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INTERNAL AUDITOR ISO 14001:2015 (EMS) Training Course

Internal Auditor ISO 14001 Training Course


£690 (UK Delegates public course)
Organisations: please contact us for volume discounts

Duration: 2 Days

Venue: In-house or Remote

This course can be delivered Remotely or ‘In-company’ at your premises.

Class Sizes:
To ensure you get the best learning experience, attendee numbers are restricted:
Classroom (12 maximum)
Remote with Live Trainer (10 maximum)


This interactive 2 day training ISO 14001:2015 EMS internal auditor course aims to help you understand and apply the principles and techniques required for conducting effective environmental audits.

An effective Environmental Management System (EMS) can help organisations manage their impact on the environment and improve their business performance. Consequently internal Auditors play an essential part in assessing the effectiveness of the EMS and driving continual improvement.

SEQM TRAINING can provide internal auditor training to help you understand the requirements of the standard, increasing your personal auditing knowledge, and ensuring that the EMS of the organisations that you audit remain complaint and continually add value.

During this highly practical and interactive 2 day course you will be guided step-by-step through the entire audit process from the initial stage through to completion and reporting. You will Learn the key principles and practices of conducting an effective EMS audit in line with ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 19011 “Guidelines for auditing management systems”.

*This course can be delivered remotely or  ‘in-house’ at your premises. 


  • Individuals wishing to start a career as an auditor
  • Those wishing to build on existing environmental management system internal auditing experience.
  • Those who will be involved in conducting 1st and 2nd party audits.
  • Environmental Managers, Engineers, Coordinators and Consultants with EMS responsibilities.
  • Anyone involved in the auditing, maintaining or supervision of an ISO 14001:2015 EMS.
  • Quality Professionals wishing to understand Environmental Management System Auditing.
  • Anyone wishing to plan, perform and conduct an Environmental Management Systems audit and generate reports.
  • Staff who will conduct internal ISO 14001 audits or ISO 14001 supply chain audits.


Key topics include:

  • An overview of the ISO 14001:2015 standard requirements
  • Planning and Performing an Environmental Management System (EMS) Audit
  • Managing an EMS audit program
  • Performing an audit
  • Application of auditing guidelines to ISO 14001:2015
  • Collecting objective evidence through interviews, observation and documentation reviews
  • Preparing audit reports and communicating audit results

Attendees will receive a detailed understanding of:

  • The purpose and benefits of environmental management for the organisation and its customers.
  • The role of Internal Audits within an Environmental Management System.
  • The requirements of ISO 14001:2015 and how to audit to accommodate the new and amended requirements in ISO 14001:2015.
  • Audit Planning and prioritising environmental risks.
  • Identifying Environmental Aspects.
  • How to audit processes and their interaction with other processes.
  • How to conduct the opening meeting.
  • Audit interviewing techniques.


  • How to identify and develop the questions relating to an ISO 14001 clause that could be used to check whether a company is compliant
  • Efficient checklist development.
  • Document review process.
  • Conducting and leading on-site audit activities.
  • How to audit top management commitment and leadership.
  • Clear and comprehensive non-conformity report writing.
  • Reporting audit findings.
  • How to conduct the closing meeting.


Attendees ideally should have a basic understanding of the PDCA cycle, ISO 14001:2015 and its requirements, and the commonly used environmental management terms and definitions.

This knowledge can be gained through:

  • Previous experience
  • Self-education
  • Attending an ISO 14001:2015 Foundation EMS course 


  • Detailed course notes
  • Certificate of Completion / Achievement
  • Lunch and refreshments (classroom only)


YES – I want to become an ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor