GFSI: BRC Third Party Auditor



Issue 8 - Auditor Training

This course has been designed to enable delegates to gain a full understanding of the general principles of the requirements of the Standard, including fundamental clauses and statements of intent, and how to undertake a BRC Global Standards audit, including planning and reporting of the audit.

Delegates must have a working knowledge of quality management systems and auditing within the relevant manufacturing sector. Delegates should also have completed a hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) course of at least two days' duration.

Before the course you must have read and reviewed a copy of the Standard which will be available free of charge from the BRC Bookshop from August 2018.

At the end of the course you will be assessed with an exam.

This course is part of the BRC Global Standards Professional recognition programme.


  • New BRC Global Standards auditors who already hold a Lead Assessor qualification;
  • consultants; and
  • technical and quality managers from sites who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the BRC Global Standards audit process.

At the end of the course you will:

  • be able to describe the scope of companies and products covered by the Standard;
  • know what is required to comply with the requirements of the Standard;
  • be able to prepare for an audit to the Standard; and
  • understand the protocol for audits to the Standard.