Auditing Principles and Practice

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    Course Includes

    This 1-day course covers the principles of auditing and how to conduct a successful audit from planning through to implementation, report writing and feedback.


    This course can be delivered to client premises and often results in considerable cost savings. For a bespoke quote, please contact us so that we can discuss delegate numbers and location, enabling us to keep the cost as competitive as possible for you. Alternatively, for individual bookings, why not check out our upcoming courses, which could be classroom-based or virtual using Microsoft Teams. If the course you are interested in is not listed on the calendar, please contact us to enquire about the next course date.

    Should you attend?

    This course is ideal for internal auditors or for staff who will have to host external auditors and take the role of the auditee.


    The course will cover the following:

    • What is an audit
    • Benefits of auditing
    • Types of audit
    • Audit criteria
    • Planning an audit
    • Objectives and scope
    • Auditor confidentiality
    • Auditor skills
    • Communication
    • Conducting audits
    • Evidence gathering and verification
    • Closing meetings
    • Feedback
    • Report writing
    • Continual improvement


    1-Day classroom-based course.

    This course can also be delivered remotely via Microsoft teams.

    Please note that this course can be delivered with an emphasis on a specific discipline such as health and safety, quality, or environmental auditing.

    Extra days can also be bolted onto this course to cover specific International Standards such as ISO 45001, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, or any other audit criteria of the organisation’s choice.

    Exam format

    An attendance certificate will be awarded if learners meet the assessment criteria.

    Learners will be required to participate in a simulated audit scenario which will involve interviews and a desk top review of documentation and inspection photographs. This exercise will be assessed and observed by the tutor. Learners will also be required to submit an audit report to the tutor communicating their audit findings.