VWA BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 Update Course

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VWA BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 Update Course
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VWA BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 Update Course

This 1-day course looks at the BRCGS Global Standard Food Safety Issue 9 in relation to Issue 8.

Course Fee

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All course fees are payable in advance.

Course Details

Course Description

This one-day session looks at the BRCGS Global Standard Food Safety Issue 9 in relation to Issue 8.

It includes:

  • Reason for changes and GFSI requirements
  • Key points
  • Clause by clause update
  • Practical problem-solving workshops
  • Question and answer session

The changes will be discussed section by section with plenty of time for discussion and input from the group. This course will provide you with the practical information needed to incorporate the changes into your own systems. This course has been written by an experienced food safety consultant on behalf of Verner Wheelock, to help you prepare for your next audit.

Certification against the new Standard is effective in audits from 1st February 2023. Issue 9 was published in August 2022, and it is essential to revise your systems in preparation for your BRCGS audits. It is recommended that delegates obtain their own copy of the new Standard prior to attending the course.

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Who Should Attend?

Lead Auditors and audit team members with a responsibility for compliance with BRCGS Food Safety Standards.

Course Delivery / Format

Classroom

Delivered face to face at our training centre in Skipton, North Yorkshire UK.

Remote

Delivered Live and online so you'll require a computer and Internet connection

Full details and logging in information given before the start of the course

Learning Outcomes

You will understand the differences between the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 and the BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 9. This should equip you with the knowledge to ensure your company is compliant prior to your next official audit.

Qualification / Assessment

No Assessment. Candidates on this course will receive a certificate of attendance from Verner Wheelock, confirming that they have updated their knowledge on the new standard.

Duration

1 day

Course Fee

Please Call for Details

All course fees are payable in advance.

Course fee includes:
  • Course notes and binder
  • Lunch and refreshments*
  • VWA Certificate of Attendance

*Classroom courses only

Course FAQ

What is the duration and structure of the BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 Update course?

The BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 Update course is a comprehensive 1-day training program. It is meticulously designed to cover the transition from Issue 8 to Issue 9 of the BRCGS Global Standard Food Safety. The course includes an explanation of the reason for changes, GFSI requirements, key points, a clause-by-clause update, practical problem-solving workshops, and an interactive question and answer session. The changes are discussed in detail, with ample time for group discussion and input.

Who is the target audience for the BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 Update course?

This course is specifically tailored for Lead Auditors and audit team members who have a responsibility for compliance with BRCGS Food Safety Standards. It is suitable for professionals who are looking to update their knowledge on the new standard and prepare for the next audit cycle.

What are the key topics covered in the BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 Update course?

The course delves into the BRCGS Global Standard Food Safety Issue 9, comparing it with Issue 8. Key topics include the reason for changes, GFSI requirements, a detailed clause-by-clause update, practical problem-solving workshops, and a question and answer session. The course also includes discussions on the most frequent non-conformities, providing practical advice to pass on to your team.

How will this course help me with the BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9?

This course is designed to equip you with the practical information and insights needed to incorporate the changes from Issue 8 to Issue 9 into your own systems. By understanding the differences and updates, you will be able to ensure that your company is compliant and well-prepared for the next official BRCGS audit.

Is there any hands-on exercise during the course?

Yes, the course emphasizes hands-on learning through practical problem-solving workshops. These workshops allow participants to engage with specific clauses and changes, fostering a deeper understanding and ability to apply the updates in real-world scenarios.

Classroom or remote learning: Which options are available?

The course offers flexibility with both classroom and remote learning options. Classroom sessions are delivered face-to-face at the training center in Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK, providing an interactive learning environment. Remote sessions are delivered live online, allowing participants to join from anywhere with a computer and internet connection.

What are the learning outcomes of the BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 Update course?

Upon completion of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the differences between the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 and Issue 9. This knowledge will enable you to make necessary adjustments to your company's systems, ensuring compliance and readiness for the next official audit. The course aims to provide practical insights and actionable information to facilitate a smooth transition to the new standard.

Is there an assessment for the BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 Update course?

There is no formal assessment or examination for this course. However, participants will receive a certificate of attendance from Verner Wheelock, confirming that they have successfully updated their knowledge on the new standard. This certificate serves as a testament to your commitment to continuous professional development and adherence to industry standards.

What is the course fee for the BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 Update course?

The course fee is £415 +VAT per person or £800 +VAT for 2 people. This fee covers all course materials, including course notes and a binder. For classroom courses, lunch and refreshments are also provided. All course fees are payable in advance, ensuring a seamless registration process.

Will I get course materials during the training?

Yes, participants will receive a comprehensive set of course materials, including course notes and a binder. These materials are designed to support your learning journey, providing valuable references and insights to help you apply the knowledge gained during the course.

How does this course prepare me for the next audit?

The course provides an in-depth look at the changes in the new BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 9. By understanding these changes and participating in practical problem-solving workshops, you will be well-equipped to revise your systems in preparation for your BRCGS audits. The course also looks at the most frequent non-conformities, providing practical advice to ensure compliance.

Is there a special recognition for top performers in the exam?

Since there is no formal assessment or exam in this course, there is no special recognition for top performers. However, all participants will receive a certificate of attendance, acknowledging their successful completion of the course and updated knowledge on the new standard.

Can you give an example of a practical problem-solving workshop in the course?

The practical problem-solving workshops in the course are designed to engage participants with specific clauses and changes in the new standard. For example, a workshop may focus on a particular update in the standard, allowing participants to discuss, analyze, and develop strategies to implement the change within their own organization. These workshops foster collaboration and critical thinking, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the updates.

How does this course aid auditors in the food industry?

This course is an essential tool for auditors in the food industry who are responsible for compliance with BRCGS Food Safety Standards. By understanding the changes in Issue 9, auditors can ensure that their organizations are aligned with the latest industry standards and best practices. The course also provides practical insights and strategies to address common challenges and non-conformities, enhancing audit readiness and overall food safety management.

Is the BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 Update course globally recognized?

Yes, the BRCGS Food Safety Issue 9 Update course is aligned with the BRCGS Global Standard, a globally recognized benchmark for food safety. By participating in this course, you are aligning yourself with international best practices and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement in food safety management.

Any hidden costs apart from the course fee?

No, the course fee is transparent and includes all necessary materials, including course notes, binder, and lunch and refreshments for classroom courses. There are no hidden costs, ensuring that participants can focus on their learning experience without any unexpected expenses.

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