IEMA/IRCA ISO 14001:2015 Lead Environmental Auditor Training (2355)

About this training module:

This highly interactive, intensive and challenging 5-day environmental management systems training course is designed for those people who require an in-depth understanding of auditing techniques and skills associated with the Lead Auditor role.

This course is registered with both the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and CQI and IRCA Certified training.

NB: This course is delivered in collaboration with CQI and IRCA ATP, and IQMS Learning

Who is it for?

This course satisfies the training requirement for those seeking to register with the CQI and IRCA Certified training auditing scheme.

It is also essential for any serious environmental practitioner, particularly those who have the main responsibility for implementing and maintaining their environmental management system and managing an audit programme for internal audits.

Essential also to those who are required to perform more demanding and extensive company audits (corporate auditing); or who are required to regularly assess the performance of other companies (supplier, contractor and/or certification auditors); and those who are seeking to develop their auditing and environmental skills to a professional level.

Those attending this course are expected to have prior knowledge of the following:

  • Environmental Management principles and concepts:
  • The Plan, Do Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • Environmental issues, including an appreciation of environmental protection and pollution prevention and control
  • Environmental management terms and definitions
  • Appreciation of environmental compliance issues
  • Environmental management terms and definitions
  • Typical structures for environmental management systems including process-based systems
  • Structure, content and requirements of ISO 14001:2015

On successful completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Audit against the requirements of ISO 14001:2015
  • Identify key focus areas for auditing core environmental processes
  • Overview of auditing for compliance
  • Processes and techniques for planning, conducting & reporting audits
  • Audit follow-up activities and auditing for continual improvement
  • Effective audit planning, execution and reporting based on current auditing standards
  • Identifying valid findings, non-conformities and corrective action management
  • Certification (based on ISO 17021) processes for EMS

Delegates completing the course, including examination, will be awarded both a CQI and IRCA Certified training certificate (2355) and an IEMA Certified training certificate.

Course Duration

  • 5 days (8 hours guided learning per day)

Delegates will gain an understanding of the level of performance required for implementing a successfully certified EMS and how to assess against the ISO 14001:2015 standard.

It will help delegates to develop essential conceptual skills including risk-based thinking, continual improvement, life-cycle thinking, and process-based approaches.

This course satisfies the formal training requirements for those wishing to register with the IEMA Auditor Registration Scheme and/or with the CQI and IRCA Certified auditing scheme.

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