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Category Learning Module - Alcohol

Category Learning Module - Alcohol

The BRCGS Academy's Category Learning Modules help you develop your product safety skills. Each module focuses on a specific category relevant to the Global Standards. The new training courses allow you to gain a greater level of knowledge and understanding about each category.

Course Description

BRCGS have for some time developed and delivered auditor competency requirements and assessment criteria for each of the product categories.  Core technical knowledge sets are required for most categories and product specific knowledge.

We have designed this course to provide an overview of alcohol processing, category 13 of the BRCGS Food Safety Standard, to ensure knowledge is relevant and up-to-date. This knowledge will be assessed in the category exam.

This course can be used as introductory training for manufacturing or retail technical and quality staff, to enhance their knowledge of the processes and food safety controls in alcoholic drinks production.

The course has been split into four sections covering:

  • - Brewing
  • - Cidermaking
  • - Winemaking
  • - Distilled Products


The aim of the Course is to focus the audit on the most probable hazards that occur in these processes.

Information for Auditors

If you are an existing auditor working for a certification body please contact them directly for access to this course.

Authentication Codes

Please note to gain access to this course you will require an authentication code. These codes are only sent Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm GMT.