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ISO 14001: 2015 Lead Environmental Auditor

The ISO 14001:2015 Lead Environmental Auditor course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct effective environmental management system (EMS) audits according to ISO 14001 standards. ISO 14001 is an international standard that specifies requirements for an effective EMS, enabling organisations to manage and improve their environmental performance.

Upon successful completion, delegates will gain points towards IEMA Environmental Auditor registration. The course also satisfies the training requirements to become an IRCA EMS Lead Auditor. Learners  will receive an IEMA Lead Environmental Auditor certificate and a CQI & IRCA ISO 14001 Lead Auditor certificate.

Certified by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and CQI and IRCA (Course ID: 2250). 
The course is delivered through a partnership with Bywater. 

Learning Methods

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Duration

40 hours

Entry Requirements

Prior knowledge of ISO 14001 is required. 

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What does the ISO14001 course cover?

Gain expertise in conducting internal and external audits of environmental management systems (EMS) aligned with ISO 14001 requirements through Bywater's certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training course, recognised by IEMA, CQI, and IRCA.

This comprehensive course empowers participants to confidently plan, execute, report, and follow up EMS audits. By course completion, attendees will be proficient in:

  • Conducting audits to evaluate adherence to ISO 14001 standards
  • Assessing the effectiveness and maintenance of EMS implementation
  • Contributing to the ongoing enhancement of EMS practices

The course is structured around a pivotal case study that replicates a site audit, providing hands-on experience in addressing audit challenges. Engaging workshops, discussions, and interactive tutorials delve into critical subjects such as risk-based auditing, environmental aspect and impact assessment, and crafting EMS nonconformity reports.

Who should attend?

This is a key course for those involved in auditing an EMS. It will be of benefit to a wide range of job roles and tasks, including those responsible for:

  1. undertaking internal audits, supplier audits and certification audits
  2. leading environmental management system (EMS) audits
  3. managing EMS audits
  4. ensuring EMS conformance and continual improvement
  5. managing EMS maintenance

The course is also of value for career progression, offering essential certified steps towards becoming an IRCA EMS auditor and IEMA registered lead auditor. 

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Units

  • Module 1 - 5

    Introduction

  • Module 6 - 10

    Auditing Concepts and Standards

  • Module 11 - 15

    Environmental Legislation

  • Module 16 - 20

    External & Internal Communications: Environmental Statements

  • Module 21 - 25

    Auditing – Considerations, Techniques and Challenges

  • Module 26-31

    Audit Reporting

Assessments

  • Assessment is via continuous assessment. An online exam is taken within 30 days of the course ending. The exam time is 1:45 hours and is made up of multiple choice, See the course guide for more information on the exams

Course Length

  • 40 hours

Learning Methods

  • Virtual

    Live-online, engaging and interactive classes

  • Classroom

    Traditional structured learning environment

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£1795.00
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Bristol
07/10/2024
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Edinburgh
14/10/2024
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04/11/2024
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Manchester
11/11/2024
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Belfast
09/12/2024
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Delegates do need an appreciation of ISO 14001 and its requirements before attending this course
Module 1 - 5
Introduction Module 1: Icebreaker
Module 2: Background to Management Systems
Module 3: Requirements of ISO 14001:2015
Module 4: Pre-course Questionnaire
Module 5: Sustainability and Organisational Strategy
Module 6 - 10
Auditing Concepts and Standards Module 6: Auditing Concepts and Standards
Module 7: Audit Stages
Module 8: Auditing Principles and Responsibilities
Module 9: Environmental Aspects Identification
Module 10: Documented Information
Module 11 - 15
Environmental Legislation Module 11: Environmental Legislation
Module 12: Site Tour – Audit Plan Review
Module 13: Detailed Planning – Audit Plans/Checklists
Module 14: Environmental Aspects, Assessment of Significance
Module 15: Environmental Objectives & Policy: Continual Improvement
Module 16 - 20
External & Internal Communications: Environmental Statements Module 16: External & Internal Communications: Environmental Statements Module 17: EMS Nonconformities Module 18: Audit Meetings Module 19: Senior Management Interview – Preparation Module 20: Case Study: Part 1
Module 21 - 25
Auditing – Considerations, Techniques and Challenges Module 21: Auditing – Considerations, Techniques and Challenges
Module 22: EMS Nonconformity Writing
Module 23: Case Study: Part 2
Module 24: Case Study: Part 3
Module 25: Course Closing Process
Module 26-31
Audit Reporting Module 26: Audit Reporting
Module 27: Closing Meetings
Module 28: Analysis of Case Study Findings and Preparation for Closing Meeting
Module 29: Individual Audit Reports
Module 30: Individual NCRs
Module 31: Closing Meeting - Preparation

ISO 14001: 2015 Lead Environmental Auditor Virtual Course

ISO 14001: 2015 Lead Environmental Auditor Classroom Course

Assessment is via continuous assessment. An online exam is taken within 30 days of the course ending. The exam time is 1:45 hours and is made up of multiple choice, See the course guide for more information on the exams

 
Workplace Training

ISO 14001: 2015 Lead Environmental Auditor Training

Develop your people for a better organisation.

 

Sending an employee on an ISO 14001 Lead Environmental Auditor course can provide several significant business benefits:

  1. Expertise in Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  2. Enhanced compliance and risk management
  3. Improved environmental performance
  4. Competitive advantage and market access
  5. Cost savings
  6. Internal auditing and continuous improvement
  7. Stakeholder confidence and reputation
  8. Alignment with sustainable goals (SDG's)
  9. Employee development and engagement.


Our training has been tried and tested by 120,000 health and safety, environmental  professionals. We offer a range of learning options, including virtual classroom, traditional classroom and on-site classroom courses delivered at premises of your choice on a day of your choice.

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Relevant training for your staff can be tailored to company requests.
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Virtual - The Virtual Learning Academy is the most modern approach to delivering live-online training without the need to travel

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