I would particularly commend the interactive elements of the course.
With many retailers insisting that their suppliers subscribe to the Unannounced BRC Audit Scheme it is now essential to ensure that you are fully prepared for your next BRC audit. Therefore the requirement for trained staff with the knowledge and ability to carry out internal audits and audits of new and existing suppliers cannot be ignored.
Having been developed by Verner Wheelock Associates (VWA) over a number of years specifically to meet the needs of food industry professionals, completion of these auditing courses has been shown to promote confidence and a systematic approach to the audit process.
These FDQ endorsed auditing programmes are designed for those involved in carrying out internal, supplier or third party audits within a food, drink or packaging business. These courses help delegates develop the skills and knowledge necessary to audit management systems against any standard with competence.
Auditing Skills Certificate: This highly interactive 2 day course provides the theory, practical skills and confidence necessary to conduct an effective audit. It covers theory sessions, audit scenarios and role play. Suitable for team members and leaders with auditing as part of their role.
Supplier Auditing Certificate: This 1 day course is aimed at those responsible for, or aiming to be responsible for, the auditing of their organisation's new and existing suppliers as part of their job role. It is suitable for candidates who have completed the FDQ Auditing Skills Certificate course or have good working knowledge of auditing procedures.
Lead Auditor Certificate: A 4 day course during which delegates will learn to lead and manage an audit with confidence. From planning and opening meetings through to reporting and follow up. It will help delegates to build the skills and knowledge necessary to audit a complete management system internally and externally.
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An endorsed programme is a programme of learning which is endorsed by FDQ.
Learners and businesses can engage with these programmes with confidence; knowing they are of high quality and that they will deliver the outcomes they promise.
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Jason Bennellick, of Prima Bakeries, Scorrier, has become the first bakery apprentice in England to successfully complete the L2 Craft Baker Apprenticeship, achieving a Merit grade.
The L2 Baker Standard contains three distinct routes, one of which is Craft Baker. This specialism was designed to revive traditional craft bakery skills, which the apprentice must prove in their bakery end-point assessment.
Supporting Jason in his apprenticeship learning and end-point assessment preparation were Truro and Penwith College. The college introduced the Baker Apprenticeship Standard in 2018, in recognition of the importance of the baking industry to the Cornish economy.
Baking Lecturer and course developer, David Williams, who himself has 40 years’ experience in craft bakery said he was ‘very proud’ of Jason’s achievement. He added,
‘It has been a pleasure to work alongside Prima to develop our Bakery Apprenticeship programme and deliver the skills needed in the workplace’
Prima’s Managing Director, Mark Norton, described the bakery apprenticeship as ‘exemplary’ and that Prima were keen to take on a new apprentice to help build the future of craft baking in Cornwall.Read more