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ISO 31000 Lead Auditor Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to ISO 31000

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Normative References
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Principles

Module 2: Risk Management

  • Introduction
  • Process
  • Response to Risks
  • Importance of Risk Management

Module 3: Framework

  • General
  • Leadership and Commitment
  • Integration
  • Design
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation
  • Improvement

Module 4: Process

  • General
  • Communication and Consultation
  • Scope, Context, and Criteria
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Treatment
  • Monitoring and Review
  • Recording and Reporting

Module 5: Risk Treatment

  • Risk Response Planning
  • Identification of Options
  • Development of Action Plan
  • Approval of Action Plan
  • Implementation of Action Plan
  • Identification of Residual Risks

Module 6: Methods for Risk Management

  • Avoidance
  • Retention
  • Sharing
  • Transferring
  • Loss Prevention and Reduction

Module 7: Audit Risk

  • What is Audit Risk?
  • Types of Audit Risk

Module 8: Internal Audit and Principles of Auditing

  • What is an Internal Audit?
  • What Do Internal Audits Accomplish?
  • Risk Management and Compliance
  • Duties of an Internal Auditor
  • Introduction to Auditing
  • Principles of Auditing

Module 9: Managing an Audit Programme

  • General
  • Establishing Audit Programme Objectives
  • Determining and Evaluating Audit Programme Risks and Opportunities
  • Establishing the Audit Programme
  • Implementing Audit Programme
  • Monitoring Audit Programme
  • Reviewing and Improving Audit Programme

Module 10: Conducting an Audit

  • General
  • Initiating Audit
  • Preparing Audit Activities
  • Conducting Audit Activities
  • Preparing and Distributing Audit Report
  • Completing Audit
  • Conducting Audit Follow-Up

Module 11: Conducting the Risk Assessment

  • Risk Assessment Scope
  • Risk Assessment Process
    • Collect Information
    • Identify Systems or Processes at Risk
    • Evaluate the Likelihood of Harm Occurring
    • Evaluate the Impact
    • Determine Risk for the Item
    • Investigate Options for Eliminating or Controlling Risks
    • Prioritise Action and Decide on Control Measures
    • Implement Controls
    • Measure the Effectiveness of Implemented Actions
  • Assessing Risks at Organisational Level
  • Assessing Risks at the Business Process Level
  • Assessing Risks at the Information System Tier
  • Communicating Risk Information

Module 12: Risk Mitigation Planning, Implementation, and Progress Monitoring

  • Introduction
  • MITRE SE Roles and Expectations
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies

Module 13: Implementing Risk Management Plan

  • Overview
  • Process of Implementing Risk Management Plan
  • Conclusion of Implementing Risk Management Plan

Module 14: Monitoring and Reviewing Risk

  • Monitoring and Reviewing Risk Management Framework
  • Reporting and Recording

Module 15: Continual Improvement of the Framework for Risk Management

  • Overview
  • PDCA Implementation
  • Indicators of the Need for Continual Improvement
  • Linking Continuous Improvement and Risk Management
  • Steps of Continuous Improvement of an Organisation’s Risk Culture

Module 16: Competence and Evaluation of Auditors

  • General
  • Determining Auditor Competence
  • Establishing Auditor Evaluation Criteria 
  • Selecting Appropriate Auditor Evaluation Method
  • Conducting Auditor Evaluation
  • Maintaining and Improving Auditor Competence

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Who should attend this ISO 31000 Lead Auditor Training Course?

ISO 31000 Lead Auditor Training Course aims to teach the professionals importance of a systematic approach to risk management audits, focusing on evaluating an organisation's ability to consistently manage risks that threaten the achievement of its objectives. This course can help various professionals, including:

  • Risk Management Professionals
  • Internal and External Auditors
  • Compliance and Governance Managers
  • Management Systems Audit Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Consultants in Risk Management and Auditing
  • Regulatory and Compliance Officers

Prerequisites of the ISO 31000 Lead Auditor Training Course

There are no prerequisites required for the ISO 31000 Lead Auditor Training Course.

ISO 31000 Lead Auditor Training Course Overview

ISO 31000 is an international standard associated with the guidelines and principles for effective risk management. These guidelines and principles undertake a crucial review of the risk management process across an organisation. This standard assists organisations in establishing, implementing, operating, maintaining, and continually improving their risk management framework. Studying this training will allow learners to gain the knowledge and skills required to undertake and lead a successful management system. Internal and external audits will drastically alter the way of thinking and the fundamental approach to management system standards. Individuals with these management skills can manage both large-scale enterprise and small-scale enterprise business risk management project audits and command the highest salaries in the industry.

This 5-day ISO 31000 Lead Auditor Training course is designed to provide delegates with comprehensive knowledge about the principles and guidelines that help organisations with their risk analysis and risk assessments. During this training, delegates will learn about the duties of an internal auditor and how to review and improve an audit programme. They will also learn to increase stakeholder trust and confidence and use risk treatment to select and implement measures to modify the risk. Our highly expert trainer with years of teaching experience will conduct this training and help delegates understand the core concepts of the course.

Course Objectives:

  • To gain a thorough understanding of international norms and legal requirements
  • To gain in-depth knowledge regarding the risk management requirements
  • To determine and evaluate audit programme risks and opportunities
  • To get familiar with the principles and implementation of risk assessment programs
  • To learn how to plan and conduct an audit in accordance with guidelines as per ISO
  • To communicate the value of risk management to the stakeholders

After attending this training course, delegates will be able to develop, implement, and continuously improve a framework to integrate the process of managing risk into all activities of the organisation. They will also be able to successfully conduct risk assessments in their organisations in order to reduce risks.

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What’s included in this ISO 31000 Lead Auditor Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • ISO 31000 Lead Auditor Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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ISO 31000 Lead Auditor Exam Information

To achieve the ISO 31000 Lead Auditor Training, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows:

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 30 
  • Total Marks: 30 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 15/30 Marks 
  • Duration: 40 Minutes  

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Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

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This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


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ISO 31000 Lead Auditor Training FAQs


ISO 31000 is an international standard associated with the guidelines and principles that undertake a crucial review of the risk management process across an organisation.
The steps of the risk analysis process are to identify existing risks, assess the risks, develop an appropriate response, and develop preventive mechanisms for identified risks.
The primary role of the lead auditor in risk management is to assess and monitor risks that a company encounters and provide recommendations for appropriate risk mitigation controls.
The organisations are implementing the risk management framework for managing risk and risk management processes.
In this ISO 31000 Lead Auditor Training course, you will learn about competence and evaluation of auditors, indicators of the need for continual improvement, the process of implementing a risk management plan, assessing risks at the information system tier, selecting appropriate auditor evaluation method, and many other important concepts.
This course is [ ] day(s)
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for ISO 31000 Lead Auditor Training certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for ISO 31000 Lead Auditor Training.
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