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IEMA/IRCA ISO 14001:2015 Lead Environmental Auditor



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Course Duration

5 Days

IEMA/IRCA ISO 14001:2015 Lead Environmental Auditor

This 5-day environmental management systems training course is designed for those who need a thorough understanding of auditing methods and abilities related to the Lead Auditor role. It is intensive, highly interactive, and tough. The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), CQI, and IRCA Certified Training have all registered this course.


For anyone wishing to register with the CQI and IRCA Certified training auditing scheme, this course satisfies the training requirement. It is also crucial for any serious environmental practitioner, especially those who are in charge of running an internal audit programme and are primarily responsible for putting an environmental management system into place. Important for those looking to advance their auditing and environmental skills to a professional level as well as for those who must conduct more demanding and extensive company audits (corporate auditing) or who must routinely evaluate the performance of other companies (supplier, contractor, and/or certification auditors).

*Prior knowledge required:

  • Concepts and principles of environmental management: the Plan, Do Check,
  • Act (PDCA) cycle
  • Environmental concerns, such as understanding the importance of pollution prevention and control
  • Definitions of environmental management words
  • Understanding the importance of environmental compliance concerns
  • Definitions of environmental management words
  • Common environmental management system structures, include process-based systems
  • The ISO 14001:2015 standard’s structure, content, and requirements


The course is created to assist participants in delivering audits with added value, understanding the fundamentals of good environmental management, and expanding their understanding of environmental management standards. In order for you to manage an audit team. Additionally, it will increase the delegates’ knowledge of various environmental audit types and their practical ability to organise, carry out, and report environmental management audits. Delegates will be able to assess an EMS’s effectiveness based on the ISO 14001:2015 standard at a level that is acceptable to certification bodies once the course is complete.


  • Auditing the requirements of ISO 14001:2015
  • Key focus areas for auditing core environmental processes
  • Overview of auditing for compliance
  • Objectives and types of environmental audits
  • Roles and responsibilities of auditors and lead auditors
  • Auditor skills & development
  • Processes and techniques for planning, conducting & reporting audits
  • Audit follow-up activities and auditing for continual improvement
  • Effective audit planning, execution and reporting based on current auditing standards
  • Identifying valid findings, non-conformities and corrective action management
  • Certification (based on ISO 17021) processes for EMS


This course’s objectives include broadening delegates’ awareness of environmental management system creation and implementation in addition to assisting them in performing value-added audits. Delegates will learn how to evaluate against the ISO 14001:2015 standard and the degree of performance necessary for effectively establishing a certified EMS. It will support the development of critical conceptual abilities such as risk-based thinking, continuous improvement, life-cycle thinking, and process-based methodologies in delegates. For anyone desiring to register with the IEMA Auditor Registration Scheme and/or the CQI and IRCA Certified auditing scheme, this course satisfies the formal training criteria.

Why chose an in-house course?

They are more cost-effective and can be tailor made to closely meet your unique requirements.

Course delivery and course leaders

Our course instructors have a wealth of experience in quality management in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, services, and professional organisations like local, national, and international governments. Due to their extensive expertise, they are able to add interest to the course by providing pertinent examples and case studies throughout workshop discussions.