The Level 3 Award in Effective Auditing and Inspection Skills is a qualification 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: including
the purpose of audits/inspections, benefits and limitations, the auditing/inspection
cycle, check lists, data gathering, analysis and interpretation and reports.
This qualification is assessed through a 30-question multiple-choice question
examination. The duration of the examination is 1 hour.
Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 20 out of 30. Learners will achieve a
Merit if they achieve 25 out of 30.
Progression and further learning routes include:
• Level 4 Award in Food Safety in Catering/Manufacturing
• Food Safety competency based qualifications (NVQs/Apprenticeships)
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.