The Level 3 Award in Effective Auditing and Inspection Skills qualification is a National Award written and accredited by HABC. It is aimed at supervisors, team leaders and line managers working in all sectors of the food industry, consumer products, hospitals and other industries where verification, auditing or inspection is undertaken.
Learners who gain this qualification will know and be able to apply the knowledge relating to the role of the auditor in carrying out effective audits or inspections. This includes the purpose of audits/inspections, benefits and limitations of audits/inspections, the auditing/inspection cycle, checklists, data gathering, analysis and interpretation of data and report writing.
There are no prerequisites for this qualification. However, it is recommended that candidates have suitable technical knowledge of the relevant practices and procedures which will be subject to audit/inspection. E.g. Level 3 Food Safety/HACCP qualification.
It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent and be aged 16 or over.
This qualification is achieved by taking a one-day classroom based course and is assessed through a 30 question multiple-choice examination. Learners must achieve 20 correct answers in order to pass and they will receive a merit for achieving a mark of 25.
Open courses are inclusive of tuition, examination fees and a course handbook. Free follow up support will also be available from your tutor.