BRCGS Internal Auditor

In-Person, Virtual Learning16 hours

Course Overview

This course will enable you to undertake internal audits and prepare companies for third party audits. It’s delivered via a series of workshop-led discussions, presentations and an interactive case study. During the live case study, you will be given feedback and support to enable you to carry out an audit at your own workplace.

Please Note: Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19 this session has been approved by BRCGS to be delivered in a Virtual Format. All content utilized in this course was designed for a face to face session.

This course is part of the BRCGS Professional recognition programme.

What this course covers

  • Welcome, Communication & Housekeeping

  • Introduction to Auditing and Terminology

  • Audit Planning

  • Auditor attributes and interpersonal skills

  • Conducting the Audit

  • Audit Report and Follow up

Assessment: 50% Course Participation; 50% Course Assignment – Workplace audit; Pass mark 75%.

Participants will receive an official BRCGS certificate, issued by BRCGS, after attending this training program.

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

Who should Attend

Operational, quality and technical staff responsible for managing an internal auditing schedule and BRCGS Professionals.


A good understanding of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is essential

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Course Objective

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

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of auditors; 

  • Be able to plan and conduct an internal audit; 

  • Know how to write concise, accurate and factual audit reports 

  • Be able to undertake audit follow-up activities 



BRCGS_CERT_Certification Bodies_LOGO_CMYK.epsBRCGS is a market-leading global brand that helps build confidence in the supply chain. Our Global Standards for Food Safety, Packaging Materials, Storage and Distribution, Consumer Products, Agents and Brokers, Retail, Gluten Free, Plant-Based and Ethical Trading set the benchmark for good manufacturing practice, and help provide assurance to customers that your products are safe, legal and of high quality. 


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 


Special Requirements

NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact (regional office information) one week prior to your class. 

Additional Recommended Courses

Principles of Internal Auditing

This training course is designed to provide attendees with a thorough understanding of the design, implementation and verification of a full internal audit program within the food facility.

Conducting internal audits with a food safety focus is required to determine whether your food safety management system is implemented effectively. The analysis of results is critical to ensure that the food safety plan continues to be effective. Challenges to achieving continual improvement in food safety programs can occur due to improperly conducted and documented internal audits. Gain the knowledge and skills to internally audit your food safety management system effectively to ensure food safety and compliance with regulatory and GFSI benchmarked food safety standard requirements.

What this course covers

  • Determine the purpose and write the scope of an internal audit based on industry case studies

  • Create an internal audit checklist for an assigned program

  • Complete an internal audit non-conformance/corrective action report for an assigned industry scenario

  • Write objective audit report statements

This course concludes with an online examination. The link to access the exam will be emailed to the email address used for course registration. The online exam must be completed within ten business days of having completed the training course, following which, the exam access will expire.

Who should Attend

Operational, Quality, Technical Staff and Food Safety personnel working in manufacturing or retail with food safety plans and programs. Also suitable for professionals new to the industry.


A strong food safety background is required.