BRC Global standard for Food Safety: Issue 8 Lead Auditor


This 5-day in-depth course will provide an understanding of the Standard in terms of the protocol, requirements and how to audit effectively. Delegates will gain an in-depth guide to the requirements of the Standard, and learn how to undertake a BRC Global Standards audit, including effective planning, conducting and reporting of the audit.

Auditing techniques will be practiced and developed, to include the auditor competency skills required of GFSI scheme auditors. Delegates must have a prior working knowledge of quality management systems and auditing within the relevant manufacturing sector, and have completed a HACCP course of at least two days duration.

Successful completion of this course, including the exam, forms part of the training necessary to become a BRC Global Standards auditor. The steps necessary to complete your training must be arranged with a BRC Global Standards-approved certification body.

Before the course you must have read and reviewed a copy of the Standard which is available free of charge from the BRC Bookshop.

At the end of the course you will be assessed with a 50 question exam.  Pass mark 75%.

Who Is This Course Aimed At?

This course is aimed at the following groups of people:

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    New auditors seeking registration
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    Certification Body Auditors
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    Technical and Quality Managers
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    New appointments and newly promoted staff

Key learning objectives

To provide an understanding of:

  • The details of the BRC Global standards scheme 
  • The requirements of the standard and how compliance can be demonstrated
  • BRC Global standards auditing protocol
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    Effective auditing techniques 
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    Food safety competencies as defined by GFSI 
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    Completing the audit report 
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    Compliance monitoring of certification bodies 
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    The BRC Global standards directory 

Course Duration

This course lasts for 5 days and will be held at our premises in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland on 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th and 29th of October 2019

Cost of Course

Course Application

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6 Grange Road,


Co Tyrone,

BT80 8SB

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