Food Safety Internal Auditor Training

2 Days Level 2

Held in collaboration with iqms Learning, this highly interactive two-day training programme is designed for those people who require a sound understanding of the techniques and principles of food safety auditing. It also covers the role of the food safety auditor in the development and improvement of an effective food safety management system.

This course is essential for those who will undertake internal food safety audits, or who will be required to plan, manage and implement internal audit programmes.

We have no public courses scheduled for this course right now, get in touch to find out more about booking an in-house training course, call 0800 052 2424 or email us.

Course aims

Upon successful completion of the course delegates will be equipped with the technical skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report internal food safety audits. Delegates will also find the interactive nature of the course, it’s challenging content and extensive use of team-based exercises stimulating and surprisingly enjoyable.

The knowledge and skills developed in the course can be applied to internal audits of any food safety management standard.

Delegates can apply for certification as a CQI and IRCA Certified Internal Auditor if they have also completed an FSMS Foundation Course or can prove equivalent knowledge when applying.

This course will cover:

  • Introduction to auditing food safety management systems

  • This course is based on ISO 22000, BRCGS and other GFSI recognised standards

  • Audit preparation including audit scheduling, audit planning and audit checklists

  • Performing the audit including opening meetings,non-verbal communications, question techniques, resolving conflict and gathering objective evidence.

  • Presentation of audit findings including the evaluation of audit findings, non-conformity classification, corrective action requests, developing an audit report, closing meeting and root cause analysis.

  • Follow up activities

  • Key to successful internal audits

What will I learn?

To understand the audit process and be able to plan, perform and report the results of internal food safety audits with the aim of developing and improving the food safety management system of an organisation. To help delegates to understanding best practice for ensuring successful internal audits.

Is this course right for me?

This course is ideal for food industry personnel intending to become involved in the internal audit process for the maintenance and improvement of their food safety programmes including those:

  • Involved in auditing the site HACCP program or external suppliers

  • Intending to become involved in the internal audit process for the maintenance and improvement of their site’s food safety management system.

Typical roles include Quality Assurance Managers, Supervisors and internal audit team members.
The audit principles and techniques developed in this course can be applied to any food safety management standard.

Prior Knowledge

It is an IRCA recommendation that all delegates have the following prior knowledge:

  • A basic knowledge of the concepts of food safety management including prerequisite programmes and HACCP principles

  • Understand commonly used food safety terms and definitions

  • An understanding of the requirements of ISO 22000 or GFSI schemes such as FSSC 22000, BRC, SQF or IFS.

  • Understand the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle

Certification

Delegates successfully completing the course, will be awarded a CQI and IRCA Certified training certificate. (2340).

What else do I need to know? (Public courses only)

  • Dress code - Smart casual

  • Food & refreshments - You will be provided with lunch and refreshments throughout the day for the entire course. Please do let us know if you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements.

  • Proof of attendance - You will be sent a certificate of attendance following your training.

  • What to bring - You don't need to bring anything with you. You will be loaned a copy of the relevant standard(s) for reference and will be provided with writing materials and a copy of the presentation.

Why choose NQA training?

  • Expert trainers – All of our trainers have a wealth of experience and expertise in their field and are eager to pass this onto you in an effective way that you can take away and utilise.

  • Quality assured – Our trainers are assessed by delegates both annually and after each course. 99% of attendees scored overall trainer delivery, skills and knowledge as good or very good.

  • Interactive learning – We see the importance of practical and hands on learning so we have built this into all of our courses to further deepen your knowledge and engagement.

  • Small class sizes – Our courses all have a maximum of 12 delegates to ensure you are getting the best learning experience possible.

  • A learning journey – We offer a step-by-step training journey to help you improve over time. From introduction courses all the way up to our lead auditor training. We are always developing new training to keep up with the changing world of ISO standards.

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