The Knowledge Academy Logo
The Knowledge Academy Logo
01344 203999 - Available 24/7

Send us your message.


Classroom Training

At The Knowledge Academy, our classroom-based training courses allow delegates to study and learn in a friendly, engaging, and interactive environment. We ensure the very best level of teaching, with first-rate instructors, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities. We provide courses of varying durations and can arrange weekend and residential courses in order to suit your requirements.

Furthermore, our classroom courses are carried out in thousands of locations worldwide, making training easily accessible wherever you are. Our courses typically begin at 9.00 am and continue until 5.00 pm each day, with breaks and refreshments provided. , As our most popular form of training available, we pride ourselves in continuously delivering an outstanding learning experience for our delegates in the classroom.

View classroom dates
  • Direct support from our experienced trainers throughout the course
  • Training courses available in thousands of locations globally
  • Partake in engaging and valuable activities in the classroom to boost your learning potential
  • Receive an all-encompassing learning experience

Online Training

Our online-based training courses aim to provide you with a complete training experience. Due to their flexibility, these courses are greatly suited to busy working professionals, or any individual who would prefer the convenience of an online training course.

Our Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses remove the time and cost associated with travelling to course locations. You can complete your chosen course in any location, and work at your own pace, as the learning portal can be accessed 24/7. All of our online training courses have technical and administrative support and mobile access. Furthermore, each course has been carefully designed to incorporate informative, instructive, and engaging content. In this way, online learning can guarantee a valuable and enjoyable training solution.

View online prices
  • Our flexible online courses provide you with 24/7 access
  • Take your time with 90 days from first login to complete the course
  • Enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience
  • Courses available through our easy-to-use learning portal

Onsite Training

Our Onsite training option allows you to select any of our courses and receive training at a venue of your choice, by any method of your choice.

Onsite courses deliver training to multiple employees at once, thus reducing travel expenses and providing you with the ultimate convenience and value for money. In addition, this option allows you to receive a training course that has been specifically tailored to meet your business needs, ensuring first-class quality, applicability, and value.

By choosing to bring bespoke training to the office, you can improve business performance, and make your organisation more streamlined, resourceful, and profitable. With over 25 years’ of experience, we are the market-leaders of Onsite training.

Book onsite
  • Reduce the costs of employees taking time away from the workplace to train
  • Streamline your business with this bespoke training solution
  • Maximise your training budget
  • Monitor your employees’ progress and ensure that they receive applicable qualifications

Virtual Training

Our Virtual training courses provide you with the option to learn using a specialised simulated virtual environment. In this environment, our expert training instructors will be able to convey information and provide you with the all the knowledge you require to earn your qualification with The Knowledge Academy. As the largest global training provider, this method of training allows us to extend our training scope to those who may not be able to attend a classroom course itself, but would like to receive direct training and support from an instructor.
Using this training delivery method, you would benefit from the convenience of remote access and the elimination of the time and cost associated with travelling to a training venue.

View virtual dates
  • Receive direct support from our experienced trainers
  • Acquire the benefits of a classroom course, without the need to travel
  • Train from the comfort of your own home using remote access
  • All virtual training courses come with technical and administrative support
Data Protection & Compliance

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor

  • Includes the 14001 Lead Auditor courseware folder & completion certificate
  • ISO 14001 Lead Auditor provided by the world's largest training company
  • Our ISO 14001 training courses are taught by experienced instructors 

Available delivery methods for this course:




Live Virtual

Course Information

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Outline

This ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training course consists of 8 modules that cover the following content:

Module 1: Introduction to Lead Auditing

  • Definition and terms
  • Internal and External Auditing
  • Purpose of auditing
  • Functions and limitations of auditing
  • Difference between internal and external auditor

Module 2: Types of Audit

  • First party
  • Second party
  • Third party

Module 3: Phases of audit

  • Preparation
  • Performance
  • Reporting
  • Follow-up and closure

Module 4: Planning an EMS audit

  • Selecting a team
  • Identify the objective and scope
  • Identify criteria
  • Plan a program
  • Confirming with the client
  • Develop checklist and working documents

