GS1 barcode training courses

GS1 Training and EducationGS1 Ireland runs courses throughout the year on the topics of Barcoding and EDI. Please see below a brief overview of each course and workshop. In addition to structured training GS1 Ireland also runs a number of workshops and seminars throughout the year on a variety of industry relevant topics including serialisation and identification (aimed at the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors), traceability, legislation and regulation and supply chain efficiency. For details of our seminars and workshops please visit our Calendar of Events.

eLearning: The GS1 Learning Zone

The GS1 Learning Zone allows you to study anywhere and at any time. Our online training provides a series of 25 courses on essential supply chain concepts. Learning is self-paced and users can revise any section to remind themselves when they want. Access is via an internet enabled device, so, if you want to have a latté while you up-skill on your smart phone or laptop...you can!

For further information on our elearning options please click here.


Barcode Training Courses and Workshops

The GS1 barcoding courses have been specifically created to walk you through all of the steps of allocating and managing your barcodes in line with best practices and global GS1 standards. There are two levels on the GS1 barcode training course. You may choose to complete both levels on the same day or to take Level 1 initially and return on a second occasion for Level 2. If you are unable to attend our office-based courses, please see our eLearning section or contact our Helpdesk for further information on alternative options.


Introduction to Barcoding and the GS1 supply chain standards (Level 1)

GS1 Barcode Training Brochure CoverThis course is a must for all new members or those new to the role of managing product barcode numbers. This course provides attendees with a solid foundation for getting bar coding right; from the structuring of the code numbers to selecting the right symbol. No previous knowledge of barcoding is required for this course.

To view our next course date for Level 1 please check our calendar.


Barcodes for Supply Chain and Logistics (Level 2)

GS1 Barcode Training Brochure CoverThis course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of Irish manufacturers and suppliers selling to retailer outlets. The course addresses specific business requirements such as couponing for promotions, barcode identification of variable weight products and logistics unit identification, labelling and data sharing. The Level Two course builds on the foundational knowledge acquired in Level One. Previous knowledge of barcoding is required for this course.

To view our next course date for Level 2 please check our calendar.


SSCC (Serial Shipping Container Code) and Logistics Label Workshop

GS1 SSCC Workshop Brochure The objective of this workshop to educate members on the correct way to:

  • Create Serial Shipping Container Codes using their registered Global Company Prefix (GCP)
  • Generate SSCC barcodes in the GS1-128 barcode symbology
  • Lay out a logistics label (outer case or pallet label) in line with global specifications.

As part of this workshop attendees will also become familiar with the technical and quality standards required for SSCCs and GS1-128 barcodes.

To view our next course date for the SSCC workshop please check our calendar.


EDI Training Course

GS1 EDI Training Course BrochureThe GS1 EDI course explains the "what" and "why" of EDI in an easy to follow and non technical manner.  The objective of this course is to give participants an understanding of how EDI messages are built, using GS1 standards, to support the supply chain. The course is broken into three sessions over two days.

For information on our next EDI course please contact us.