NQA ISO 22301 BCMS (Business Continuity) Internal Auditor Training

2 Days Level 2

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The aim of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform an internal audit of part of a Business Continuity Management System based on ISO 22301 and report on the effective implementation and maintenance of the management system in accordance with ISO 19011.

**Please note that we encourage all our delegates sitting on virtual courses to have access to a webcam. This will enable you to interact with both the tutor and other course attendees.**

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Course aims

This course is designed for learners who have prior knowledge of business continuity management systems, knowledge of business continuity management principles and concepts, and the requirements of ISO 22301.

Its purpose is to enable delegates to perform an internal audit of part of a business continuity management System based on ISO 22301 and report on the effective implementation and maintenance of the management system in accordance with ISO 19011.

What will I learn?

  • With reference to the PDCA cycle, how to explain the process-based business continuity management system model for ISO 22301 and the role of an internal audit in maintenance and improvement of business continuity management systems

  • How to explain the role and responsibilities of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an internal business continuity management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011

  • How to plan, conduct, report and follow up an internal audit of part of a business continuity management system based on ISO 22301 in accordance with ISO 19011

  • With reference to PDCA cycle, explain the process-based business continuity management system model for ISO 22301 and the role of an internal audit in the maintenance and improvement of business continuity management systems.

  • Explain the purpose of a business continuity management system and the business benefits of improving business continuity management performance.

  • How to outline the model of a process-based business continuity management system and the structure and content of ISO 22301, referring to the PDCA cycle as appropriate.

  • How to outline the relationship between the business continuity management system purpose and intended outcomes, external and internal issues, relevant interested parties’ relevant requirements, scope, leadership, BCMS policy, BCMS objectives, resources, operation, monitoring, measurement, analysis, evaluation and performance improvement, non- conformity and corrective action and the significance of these for BCMS auditors.

  • Outline the business continuity review process and business continuity planning outputs and the significance of these for BCMS auditors.

  • Outline the ISO 22301 requirements for internal audit as described in clause

  • Define an internal business continuity management system audit including:

    • The terms and definitions used in auditing, referencing ISO 19011 and ISO 22301 as appropriate

    • Typical objectives for internal business continuity management system audits, including determination of conformance, evaluation of capability, evaluation of effectiveness, and identification of potential improvement and suggest how these different types of audit can contribute

  • Explain the role and responsibilities of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an internal business continuity management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011, including managing the audit process from initiating the audit through to conducting audit follow-up.

  • How to describe the role and responsibilities of the auditor at each stage in the audit process.

Is this course right for me?

Tthis course is aimed at:

  • Those who are looking to carry ouy internal Business Continuity audits within their organisation

Required Prior Knowledge

Management systems
  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle

  • The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between management responsibility, policy, planning, implementation, measurement, review and continual improvement.

Business continuity management
  • A basic knowledge of managing business continuity through the conducting of business impact analysis and risk assessment, the development of business continuity strategies and solutions and the implementation of business continuity plans and procedures

  • The relationship between business continuity management and an organisation’s overall ability to continue to operate during disruptions, and between business continuity management and the proactive improvement of business continuity performance.

ISO 22301
  • An understanding of the requirements of ISO 22301 and the commonly used business continuity management terms and definitions, as given in ISO 22301, which may be gained by completing a CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 22301:2019 Foundation (BCMS) training course or equivalent.

What else do I need to know? (Public courses only)

  • Dress code - Smart casual

  • Food & refreshments - You will be provided with lunch and refreshments throughout the day for the entire course. Please do let us know if you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements.

  • Proof of attendance - You will be sent a certificate of attendance following your training.

  • What to bring - You don't need to bring anything with you. You will be loaned a copy of the relevant standard(s) for reference and will be provided with writing materials and a copy of the presentation.

Why choose NQA training?

  • Expert trainers – All of our trainers have a wealth of experience and expertise in their field and are eager to pass this onto you in an effective way that you can take away and utilise.

  • Quality assured – Our trainers are assessed by delegates both annually and after each course. 99% of attendees scored overall trainer delivery, skills and knowledge as good or very good.

  • Interactive learning – We see the importance of practical and hands on learning so we have built this into all of our courses to further deepen your knowledge and engagement.

  • Small class sizes – Our courses all have a maximum of 12 delegates to ensure you are getting the best learning experience possible.

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