Upcoming SOFHT Events: June – October 2021

Contact the SOFHT Office admin@sofht.co.uk to book your place(s)

 

 

13 & 30 May & 24 June 2021 – SOFHT Training Academy - Level 3 Award in Delivering Training - *Online Course*

This practical qualification is suitable for new and experienced trainers who wish to improve their classroom skills and obtain a recognised award in training.

 

The focus of this three-day course is on the development and delivery of an effective training session makes a difference in the way people think and act in the workplace.

 

Key Topics

Professional values, behaviours and responsibilities

Equality and diversity in education and training

Common learning preferences

Inclusive teaching and learning approaches

Teaching and learning resources

Motivating and engaging learners

Assessment methods

Giving and receiving feedback

Session plan development cycle

Peer assessment

Reflective practice

 

Assessment Method

The assessment methods for this course includes the delivery of 20-25 minute micro-teach, and written evidence to support your assessment of peers and reflective practice.

 

Dates

13th & 20th May – webinars (9:30am – 3:30pm)

24th June – webinar & assessment (9:00am – 5:00pm)

 

Price include course book and assessment fee.

 

Contact the SOFHT Office admin@sofht.co.uk to book your place(s)

 

 

3 & 10  June 2021 – SOFHT Training Academy – Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing – *Online Course*

 

Food businesses are required by law to implement and effectively maintain a food safety management system based on the principles of HACCP

Regulation (EC) No.852/2004 on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs also requires those responsible for the development and maintenance of HACCP systems to have received adequate training in the application of its principles. This accredited course is delivered on 2 consecutive days (RQF) and is aimed at supervisors, managers, owners and anyone else responsible for HACCP. Candidates will a gain a practical understanding of HACCP based on industry best practice, current legislation and real-life case studies. The course materials also include a comprehensive level 3 textbook.

COURSE PRE-REQUISITE

We recommend that you have completed a level 3 food safety course prior to enrolment although this is not essential.

COURSE PROGRAMME

DAY 1

  • Introduction to food safety management
  • Common food safety hazards
  • Pre-requisite programmes
  • The legal requirements for HACCP
  • Preparing for the implementation of HACCP
  • Flow diagrams
  • Hazard analysis and control measures
  • Critical control point
  • Critical limits, target levels and tolerances

DAY 2

  • Monitoring
  • Corrective actions
  • Verification vs validation
  • Documentation and records
  • HACCP Preview
  • Examination

ASSESSMENT METHOD

The assessment method for this qualification is a 1 hour examination, consisting of 30 multiple choice questions. To pass 18 or more questions must be answered correctly. A merit will be awarded for 24 or more questions answered correctly.

http://www.sofht.co.uk/events/level-3-award-in-haccp-for-food-manufacturing-online-course-2/

 

Contact the SOFHT Office admin@sofht.co.uk to book your place(s)

 

 

June 2021 – ‘Level 4 Food Safety Fast Track’ – *Online Course*

 

This food safety training (for both food manufacturers and caterers) is provided by the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology in a ‘Fast Track’ format to enable busy senior managers in the food industry to secure quality training without having to leave their business for consecutive days at a time. Unlike other Level 4 food safety training courses where modules are taken consecutively often meaning senior staff have to be off-site for up to a whole week, modules in SOFHT’s five day food hygiene course will be run one day a week over five consecutive weeks (40 guided learning hours). Managers can simply ‘hop on’ to module one, get back to work and ‘hop on’ again the next week, saving valuable time and money for the business.

 

4 June 2021
Day 1 – Food Hazards

11 June 2021
Day 2 – Food Safety Microbial Hazards

18 June 2021
Day 3 – Operational Requirements and Controls

25 June 2021
Day 4 – Food Safety Management Procedures and Compliance with Food Safety Legislation

2 July 2021
Day 5 – Revision, discussion and exam

(Day 5 can only be attended by candidates that have received the minimum of 40 hours directed studies)

http://www.sofht.co.uk/events/level-4-food-safety-training-fast-track-day/

 

Contact the SOFHT Office admin@sofht.co.uk to book your place(s)

8 June 2021 – SOFHT Training Academy – Microbiology for Non-Microbiologists – *Online Session*

 

This course provides an essential guide to microbiology within the food manufacturing environment and how it can impact on the daily running of a site.

