Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance is the UK and Middle East’s leading supplier of compliance qualifications and apprenticeships. At Highfield, we offer over 200 qualifications. Highfield is regulated by Ofqual, the Welsh Government, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation, and the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Highfield is a family-run business, operating on the core values of quality, value, service, and integrity.
This qualification is aimed at supervisors, team leaders, chefs, QA staff and managers working in a variety of industries where verification, auditing (including internal auditing and supplier auditing) or inspection is undertaken. Industries may include all sectors of the food industry, consumer products, hospitals, laboratories, pharmaceuticals, warehousing and retail. The qualification is also suitable for student environmental health officers.
There is an increasing requirement to employ individuals with knowledge and skills linked to audits and inspections, especially in the field of food safety. This is largely as a result of several high-profile food-borne disease outbreaks where the business causing the outbreak had recently passed an audit. Highfield offers a level 3 auditing and inspection qualification for its centres to deliver, which is ideal for those currently working, or looking to work, in auditing and inspection in a variety of industries, including all sectors of the food industry, consumer products, hospitals, laboratories, pharmaceuticals, warehousing and retail.
This qualification will provide learners with theoretical knowledge on how to effectively carry out audits/inspections, including: the purpose of audits/inspections and the role of the auditor/inspector, how to methodically approach the planning of audits/inspections, how to collect and analyse data and the purpose and content of an audit/inspection report.