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Internal Food Safety Auditor Training (IRCA)

This course is organised by IQMS. 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.
This course is registered with the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA).

DURATION
2 Days, 09.00 – 17.15

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
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. 

COURSE CONTENT 
· Introduction to food safety management systems
· Introduction to auditing
· 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

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 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

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 an IRCA Internal Auditor if they have also completed an FSMS Foundation Course or can prove equivalent knowledge when applying.

IN-HOUSES COURSES
Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements.We can hold courses for food companies throughout the food chain at a location or country of your choice. We can also combine this with a HACCP or Food Safety course prior to an internal auditor course.

CERTIFICATION Delegates successfully completing the course, will be awarded an IRCA registered certificate A17847.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 an IRCA Internal Auditor if they have also completed an FSMS Foundation Course or can prove equivalent knowledge when applying.
 
OPEN COURSES (2017):

Sunderland: 16 - 17 March | 14 - 15 September
Milton Keynes: 10 - 11 July | 04 - 05 December

FEES: £695 + VAT

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