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An Introduction to the Audit Process

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Course Overview

This interactive online web-based course covers an understanding of the aims of the audit, initiating the audit process, document review, audit preparation and performing an on site audit, reporting and audit completion, audit follow up and the identification of trends and root causes analysis. The course is made up of the following nine bite-size learning Modules:

  • Why Audit 
  • Audit Initiation
  • Document Review
  • Audit Preparation
  • Conducting Audits
  • Reporting Audits
  • Audit Completion
  • Audit Follow Up
  • Identifying trends and root cause analysis

Each bite-size learning module is around 30 minutes in duration and includes self-assessment to confirm your gained knowledge. Once purchased your course is available for a 12-month period and includes automatic updates, such as regulations and guidance.

Course Author - Louise Handy, Handy Consulting Ltd

Louise is now the Director of Handy Consulting Ltd, and has previously held senior positions across the breadth of the drug development and scientific research industry. Originally a research immunologist, she became CEO of a contract research organisation and was Head of Quality & Regulatory Affairs for an injectable pharmaceutical manufacturer.


RQA Member £89*
Non Member £119*

*includes certified assessment. The questions relate to the course material and can be answered at times convenient to you.


Once you have successfully passed the assessment (80% pass mark) you will receive a certificate in PDF format for your records. Please note that you will not have immediate access to this assessment.

Corporate Licences

Multi-user licenses for corporate use are also available (prices available on request).

The above prices exclude VAT which is chargeable in the UK and EU.

These prices include access to the course for a 12-month period and any significant updates to the course.

The RQA Member rate is also available as a concession to those working in relevant charities and academic institutions or for the National Health Service.

How to purchase this course

Click on the 'Buy Now' button below and follow the instructions. You can pay for this course by using a credit/debit card or by requesting an invoice for all other payment methods. Non members will need to register for online purchases first.

Once the course has been purchased you will have immediate access to it from the link on the RQA homepage. You will also be automatically sent a confirmation email.

Alternatively if you wish to complete a manual booking form please contact the RQA office using the details below. In this case access to the course will not be immediate and you may need to allow up to 3 working days for the booking to be processed.



Telephone: +44 (0) 1473 221411



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