Course: Internal audit for training organisations

Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) are required by regulation to implement a compliance monitoring programme as part of their management system. This includes flight training organisations (FTO), type-rating training organisations (TRTO) and other ATOs. Having a compliance monitoring (internal audit) system is also a great way to check the performance of your organisation against policies and procedures as well as external regulations.

Training Objective

After attending this course you will understand the purpose of internal audits and will be able conduct departmental quality checks and assist with internal audits under the supervision of a ‘lead auditor’. Delegates will also be well equipped to deal with internal and external audits as auditee.

Who should attend?

The seminar is aimed at personnel from ATOs and other training organisations who will be involved in internal compliance monitoring as either auditor or auditee.


The content of the training can be tailored to suit your particular needs but would typically include:

  • Purpose of compliance monitoring, compliance monitoring and quality systems;
  • Principles of auditing, inspections and audits;
  • Audit preparation;
  • Carrying out the audit: interviewing and evidence gathering;
  • Identifying discrepancies and non-compliances;
  • Root Cause Analysis;
  • Corrective Action Plans.


The course involves a lot of interactive, practical exercises and is most effective when delivered to a group of 10-20 trainees.



The course runs over two days with a duration of approximately 6 hours each day including coffee breaks and a lunch break.


As the client you may choose to attend the McKechnie training facility in West Sussex or we can deliver the training at your own headquarters or training location.


The cost of a private seminar for up to 6 delegates at our facility in West Sussex (close to Gatwick Airport) is £4080. This includes lunch and refreshments.

If you would like the course to be delivered at your premises then we will make an additionally charge for travel time and costs.


To make a booking or for further information please email or ‘phone +44 (0) 1293 387365.