Internal Auditing and Root Cause Analysis Training

This course is designed to ensure that attendees gain an understanding of the skills and techniques required to get the most out of internal auditing and provides practical guidance on RCA techniques which can easily be adopted into your business with effective results.

Training Course Content:

This course is made up of the following modules:

Module 1 – An Introduction to Internal Auditing and to How to plan your audit.

This section of the course concentrates on the importance of understanding internal auditing is, the benefits it can bring to your business and understanding the roles and responsibilities of an audit team.

Module 2 – Good Manufacturing Processes & Internal Auditing Food Defence.

In this section, we will cover the process of ensuring a food business maintains a high standard from preventing matter entering the finished product, carrying out planned maintenance of equipment, using approved suppliers, and understanding the effectiveness of pest control. It also covers Food Defence, HACCP, TACCP and VACCP and their roles within your internal audit.

Module 3 – Root Cause Analysis

This section looks at Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and how it differs from HACCP, the benefits of RCA and the requirements for BRCGS food standards.


On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 30 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.

The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don’t pass first time there’s no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.

Learning Objectives

  • On completion of the course, you should be able to:
  • Explain what an audit is
  • Recognise the importance of an internal food safety audit
  • List the benefits of internal auditing to your business
  • Describe the importance of a risk-based approach to internal auditing
  • Explain Good Manufacturing Processes (GMPs)
  • Identify Good Hygiene Practices (GHPs)
  • Explain the differences between HACCP and Root Cause Analysis
  • Describe the benefits of root cause analysis
  • List the five steps in the root cause analysis


3 Hours


Member – £35.00+VAT per person
Non-Member – £38.00+VAT per person

All e-learning course prices are quoted for 1-9 licences.

Discounts are available for bulk purchases of 10+ licences.

Please contact the SOFHT Office for further information on +44 (0)1827 872500 or email

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