Course: Auditing to ISO 19011

Soil Association

18th-19th March 2024

Cost: £395 / €460 (£1,290 / €1,500 when taken in conjunction with another induction course)

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, conservation & wildlife, sustainability

The ISO 19011 for Auditing course can only be taken in conjunction with one of the other induction courses (e.g. FSC Chain of Custody and ISO 19011). The ISO 19011 course can not be taken on its own. The blended course price eg FSC Chain of Custody and ISO 19011 is £1290.

This course will be delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams. 

This blended eLearning and 2 day Instructor-led training course is intended for anyone:

  • Who would like to upgrade their auditor skills to a professional level
  • Needs to understand the guidelines for auditing management system
  • Gain the skills to plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit in accordance with ISO 19011: 2018
  • Apply the latest auditor techniques and identify appropriate use

This course is delivered by the Forestry division, therefore all practical exercises and examples have a Forestry context, with specific reference to FSC auditing requirements.

The course covers the topics listed below, and provides a valid ISO 19011 training certificate on completion of the course and assessment which is applicable to any certification industry.

  • Principles of auditing
  • Auditor behaviour and performance
  • Managing an audit programme
  • Audit programme objectives and extent
  • Audit programme implementation
  • Audit programme records
  • Audit programme monitoring and reviewing
  • Audit activities and conducting audit follow-up
  • Audit interviewing skills
  • Practical audit examples

This training event will be delivered in English and all the training material provided will also be in English, so proficiency in this language is imperative. However, this training will be delivered in collaboration with a Soil Association Certificate agent in Portugal and support will be provided by their local expert

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