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EQIPT Course

EQIPT Online Auditors Course for the BRC/IOP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials 

For more information please contact Sue Harris: / 01476 513883

The Evaluators Qualification in Packaging Technology (EQIPT) was originally developed in 2001 to meet the needs of auditors who did not have a primary packaging qualification but who wished to audit companies for the BRCGS standard for food packaging materials.  The standard is now in its sixth edition and includes packaging for other products as well as food and drink.  See below for more information about the BRC Global Standards.

The EQIPT online course is designed to provide auditors, who do not hold a recognised primary packaging qualification, for example the PIABC Diploma in Packaging Technology, with sufficient knowledge of packaging and related processes, to enable them to apply the appropriate rigour to the packaging-manufacturing environment whilst performing an audit. 

This is the latest revision of the course developed by the IOM3 Training Academy who are a service of IOM Communications Ltd. This packaging course is endorsed by The Packaging Society, a division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and the BRCGS.   

The qualification is quality assured by PIABC  which is recognised as an awarding body in the UK by the UK Government’s Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL).

EQIPT has been submitted to the World Packaging Organisation for recognition as appropriate for packaging auditors.

Online Course:

Access the course materials via the on line learning site. Study at work, at home or wherever, in your own time and at your own speed.

Registrations will be processed in the first week of the month after online registration; at this point you will receive details for the online learning portal

Please contact for further information.


The exam can be taken at The Boilerhouse, Grantham or at various locations overseas.

Who should take this qualification?

Individuals who wish to audit against the BRC/IOP Packaging Standard and who do not currently hold the PIABC Diploma in Packaging Technology or other approved qualification. NB: Auditors also require qualifications in food technology/ environmental health/hygiene and quality assessment (Lead Assessor).

Click here for more details and syllabus about the course

The BRC Global Standards are a leading global safety and quality certification programme, used throughout the world by over 17,000 certificated suppliers in 90 countries through a network of over 80 accredited and BRC recognised Certification Bodies. The BRC Global Standards are widely used by suppliers and global retailers. They facilitate standardization of quality, safety, operational criteria and manufacturers’ fulfillment of legal obligations. They also help provide protection to the consumer.

These activities are approved for Professional Development by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

IOM3 Training Academy is a service of IOM Communications Ltd.
Packaging courses are developed in conjunction with and endorsed by the Packaging Society, a division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining.