NQA ISO 22301 BCMS (Business Continuity) Lead Auditor Conversion Training

3 Days Level 3

All of our courses are being held virtually by our expert tutors. Book online below to secure your place.

Book your place on this intensive three-day course designed for audit professionals who have successfully completed a CQI and IRCA approved (or an acceptable alternative) Lead Auditor course and wish to add the skills and knowledge to audit BCMS. This course has been submitted to CQI and IRCA for approval.

**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.**

Available dates and venues

- +VAT per delegate

Course aims

The aim of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of Business Continuity Management Systems against ISO 22301, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021, as applicable.

What will I learn?

  • How to explain the purpose of a business continuity management system, of the related standard(s) and the organisational benefits of a business continuity management system.

  • How to plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of a business continuity management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 22301 and in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO 17021 where appropriate).

  • How to explain the Plan-Do-Check-Act framework and its application to business continuity management processes.

  • How to outline the processes involved in establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, measuring, analysing, evaluating, reviewing, maintaining and improving a business continuity management system, including the significance of these for BCMS auditors

  • How to explain the terms and definitions used in ISO 22301 to others.

  • How to state the requirements for BCMS documented information and explain the difference between maintaining and retaining documented information.

  • How to explain the role and responsibilities of an internal auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up a business continuity management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO 17021 where appropriate).

Is this course right for me?

Required prior knowledge - this course is aimed at:

  • Current IRCA Lead Auditors who are now seeking registration as an BCMC Auditor / Lead Auditor under the CQI and IRCA scheme

  • Anyone who will be conducting third party BCMS audits

  • Those who will be carrying out internal BCMS audits or audits associated with BCMS of suppliers or vendors.

Recommended prior knowledge

FD131: ISO 22301:2019 Foundation (BCMS) or equivalent

Management Systems

  • Knowledge of management systems audit through satisfactory completion of a CQI and IRCA certificated (or acceptable alternative) Lead Auditor training course in another discipline.

Business Continuity Management

  • 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

  • Knowledge 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

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.

  • A learning journey – We offer a step-by-step training journey to help you improve over time. From introduction courses all the way up to our lead auditor training. We are always developing new training to keep up with the changing world of ISO standards.

To see the other courses we have running download our 2021 training calendar here.

Are you wondering which type of NQA training course is most suitable for you? Our Journey Guide will point you in the right direction.

 

Get in touch & receive updates

To discuss your training requirements call now on 0800 052 2424 or email us via our contact form choosing 'training' as your enquiry type.