ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor (EMS) – CQI & IRCA Certified

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The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to perform an internal audit of part of an Environmental Management System. The course is highly interactive, giving delegates the opportunity to practice the activ... Read More

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to perform an internal audit of part of an Environmental Management System. The course is highly interactive, giving delegates the opportunity to practice the activities involved in planning, conducting and following-up an audit against ISO 14001:2015 in accordance with ISO 19011.Environmental issues affect all organisations in all business sectors. With increasing pressure from stakeholders such as investors, customers and regulatory bodies, to be transparent and accountable for its actions, no company can afford to ignore its responsibility to identify, control and improve its environmental performance.

Many companies address these issues by implementing an environmental management system which meets the requirements of ISO 14001. Indeed, many major companies now require their suppliers to provide evidence of third party registration to ISO 14001.

Auditing the system and identifying nonconformities and improvement opportunities is essential to ensure the effectiveness of the environmental management system.

This two-day course is designed for personnel who wish to gain an understanding of how to audit an environmental management system in accordance with auditing guidelines ISO 19011. During the two days, delegates will build their knowledge and practise the skills necessary to enable them to conduct an internal environmental audit against ISO 14001:2015.


What's covered?

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Day One

  •  An overview of EMS auditing
  • The EMS auditing process
  •  Audit against the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 EMS
  • Process based auditing and the PDCA Cycle
  • Conducting a document review
  • Responsibilities and competencies of an internal environmental auditor
  • The auditing tool kit
  • Audit activities
  • Homework

Day Two

  • Interview techniques
  • Preparing to audit by process
  • Preparing to audit top management
  • Conducting an audit of top management
  • Gathering audit evidence
  • Evaluating audit finding
  • Writing nonconformities
  • Generating an audit report
  • Conducting opening and closing meetings
  • Post audit activities
  • End of course quiz

Practical exercises are conducted on both days.
A case study will be used on both days for public courses (a practical audit can be carried out on-site for in-house courses).

If you have access to a copy of ISO 14001:2015, please bring it with you. If you don’t have access, a copy will be provided for your use during the course. This ISO standard will need to be returned at the end of the course.

Who should participate?

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  • Personnel who require training as internal environmental auditors
  • Departmental managers & supervisory staff (e.g. facilities, manufacturing, engineering, quality, etc.)
  • Engineers & technicians
  • Laboratory personnel
  • Internal quality, health and safety auditors who wish to train as internal environmental auditors.For applicants whose first language is not English, SQT recommends a minimum English language competency of IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) for successful completion of this programme. It is important to note that learners are not expected to have an IELTS or equivalent examination complete. Potential delegates are expected to self-assess their English language competency against the IELTS Band scores which can be found in this document.

What will I learn?

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Delegates will develop the knowledge and skills to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  •  Plan, conduct, report and follow-up an internal audit for part of an environmental management system based on ISO 14001:2015, in accordance with ISO 19011.
  •  Explain the process-based EMS model for ISO 14001:2015 with reference to the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) model.
  • Explain the role of the internal audit in the maintenance and improvement of an environmental management system.
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow-up an internal environmental management system in accordance with ISO 19011.

Who are the tutors?

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What are the entry requirements?

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Recommended prior knowledge:

a) Management systems

  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation,  measurement, review, and continual improvement.

b) Environmental management

      The intended outcomes of an environmental management system:

  • Enhancement of environmental performance
  • Fulfilment of compliance obligations
  • Achievement of environmental objectives.

c) ISO 14001
An understanding of the requirements of ISO 14001 and the commonly used environmental management terms and definitions.

The above prior knowledge may be gained by completing a SQT ISO 14001:2015 Overview (EMS) training course or equivalent.

How will I be assessed?

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A variety of exercises will be carried out throughout the course using role-plays, case studies and sample documentation. Delegates are assessed throughout the course by continual assessment. Continual assessment is based upon the student’s participation and performance during the exercises, role-plays and question & answer sessions. It is essential that delegates take an active part in all course activities during the course in order that the tutor can make a full assessment of the student’s performance. Please note it is essential for delegates to be in attendance for the full course.

How do we train and support you?

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In-House Courses
For In-House courses, the tutor will contact you in advance to discuss the course programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically for your organisation. Course exercises can be carried out using the company’s own quality system culminating in a supervised internal audit.

Course Manual
Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

Programme accreditation

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This course has been certified by CQI IRCA, course certificate number 1744. The International Register of Certificated Auditors (CQI IRCA) is the world's original and largest international certification body for auditors of management systems.

Further information regarding accreditation is available here.

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This Programme (1744) is presented by Antaris (01185832)

CQI & IRCA Certified - Programme Ref PT218

Course Code
2 training days
Public Price
Virtual Training: €495

+ €31 for CQI IRCA Course Certification

Delivery Mode
This programme is delivered by Classroom, Virtual Training, or In-Company training
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Course was very informative and I now feel I could carry out an internal audit of our site processes and procedures etc.
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A good course overall. Some IT issues but all were resolved.
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Overall a really good/ beneficial and interactive course which keeps everyone interested. FInbarr explained the next steps really well to keep everyone in the loop with the plan ahead.
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  • 03 - 04 Apr 2024
    Location: Virtual Book Date
  • 11 - 12 Jun 2024
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ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor (EMS) – CQI & IRCA Certified

Duration: 2 days
Virtual Training: €495
+ €31 (certification fees)
  • 03 - 04 Apr 2024
    Delivery: Virtual Training
    Location: Virtual
    Book Date
  • 11 - 12 Jun 2024
    Delivery: Virtual Training
    Location: Virtual
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