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Brief Overview:

Food Hygiene Level 4 (4N1119)

The programme will enable learners to deliver HACCP. It will ensure competency in the preparation of HACCP assessments.

Delivery of this programme may be in-house or is offered on a public basis in venues around the country. The facilitation of the program will consist of a variety of lectures, practical demonstrations and student-centred learning.

With a duration of 2 days this programme may provide transfer to other awards.


On completion of this QQI Level  Food Hygiene course learners can progress onto

  • QQI Courses – HACCP Implementation and Verification QQI Level 5, HACCP Design and Validation based on Risk Assessment QQI Level 6, Non related QQI courses  - PHECC FAR, Manual Handling ,Risk Assessment Assessors Training, Fire Safety
What are the benefits

The main benefits of HACCP based procedures are:


  • Saves your business money in the long run
  • Avoids you poisoning your customers
  • Food safety standards increase
  • Ensures you are compliant with the law
  • Food quality standards increase
  • Organises your process to produce safe food
Entry Requirments

Entry Criteria:

English Proficiency:

  • To ensure the greatest opportunity for successful participation in our programmes, learners are required to have a good command of English in terms of reading, writing and speaking. This standard of proficiency is indicated by achieving or exceeding the standard of CEFR B2+Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) or standard of 6.0 on the IELTS.
  • Learners who have achieved a passing grade at Junior Certificate level will be deemed to meet this criterion. However, learners for whom English is not their first language, are required to advise Carraig Safety Consultants, and may be required to provide evidence of proficiency. This could include completing a standardised CEFR test or equivalent.

IT skills & Resources:

  • Learners should have basic IT Skills. They will need to be able email, word process (Word) and use Presentation software (Powerpoint) and Zoom.
  • Learners must have good broadband access and their own laptop/ tablet with microphone and speakers and a working camera.
  • The course should be completed in a quite location. This can be tested prior to the course commencement.


  • There is currently no specific requirement for participants to have completed a previous programme of training at a similar or lower level on the NFQ.

Access to English Proficiency Assessment: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/test-your-english/general-english/


Course Content
  • Hygiene and Safety
  • Food Contamination
  • Cleaning and Pest control
  • Legal standards for Food Handlers
  • Design and layout of food premises


Skills demonstration accounts for a maximum 20% & a 1.5 hour theory based examination accounts for maximum of 80% of allocated marks.

Grading is as follows -

  • Pass 50-64%
  • Merit 65-79%
  • Distinction 80-100%

Participants: 10

Special Requirements

Please make Carraig Safety aware of any special learning needs/requirements to enable you to participate fully in the programme. It is Carraig Safety’s policy to support any special requirements of learners during the course program & course assessment.


Successful participants will receive a QQI Level 4 HACCP Certificate.

Duration: 2 Days


Who should attend

This course is particularly aimed at food handlers, catering staff who prepare food for public consumption, staff who serve in hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, retail outlets and general catering establishments.  Also, non-food handlers who can affect the safety of food.

Entry Requirements



What course resources do I receive upon completion

You will be given access to all recourses via the Carraig Safety Website for the duration of the course. You can download these resources and use as required.

What do I need to bring?

We supply all course materials, manuals, packs and refreshments, however if the course is classroom based the learner should bring their laptop or tablet to complete course work.

What Certification will I receive?

You will receive a QQI Level 4 HACCP Certificate.

Any Other Questions?

We'll be happy to answer any other questions you may have by phone or email. You can click the button below to ask a question online, or call us on 01 6293852.

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