EASA Part M – Part 145 Advanced Quality Auditing Techniques – 3 Days


Being able to support an in-depth understanding of non-conformities within the Part 145 & Part M Environment is part of the mission.

Being able to clearly explain the exposure to service providers and business area owners and post holders is an essential attribute of an effective Quality Assurance Auditor.

Our Detailed Auditing Techniques Training Masterclass’ techniques may be applied in any audit situation including management system processes, determining the effectiveness of existing or client quality & safety audit systems.

The training is extremely effective and is suitable for both regulatory authorities as well as industry. Have you ever wondered how it is that accident investigators understand all the shortfalls and exposures – but after an accident or incident. It is possible to audit at this level before an accident.

This course is highly interactive with all delegates having the opportunity to fully engage to consider best practice techniques related to both auditing techniques and compliance oversight methodology.

Auditing is either a tick the box exercise to keep the regulatory authority at bay or Auditing is a powerful tool for establishing the effectiveness of an organisation. (Incidentally we teach the latter)

Who is the course for?

This training is suitable for Compliance Managers, Maintenance Managers and Compliance Auditors, as well as people working in the Quality Assurance Department. It is relevant for members of the quality Assurance Audit department, all business area stake holders and owners.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

a) To consider the Key elements required to drive the organizations quality system to both ensure compliance and to deliver maximum effectiveness.

b) Ensure effective Quality oversight related to Contract Organisations and other Service Providers

c) Obtain a detailed practical understanding of advanced auditing methodology and how you can apply what you learn in the workplace.

d) How to identify areas which need special attention and how to focus our efforts on making sure our trainings deliver in all relevant areas.

e) Significantly improve your own competence related to audit delivery

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

Day 1

Abbreviations and Terms
Compliance Auditing Process Review
Maintaining Objectivity –Sample Size / Value of Finding Raised / Operator’s Authority on Area of Audit
Measuring the Effectiveness of 3rd Party Organisation’s QC Management Operations / Maintenance
Requirements Related to a EASA Part 145 Quality System
Requirements Related to an EASA Part M Quality System
Dealing with Specific Challenges within your Quality System
Advanced Auditing Techniques

Day 2

Practical Base Maintenance Audits – Advance Techniques for Auditing the Following Area – Auditing Workshops
Practical Base Maintenance Audits – Advance Techniques for Auditing the Following Area – Hangar Activity Auditing
Practical Base Maintenance Audits – Advance Techniques for Auditing the Following Area – Stores and Tool Calibration / Control Auditing
Practical Base Maintenance Audits – Advance Techniques for Auditing the Following Area – Quality System Auditing
Creating an Audit Schedule
Review of Supporting Checklist How to Evaluate For Effectiveness

Day 3

Practical On-Site AMO auditing
Practical On-Site CAMO auditing including Work Package Auditing
Quality Auditing of Safety Management Systems
Developing Audit Interviewing Skills
Communicating a Finding to the Auditee
Understanding the Psychology of an Aviation Auditee
Dealing with Situations Arising During the Audit / Communication
Using Root Cause Analysis to drive an Effective Quality System
Evaluation of the Business Impact of Audit Findings – Effective Mitigations
Classifying Findings –Level 1 / 2 / 3
Effective Report Writing & Corrective Actions
Management Evaluation –How to ensure effectiveness considering the role of the Quality Assurance Function
Debrief and Close

Target groups

This course is designed to accommodate all compliance managers, maintenance managers and compliance auditors who require a focus on Part M & Part 145 environments.

The Course also focuses on the need of the Quality Assurance Department to support the organisation objective of multiple compliance across a range of standards. It is relevant for members of the quality Assurance Audit department, all business area stake holders and owners.


A background or understanding of Aviation Audit techniques and process will provide a foundation to build on during this training.

Learning Objectives

To re-enforce a comprehensive understanding of the requirements for both the QA & SMS systems including an understanding of the different types of audit applicable for each area.

To consider the fundamentals of a fully compliant Aviation Quality System together with the Key elements required to organize the Quality Compliance processes to ensure compliance and to deliver maximum effectiveness.

To prepare the delegate to undertake the role of Lead auditor and or Quality Manager.

Certificate Wording

Compliance Auditing Process Review. Requirements Related to a Part M / Part 145 Quality System , Advanced Auditing Techniques, Practical Auditing Base, Line & Workshop Maintenance. Audit Schedules & Checklists, Auditing of SMS, Root Cause & Classification of Findings, Effective Report Writing & Corrective Actions.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“The content of the course will be very useful for my future practices.”
“All my expectations are met.”
“The course really contributed to expanding my knowledge in that area.”
“The instructor really added up to me understanding the topic.”
“The presentation made the material so much more comprehensible.”


3 days – Start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email team@sassofia.com or Call +359 28210806

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