This one-day Fundamentals of Auditing training provides an understanding of auditing, the responsibilities of an auditor and the process of auditing. This includes preparing for an internal audit and gathering objective evidence.

Interactive workshops give delegates the opportunity to practise new skills, such as creating an audit checklist and writing a nonconformity report.

The Fundamentals of Auditing training course is designed for:

  • those who wish to audit a management system or process
  • staff whose organisations are due to be audited and who need to gain an understanding of the process
  • auditors seeking to refresh their auditing knowledge

This Fundamentals of Auditing training course does not focus on auditing against a specific standard. If you are looking for a course that provides these skills, then we recommend looking instead at our two-day Internal Auditor training courses or our five-day CQI and IRCA certified Lead Auditor training courses.

  • Introduction to auditing
  • Audit objectives
  • Process-based management systems
  • Audit checklists
  • Management system documentation
  • Managing the internal audit programme
  • The internal audit process (preparation, performance, reporting, follow-up)
  • Question styles and sampling
  • Nonconformity writing
  • Attributes and characteristics of an auditor

On completion delegates will be able to:

  • apply differing questioning styles and sampling techniques to the audit of processes
  • understand the skills necessary to plan and prepare for an internal audit
  • create audit checklists
  • gather objective evidence through interviews and sampling of records
  • describe the responsibilities of the internal auditor and the role of internal audits in maintaining and improving systems and delivering business benefits
  • write factual nonconformity reports that help to improve the effectiveness of the management system

Delegates will also receive a Certificate of Completion which will serve as evidence of their new auditing skills.

Fundamentals of Auditing Certificate


You may find our dedicated training option more cost-effective and convenient if you have several people to train. We hold these courses on dates to suit you, at your offices, at another venue of your choice, or in our virtual classroom. This course can be tailored to incorporate your company materials and involve discussions around how the ideas learned within the course can apply to your own organisation. Click the button below to discuss when and where you would like your training to take place.

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