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Conducting Food Standards Audits QQI - Award Level 6 6N2161


This programme is designed to enable learners to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence necessary to develop and conduct food standards audits and to evaluate the findings of the audits. This information may then be used to drive improvements in standards.


Successful completion of the programme may allow the learner access to further training leading to a range of QQI awards on the National Framework of Qualifications in various disciplines.


On programme completion, the learner will have the ability to:

  • Recognise the importance of auditing a Food Safety Management/HACCP system
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the auditor in conducting an effective audit
  • Understand the differences between first, second, third and fourth party audits
  • Be familiar with the requirements of the BRC Technical Standard, Issue 7, ISO 22,000 Food Safety Management System and other relevant Irish standards (IS 340:2007 & IS 341:2007)
  • Have the competence to design an internal audit programme while understanding the importance of planning audits
  • Understand the life cycle of an audit process.

Who should attend?

Experienced food industry managers with a good knowledge of food safety and HACCP who wish to evaluate their own or 3rd party Food Safety Systems


3 Days


  • Assignment 50%
  • Written Examination 50% 

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