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Critical and creative thinking

Internal audit is responsible for enhancing and protecting organisational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice and insight. To do this effectively, internal auditors should use all the tools and techniques at their disposal – including cognitive ones.

This course will look at how critical and creative thinking can help internal auditors gather and interpret information more effectively during fieldwork. This will in turn help them produce more credible, nuanced insights that help the organisation improve its governance, risk management and controls.

What will I learn?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • identify your own assumptions and possible frameworks for analysing information,
  • apply tools to analyse information rigorously, and
  • use techniques to expand awareness and scope of analysis. 

Who should do the course?

All internal auditors, however, before doing the course you would benefit from a good understanding of the IPPF and the steps and stages of internal audit assurance and consulting engagements.

What will I do?

The course comprises two modules and a quiz. After you have completed all these components, including achieving 80% on the quiz, you will be able to download your certificate of completion.

You have 90 days to complete the course; however, it shouldn’t take you more than one and a half hours to complete.

Technical requirements

The course is online so you will need access to an internet-enabled device. The material is responsive and will display well on most devices.  However, you will need a laptop or PC with a mouse to complete some of the quiz questions.

Most of the material is written. There is one video, but we provide a written transcript if you don’t have access to audio equipment.

CPE competency areas covered

  • Professionalism (Individual objectivity)
  • Performance (Engagement fieldwork)

1.5 CPE point

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