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CQI IRCA ISO 14001 EMS (Environmental) Lead Auditor Training (A18211)

5 Days Level 3

An intensive five day course for environmental professionals who are required to plan, oversee and conduct external 3rd party and certification audits. This course can lead to CQI IRCA certification which is globally recognised.

Available dates and venues

- +VAT per delegate

Course Aims

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to conduct and follow up on internal and third party EMS audits. An essential course for those wishing to register themselves as a lead auditor with the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA). ​As a prerequisite to this course, and to provide a good understanding of the terms and processes within the standard, you have FREE access to our NQA ISO 14001:2015 EMS (Environmental) E-Learning Introduction Training. When you have booked this course please contact us via training@nqa.com to get your login and password. This is a challenging course and we would advise delegates complete the CQI IRCA ISO 14001:2015 EMS Internal Auditor course, as well as conducting some practical audits prior to attending.

Course objectives

  • Describe the purpose of environmental management systems, PDCA cycle and the 7 management principles
  • Explain the principles and methods of performing process based audits against ISO 14001
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of an auditor and lead auditor
  • Complete an audit using a structured approach
  • Review an audit showing corrective action and root cause analysis. 

Who should attend

  • Environmental professionals with experience of environmental management systems and seeking registration as an auditor / lead auditor under the IRCA scheme
  • Anyone who will be conducting third party EMS audits
  • Environmental managers who will be carrying out audits of suppliers or vendors.

Get in touch

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