An internal auditor plays a vital role in an organisation ensuring conformance with their process, standards and compliance. This online training course provides the essential knowledge and basic skills required to undertake an internal audit and support a lead auditor.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for technical and non-technical staff, who intent to become internal auditors or are involved in support audits within the business.

Key Learning Objectives

By completing this course the participant will be able –

  • Initiate and prepare for an audit

  • Define audit objectives, criteria and scope 

  • Carry-out an opening meeting

  • Gather audit evidence

  • Prepare for and conduct a closing meeting

  • Assess audit findings

  • Prepare an audit report

  • Provide effective feedback

  • Carry-out audit follow-up

  • Support continuous improvement 

Key Standards

  • ISO 19001

  • ISO 45001

  • ISO 90001

Course Outline

Module 1 - Introduction

  • Understand the need for an audit

  • Principles of auditing

  • Types of audits

  • Overview of the audit process

Module 2 - Prepare

  • Objective, scope and criteria

  • Resourcing

  • Roles and responsibilities

  • Competencies

  • Feasibility of an audit

  • Confidentiality

  • Document review

  • Audit plan

  • Risks

Module 3 – Execute

  • Review audit plan

  • Opening meeting

  • Evidence gathering – e.g. documentation, effective communication and interviewing techniques, sampling and site visits

  • Recording observations

  • Prepare for closing meeting

  • Closing meeting

Module 4 – Follow-up

  • Recording and assessment of audit findings

  • Reporting

  • Complete an audit

  • Follow-up

Assessment and certification

Participants will receive a CPD

Certification upon successful completion of the online assessment


Up to 4 hours (depending on participants prior experience)


Tutors are available by email to answer any of your questions.

Further support 

Due to the very nature of online learning, it is not possible offer all the benefits of a class-room based learning environmental.  Hence, we recommend that you ask for one of our experience auditors to support you in your first audit following this training.