HACCP Level 3 Training Course

Preventative food safety risk management is a fundamental requirement in all food safety compliance standards.

The CODEX Recommended International Code of Practice, General Principles of Hygiene and the HACCP approach described in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System and Guidelines for its Application (Annex) are globally accepted as best practice methodology for food safety risk assessment.

This course details the CODEX HACCP methodology for the 5 preliminary steps and 7 principles required in the development of HACCP plans. Specific insight will be gained in:

  • Application of HACCP methodology to meet the expectations of GFSI Food Safety Standards
  • Verification activities required to maintain an effective HACCP based food safety management system

Through references to current food product and process examples, you’ll develop practical skills and confidence to participate or lead a HACCP team in your workplace.

The content of this HACCP training course reflects the training content of a Level 3 RQF qualification in HACCP.

Who should attend?

The course is for anyone looking to attain HACCP Level 3 knowledge. BSI's HACCP Level 3 training course is ideal for quality, operations and technical professionals involved in food production/preparation and food safety systems development and management.

It’s especially relevant if you’re directly involved in the development and maintenance of HACCP plans and food safety management systems. 

Pre-requisites: Pre-course reading is provided prior to the course to ensure you have an understanding of the CODEX Recommended International Code of Practice, General Principles of Hygiene.

What will I learn?

You’ll be able to:

  • Define concepts of CODEX General Principles of Hygiene and the application of HACCP
  • Identify GFSI requirements for a HACCP based system
  • Identify different tools and methods of verification to apply HACCP to your workplace food safety management system
  • Explain the intent of different perspectives or approaches within a food safety management system 

You’ll have the skills to:

  • Apply the concept of HACCP
  • Source information to inform a HACCP study of your products and processes
  • Interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas relating to HACCP and food safety management systems
  • Execute a preventative food safety hazard assessment

How will I benefit?


This course will provide food industry professionals with the essential knowledge and skills to actively participate in the development and verification of HACCP plans. This course will help you:

  • Advance your understanding of the importance of preventative food safety management systems
  • Engage in a proactive process to identify significant food safety hazards and determine critical control points to ensure the safety of your product and process
  • Apply the HACCP food safety risk assessment methodology to your products and processes to facilitate safe food production and meet compliance requirements of food safety standards
  • Develop a scientifically sound, preventative food safety management system
  • Apply risk-based thinking to improve the resilience of your food safety management system

What's included?

On completion, you’ll be awarded an internationally recognized HACCP Level 3 BSI Training Academy certificate. 

Course resources

Course guide (PDF)

Classroom-based training: Ready when you are

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As we all adjust to greater freedom around travel and meetings, we want to reassure you that our training team has worked with venues and tutors to enhance measures to keep you safe. Our carefully selected training venues continue to operate social distancing procedures, with readily available sanitizer stations at high-touch points throughout the venue. Rigorous deep cleaning procedures continue, providing you with peace of mind during your time at the venue.

If you have any questions regarding your booking of a classroom-based training course, please contact training@bsigroup.com or call +44 345 086 9000.

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