This one day Fundamentals of Auditing training course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of auditing, the responsibilities of an auditor and the process of auditing, including preparing for an internal audit and gathering objective evidence. Delegates will practise ideas learnt, such as creating an audit checklist and writing a nonconformity report within interactive workshops.

The course is designed for delegates who are due to be audited and wish to gain an understanding of the process, auditors seeking to refresh their auditing knowledge and those wishing to learn how to audit a management system or process.

This Fundamentals of Auditing training does not focus on providing the skills to audit against a specific standard. If you wish to acquire the knowledge and skills to audit against a specific standard, and practice ideas learnt within interactive workshops and role-plays, we recommend viewing 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

  • Those who are due to be audited (auditees) and wish to understand the audit process
  • Auditors who wish to refresh their auditing knowledge
  • Managers and/or owners of processes
  • Those who wish to audit a management system or process

To acquire the skills to undertake an audit against a specific management system, we recommend instead viewing our two day Internal Auditor training courses or our five day CQI and IRCA certified Lead Auditor training courses.

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 interview 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

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Held on a date which is convenient for your team, our Fundamentals of Auditing training course can take place at your offices, a venue of your choice or online. This course can be tailored to meet your requirements including incorporating your company materials into the training materials and holding discussions around how ideas learnt apply to your organisation.

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