Standard Operating Procedures

Standards Operating Procedures (SOPs) are a fundamental pre-requisite part of any quality management system. ...

Strict procedures must be consistently followed by operational and other staff to ensure products and treatments are always fit for purpose and public health is always protected.

How to Write Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Training

Course Title:

How to Write Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Training

Course Delivery:

The How to Write SOPs Training Course can be delivered in a hotel, one of our offices, your premises or online via a virtual classroom. The course content can be tailored to meet your requirements. Request a quote for an onsite or online course for an agreed number of delegates from your site.



Days: 1
£560 +VAT

Course Overview:

Have you been asked to create and write a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)? 

Are you a newcomer to SOPs, never written one or had to use one before? Seems a bit daunting doesn’t it?

The How to Write SOPs Training Course aims to provide you with the fundamental skills and knowledge to create effective SOPs.

Why are SOPs considered to be crucial for a company’s business processes? 

If you work in manufacturing and your company commits to producing a quality product or service; constructive SOPs covering critical tasks provide a method to ensure your Quality Management System is followed.

We suggest you do not leave it to chance, and take the time and opportunity to learn effectively how to dissect a task down into a logical structure and sequence, write the SOP and test it in use before approval.

Course Content:

  • Understand the need for SOPs

    • Understand what key features constitute an SOP

    • Why some SOPs are difficult to understand, use and are not readily accepted by the users

    • What makes an effective SOP?

  • Why have and use Standard Operating Procedures?

  • Defining where SOPs fit within a Quality System

    • How to control and manage SOPs

  • How SOPs fit in with other documentation

  • Create a simple process flowchart

    • Break down a task into logical steps

    • Create a flowchart from the logical steps

    • Provide a flowchart as the first part of a SOP

  • Create a Standard Operating Procedure

    • Use the flowchart to create a Standard Operating Procedure

    • Review the SOP for potential improvements

  • Training and SOPs

    • The importance of training to SOPs

  • Different training documents to use