Who should attend?
A one-day ‘taster session’ suitable for those requiring basic microbiological knowledge in order to operate safely in food manufacturing.

Course content:
The course will cover an introduction to basic microbiology along with an overview of how a laboratory tests for microbes and what those results mean for you.

The main sources of factory-based bacteria will be examined and guidance will be given on how to minimise those bacterial risks. A profile on food poisoning and a study of the major bacterial groups completes the programme.

http://www.sofht.co.uk/events/new-microbiology-for-non-microbiologists/

 

Contact the SOFHT Office admin@sofht.co.uk to book your place(s)

15 June 2021 – SOFHT Training Academy – Root Cause Analysis – *Online Session*

 

There is an increasing expectation and focus on the use of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) in relation to audit and other non-conformances. This course provides practical guidance on RCA techniques which can easily be adopted into your business with effective results.

Who should attend?
The course is suitable for anybody with responsibility for investigating non-conformances or managing corrective actions within their company.

Course content:
The course is workshop based and will take delegates through the RCA process from the point at which a non-conformance has been identified. Scenarios will be explored where the RCA process is used to generate outcomes significantly different and ultimately more effective than those designed simply to address the symptoms of the problem.

http://www.sofht.co.uk/events/root-cause-analysis-7/

 

Contact the SOFHT Office admin@sofht.co.uk to book your place(s)

1 July 2021 – SOFHT Training Academy – Mastering Allergen Management for Hospitality – *Online Session*

 

Managing allergens within hospitality can be a minefield and FBOs can sometimes feel that it adds extra complication to the already complex process of running a business. We will take you on a step by step journey to ensure you are not just complying with the latest legislation but also going the extra mile to ensure the safety of your customers and your staff.

What we will cover:
Communication and training; risk management – cross contamination and allergen audits vs standard food safety audits; good practice – reporting of incidents and near misses; software vs manual systems; #14 allergens and more; the law and changes to pre-packed for direct sale (PPDS); unique selling point – benefits to the business of providing for the free-from customer.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at management, supervisors, chefs, kitchen management and will be of a level 3 (Intermediate) standard.

http://www.sofht.co.uk/events/mastering-allergen-management-for-hospitality/

 

Contact the SOFHT Office admin@sofht.co.uk to book your place(s)

6 July 2021 – SOFHT Summer Lecture & AGM – The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire

 

The Society’s Board of Directors are delighted to host this industry leading lecture ‘Food Safety (Past, Present, Future)’ from Alec Kyriakides, Food Safety Consultant (Former Sainsbury’s Head of Quality, Safety & Supplier Performance).

This year’s event will also host a SOFHT Members Technical Briefing and the Annual General Meeting for the Society. There will be a great opportunity to network before and after the lecture, with the supporting exhibition showcasing our Supporting Company Members products and services, as well as other invited exhibitors.

AGENDA
10:30 – 11:00  –  Registration, exhibition & coffee
11:00 – 12:00  –  Lecture & Q&A
12:00 – 13:30  –  Networking, exhibition and buffet lunch
13:30 – 14:30  –  SOFHT Technical Briefing
14:30 – 15:00  –  SOFHT 2021 AGM
15:00  onwards  –  There will be an opportunity for members and guests to tour the National Memorial Arboretum.

