Training & Capacity Development

DFK for Safe Food Environment is a training center affiliated with the leading providers of food safety qualifications, the Chartered Institute and Environmental Health (CIEH) and Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC). We offer a range of accredited food safety courses. Accreditation means that the course are formally recognized in the UK as well as internationally.

 

Highfield Award For Compliance (HABC) is the global leader in compliance and work-based learning qualifications, training materials and e-learning, and winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. It is regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, SQA Accreditation and the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

 

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is a professional membership body, dedicated to enhancing environmental health and promoting the highest possible standards in the training and education of environmental health professionals in order to benefit people’s health and well-being.

 

As the CIEH and HABC approved centre, we are committed to comply with the highest standards in the delivery of training and exams.

DFK is specialized in offering tailor-made training programs designed to meet clients needs, food operations specifics and to address essential requirements for setting up a safe and sustainable food as well as agri-food production.

Benefits of DFK food safety training
  • Developed by food safety experts
  • Delivered by a scientist and certified professional food safety mentor and auditor
  • Flexibility in training delivery
  • Customized training program to clients’ needs
  • Training “on-demand”
  • Ideal for seasonal staff
  • All courses can be run over weekends, evening or half days on clients’ premises
DFK Training Approach

DFK adopts innovative ways and creates an interactive environment when delivering learning to make what could be perceived as cold theoretical topics rather interesting and practical to encourage learners to apply what they learn. The training programs are supported by up-to-date resources and materials developed by experts, practical examples and integrate mock examination for preparation to the official exams.

Public food safety courses

 

The training services include a range of food safety training courses aimed at all levels of food and agro-food industry employees to enhance their food safety knowledge and perception of food safety risks and to help them make science-based decisions to ensure compliance.

  • Farm Food Safety (GAP)

    These courses cover a wide range of topics that address challenges, hazards and preventive controls from the food source to the post-harvest, storage and distribution stages.

  • Food and environmental sustainability

    Food production and consumption have a significant impact on the environment and resources, add to this the impact of chemical products in the food system. DFK addresses these issues through training on the reduction of food losses and wastes in the context of food safety and green food production.

     

  • Food Safety Courses

    DFK offers a range of standard and accredited courses on food safety, HACCP, and basic food microbiology that are specially designed to fit different industries (retailers, manufacturers, agro-processors) and different professional levels, even general audiences. Public courses can also be custom-tailored to your needs and your selection of candidates. Contact Us to discuss how we can help you design or/and implement a public training program.

DFK is registered to provide the following HABC Food Safety Courses. Candidates wishing to register to HABC accredited courses are awarded HABC certificates upon the successful completion of exams and a certificate of attendance from DFK for Safe Food Environment.

If you are interested in any of the courses, please contact us as it may happen that the public courses are not announced yet.

The Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail is a qualification aimed at food handlers working or preparing to work in a retail environment. Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food. Read a detailed description on the course outline

The Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering is a qualification aimed at caterers and other food handlers. The qualification is intended for learners already working in
catering and those who are preparing to work in the industry. Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, cooking service and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.. Read a detailed description on the course outline

The Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering is a qualification aimed at food handlers working in a manufacturing environment. The qualification is intended for learners already working in manufacturing and those who are preparing to work in the industry. Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.Read a detailed description on the course outline

The Level 2 Award in HACCP for Catering is a qualification aimed at caterers and other food handlers. The course is intended for candidates already working in catering and those who are preparing to work in the industry. The course will be especially useful for those involved in maintaining HACCP in a catering environment, and for those who are or will be part of a HACCP team. Check the detailed description on the course outline and pre-requisites.

The Level 2 Award in HACCP for Manufacturing is aimed at those working in a food manufacturing environment. The course is intended for candidates already working in food manufacturing and those who are preparing to work in the industry. The course will be especially useful for those involved in maintaining HACCP in a manufacturing environment, and for those who are or will be part of a HACCP team. Check the detailed description on the course outline and pre-requisites.

The Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail is a qualification aimed at supervisors, team leaders and line managers working in the retail and other related
industries. Learners gaining this qualification will know and be able to apply the knowledge relating to the supervisor’s role at all stages of food production. They will understand the role of the supervisor in food preparation and be able to provide examples of effective supervisory management relating to food production. Read a detailed description on the course outline and pre-requisites.

The Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering is a qualification aimed at supervisors, team leaders and line managers working in the catering industry. This
includes those working in Care. The qualification is also suitable for those owning/managing a smaller catering business. learners gaining this qualification will know and be able to apply the knowledge relating to the supervisor’s role at all stages of food production. They will understand the role of the supervisor in food preparation and be able to provide examples of effective supervisory management relating to food production.. Read a detailed description on the course outline and pre-requisites.

The Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing is a qualification aimed at supervisors, team leaders and line managers working in the manufacturing industry. This includes those working in distribution and storage. The qualification is predominantly aimed at those already working in manufacturing. Learners gaining this qualification will know and be able to apply the knowledge relating to the supervisor’s role at all stages of food production. They will understand the role of the supervisor in food preparation and be able to provide examples of effective supervisory management relating to food production.. Read a detailed description on the course outline and pre-requisites.

The Level 3 Award in Supervising HACCP for Catering is a qualification aimed at those responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of HACCP systems. It is 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 candidates already working in catering, with a sound
knowledge of food safety, hazards and controls.Read the detailed description on the course outline and pre-requisites.

Level 3 Award in HACCP is primarily aimed at supervisors/junior managers. It covers the importance of HACCP-based food safety management procedures, the preliminary processes for HACCP-based procedures, development of the procedures, monitoring of critical control points and corrective actions and the evaluation of the procedures. The Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing is aimed at those responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of the HACCP systems. Holders of the qualification will have the knowledge necessary to be an integral part of a HACCP team in the manufacturing and other related industries, for example those involved with the distribution and storage.Read the detailed description on the course outline and pre-requisites.

National Award written and accredited by HABC. It is aimed at supervisors, team leaders and line managers working in all sectors of the food industry, consumer products, hospitals and other industries where verification, auditing or inspection is undertaken.

Learners who gain this qualification will know and be able to apply the knowledge relating to the role of the auditor in carrying out effective audits or inspections: including the purpose of audits/inspections, benefits and limitations, the auditing/inspection cycle, check lists, data gathering, analysis and interpretation and reports. Read a detailed description on the course outline and pre-requisites.

The Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing is a qualification aimed at managers working in a food or drink manufacturing environment. The
qualification is intended for learners already working in manufacturing, 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; the focus is on the importance of developing, implementing and monitoring food safety procedures. Read a detailed description on the course outline and pre-requisites.

The Level 4 Award in Managing 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.. Read a detailed description on the course outline and pre-requisites.

Level 4 Award in Managing HACCP is primarily aimed at senior supervisors/managers. The aim of this qualification is to develop an understanding of HACCP-based food safety management. Holders of this qualification will have the appropriate knowledge and understanding to be an integral part of a HACCP team and to manage the implementation of a HACCP-based system in the work environment. Read a detailed description on the course outline and pre-requisites

Level 4 Award in Managing HACCP is primarily aimed at senior supervisors/managers. The aim of this qualification is to develop an understanding of HACCP-based food safety management. Holders of this qualification will have the appropriate knowledge and understanding to be an integral part of a HACCP team and to manage the implementation of a HACCP-based system in the work environment. Read a detailed description on the course outline and pre-requisites

In-House Training

Alternatively, DFK offers in-house training courses – accredited or a bespoke training program- to save you cost, time and the inconvenience of commuting. The dates are flexible and can be arranged at times and days that suit the company’s needs. The courses can be made personalized and customized to companies or food industry needs, and to the food operations. It is advised to make arrangements for the in-house training program 4-6 weeks ahead of time.

Frequently Asked Questions

DFK for Safe food Environment developed a tailored set of food safety qualifications to meet the precise needs of clients in the catering and hospitality sector. These awards reflect national and international standards in food safety for catering and hospitality and incorporate the legal requirement for all food businesses to operate a food safety management system based on HACCP principles (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point).

These qualifications are suitable for all food handlers and managers. They cover all topics necessary to produce food safely and effectively.

With so much media attention on food scares and food poisoning it is essential that anyone who works in a food service environment is properly equipped to deliver a safe product to their customers. It is vital that staff are trained at the relevant level and that you support them in this task.

The courses can be delivered either on-clients site or in public for delegates or a group of interested candidates. For full details of course duration, syllabus content and assessment methods, please contact us.

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