5-day course | Classroom, Virtual & In-company training
- Classroom courses in London Gatwick and Malaysia
- Learn how to conduct an onsite audit
- Understand objective reporting of audit findings
- Know how to prepare for aviation audits
What are Audit Techniques in Aviation?
Audit techniques in aviation involve systematic and comprehensive processes used to evaluate and assess various aspects of aviation operations to ensure compliance, safety, and efficiency. These techniques employ a range of methods, including document reviews, interviews, observations, and data analysis. Audits can cover different areas such as safety management systems, operational procedures, regulatory compliance, maintenance practices, and quality management. The purpose of audit techniques in aviation is to identify any discrepancies, non-compliance, or potential risks, and to provide recommendations for improvement. By conducting audits, aviation organisations can proactively identify and rectify issues, enhance safety and operational performance, and maintain regulatory compliance within the industry.
This Audit Techniques course provides delegates with the knowledge and competencies needed to enable them to manage, plan, conduct and report a wide range of aviation audits in support of regulatory compliance and continued organisation improvement.
Examples of UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) approval and audit practice are integrated into this course. Case studies and practical guidance are given on the management, planning, conduct and reporting of both regulatory and industry internal audits.
Audit process management, including the roles and responsibilities of team leaders and auditors, detailed audit planning, objective recording and reporting of audit findings are also covered.
This course is highly interactive with all delegates having the opportunity to practise and develop audit interview and questioning techniques. Achieved through a series of role-play situations culminating in the substantial “audit” of a fictitious organisation. Syndicate exercises and role-play activities are conducted using a team auditing approach, designed to develop leadership skills.
This course is suitable for you if your role involves planning, conducting, management and oversight of internal audits, or those of suppliers and contractors.
This training course will include the following topics:
- Examples of UK CAA approval and audit practice
- Case studies
- Audit process management
- Roles and responsibilities of team leaders and auditors
- Detailed audit planning
- Objective recording and reporting of audit findings
By the end of this course, delegates will be able to demonstrate understanding of:
- Principles of management systems in support of Regulatory Compliance and the achievement of safety
- Developing a system of effective audit process management in support of regulatory oversight or internal auditing
- Responsibilities associated with auditing
- Planning of an on-site audit
- Planning of ongoing regulatory oversight audits, developing audit checklists and audit planning data for on-site audit activities
- Audit techniques necessary for obtaining evidence of compliance Regulation Compliance & Monitoring 53
- Objective reporting of audit findings
- Auditing to ensure that effective processes are in place
- Corrective action, verification and audit closeout processes
- Audit team leadership skills
Delegates are provided with a pre-course assignment to review prior to the course to enable discussion of their findings.
Meet your Instructors
Nigel has been designing and presenting Auditor training courses and Root Cause Analysis and problem-solving techniques in the UK and internationally for over 30 years. His extensive experience also includes the International Register of Certificated Auditors Certificated (IRCA) Lead Auditor training courses. Prior to becoming a management systems and training professional, Nigel held senior management positions in Design and Manufacturing Approved organisations, where he developed, managed and implemented internal audit processes in support of regulatory compliance. Following his move into consultancy, he provided direct auditing services to many aviation organisations, including Maintenance organisations, Aerodromes and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP), together with the provision of practical support to facilitate regulatory compliance. Additionally, he has been involved with EU Support to States leading, supporting and training audit teams involved in formal ANSP Certification activities.
We offer two different ways to attend this course:
- Face-to-Face Classroom Course: Embrace the traditional learning method by attending our physical training venue. Benefit from direct interaction with our instructors and fellow participants, creating an immersive and hands-on learning experience. To book a classroom course, please check the booking table at the top of this page and select your preferred training venue location.
- Instructor-Led Virtual Course: Enjoy the flexibility of attending this training remotely from your home or office with our live virtual course. Engage in interactive learning from anywhere in the world. We usually use WebEx or Zoom for our virtual courses. To attend this course virtually, look for the ‘online’ venue option in the booking table above.
Please note that course durations may vary slightly between our face-to-face and virtual deliveries. Please refer to the start and end date of your chosen course.
Our goal is to offer flexible, effective and convenient course delivery methods that suit your preferences and learning needs. Please choose the option that works best for you!
If you can’t see a classroom or virtual option, we likely haven’t released the next set of dates. Please get in touch to find out when we’ll announce the new dates, and we’ll be sure to keep you informed once they are available or even add you to our waiting list.
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