provide knowledge and understanding of current issues and trends within the sector, and also feature presentations from food safety experts including Euan MacAuslan.

Euan MacAuslan

Euan speaking at our National Conference 2014

Euan began his environmental health career in the army in 1978. On his departure he built on his existing knowledge and expertise with a breadth of consultancy work until he joined The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Since 1992, he has been managing the council’s public health training services, and is also a level 4 food safety examiner with qualified teacher learning and skills status. Euan has been a key contributor to Highfield for over 14 years, and has assisted in the development of publications, qualifications and training. He has also spoken about best practice food safety at several industry events throughout his career.

We are pleased to welcome Euan back to speak at our conference, where he will be delivering a presentation focused on the major updates contained within the industry guide. Further information regarding the food safety event is available here.

To book yourself and/or your colleagues on to this event, please visit here. Alternatively, you can secure your place by calling our Sales team on 01302 363277/0845 226 0350 or by emailing the Events team at