> food safety>BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 Lead Auditor


This course trains delegates in Third Party Audit requirements against the BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8. In addition, the course includes the relevant aspects of auditing within the food sector. Attending this course allows you to gain an in-depth and practical understanding of the BRCGS Standard and auditing methodology.


5 Days. 09.00 – 17.00 each day

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at Technical and Quality Managers who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of the audit process and skills required as well as Certification Body Auditors or new Auditors seeking registration.

Prior Knowledge

Delegates must have a working knowledge of quality management systems and auditing within the relevant manufacturing sector and also have completed a HACCP course (minimum 2 days duration).

Delegates must have read and reviewed a copy of the Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8, a link to download this will be sent to them prior to the course commencing.

Course Objectives

This 5-day in-depth course will provide an understanding of the Standard in terms of the protocol, requirements and how to audit effectively. This course ensures that delegates attending are trained to the high standards required to become a BRCGS Lead Auditor.

Course Content

  • Understanding the requirements of the Standard and how compliance can be demonstrated
  • The BRCGS auditing protocol
  • Implementing effective auditing techniques
  • Demonstrating food safety auditor competencies as defined by GFSI
  • Correctly completing an audit report
  • The compliance monitoring of certification bodies
  • Being able to supply information on the BRCGS Global Standards Directory
  • The BRCGS Global Standards scheme

What are the benefits?

Delegates will gain an in-depth guide to the requirements of the Standard, and learn how to undertake a BRCGS 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.

In-House Courses

Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements.

Style of Delivery & Course Leaders

Our course tutors are approved training providers, approved by the BRCGS. They are qualified and experienced with extensive practical knowledge across a wide range of sectors in manufacturing, catering and retail.


Delegates successfully completing the course and examination will be awarded a BRCGS Lead Auditor certificate issued by the BRCGS.

Booking & Course Fees

The fee includes lunch and refreshments during the course.

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