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GS1 Introductory, Intermediate & Advanced Barcode Training Courses

Barcode training is a great way to build your barcoding knowledge and to give you confidence in using barcodes in your business. Our training courses cater for beginners, intermediate and advanced barcode users, and cover a range of topics, from basic retail barcodes to logistics labels, including SSCCs and GS1 128s, as well as specialised courses for pharma and medical devices companies addressing requirements for UDI and FMD compliance.

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Barcoding made easy

Our Introductory barcode trainingcourse starts with an introduction to barcode numbers and symbols for retail scanning at point of sale.

No previous knowledge of barcoding is required for the Introductory course. The course is also suitable as a refresher for anyone who wants to improve their current barcoding skills. Completion of these GS1 courses will give you the confidence & tools to deal with barcoding in your business, from retail barcodes to SSCCs.

The Introductory Course lasts 90 minutes (2 x 40 minute sessions with a 10 minute break) and is delivered online via Zoom (or Teams on request). Each session is delivered for your company at a date and time to be agreed with you. Please contact our Membership Services team to arrange a date & time that suits you.

Once you have the basics mastered, you can continue to our Intermediate Barcoding course which covers barcodes for logistics and supply chain applications, including GS1 128SSCCs and traceability in greater detail.

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Learn how to barcode products with GS1 Ireland barcode training

  • Where is the training held?

    Training is held online via Zoom (or Teams on request) and can also be delivered in-person in your offices on request (in-company training rates rates apply).
  • How much does barcode training cost?

    Each course costs €300 and covers 1 to 4 attendees inclusive. Additional places may be booked on request. 
  • How long does the barcode training course take?

    The course takes place 90 minutes and can be arranged at day/time to suit you. Please check with our Membership Services team to discuss upcoming availability.  
  • When is the next barcode training course?

    Our barcode training courses are held throughout the year. 

Learn how to barcode outer cases with GS1 Ireland barcode training

  • Who is this training course suitable for?

    These courses are a must for anyone new to managing product barcode numbers. Manufacturers and suppliers who are selling to retail outlets will learn a lot from the course. Some examples of the roles that would benefit from this course include:

    • Packaging and Labelling
    • Artwork and Marketing
    • Owner or General Manager
    • Sales and Account Management
    • IT and Supply Chain
    • Anyone with responsibility for barcoding

SSCC training with GS1 Ireland

  • What will you learn on the Introductory and Intermediate courses

Introductory Course Topics

  • Allocating barcode numbers - Understand how to allocate barcodes to your retail products
    • GTIN Allocation Rules
  • Understand barcode symbols - Learn about the different kinds of barcode symbols that can be used, including EAN / UPC, EAN 8 and ITF 14
  • Barcode Print and Placement Rules - Print and design tips and common pitfalls to make sure your barcodes will scan first time. 
  • Barcode Manager Software - Learn how to allocate and manage your product barcode numbers using GS1 Ireland's free Barcode Manager tool.
    • Symbol credits and managing your product data
    • Publishing your product to the GS1 Global Registry
  • Future focus: What's next in retail barcodes? QR codes and Digital Links

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Intermediate Course Topics

  • Allocating barcode numbers for shipments - how to allocate barcodes to your logistics units (outer cases & pallets)
  • Barcode symbols for inventory management and shipping including GS1 128 symbols.
  • Barcode Manager Software - allocate and manage your barcode numbers using GS1 Ireland's free Barcode Manager tool.
  • Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) - Learn about SSCCs, including how to generate them.
  • Logistics Label Tool - Get an introduction to GS1 Ireland's Logistics Label Tool, which is a free tool for managing and creating standardised transport labels for pallets and logistics units.
  • Barcode Quality - This also includes an introduction to having a barcode checked to see if it will scan through a process called verification.
  • Supply Chain Efficiencies - Understand how the GS1 System can lower costs and increase efficiency in your business.

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On-site Barcode Training to suit your needs

If you have specific barcode training needs, such as barcoding for healthcare or in-house training for staff, we can arrange an on-site, or online private training course to suit your needs. Please contact our training department for further information.