> online course>Understanding Threat and Vulnerability Assessment (TACCP and VACCP)


This online course provides the appropriate knowledge and skills required to develop and implement a Threat Assessment Critical Control Point (TACCP) study and also provides information on how to conduct a raw material vulnerability study. There are a series of online exercises which will assist in the development and implementation of a TACCP study.


This course takes approximately 90 minutes.

Course Outline

This course covers the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Threat Assessment and Critical Control Point
  2. Conducting a TACCP study
  3. Conducting a Threat Assessment
  4. Other considerations for TACCP
  5. Best practice on how TACCP fits with a risk management framework

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, participants will obtain the knowledge on how to:

  • Understand the difference between HACCP, TACCP and VACCP
  • Recognise the different types of threats
  • Classify the different types of aggressors and develop a TACCP system


This course provides an introduction to the appropriate knowledge and skills required to develop and implement a TACCP study that can be applied to assess threats from both ideologically and economically motivated individuals. A GFSI “think tank” has recommended that raw material vulnerability assessments be incorporated into the GFSI v7 Guidance document.


Upon successful completion of the course a Certificate can be printed online.

Who Should Attend?

This online course is ideal for Food Safety Managers, Risk and Compliance Managers, Business owners, selected team members and specialists (HR, IT, security personnel etc.) who work in the food industry and wish to implement a TACCP system.


This online course does not have any pre-requisite units for entry. This course is suitable for food industry management and personnel. A good working knowledge of HACCP and risk management principles are beneficial but not imperative.


What accreditation or recognition does this course have?

This course is non-accredited.

Does this course have any assessment requirements?

As a non-accredited online course there are no formal assessment requirements. The online course contains a number of activities designed to reinforce the key skills and knowledge outcomes and a short knowledge check at the end of the course.

What are the terms and conditions for this course?

You can find a copy of the terms and conditions as well as a copy of the Student Handbook. The student handbook is a comprehensive summary of student rights and obligations and SAI Global learning policies and practices.

How do I access my certificate?

Your Certificate of Achievement can be printed off once you have completed the short online knowledge check at the end of the course.

How long will the online course take to complete?

The online course will take approximately 90 minutes to complete.

What are the IT requirements?

Students will need access to a computer with an internet connection. This course is compatible with tablets. Windows users should have access to Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. Browsers that can be used include: IE10, IE11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.

How long will students have access for the course?

You will have access to the course for 12 months from purchase.

Booking & Course Fees

Please enroll and follow our registration process to sign up for the course.

Style of Delivery

Online with Audio.

What are the benefits of online learning?

  • Practical Job Aids – Tools and templates are available as printable documents which learners can use a job aids
  • Convenient & Cost Effective – Your organisation does not need to pay for travel or accommodation and you do not need time out of the office
  • Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace – Learning is convenient and can be delivered on demand, when and where it is needed, both on and off site
  • Time Reduction – Learning can be delivered as ‘just in time’ training, reducing the period between the learning and application of the knowledge or skills
  • No Risk Environment – An online learning environment allows employees to safely master skills before applying them in actual situations
  • Motivation
    • Clearly defined learning objectives at multiple levels, including the course, module and lesson levels
    • Interactive lessons and media elements, will get learners involved more quickly and keep them motivated to continue
    • Interactivities have been designed to engage the learner in the content and for the purpose of application of knowledge
  • Self-Paced – Learners are able to complete the course at their own speed. The course is designed to help facilitate learning through the content on the assumption that there is no face to face facilitator
  • Self-Directed – Self-directed learning allows for time to reflect and develop a deeper understanding of the material
  • Flexible Access
    • Allows learners to access and review the lessons they need at times convenient to them
    • Content can be revisited as often as desired within the 12 month license period
  • Practical Application
    • The learning strategy recognises that adults learn best when training is practical and focused
    • The case study approach helps to convey complex theoretical concepts in a practical and immersive way.
£125.00 + VAT

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