Located on the edge of the National Forest in Staffordshire, in the heart of the country, the Arboretum provides a unique difference; its meaning, its national significance and its stunning landscape. We are holding our conference in the Oak Suite which is spacious, airy and contemporary.

http://www.sofht.co.uk/events/sofht-summer-lecture-agm-2021/

 

Contact the SOFHT Office admin@sofht.co.uk to book your place(s)

20 July 2021 – SOFHT Training Academy – Food Safety Risk Assessment *Online Course*

 

Risk assessment is a key tool in the development of HACCP, TACCP and VACCP plans and risk assessment principles can be widely applied when developing food safety procedures. This course provides practical guidance on techniques which can easily be adopted into your business to be used by staff at all levels with effective results.

The course is suitable for anybody participating in HACCP and other teams and those who are involved in developing systems and procedures.

Course Content:
The course is designed as a practical workshop which will take delegates through the process from initial theory to the development of practical examples and scenarios to develop the required skills to identify the essential areas of focus.

http://www.sofht.co.uk/events/food-risk-assessment-online-session-2/

 

Contact the SOFHT Office admin@sofht.co.uk to book your place(s)

(5 DAY COURSE)

September & October – HACCP Level 4 Fast Track Training – SOFHT Training Academy *Online Course*

 

The Level 4 Award in HACCP for Management (CODEX Principles) (RQF) is aimed at learners who are working at management level within food manufacturing and catering environments, quality assurance staff or members of the HACCP team. This qualification would also be useful for trainers, auditors, enforcers and other food safety professionals. The objective of the qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge needed to develop, implement and evaluate  CODEX-based HACCP food safety.

Day 1 – 3rd September

Introduction to HACCP and Food Safety Management Systems

HACCP and Legislation

Food Safety Management Certification Schemes

Management Commitment

Prerequisite Programmes and Operational Prerequisite Programmes

Day 2 – 10th September

The HACCP Team and HACCP Team Leader

Scope and Terms of Reference

Product and Process Description

Intended Use

Construction and On-site Confirmation of the Process

Flow Diagram

The CODEX 3 stages of Hazard Analysis

Day 3 – 17th September

Critical Control Points

Operational and Critical Limits

Monitoring

Corrective Actions

Implementation

Day 4 – 24th  September

Validation versus Validation

HACCP Documentation and Records

Review

Maintenance of the HACCP System

Day 5 – 1st  October

Revision

Discussion and Review

Written Examination

7  September 2021 – SOFHT Training Academy – Internal Auditing  *Online Course*

 

This one day course is designed to ensure that attendees gain an understanding of the skills and techniques required to get the most out of internal auditing.

Who should attend?
The course will suit internal auditors seeking a formal qualification, those who wish to become internal auditors and managers of internal audit programmes.

Course content:
The course covers the entire process of Internal Auditing, from the use of risk assessment to determine audit plans, to developing templates and audit scopes to ensure thoroughness and consistency through to the completion of effective audits and the management of corrective actions. Workshops are run throughout the day to support the learning process. Successful completion of the short exam at the end of the course will lead to certification.

http://www.sofht.co.uk/events/internal-auditing-online-session-2/

 

Contact the SOFHT Office admin@sofht.co.uk to book your place(s)

 

 

 

NEW *2 DAY COURSE*

9 & 16 September 2021 – SOFHT Training Academy – Environmental Management Training for Food Manufacturers *Online Course*

 

IEMA is the foremost membership body for more than 15,000 environment and sustainability professionals worldwide.

This certified two-day course has been developed by subject matter experts to support supervisors and managers working in any sector including food manufacturing, retail and catering. Candidates will gain essential knowledge and skill in how to assess and improve environmental sustainability within their own department and team. Key topics include the following:

Day One

  • Risks and opportunities from environmental sustainability.
  • Laws and other compliance obligations.
  • Key environmental sustainability issues.
  • Improving environmental sustainability performance.

Day Two

  • Drivers for change and barriers.
  • Using data for performance improvement.
  • Environmental sustainability across the value chain.
  • Improving resource efficiency.
  • Employees and sustainability performance.

Assessment

The candidate must complete 20 online multiple-choice questions in 30 minutes. An IEMA accredited certificate is presented upon successful completion of the examination.

This course is delivered remotely by live webinars, online quizzes and short written questions.

Assessment fee @ £20 + VAT.

http://www.sofht.co.uk/events/new-environmental-management-training-for-food-manufacturers-2-day-course/

 

Contact the SOFHT Office admin@sofht.co.uk to book your place(s)

 

14 September 2021 – SOFHT Training Academy – Traceability Systems

SOFHT Office, The Long Barn, Hurley Hall Barns, Atherstone Lane, Nr Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 2HT

 

In an ever changing world where consumers expect and demand that they and the company providing the food knows where it has come from, traceability is of paramount importance. The view that one step forward and one step back traceability is sufficient is dated. It is crucial to be able to conduct mass balance traceability and fully understand the requirements of the system. Do you know at a touch of a button just where every raw material or product including packaging came from and when?

The course will provide an understanding of the following areas: UK/EU legal requirements for traceability; Traceability requirements: National/International Standard; The scope of an effective traceability system; An overview of the types of traceability systems available; Logical steps to deliver an effective traceability system; Defining the requirements of mass balance traceability; Ensuring procurement of effective and relevant supplier information; Establishing traceability and recall tests; and Defining effective recall systems in the event of an incident.

Who should attend:
This is suitable for technical directors or managers, consultants, quality managers, NPD managers, food technologists, regulatory compliance officers and specification technologists.

Course content:
This course will provide the background and overview for the EU legal requirements for traceability. It will also look at the range of systems and methods to manage traceability in the industry and define the scope of an effective traceability system for all elements of the supply chain. The course will also look at mass balance traceability and the requirements of the system as well as testing and challenging of all processes. In addition, the course will look at product recall processes and the link with traceability.

http://www.sofht.co.uk/events/traceability-systems-4/

 

 

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23 September 2021 – SOFHT Training Academy – Level 3 Food Allergen Management in Catering

SOFHT Office, The Long Barn, Hurley Hall Barns, Atherstone Lane, Nr Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 2HT

 

This course is aimed at individuals responsible for the purchase, delivery, production and serving of food in the catering industry and is also suitable for those who own/manage a small catering business.

This qualification is supported by Allergy UK, which regards it as suitable staff training for catering outlets that wish to apply for its Allergy Aware Scheme.

What we will cover:
These include the manager’s role in ensuring that food ingredients and allergens are effectively managed; procedures relating to the communication of ingredient information from supplier to consumer; the importance of implementing controls to prevent contamination from allergenic ingredients; and the methods for managing ingredient controls and procedures.

Assessment Method:
This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice question paper

http://www.sofht.co.uk/events/level-3-food-allergen-management-in-catering/

 

 

Contact the SOFHT Office admin@sofht.co.uk to book your place(s)

(3 – DAY COURSE)

30 September, 8 October & 3 November 2021 – SOFHT Training Academy – Level 3 Award in Delivering Training – *Online Course*

 

This practical qualification is suitable for new and experienced trainers who wish to improve their classroom skills and obtain a recognised award in training.

 

The focus of this three-day course is on the development and delivery of an effective training session makes a difference in the way people think and act in the workplace.

 

Key Topics

Professional values, behaviours and responsibilities

Equality and diversity in education and training

Common learning preferences

Inclusive teaching and learning approaches

Teaching and learning resources

Motivating and engaging learners

Assessment methods

Giving and receiving feedback

Session plan development cycle

Peer assessment

Reflective practice

 

Assessment Method

The assessment methods for this course includes the delivery of 20-25 minute micro-teach, and written evidence to support your assessment of peers and reflective practice.

 

Dates

30 September – webinar (9:30am – 3:30pm)

8 October – webinar (9:30am – 3:30pm)

3 November – webinar & assessment (9:00am – 5:00pm)

 

Price includes course book and assessment fee.

http://www.sofht.co.uk/events/level-3-award-in-delivering-training-online-course/

 

Contact the SOFHT Office admin@sofht.co.uk to book your place(s)