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Program Description

All virtual training is delivered in Eastern Time (ET).

This course is available for Private Team Training; groups of six or more participants recommended for training to be cost-effective. Please email us for a quote.

This virtual, instructor-led training course is delivered in five full days.

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 utilizing case study-based activities to encourage critical thinking and help explain how auditors will audit against the Standard.

What this course covers

  • Auditing fundamentals modules 1-6
  • Scope and format of the Standard
  • Requirements of the Standard ISSUE 9
  • Requirements of the Standard
  • Audit protocol
  • BRCGS compliance and support
  • Auditor requirements


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.

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, https://www.brcgs.com/store/.

Program Benefits

    At the end of the program, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the steps to managing an audit programme
  • Describe auditing fundamentals and techniques
  • Assess compliance to the requirements of the Standard and explain how compliance can be demonstrated to maintain food safety, quality, legality, and authenticity
  • Describe the scope of companies and products covered by the Standard
  • Describe steps to conduct a BRCGS audit including the preparation, planning, and reporting of the audit
  • Utilize and explain resource tools available for compliance and beneficial support from BRCGS
Who Should Attend
  • Retailers
  • Consultants
  • Technical Managers and personnel
  • Quality Managers and personnel
  • Auditors
  • Importers and exporters of food products
  • Operations Managers
  • Current BRCGS Auditors
  • Those interested in becoming a BRCGS Auditor
Program Partners

NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all of our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact nsflearn@nsf.org one week prior to your class.

Computer and Internet Connection:

You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is recommended.
Compatible Web Browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE Edge and higher

Private Team Training

This course is available for Private Team Training; groups of six or more participants recommended for training to be cost-effective. Please email us for a quote.