ISO 14001:2015 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AUDITOR/LEAD AUDITOR (CQI IRCA 18004) TRAINING

Gain in-depth understanding of EMS audit requirements

ABOUT THE COURSE

The purpose of this training course is to provide knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) against ISO 14001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021, as applicable.

Capitalizing on the powerful Accelerated Learning Technique, this course spends a good portion of the time on discussions, exercises and case studies to help students to consolidate knowledge and acquire hands-on experience that are instrumental in their capacity as a EMS auditor or as an environmental personnel.
Students who passed the continuous assessment and the 2-hour closed book examination will be awarded a Certificate of Successful Completion. Based on CQI IRCA policy, this course satisfies the training requirement for certification as a CQI IRCA registered EMS Lead Auditor/Auditor.

Duration: 5 - day course

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN FROM THE COURSE?

On completion, successful students will be able to:

Knowledge

Describe the purpose of an environmental management system, of EMS standards, of management system audit and of third-party certification, and the business and societal benefits of improving environmental performance;
Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an EMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1, as applicable;

Skills

• Plan, conduct, report and follow-up an audit of an EMS to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 14001, and in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 as applicable.

Topics to be covered in this course include:

General Introduction
Environmental Management Principles, Vocabulary and ISO 14001 requirements
Stage 1 Audit (including document review)
Audit Planning
Process Auditing and Audit Skills
Writing NC Reports and Audit Reporting
Audit follow up

WHAT IS THE COURSE METHODOLOGY?

There is a balance between knowledge-based presentation, discussions, exercises and case studies. About two third of the time is spent on activity based learning. A mock examination paper will be discussed throughout the course to help students to be familiar with the style of the questions.
Certificates will only be issued to participants with 100% full attendance.

This CQI IRCA Certified course is conducted under the license of, and certificates are issued in collaboration with ALC 06022954. 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

This course is specially designed for:

Staff who are charged with the responsibility to develop and maintain an EMS
All EMS auditors who wish to acquire an internationally recognized auditor status
Those who wish to explore career opportunities in management system auditing

Prerequisite:

CQI IRCA recommends that students are expected to have the following prior knowledge:

The PDCA cycle
The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review, and improvement
The intended outcomes of an environmental management system:

o Enhancement of environmental performance
o Fulfilment of compliance obligations
o Achievement of environmental objectives

Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 14001 and the commonly used environmental management terms and definitions, as given in ISO14001, which may be gained by completing a CQI IRCA Certified EMS Foundation Training course or equivalent

WHO IS THE COURSE ADVISOR?

With a global vision, Alauda Learning Centre (ALC) offers personal development programmes as well as training solutions to individuals and multinationals.  ALC specializes in management training and CQI IRCA (UK) certified training courses. Collaborating with local partners, ALC training courses are delivered in over twenty countries with stringent quality assurance measures to ensure world class delivery.  All local tutors are qualified directly by ALC through a series of competence tests.

  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ENROLLING IN THIS COURSE?
    • World-class training – by learning from TÜV SÜD’s industry experts and training specialists

    • Interactive learning style – with interactive formats such as lectures, illustrations and simulations are used

    • Networking opportunity – where you can meet and build network with like-minded individuals at our instructor-led training

    • Gain a competitive edge – by getting trained by experts known in the fields of safety, security and sustainability

  • FAQs
    1. How do I enroll for the course?
      To enroll, simply select the course which you would like to register for, click 'Buy now' and fill out the forms accordingly.
    2. What is the course methodology?
      Participants will learn through role plays, case studies, group exercises, scenarios and discussions.
    3. Are there any tests in the middle of the course?
      There are continuous assessment and specimen examination in the middle of the course. 
    4. Can I get a refund if I cancel my enrollment?
      Yes, please contact us at training.sg@tuvsud.com for more details. Terms and conditions apply.
    5. Can I also attend E-learning courses on top of attending the instructor-led course?
      Yes, you can register to any e-learning courses. If you have special requirements, please contact us at training.sg@tuvsud.com  and we can customise a suitable package for you.
    6. Upon completion of the course, would I get a certificate for completion?
      Yes, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement if you successfully passed the examination, or a Certificate of Attendance if you failed the examination.
    7. Who Developed the Course and What are Their Qualifications? 
      Alauda Learning Centre (ALC) has a Product Development Team within the organization and they form Task Forces (each consists of 2 to 3 people) to develop different courses. They are highly qualified with doctorate degrees, master degrees and bachelor degrees from reputable universities in the UK and Asia. Some of them are ISO Technical Committee Members and they are IRCA certified lead auditors in different disciplines. In total, they have accumulated more than 100 years of industrial experience and in addition, more than 100 years of ISO management system related experience in auditing, consulting and training.

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