ISO 14001 CQI & IRCA Lead Auditor Course

RRC in Partnership with BSI offers the CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 14001 course throughout the UK. The course is designed to help you develop the skills required to carry out a full environmental management system (EMS) audit.

ISO 14001 is the world’s most recognised environmental management system standard and helps businesses of all types and sizes make their day to day operations more sustainable. The standard provides guidance on how to consider multiple aspects of your business procurement, storage, distribution, product development and manufacturing so that it reduces its impact on the environment.

Delivered in Partnership with BSI throughout the UK
CQI and IRCA certified training course
Contact us on +44 (0)20 8944 3100 or email for all the latest information on this course

The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) is the chartered body for quality professionals, and the only body that can award Chartered Quality Professional status. This course meets the training requirements for CQI and IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors) Environmental Management Systems Auditor Certification.

ISO 14001 CQI IRCA Lead Auditor Course Accredited Centre 335
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BSI ISO 14001:2015 CQI & IRCA Certified Course

Over the 5 day course you will be guided through every step in the auditing process from initiation to follow-up, in accordance with existing international management system auditing guidelines, ISO 19011:2018. With support from an expert tutor, you will learn how to effectively plan, conduct, report and follow-up a management system audit to ISO 14001:2015 standards.

Based on the latest techniques, the ISO 14001 lead auditor course helps you to explain the purpose of an audit to key stakeholders.


You will need good knowledge of ISO 14001 and the key principles of an EMS, such as that gained in an ISO 14001 Requirements course. It is also useful to have attended an internal or lead auditor course or have experience conducting internal or supplier audits.

BSI ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor Content

  • The aims, benefits and requirements of an ISO 14001:2015 audit
  • Interpretations of ISO 14001:2015 requirements for audit application
  • Planning, conducting and following up an audit in way that adds value
  • The latest auditor techniques and appropriate use
  • Building stakeholder confidence by leading and managing processes in line with latest requirements
  • The application of risk-based thinking, leadership and process management
  • The requirements of CQI and IRCA certification

BSI ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor Outcomes

  • Identify the purpose and benefits of an EMS
  • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Gain the skills to plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO 17021 where appropriate)


The course is assessed by an IRCA examination. Upon successful completion, you will receive a CQI and IRCA certified training course certificate. You will also gain 40 CPD points.

BSI ISO 14001 CQI Lead Auditor Course Classroom

  • BSI ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor - 5 days

Classroom Learning with RRC & BSI

  • Expert teaching from highly experienced BSI trainers.
  • Venues - 16 UK venues.
  • Professional training environment - providing the perfect environment to learn with refreshments throughout the day including lunch.
  • Detailed course notes.
  • Internationally recognised BSI Training Academy certificate.

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