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A 1-day HACCP refresher training course suitable to meet the requirements of BRCGS HACCP refresher training.
This course provides managers and key supervisors with a sound refresher of HACCP principles and methodology. It will enable candidates to update their knowledge in line with current issues and legislation with BRCGS issue 9
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Who Should Attend?
Managers, key supervisors and HACCP team leaders who gained a level 3 or 4 HACCP qualification 3 or more years ago.
Participants should have completed a level 3 or 4 HACCP qualification 3 or more years ago and possess a good working knowledge of their industry sector.
Course Delivery / Format
Delivered face to face at our training centre in Skipton, North Yorkshire UK.
Directions to our training centre
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
Course Structure & Content
- The Importance of Food Safety
- The Role and Benefits of HACCP
- Legal Obligations
- The Principles of HACCP
- The Practical Application of HACCP
- Designing the Plan (including group exercises)
- The Team Approach
- Hazard Analysis Methodology
- Identification of Critical Control Points
- Monitoring Procedures
- The CCP Decision Tree
At the close of the course, you will not only have refreshed your knowledge of HACCP principles and methodology, but you will also be up-to-date with current issues and legislation and with the latest BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety.
Qualification / Assessment
Verner Wheelock Certificate of Attendance
£415 +VAT (per person)
£800 +VAT (for 2 people)
All course fees are payable in advance.
Course fee includes:
- Course binder and notes
- Lunch and refreshments
- Verner Wheelock Certificate of Attendance
* Classroom courses only
Understanding the Verner Wheelock HACCP Refresher Course
Who needs a HACCP Refresher Course?
A HACCP Refresher course is recommended for anyone who attained a Level 3 or Level 4 HACCP qualification 3 or more years ago, but especially managers and supervisors working within the food industry.
As the name suggests, the training is designed to refresh delegates’ knowledge of HACCP principles and methodology. However, this course goes further than this to provide information on current issues and legislation. It also highlights the HACCP requirements of the latest BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety.
What does the training cover?
The training combines content from our 2-day Level 3 HACCP and 4-day Level 4 HACCP course with up-to-date information around legislation and HACCP issues. The resultant 1-day course meets the requirements of HACCP refresher training required by BRCGS auditors and other third-party auditors.
The course programme follows the entire journey from outlining the importance of food safety, the role and benefits of HACCP and legal obligations through to designing, validating, implementing and monitoring a HACCP plan. There are exercises throughout to cement knowledge and discussion is encouraged throughout the day.
Training delivered by HACCP experts
This refresher course is delivered by Verner Wheelock trainers who are HACCP experts. They have also spent several years in senior positions within the food industry prior to becoming trainers. This means they are able to enhance the training with real-life examples and make the training relatable to delegates’ different operations. In turn delegates are encouraged to ask questions of the trainer.
Proof of training
There is no examination attached to the HACCP Refresher course. Instead all delegates attending will receive a Verner Wheelock Certificate of Attendance. This certificate is sufficient to satisfy auditors that the learner’s knowledge of HACCP principles and methodology are up to date and that they are committed to producing safe food within their company.
When and where does the course take place?
The latest HACCP Refresher course dates can be found on Verner Wheelock’s website www.vwa.co.uk The course may be attended face-to-face at our training centre in Skipton, North Yorkshire, a short walk from the rail and bus stations. Alternatively delegates may attend remotely via Zoom. This is a good option for those who live a significant distance away.
The courses begin promptly at 9.30am and finish at around 4.30pm each day.
For those attending in person lunch, and refreshments are included in the course fee. A course binder containing notes is provided for all delegates.
What other refresher courses are available?
The HACCP Refresher course is not the only refresher course offered by Verner Wheelock. The Auditing Refresher course is certificated by FDQ and covers a broad overview of auditing and any relevant new information on current auditing practices relating to the food industry. It is suitable for anyone who completed an Auditing Skills or Lead Auditor course 3 or more years ago.
