What will I learn?

Learners will 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.

  • Introduction to internal auditing food safety management systems
  • Describe the role of internal audit in maintaining and improving the food safety management system. 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.

    Entry Requirements

    The course is primarily aimed at those who: –

  • Currently perform internal audits and have no formal training or require refresher training or
  • Have no experience of auditing but are expected to perform internal audits following their

    Please Note

    Due to funding restrictions this course is not available to existing full time Sparsholt College/Andover College students aged 16, 17 or 18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP) on the 31/8 in the year they started their course.

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