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Certificate Courses

Introduction to the GS1 Certificate Courses

The GS1 Certificates allow the learner to test their knowledge of the GS1 standards. The Certificates compliment the Learning Zone Bundles and are available on two levels: System Certificate and Advanced System Certificate.

GS1 System Certificate

The GS1 System Certificate tests the learner on an essential understanding of the terminology of GS1 standards and how they are deployed as supply chain solutions. This Certificate course takes the learner through the fundamentals of the GS1 system that enable companies to identify, capture and share information about their products.

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Advanced GS1 System Certificate

The Advanced GS1 System Certificate builds on the knowledge gained in the introductory GS1 System Certificate. It examines the learner on their understanding of GS1’s more advanced identification numbers and data carriers, along with the fundamental principles of traceability and data quality within the supply chain.

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Overview of GS1 Certificate Course

The GS1 System Certificate gives the learner an essential understanding of the terminology of GS1 standards and how they are deployed as supply chain solutions. This Certificate course takes the learner through the fundamentals of GS1 standards, as grouped into the four pillars of Identify, Capture, Share and Use.

The GS1 System Certificate provides a high level overview of GS1 supply chain standards, focussing on how they can be used in different business processes throughout the supply chain to deliver cost benefits, operational efficiency and visibility for your business.

In the introductory Certificate Course the most commonly deployed identification keys (GTIN and GLN) and most often used barcode symbols (EAN/UPC) are covered. The basics of RFID tags as a method of data capture is also introduced. The key elements of the data sharing process are covered in the introductory EDI and GDSN modules.

The GS1 System Certificate would be of benefit to any GS1 members who want to understand the total scope of the GS1 organisation and the potential benefits that GS1 could bring to your organisation.

Course Modules

  • Introduction to GS1
  • Identification Numbers (GTIN, GLN, SSCC)
  • Barcode Symbols - (EAN/UPC)
  • Introduction to Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) 
  • Electronic Product Code (EPC)/Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN)

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Learning outcomes

As a result of completing this course the learner will:

  • be familiar with the core terminology used in the context of supply chain standards
  • understand how GS1 identification numbers are the foundation of many business processes and systems
  • recognise how the components of GS1 standards inter-relate to each other

Who is this course for?

The GS1 System Certificate Course is ideal for anyone who needs to have a basic understanding of the breadth, use and opportunities of GS1 standards adoption. Candidates come from across a variety of business disciplines including Marketing, Product Management, Packaging, IT, Logistics and Warehousing, Supply Chain Managers and Solution Providers.

What is required?

No prior knowledge of standards is required to take this course. The Certificate Course is available to paid up Members of GS1 and companies participating in the GS1 Ireland Solution Provider Programme.

Course Assessment

Following completion of all modules candidates will be required to complete an online assessment. A minimum passing grade of 80% is required in order to achieve the Certificate award.

Further information

To learn more about the the GS1 System Certificate Courses or any of the eLearning modules available please contact Tim Daly or email training@gs1ie.org

Overview of Advanced GS1 System Certificate Course

The Advanced GS1 System Certificate Course builds on the knowledge gained in the introductory GS1 System Certificate and goes into more detail on GS1 standards application in traceability and data sharing systems.

Completing the Advanced Course will give you a more in-depth knowledge of GS1’s identification numbers for asset identification and tracking (GRAI, GIAI). The more advanced Data Carriers are covered, including the barcode symbologies GS1 Datamatrix and GS1-128, which are used extensively to support product visibility and traceability systems in the Food and Healthcare sectors.

The course also includes modules on; the GS1 Global Standards Management Process (GSMP), the process through which GS1 standards are developed; the fundamentals of traceability within the supply chain; the world of GS1 RFID standards and event-data capture through the Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) and finally; the principles of data quality are covered, which is essential to the smooth operation of today’s supply chains, regardless of the technology used.

Course Modules

  • Identification Numbers - (GRAI, GIAI)
  • Barcodes - (AI's, Datamatrix, GS1-128)
  • Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS)
  • Introduction to Traceability
  • Building a Traceability Framework
  • Introduction to Data Quality
  • Creating standards – The GSMP Community

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Learning outcomes

As a result of completing this course the learner will:

  • be familiar with the core terminology used in the context of supply chain standards
  • understand how GS1 identification numbers are the foundation of many business processes and systems
  • recognise how the components of GS1 standards inter-relate to each other

Who is the Advanced course for?

The Advanced GS1 System Certificate will benefit employees within larger SME and multi-national organisations whose job role necessitates a precise understanding of the fundamentals of GS1 standards beyond the basic barcode. The Advanced Course is intended for industry professionals requiring a deeper technical understanding of the design and implementation of supply chain systems and solutions.

Due to its strong emphasis on traceability, this course will benefit those looking to oversee implementation projects relating to traceability, recall or supply chain visibility

What is required?

Candidates are required to have successfully completed the GS1 System Certificate prior to undertaking the Advanced GS1 System Certificate exam.

Course Assessment

Upon completion of all modules within the course you will be required to complete an online assessment. A minimum passing grade of 80% is required to achieve the Advanced Certificate Award. 

Further information

To learn more about the the GS1 System Certificate Courses or any of the eLearning modules available please contact Tim Daly or email training@gs1ie.org