Additionally the Verner Wheelock Food Safety Update course provides information on recent changes to legislation, the Food Standard Agency’s campaigns and strategies, food safety management and HACCP. Again, this is ideal for anyone who completed a Level 3 or 4 food safety qualification 3 or more years ago.
Who should attend the HACCP Refresher Course?
The HACCP Refresher Course is suitable for food safety managers, quality assurance personnel, and HACCP team leaders who obtained a Level 3 or 4 HACCP qualification three or more years ago. It is designed to provide a refresher on HACCP principles and methodology, ensuring participants stay updated with current issues and regulations.
What are the entry requirements for the HACCP Refresher Course?
Participants should have previously completed a Level 3 or 4 HACCP qualification three or more years ago and possess a good working knowledge of their industry sector. This ensures a solid foundation of HACCP knowledge before attending the refresher course.
How is the HACCP Refresher Course delivered?
The HACCP Refresher Course is delivered through a blended learning approach. Participants have the option to attend the course in a classroom setting at our training centre in Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK, or remotely through live online sessions. Detailed instructions and login information are provided prior to the start of the course.
What topics are covered in the HACCP Refresher Course?
The course covers a range of topics including the importance of HACCP in food safety management, updates on relevant regulations and standards, best practices in hazard analysis and critical control points, verification and validation of HACCP systems, and addressing challenges and emerging trends in the industry. These topics ensure a comprehensive refresher of HACCP principles and help participants stay current with the latest developments.
What are the learning outcomes of the HACCP Refresher Course?
By the end of the course, participants will have refreshed their knowledge of HACCP principles, methodology, and best practices. They will gain an updated understanding of current issues, regulations, and industry trends related to HACCP. Additionally, participants will enhance their skills in effectively implementing and managing HACCP systems, ensuring food safety and compliance.
Why should I attend the HACCP Refresher Course?
The HACCP Refresher Course is designed to update and reinforce your knowledge of HACCP principles, methodology, and industry best practices. It ensures you stay up-to-date with the latest regulations, emerging trends, and challenges in food safety management. By attending this course, you can enhance your skills, maintain compliance, and contribute to the continuous improvement of your organization's HACCP system.
How has the BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety influenced the HACCP Refresher Course?
The HACCP Refresher Course incorporates updates aligned with the latest BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety. It covers key elements and requirements outlined in the standard, helping participants understand how to align their HACCP systems with BRCGS guidelines. This ensures your knowledge and practices are in line with industry expectations and supports the continuous improvement of food safety management systems.
What updates and current issues will be addressed in the HACCP Refresher Course?
The HACCP Refresher Course is designed to address current issues and updates relevant to HACCP and food safety management. This may include discussions on emerging foodborne hazards, regulatory changes, industry trends, and advancements in HACCP methodologies. The course content is regularly reviewed and updated to provide participants with the most current and relevant information.
How will the HACCP Refresher Course help me overcome challenges in maintaining an effective HACCP system?
The HACCP Refresher Course equips participants with practical strategies to address common challenges in maintaining an effective HACCP system. It provides insights into troubleshooting, risk assessment, and corrective actions. By learning from real-world case studies and interactive discussions, you'll gain valuable knowledge and practical techniques to overcome hurdles and continuously improve your HACCP system's effectiveness.
Can I attend the HACCP Refresher Course remotely?
Yes, the HACCP Refresher Course offers both classroom and remote learning options. Remote participants can join the course through live online sessions, providing the flexibility to participate from anywhere with an internet connection. Remote participants receive the same comprehensive training, engage in discussions, and have access to course materials, ensuring a rich learning experience.
How will the HACCP Refresher Course benefit professionals with Level 4 HACCP qualifications?
Professionals with Level 4 HACCP qualifications will benefit from the HACCP Refresher Course by refreshing their knowledge and staying up-to-date with the latest industry developments. It ensures that their expertise remains relevant, enhances their understanding of current regulations, and equips them with updated strategies for managing the HACCP system. By attending the refresher course, professionals can demonstrate their commitment to continuous learning and professional growth.