Highfield Level 3 Award in Effective Auditing and Inspection (RQF)
Compliance Course:Effective Auditing and Inspection
Effective Auditing and Inspection
Who is This Course For?
This qualification is aimed at supervisors, team leaders, chefs, QA staff and managers working in a variety of industries where verification, auditing (including internal auditing and supplier auditing) or inspection is undertaken.
Industries may include all sectors of the food industry, consumer products, hospitals, laboratories, pharmaceuticals, warehousing and retail. The qualification is also suitable for student environmental health officers.
Key Learning Areas
Audits play a fundamental role in certifying that your business abides to proper practices at all times. Audits and inspections are a crucial component of maintaining standards and certification; because they provide transparency and assurance that standards are being maintained.
If your business has to undergo regular British Retail Consortium (BRC) or customer audits, given that your reputation and lucrative contracts are often at stake, it makes sense to be proactive and regularly conduct internal audits ahead of official external audits.
Regular internal audits give you the opportunity to identify areas of concern and rectify them before any external audits take place. They help to ensure that all paperwork relating to HACCP and other standard operating procedures are present and up-to-date; and that all employees are competent and have been trained in the delivery of those procedures.
This qualification will provide learners with theoretical knowledge on how to effectively carry out audits/inspections, including: the purpose of audits/inspections and the role of the auditor/inspector, how to methodically approach the planning of audits/inspections, how to collect and analyse data and the purpose and content of an audit/inspection report.