This course enables participants with an in-depth understanding of the Standard in terms of the protocol, requirements and how to audit effectively. Participants will gain competency to assess compliance to the requirements of the Standard, including fundamental clauses, statements of intent, how to undertake a BRCGS audit, planning of the audit and reporting of the audit. Auditing fundamentals and techniques will be discussed including the auditor competency skills required of Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) scheme auditors.
Active learning will be used throughout the course utilising case study-based activities to encourage critical thinking and help explain how auditors with audit against the Standard. Participants must have a working knowledge of quality management systems and auditing within the relevant manufacturing sector, and have completed a hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) course of at least two days' duration.
In preparation for the course, participants must read and review a copy of the Standard including the glossary, which is available as a free download from the BRCGS Store, in addition to the pre-course materials provided.
At the end of the course you will be assessed with an exam. Successful completion of this course, including the exam, forms part of the training necessary to become a BRCGS auditor. The steps necessary to complete your training must be arranged with a BRCGS-approved certification body.
This course is part of the BRCGS Professional recognition programme.
Who should attend
- Technical Managers and personnel
- Quality Managers and personnel
- Importers and exporters of food products
- Operations Managers
- Current BRCGS Auditors
- Those interested in becoming a BRCGS Auditor
Breakdown of the day
- This is a 5 day training course
- This training will take place via Teams
- Regular breaks are provided
- Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will receive your BRCGS Certificate
50 Question online exam; Pass mark 75%
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