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Internal Auditing and Root Cause Analysis Training

Internal Auditing Course cert

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£35.00 +VAT per person

Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 30 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 3 hours
  • CPD Points: 3

The online Internal Auditing and Root Cause Analysis Training course will help those working in food manufacturing production to understand the reasons for and importance of internal auditing and how to implement a risk-based internal auditing program.

The benefits of an internal auditing and root cause analysis are described together with the internal audit team's roles, qualities, and responsibilities. Good Manufacturing Processes (GMPs), Good Hygiene Practices (GHPs), and other elements of food safety practice are also covered, together with selected audit practices for these elements of the course.

This Internal Auditing and Root Cause Analysis will help a food business operate safely and to a high standard by empowering the individuals tasked in this role to implement an internal auditing program that will comply with industry standards set by the BRC and SALSA. With a clear understanding of the importance of a risk-based approach to internal auditing, you will be able to successfully plan and prepare, keep records of audit evidence, and easily show the actions taken if the worse were to happen.

Pleae note: The British Retail Consortium (BRC) Food Safety Standard has been rebranded as BRCGS (Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards

  • Complies with BRCGS and SALSA Industry standards
  • Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Certificate on successful completion
  • Course duration: 3 hours
  • Unlimited resits at no cost

Who is this Online Internal Auditing and Root Cause Analysis Training for?

This internal auditing and root cause analysis training course is ideal for anyone who works in food production and has ideally previous experience within a HACCP role. There is no prerequisite to starting this course. This course is written for individuals within roles which require them to ensure the highest standards of food safety quality is achieved throughout each section of the production cycle.

Internal Auditing and Root Cause Analysis Training Certification

Our entire library of training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as adhering to the universally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your Internal Auditing and Root Cause Analysis Training Certificate in PDF format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.

Furthermore, a QR code is displayed on each certificate which when scanned by a smartphone links to our certification database. This allows employers, auditors and local authority inspectors, for example, to establish a certificates validity instantly and at any time.

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Course Aim

This training course aims to help those successfully prepare and plan an internal audit by highlighting the potential risks posed by the businesses' current procedures and carrying out an audit to industry standards. Along with utilising good food manufacturing processes whilst being aware of possible threats faced that can be reduced or removed by understanding the benefits of carrying out a root cause analysis.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Explain what an audit is
  • Recognise the importance of an internal food safety audit
  • List the benefits of internal auditing to your business
  • Describe the importance of a risk-based approach to internal auditing
  • Explain Good Manufacturing Processes (GMPs)
  • Identify Good Hygiene Practices (GHPs)
  • Explain the differences between HACCP and Root Cause Analysis
  • Describe the benefits of root cause analysis
  • List the five steps in the root cause analysis

Training Course Content

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • Module 1 - An Introduction to Internal Auditing and to How to plan your audit

    This section of the course concentrates on the importance of understanding internal auditing is, the benefits it can bring to your business and understanding the roles and responsibilities of an audit team.

  • Module 2 - Good Manufacturing Processes & Internal Auditing Food Defence.

    In this section, we will cover the process of ensuring a food business maintains a high standard from preventing matter entering the finished product, carrying out planned maintenance of equipment, using approved suppliers, and understanding the effectiveness of pest control. It also covers Food Defence, HACCP, TACCP and VACCP and their roles within your internal audit.

  • Module 3 - Root Cause Analysis

    This section looks at Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and how it differs from HACCP, the benefits of RCA and the requirements for BRCGS food standards.


On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 30 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.

The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don't pass first time there's no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.

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Course information
  • Certificate on Successful Completion
  • Access course on Desktop, Laptop or Tablet
  • 30 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Course Duration: 3 hours
  • CPD Points: 3

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