Course Overview

The CQI IRCA Internal Auditor course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of the requirements of auditing environmental management systems (EMS), and teaches the benefits and pitfalls of auditing these systems.

Course objectives

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 checklists (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.


CQI IRCA EMS ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor

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Who is this course for?

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

To remain in-line with CQI IRCA requirements, we assume that attendees have a basic understanding of ISO 14001:2015 or have attended the EMS Foundation course.


This is a two day course. The current course dates are as follows:

27-28 February 2019
10-11 April 2019
2-3 July 2019
8-9 October 2019

5-6 February 2019
21-22 May 2019
28-29 August 2019
19-20 November 2019


Milton Keynes:
26-27 March 2019
7-8 May 2019
25-26 June 2019
9-10 September 2019
10-11 December 2019

25-26 June 2019


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