Level 4 HACCP (Advanced HACCP Course Summary

This 5-day Level 4 HACCP training course leads to the RSPH Level 4 Award in HACCP Management for Food Manufacturing.

This course is ideal for HACCP Team Leaders, Technical Managers, Consultants and Enforcers. The Advanced HACCP course takes HACCP training to a new level and covers the longer term, and management issues of HACCP which are essential for the effective functioning of the system. With many of the major retailers now requiring their suppliers to ensure that managers and HACCP Team Leaders to have an Advanced HACCP qualification, this Level 4 course is ideal to ensure you meet these exacting standards.

Entry Requirements

Participants should ideally hold the RSPH Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing, or an equivalent qualification, and possess a good working knowledge of their industry sector before embarking on this Advanced HACCP training course.

Pre Course Assignment

Prior to the course we will set a short pre-course assignment to help candidates achieve the standard required for this advanced level course.

Course Structure & Content
Section 1
  • Benefits and Limitations of HACCP
  • Current Status of HACCP
  • Legislative Aspects of HACCP
  • HACCP Internationally
  • Pre-requisite Programmes
  • Planning and Designing an Effective HACCP System
Section 2
  • Securing Commitment
  • Establishing and Leading a HACCP Team
  • Managing the HACCP Project
  • Effective Implementation and Potential Barriers
Section 3
  • Validating the HACCP Plan
  • Verifying the HACCP System
  • Verification Methods
  • Maintaining & Updating the System
Section 4


  • Exam – RSPH Level 4 Award in HACCP Management for Food Manufacturing.  The exam is usually taken approx. 4 weeks after the end of the course.

The examination consists of two papers:

  • Paper A will consist of nine questions to be answered in 120 minutes.
  • Paper B will consist of a case study (six questions) to be completed in 90 minutes
Course fee


Your course fee includes:
  • Examination fee and certificate