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Designed for any member of staff who will be involved in the internal auditing of the environmental management system of a company.


To give a basic understanding of:

  • The principles and processes used for assessment of environmental aspects
  • The role of the internal audit
  • How to plan, conduct and report an EMS internal audit
  • How to identify possible improvements
  • The checks needed to ensure that previously identified problems have been corrected

Course content

  • The purpose of ISO 14001
  • The audit cycle
  • Planning an EMS audit
  • Preparation of internal audit check-lists (and their pros and cons)
  • Auditing techniques (how to gain objective evidence)
  • Carrying out a mock EMS audit
  • Audit reporting
  • Auditing integrated systems
  • Raising corrective actions for problems
  • Following up corrective actions

What should have been learnt

  • How to carry out internal audits on an environmental management system
  • How to plan and report internal audits
  • How to follow up corrective actions
  • How to look at the effectiveness of an environmental management system
  • How to audit environmental aspects

Pre requisites

In line with IRCA requirements it is assumed that attendees have a basic understanding of ISO 14001-2015 or have attended the EMS Foundation course.


Course dates & locations

Date (from - to) Location Price Availability Book
29/11/2016 - 30/11/2016 Surrey £585 Book this course
29/11/2016 - 30/11/2016 Milton Keynes £585 Fully booked, call 01296 678453 for alternative dates
18/01/2017 - 19/01/2017 Manchester £625 Book this course
02/02/2017 - 03/02/2017 Surrey £625 Book this course
15/03/2017 - 16/03/2017 Milton Keynes £625 Book this course
12/04/2017 - 13/04/2017 Manchester £625 Book this course