Food Fraud & Vulnerability Assessment Training Course summaryvulnerability assessment training

Our vulnerability assessment training course is aimed at manufacturing sites which are accredited to a GFSI recognised scheme, such as Primus GFS, FSSC22000, SQF Code Edition 8, BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and the IFS Food Standard.

These standards now require a raw material vulnerability assessment to be carried out, which is sometimes referred to as a TACCP or VACCP.

This course provides a learner with a background to food fraud, what is required to meet the GFSI recognised schemes and then, how to practically complete a vulnerability assessment, step-by-step.

Meets the vulnerability assessment training requirements for:

  • BRC Global Standard for Food Safety
  • Primus GFS
  • FSSC22000
  • SQF Food Safety for Food Manufacturing & The Quality Code Edition 8
  • IFS Food Standard

Course aims

  • To provide a good understanding of what food fraud is
  • To explain to identify what to include in a vulnerability assessment
  • Tackles how to carry out supply-chain mapping
  • To complete a vulnerability assessment (and get it done by the end of the course)

Course delivery

The training is video-based and can be completed by an individual learner, or it can be completed by the vulnerability team, as a group together.

Once purchased, the course video can be watched as often as you like and at your own pace.

The video is supported by printable a lesson guide with notes pages, so you can write notes as you go along. A printable transcript is also available, if you would like to read along.


The course is made up of a video, exercises and a quiz, which is estimated to take a total of 5 hours.

Included in the course:

  • Successful candidates will receive a certificate of achievement
  • Set of editable vulnerability templates to use
  • Printable lesson guide
  • Printable lesson transcript
  • Teacher assistance function (for questions and answers)

*Note: one learner certificate is generated by purchasing the course, so additional certificates for each team member can be obtained by purchasing the add-on pack.  To view these details please go to: Add-on pack


The course is equivalent to level 3 (this is not an accreditation/regulated qualification).

On successful completion of the quiz at the end of course, the delegate will receive a certificate of achievement. For courses which are completed by a team, further quiz sessions are available for each team member at an additional cost here: Add-on pack

Course structure and content

The course is split into 3 modules.

Module 1 – Introduction to food fraud and vulnerability

  • Background to food fraud
  • The GFSI recognised schemes and their requirements
  • How to prepare for your vulnerability assessment

Module 2 – Threat scoping

  • Scoping out known and plausible threats
  • Vulnerable product claims
  • Assessing the supply-chain for threats

Module 3 – Vulnerability assessment

  • Carrying out the impact and vulnerability assessment
  • Applying protection measures
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