Live virtual courses

Our live virtual courses are delivered in a remote learning format and are led by the very same tutors who teach face-to-face. Our accelerated live virtual courses (which are 2.5 hours in length) are especially good for those seeking practical learning. All live virtual courses offer equivalent CPE points, content and learning materials.

Why take our live virtual courses?

  • Study undistracted: From work or home.
  • Learn and interact: With fellow delegates in a dynamic online training environment combining video, voice and chat messaging.
  • Share and exchange: Ideas using sophisticated virtual dashboards that allow for easy conversation and discussion.  

What you need

  • A digital device with video and audio functionality: A laptop or tablet device with a camera and microphone will do just fine.
  • A reliable internet connection: That supports video conferencing.


Auditing staff welfare and wellbeing risk

"Provided me with the confidence and knowledge to deliver an upcoming audit in this area".



IT audit basecamp

"The course delivery was different in style but delivered on my expectations for knowledge sharing and increasing my understanding. The course also provided a high quality of delivery and appropriate participation engagement opportunities.  The course tutor was excellent and adapted the learning completely."


An introduction to professional internal auditing

"A well designed and brilliantly delivered course. Engaging and with a good amount of interaction. Good for beginners"


Heads of internal audit – induction masterclass

"The course was excellent from beginning to end: the content, presentation, and discussions were so informative and helpful. There were only three of us on the course and I believe that made a big difference from a virtual point of view."


The basics that matter - scoping and work programme design

Having attended The Basics that Matter course, myself and all the attendees came away quite invigorated about going back to our roles and
remembering the basis of scoping audits. James Paterson delivered an engaging presentation and made the subject very insightful. We also now have
a number of new tools in our toolkit for scoping our audits. Excellent


Data analytics for auditors

"I found the course interesting and insightful. It was really helpful to get involved in discussions with other IA professionals to hear how they do things. Thank you to you and the team for great course content and good conversation".



ESG: Environmental | Social | Governance

"John Chesshire is a worldly-wise speaker. On the complex, evolving subject of ESG, he sees the wood for the trees. A great choice by the Chartered IIA."


Accelerated courses

Take your learning up a gear with our practical-focused accelerated training courses, which are 2.5 hours in length, and cover three key essential topic areas: ESG, management reporting, and financial risk management.

ESG: Environmental | Social | Governance

Auditing management information and digital 

New courses for 2022

The basics that matter - scoping and work programme design

Leading and delivering internal audit engagements

Introducing behavioural risk into audit assignments

Data analytics for auditors | Internal audit analytics - data and visualisation

Today, audit teams want to maximise the use of data in their audit programmes. Many audit teams are doing some data analytics already, and most teams have a range of skills, experience and interest.  But others struggle to get buy-in or are not sure where and how to start or are struggling to make the most of their existing tools.

In collaboration with our training Partners, Technology4Business and Mindgrove, the Chartered IIA is delighted to bring you two CPE-accredited audit specific data analytics programmes to help you wherever you are in your data analytics journey.

Data analytics for auditors by Technology4Business is a 6 x 3 hour practical programme for those teams at the start of their data analytics journey. The training includes how to document your audit analytics, and WHERE and HOW data analysis can be used in YOUR audit plan.

Internal audit analytics - data and visualisation is a Mindgrove one-day hands-on programme for those auditors looking to get the best out of Excel and related free software, and who need to learn how to add value to the planning, fieldwork and reporting phases of a review.

Together, both programmes enable audit teams to plan, implement and embed data analytics into their audit process.

An Introduction to professional internal auditing

This practical course will guide you through the principles and techniques of internal auditing to help you plan and perform internal audit work in line with the latest standards and best practice.

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Auditing specialist topics

As an internal auditor, it’s important that you know how to review specific areas of a business. We provide a variety of courses covering specialist topics, which equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform an effective review.

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Jump to: corporate governance | auditing contracts, outsourcing and procurementauditing culture | fraud and financial crime | project management | treasury | data security | IT auditing - basecampIT auditing - next steps | artificial intelligence | cybercrime and cyber crisis management | auditing staff welfare | auditing HR

Tools and techniques

Internal audit is a fast-paced profession. You need to keep up-to-date with the latest tools, techniques and methodology to meet the demands of the job. The courses we offer in this area give you practical guidance on a range of topics that matter.

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Jump to: assurance mapping | lean & agile root cause analysis | techniques for effective testing | agreeing findings and actions | audit report writing | audit planning | improving audit efficiency | effective remote internal auditing | managing IA strategic and management risks | internal audit analytics | internal audit ethics - maintaining assurance quality | basics that matter - scoping and work programme design/delivery | data analytics for auditors

Strategy and leadership

Senior internal auditors must work ever more closely with business leaders, audit committee members, peers and audit teams. This requires strong stakeholder management and influencing skills. Our strategy-led courses teach you how to think strategically, plan efficiently and motivate with confidence.

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Jump toHIA | Preparing for an EQA | Successful strategies for HIA | Successful strategies for audit managers | Behavioural risks

Soft skills

Interpersonal skills such as communication and the art of persuasion are just as vital to internal auditors as technical skills. With the soft skills-related courses we deliver, you’ll discover the key challenges you’re likely to face.

Jump toHandling difficult client situations 

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Meet the tutors

Our tutors hail from all over and are experts in internal audit. Their face-face courses mix practical insight and industry know-how to help you get head in the profession. With their knowledge and your willingness to learn, you should come away feeling not only enriched but also inspired.

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