Why IQS?

IQS Certified courses are recognized as an industry leader and IQS endorsement means that you can be confident that the course you are attending:

  • covers the key knowledge and skills you need to start your journey as a management systems auditor
  • will be taught by tutors who are experienced auditors and trainers who have fulfilled IQS tutor competency requirements
  • will be taught using a variety of proven practical student-focused learning techniques to help you learn and enjoy the course
  • has a limited class size to maximize participation and optimize your learning.
  • has been regularly assessed by an IQS approved technical assessor.
  • completion of this course is the first step to becoming IQS registered.

IQS recognize that attending a training course is usually a major commitment, both in terms of cost and time. When choosing the right training organizations and the right course, make sure you look for those that display the IQS certification mark.

IQS only approves organizations that have demonstrated a high standard of technical and training expertise. All training organizations approved by IQS must demonstrate that they have the competence to achieve the learning outcomes for each course and to examine the performance of students.

When you are choosing an IQS certified Course and Training Organization you can be certain that;

  • Your knowledge and skills are developed through an interactive and practical approach to tasks and audit activities.
  • Courses are delivered by tutors who are experts in management systems in auditing and experienced in training.
  • Students are formally assessed and examined during training.

Learning Objectives

On Completion, Successful students will have the knowledge and skills to: Knowledge

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

Course Format

  • Course Program
  • Each day is divided into four sessions, two before lunch and two after lunch.
  • The first session precedes the mid-morning break and the second follows mid-morning break.
  • The afternoon sessions are similarly divided.
  • The output of the exercise is a part of the formal continuous assessment and will therefore be marked.
  • Although the exercises are group exercises individual score to the delegate will be based on their overall participation.
  • A mock audit – Role play will be conducted on Days 4 & 5 of the Training for the delegates to demonstrate the skills learned and understood during the course. All sessions are interactive and delegate participation is encouraged.
  • You will need to allow sufficient time to read and understand the notes which have been provided.

Course Style

  • All sessions are delegate interactive and delegate participation is encouraged. Delivery will include presentations by lecture, overhead and slide projection.
  • There are numerous exercises and each activity is assessed as part of the overall candidature evaluation.
  • A model factory will be used and wherever possible practical illustrations will be given. All course presenters will have experience of QMS design and implementation, and have some experience of QMS certification and assessment.

A live audit in a host organization (or an audit role play) will take place on day 4 so as the delegates may demonstrate the skills learned and developed during the course.

Expected Prior Knowledge
Before starting this course, you must inform students that they are expected to have the following prior knowledge:

a) Management Systems

  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review, and continual improvement.

b) Environmental Management

The intended outcomes of an environmental management system:

  • Enhancement of environmental performance
  • Fulfillment of compliance obligations
  • Achievement of environmental objectives

c) ISO 14001

  • Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 14001 and the commonly used environmental management terms and definitions, as given in ISO 14001, which may be gained by completing an IQS Certified EMS Foundation Training course or the equivalent.


  • Training Programs are handled by Highly Experienced and IQS Qualified Lead Auditors.
  • The Batches once committed will not be cancelled
  • 3 Fully Equipped Training Halls available at Trichy to carry out Multi Program at the same time.

Course Period

5 Consecutive Days

There is a 2 hours close book exam on the final day (pass mark 70%)