Food Safety Course Level 3

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SkillsFuture Credit / Mid Career Eligible
UTAP Eligible

Course Overview

Food Safety Level 3 — Follow F&B Safety & Hygiene Policies & Procedures

This course, also known as WSQ Food Hygiene Course level 3 or Food Hygiene Officer Course, is a Singapore Food Agency, SFA accredited course. Participants will be trained to oversee and implement effective food hygiene measures that ensure food is prepared safely and hygienically as required to be a certified food hygiene officer (FHO). Upon successful completion, participants will have the competency to help F&B owners or licensees oversee and enhance the standard of hygiene and sanitation in their F&B premises as required by NEA.

Available in English and Chinese. 食品安全课程3级

Why there is a need to have Food Hygiene Officer (FHO)?

The Food and Beverage industry is transiting from an annual grading system to the Safety Assurance for Food Establishment (SAFE) framework. The SAFE framework will come into effect on 1 July 2022 for new licenses. Existing food establishments will transit to the SAFE framework from 1 January 2023 at the point of their license renewal.

By 1 Jan 2023, All category A food establishments must appoint a Food Hygiene Officer (FHO) and if the Category A food establishment wants to get the Gold Tier Award, they need their Food Safety Management System (FSMS) to be certified.

You can find more information under Safety Assurance for Food Establishment (SAFE) Framework.

For Food Safety Management System (FSMS) certification, you can find more information under Food Safety Management Systems 

WSQ Food Safety Course Level 3

Under the SAFE framework, licensees of the following categories of food establishments have been required to appoint a senior staff member (such as a chief chef, sous chef, restaurant manager, operations manager, or supervisor) to be trained as an FHO.

  1. Restaurant (Housed in two or more adjacent units in private and HDB shophouses; or With a kitchen area exceeding 16m2)
  2. Caterer
  3. Canteen
  4. Food Court

You can find more information on training courses for Food Handlers and Food Hygiene Officers under Safety Assurance for Food Establishment (SAFE) Framework.

Course Title

Food Safety Course Level 3

Course Objectives

Learners will learn about food safety practices and regulatory requirements, pre-requisite programs implemented in food establishments, methods used to conduct food safety and hygiene inspection/check, food safety and hygiene lapses and corrective actions, and concepts and principles of Hazard Analysis and CriticalControl Points (HACCP) and Food Safety Management System (FSMS) and be able to apply them at the workplace.


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Food Safety Course Level 3

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the 3-day course, learners will be able to :

  1. Conduct food safety and hygiene checks on personal hygiene practices, usage of safe ingredients, safe handling of food, food storage, equipment, and cleanliness of entire premises to identify hygiene lapses and manage non-conformance
  2. Understand concepts and principles of Pre-Requisite Programs and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system
  3. Implement food safety and hygiene inspection policies and procedures, manage and address nonconformance issues through effective implementation of pre-requisite programs and HACCP-based Food Safety Management System (FSMS)

Who Should Attend:

  • Supervisors and managers working in retail and non-retail food establishments.

Entry Requirements

  • At least 16 years old
  • At least 1 GCE ‘N’ Level Pass
  • Able to speak, listen, write, and read basic English or Mandarin Chinese
  • No prior work experience required

How long does the Food Safety Course Level 3 take?

The Food Safety Level 3 Course is a three-day course, covering 21 hours (including assessment).

Food Safety Course Level 3 Assessment Mode

At the end of the course, participants will be required to undergo an assessment for 2 hours which comprises of practical performance (PP), a written assessment that consists of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ), and Short Answer Questions (SAQ).

  • Multiple Choice
  • Written Assessments
  • Practical Assessments
  • Oral Questions

Food Hygiene Certificate

Learners of “Food Safety Course Level 3” will be awarded a Statement of Attainment (SOA) for Food Safety and Hygiene Level 3, issued by the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), after they have sat for the Assessment and been certified Competent. To fulfill the assessment requirement on safety and hygiene, Learners are encouraged to come for the training neatly attired with tidy hair and clean fingernails.

Validity of Food Hygiene Certificate

Food hygiene certificates are valid for a lifetime upon completion.

Certificate Check

If you have taken a Singapore food hygiene course before, your past food hygiene certificates can be retrieved from the Skills Passport website.

You can also visit our step-by-step guide – How to Download Food Hygiene Cert

More related information can be found on our Food Safety Blog.

Course Feature

Course Feature

Course Provider: AESTHETICAR PTE. LTD.
UEN: 201400645K
Course Reference Number: TGS-2023019074
Mode Of Training: Classroom
Funding Validity Period: 21 Feb 2023 – 27 Feb 2025

Singaporean 40 yrs and above$273.00
Singaporean 21-39 yrs / PR$413.00
Duration3 Days
(21 hours)
Skillfuture and UTAP Eligible.

Available in: English

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