Classroom & Virtual Training

Dynamic and entertaining training, delivered through practical experience

Common Sense Compliance Ltd (CSC Ltd) offers a comprehensive range of ‘In-house’ and ‘Open’ training courses. CSC work closely with our clients to develop a training program relevant to their needs.

We are accredited by Highfield Qualifications, who are a leading awarding body for accredited food safety, health and safety and environmental qualifications.

Upcoming courses:

Highfield Level 3 in Food Safety

Upcoming course dates:

  • 4th - 6th July 2022 (FULLY BOOKED)
  • 26th - 28th September 2022
  • 7th - 9th November 2022

Course costs are £385 plus VAT

This course is examined and accredited by Highfield

contact us for further information or download a booking form below:

July booking form

September booking form

November booking form

Highfield Level 4 in Food Safety

Upcoming course dates:

  • 12th - 16th September 2022 (Delivered remotely via zoom)

Course costs are £740 plus VAT

This course is examined and accredited by Highfield

contact us for further information or download a booking form below:

Level 4 booking form

Who is this training aimed at?:

Any employee whose job involves them handling food, is legally required to be trained to Level 2 award in food safety and training should be refreshed every 3 years. The level 3 food safety award is recommended for managers and supervisors of catering operations, particularly those responsible for managing your HACCP operation. Level 4 food safety is recommended to senior managers.

Level 2 Health and Safety is applicable to anyone in a work environment, with the level 3 award aimed at managers and supervisors. The level 4 award in health and safety is relevant to those who carry out audits of your operations health and safety management systems.

We provide the following Highfield courses:

HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety

These qualifications have been developed to address the growing need to make learning more relevant to specific business environments and meet the National Occupational Standards. The HABC Level 2 Awards in Food Safety provide a flexible syllabus which enables training to be tailored to meet specific needs.

Who needs these qualifications?

Anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled.

Typical environments may include:

  • Pubs, hotels, restaurants;
  • Supermarkets and retail environments;
  • Food and drink manufacturers;
  • Hospitals;
  • Care homes;
  • Schools;
  • Prisons.

Why is this training important?

Everyone who works with food has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensure that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat.

Learning outcomes:

  • Firm grasp of the importance of food safety and knowledge of the systems, techniques and procedures involved;
  • Understanding of how to control food safety risks (personal hygiene, food storage, cooking and handling);
  • Confidence and expertise to safely deliver quality food to customers.

Refreshment of this qualification is recommended at least every three years.

HABC Level 3 Award in Food Safety

In line with the National Occupational Standards reflecting sector-specific needs, these qualifications provide a thorough understanding of food safety procedures emphasising the importance of monitoring staff and controls.

Who needs this qualification?

Managers and supervisors in small, medium or large catering, manufacturing or retail businesses. Particularly relevant for those who have to develop or monitor HACCP based food safety management procedures and systems.

Why is this training important?

Anyone working in a supervisory position in the food business is not only responsible but also accountable for food safety. It is therefore vital they are equipped with both the knowledge and confidence to do their job effectively.

Learning outcomes:

  • Ability to implement and supervise a food safety management system
  • Understand food safety procedures
  • Understand the concept of food hazards and the risks associated with them
  • Understand the terminology with respect to supervising food safety
  • Understand the techniques involved in controlling and monitoring food safety
  • Appreciate the risks linked to cross contamination
  • Understand the role temperature has to play in the control of food safety
  • Appreciate the importance of supervising high standards of cleanliness in food premises

HABC Level 4 Award in Food Safety

From food business owners to trainers, from production managers to hygiene auditors, this qualification meets the food industry’s need for a high level practical qualification with external accreditation.

Who needs this qualification?

Managers, supervisors and senior hygiene personnel such as:

  • Production managers
  • Trainers
  • Owners or managers of food businesses
  • Supervisors with intermediate food hygiene knowledge
  • Hygiene auditors
  • Shift managers or supervisors

This qualification is also suitable for those wishing to deliver HABC food safety qualifications as part of their training provision.

Why is this training important?

Beyond being accountable, it is important for everyone in a managing or supervising position to have mastered the principles of good practice in food safety, thus gaining the ability to guide and advise on the management of food hygiene in a food business.

The HABC Level 4 Awards in Food Safety have been designed as a five day programme to provide an in-depth understanding of food safety with an emphasis on the importance of the management of systems and staff.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify areas for legal compliance
  • Design an improvement plan
  • Deliver the HABC Level 3 Award in Food Safety (with appropriate training skills)

HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

Designed to ensure that all employees are aware of their own safety and the safety of customers, contractors and the public. This qualification can be tailored to business and individual needs to make the learning experience relevant and fit for purpose.

Who needs this qualification?

Anyone in a work environment.

Why is this training important?

Employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplace conditions as well as the right systems and methods for safe activities. Nevertheless employees also have a vital part to play in the equation. They need the right knowledge and the right attitude which demands proper training in the basics of health and safety, as well as specific training for individual tasks.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding the principles of health and safety and accident prevention
  • Ability to contribute to any health and safety management system
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment as a technique for accident and ill health prevention
  • Understand the responsibilities placed on employers and employees
  • Understand the hazard, risk and main causes of harm to workers (manual handling, hazardous substances, exposure to noise and vibration)
  • Understand the importance of following systems, procedures and rules
  • Understand how individual action can reduce risks to health and safety
  • Appreciate how workplace equipment and task design affect health and safety

HABC Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

This qualification provides a thorough understanding of health and safety emphasising the importance of monitoring staff and controls. It also details the need for a structured management approach to health and safety and the key factors in implementing health and safety policy.

Who needs this qualification?

Everyone working in a supervisory position.

Why is this training important?

Accidents and illness can result in disability, death or incapacity for work. The supervisor is in an ideal position to influence, monitor and train employees. They can also ensure that managers are informed, persuaded, encouraged or pressured into providing for better health and safety standards.

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the main concepts of health and safety
  • Show awareness of the benefits of health and safety culture
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of individuals, supervisors and management in health and safety
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health and safety control and improvement strategies available to supervisors

HABC Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

This qualification provides those in managerial and supervisory positions with appropriate knowledge and understanding of the issues involved. It is also suitable for those wishing to deliver HABC health and safety qualifications as part of their training provision.

Who needs this qualification?

It is essential for all those who monitor and audit health and safety management systems, including:

  • Business owners
  • Managers
  • Production managers
  • Supervisors

Why is this training important?

Many experts agree that improvements in the standard of health and safety practices can be achieved through education and training at all levels. It is especially important that employers and employees are aware of their responsibilities under current legislation.

Learning outcomes:

  • Manage health and safety in most businesses
  • Develop auditing and monitoring programmes
  • Design safe practices and procedures
  • Liaise with enforcement officers
  • Interpret legal requirements
  • Train staff and establish risk assessment projects (with additional training where necessary)

Additional Courses Include:

  • Competent Person Training
  • Fire Marshall Training
  • Risk Assessment Skills for the Real World
  • First Aid Training
  • Environmental Awareness Certificate
  • Bespoke courses tailored to suit your operational requirements

Key Benefits of Choosing CSC:

  • Motivated and increased productivity from staff
  • Delivered in a dynamic and energetic style
  • All trainers are fully qualified Environmental Health Practitioners, using their own experiences, images and stories.
  • Many practical exercises used in all courses
  • Ensures staff understand, implement and embrace your safety procedures and are trained as legally required.

If you have a question or would like more information on any of our training courses then please get in contact