Auditing in Aviation

3-day course | Virtual & In-company delivery
  • Performing an audit and documenting findings
  • Developing the skills and awareness to perform as an effective auditor
  • Human Factors Considerations
  • Managing non-compliance/conformity
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07/02/2023 Online £1,345.00 Only 4 places remaining Book
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Course overview

Course Overview

The course is aimed at those with an interest or background in aviation auditing. It covers the basic principles of aviation auditing.

The course is practical in its delivery style, with exercises, and workshops. Delivered over three days, the course will include effective auditing principles, audit planning, conduct and follow up activity. The course will reference International Aviation safety standards and best practice, as well as pertinent EU Regulation. In doing so, the course is proportionate and therefore also suitable, for delegates that have a wider interest in audit techniques.

The course includes auditing best practice and will provide an understanding of the audit cycle, practical skills, and techniques for conducting aviation audits and for ensuring that the audits will enhance safety and organisational effectiveness.  It will look at the complete audit cycle from initial planning to final closure and include discussion on the practicalities with respect to the handling of audit findings.

This course is interactive involving exercises and role play to enhance the key learning points.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for individuals with little or no audit experience, that wish to improve their knowledge, as well as delegates employed in the aviation industry that wish to improve their understanding of basic auditing principles.

Key topics

This training course will include the following topics:

  • Principles of auditing – To introduce & explain the importance of effective audit technique
  • The Audit Process (Planning, Preparation, Conduct & Follow Up)
  • Developing the skills and awareness to perform as an effective auditor
  • Management of audit challenges (including the handling of difficult conversations)
  • Human Factors Considerations
  • Audit closure
  • Managing non-compliance/conformity
  • Oversight

Course objectives

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to, with the aid of practical exercises and group discussion demonstrate an understanding of the following elements:

  • Audit Planning
  • The role of the Auditor
  • Different types of audits
  • Developing an Audit Plan
  • Audit procedures
  • Developing a programme for an audit
  • Leading an opening meeting
  • Performing an audit and documenting findings
  • Leading a closing meeting
  • Developing written audit reports
  • Managing challenges associated with the closure of audit findings
  • Oversight and Enforcement aspects

By the end of the course, Delegates will gain an understanding of the principles that apply to performing a basic audit, as well as those that apply to being an effective audit team member.


The course is supported with pre-course documentation.


A background in aviation would be an advantage, the course starts from first principles of auditing so is suitable for anyone with an interest in auditing.

Delivery Methods: Classroom and Virtual

This course can delivered virtually or in-company.

Browse the table below to select your preferred date, delivery method and location (classroom only). If you can not find your preferred form of delivery and date, please contact us.

Course type:

  • Web = Virtual online delivery using WebEx video conferencing. We have applied a 5% discount to all our virtual course deliveries. Unless stated otherwise, our virtual courses are streamed live, starting at 09:00 am (UK time).
  • Class = A face-to-face classroom course delivered in the location listed in the “venue” column. In light of COVID-19, please check your eligibility and our COVID-19 measures.
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We can also tailor this training courses to suit an organisation’s individual training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered in the UK or at a client’s international location. Contact us for more information.

Course Type Course Name Start Date End Date Venue Cost Availability Book
Web Auditing in Aviation 07/02/2023 09/02/2023 Online £1,345.00 Only 4 places remaining Book
Class Auditing in Aviation 13/06/2023 15/06/2023 London Gatwick £1,420.00 More than 5 places Book
Web Auditing in Aviation 14/11/2023 16/11/2023 Online £1,345.00 More than 5 places Book
Class Auditing in Aviation 27/02/2024 29/02/2024 London Gatwick £1,420.00 More than 5 places Book

Meet our instructors: Auditing in Aviation

Meet our instructors: Auditing in Aviation

Richard Miller

Meet our instructors: Auditing in Aviation

Graham Wheeler

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Captain Richard Miller has over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry in both an operational and regulatory environment. His airline experience includes UK and Overseas based organisations on a range of aircraft, including Airbus and Boeing types. While working for the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA); Captain Miller’s responsibilities have included the safety oversight of large and small air transport organisations as well as a ‘Seconded National Expert’ in the European aviation system. In his current role, Captain Richard Miller’s responsibilities include the provision of a wide range of specialist advice and training in an International operational environment.


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Graham has over 38 years’ experience working in the Aviation industry, in areas of aircraft maintenance, production and quality oversight.  He is a qualified aircraft maintenance engineer and lead quality auditor, spending several years overseeing the build of Boeing Aircraft in Seattle.  Graham has been working for the UK CAA for the last 18 years as an Airworthiness Surveyor and in several managerial technical roles supporting the regulatory oversight of aviation and the UK CAA as a competent authority. He is now using his experience to help the development and sustainability of aviation safety globally.

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