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Posted 01 March 2020 - 04:56 PM

Hi There

I am currently undertaking the Highfield Qualification Level 4 HACCP.

Its got a lot of content and as to be expected a timed exam at the end.

If anyone has completed this training and can give me any useful tips and tricks to getting it all down on paper in a 2.5 exam I'd love to hear them.

Analysis, commentary and recommendations in this time is tough.

Many Thanks

Ian R

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 04:00 PM


As a business we deliver the Highfield Level 4 qualifications including HACCP


In our experience where candidates have failed, not that we have had many (excessive trumpet blowing)

Its not because they don't know the subject, in fact its usually because they know the subject too well

This leads them to try and put down everything they know on paper and as a result don't fully answer all the questions they need to.


As you have said the exam is 2.5 hours, sounds a lot, but not a lot when you have 'war & peace' inside your head and you feel you must get it all down


It is largely about exam technique

Every question has a finite number of marks, once you have achieved those everything else you write is just taking time away from other questions.


Read the questions carefully, very carefully, no more carefully than that, every question has a verb that is key; 'describe', 'explain', 'review' etc.

Decide what information is being asked for

provide that information, do not deviate, do not try to put down a lot of extra info, its probably not going to help


If you have time left at the end, and you are still capable of writing then use that time to go back over the questions you have answered and add in anything extra.

But make sure you have answered all the questions you need to first

hope this helps



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