Module 5: Tasks of lead auditor

  • Review the EMS documentation
  • Verify that EMS conforms to ISO 14001
  • Samples the elements after verifying
  • Ensure that the system has been properly implemented and maintained

Module 6: External auditing process

  • Understand ISO 14001 standards
  • Review gap analysis
  • Follow procedures
  • Review procedures

Module 7: Leading management system audit team

  • Establish and plan the activities of team
  • Effective communication with the auditee and audit client
  • Organising and directing team members
  • Prepare and complete the reports
  • Use of remote auditing methods

Module 8: Roles and responsibilities of audit team

  • Initialise, plan and conduct the audit
  • Report results
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Formal training
  • Evaluate results
  • Present the complex issues
  • Fair presentation of reports
  • Follow the standards of ISO 14001
  • Follow the instructions given by auditor


Show more Back to top

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Overview

This ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training course consists of a 5 day course that aims to teach delegates the complexities of completing both internal and external audits that are required to sustain Environmental Management Systems. The course will cover all processes of completing an audit from start to finish, including reporting, procedures, principles, and techniques.


This ISO 14001 allows organisations to implement procedures that match up to best practise standards. This increases the efficiency of the company and allows the quality of the product of service that the organisation provides to be improved. This will have a direct impact on customer satisfaction, with the additional benefits of reducing costs and increasing profit margins.


This ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training is the third of a four part series within ISO 14001. Prior to completing this course, delegates can complete the ISO 14001 Foundation course and the ISO 14001 Internal Auditor course. To complete the series, candidates can undertake the ISO 14001 Lead Implementer certification.  

Show more Back to top

Who should attend?

This ISO 14001 Lead Auditor course is designed for individuals who need to learn how to complete both internal and external audits. Specifically, this course would be beneficial for:

  • Internal auditors

  • Quality managers

  • Sustainability professionals

  • Engineers

  • Project managers and consultants

  • Executives

  • Environmental management representatives



As a prerequisites of this course, candidates must have completed the ISO 14001 Internal Auditor certification.  

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Examination

In order to complete this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training course, delegates must pass the associated exam which, will be completed at the end of the final day of the course. The exam is:

  • 40 questions

  • Multiple choice

  • 40 minutes in duration

  • 50% pass mark (20/40)

  • Closed book


This ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training course includes:

  • The ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Examination

  • The Knowledge Academy ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Manual 

  • Certificate

  • Experienced Instructor 

  • Refreshments 

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor FAQs

ISO 14001 is an Environmental Management standard that provides a framework for organisations to build their environmental requirements and commitments around.
In order to enrol on this training course delegates need to have passed the ISO 14001 Internal Auditor training certification.
This course is 5 days in duration.
Yes, in order to complete this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training delegates must pass the associated exam.
We provide classroom-based ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training in a range of locations across the world.
Yes, this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor course is the third of a series of four certifications. Prior to this candidates can complete the ISO 14001 Foundation certification and the ISO 14001 Internal Auditor certification. In order to gain the full ISO 14001 certification candidates can complete the ISO 14001 Lead Implementer course.
The course will begin at 9 am and finish by 5pm. We ask that candidates arrive at the venue by 8:45 to ensure that the course can begin promptly at 9am.
The Knowledge Academy offer: ISO 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 14001, ISO OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301, ISO 27005, and ISO 13485.

Upcoming classes

Need training delivered to you?

We can offer exceptional deals on in-house/on-site training at a location of your choosing for a number of your staff. Enquire to learn about our offers.

Enquire about Onsite training

Dates & Prices for ISO 14001 Lead Auditor

Select your preferred delivery method

Filter your results

Why choose Virtual?

Attend your course from the office or home
Interactive support from experienced trainers
Simple to setup and easy to use on any device

Complete the steps below to receive a quote or more information

How will you be funding your training?

Self funding

Company funding

Not sure

Speak to a member of our team

Call now

01344 203999 >


Enquire Now

Best Price in the Industry

We have the guaranteed best price for our courses in the industry

Trusted & Approved

Resources Included

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience

Various Delivery Methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style

Some of our clients

"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

Joshua Davies, Thames Water

"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

Diane Gray, Shell

Back to top