Highfield Level 3 Award in Effective Auditing and Inspection (RQF)

The aim of the Level 3 Award in Effective Auditing & inspection (RQF) qualification is to support a role in the workplace. 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.

Entry requirements:

  • 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.
  • It is also advised that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
  • This qualification is approved for delivery to those aged 16 and over.

Delivery & assessment methods:

The total time for this qualification is 9 hours combining classroom and self-study.

This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice question examination.

To achieve a pass grade, candidates must score at least 18 / 30 on the examination.

Candidates will achieve a Distinction grade if they score at least 24 / 30.

Course content:

This Level 3 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.

Units covered:

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What next:

Candidates successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress to further qualifications, such as:

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Course location, timings and cost:

This qualification is run at our Derby centre – see calendar for dates.

Time: 0800 – 1700 hours