EASA Quality Assurance Auditing Introduction for Beginners – 3 Days


Are you familiar with EASA driven Quality Systems? Please make no mistake it is different in terms of responsibility ownership and obligations. Do you know what makes a good EASA auditor?

This course is especially designed for the persons who wish to become auditors both within an operations and maintenance environment. If you have never audited before but wish to, then this is the course for you.

The course assumes a basic knowledge of aviation systems and processes however assumes no knowledge of EASA Quality Systems and focuses on introducing the delegate to all the concepts associated with basic compliance auditing

Compliance Management Auditing raises an understanding of the various roles of a quality system within the organisation, in particular to focus on effective identification of the need to perform root cause analysis of the discrepancies, and to take positive action.

Who is the Course for?

It is for anyone with an interest to get deeper into EASA Quality Assurance Auditing 145 from newcomers to Post Holders

Basically the course will be of interest from new entrants in Aviation Quality Auditing, through to Accountable Executives and Post Holders who need a deeper understanding of Individual and Organisational Obligations.

Consider that EASA regulatory requirements related to Quality Auditing is the starting point – The real advantage is understanding in detail how we can make the QA audit program work for the organisation in a meaningful way.

The benefits of attending this training

a) Understand the various techniques for effective auditing across the business

b) Learn how to identify compliance type audit findings

c) Develop a detailed understanding of the roles and responsibilities related both to the compliance delivery system (Quality Control – QC) and the independent compliance oversight system (Quality Assurance QA)

d) Understand the management of quality standards and how they may be developed within the organisation

e) Understand how the EASA Management System functions

f) Learn the does and don’ts of Aviation Audit Best Practices – what works best – Why & How?

Why Should I choose SAS for the training?

Sofema Aviation Services is a Regulatory Training and Consulting company with 45 years of commercial aviation experience and 10 years operational experience. Since the start we have provided certificates to approx 20,000 delegates and we have grown for 2 primary reasons!

The first is that we are professional and we listen to our customers.

The second reason is a combination of outstanding course fees, together with a world beating discount program which leaves our competitors way behind – please do not take our word for it, check it out!

What Makes SAS Quality Assurance Audit Training Different?

Because our courses are written by people who have lived through the regulations, from the introduction in the early 90’s as JAR145 through to the transfer to EASA 145 in 2003. The author of the training material has more than 25 years’ experience as an EASA auditor across the entire regulatory spectrum from OPS to Maintenance, Part 21 and Part 147/66

At Sofema Aviation Services our focus is on accepting that compliance with EASA Regulations is in fact minimum compliance. Interpreting the regulations in a way which enables the development and optimisation of our business is where we should see opportunity to drive efficiencies and cost saving.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

Day 1

- General Introduction
- Terms
- EASA Regulatory Frame Work Review
- Compliance Monitoring Principles and Practice
- Aviation Auditing – How to Effectively Determine Compliance
- Audit Preparation and Planning
- QMS & SMS Relationship Challenges and Misconceptions
- Introduction to EASA Compliant Aviation Auditing – Best Behaviour
- Developing your Interview Skills – Best Practice
- Interview Practice (all delegates)

Day 2

- Maintaining Documentation and Records within the QMS
- Dealing with Specific Challenges within your Quality System
- Auditor Competency and Development Issues
- Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities of EASA Post Holders
- Understanding the Psychology of an Aviation Auditee
- Dealing with Situations Arising During the Audit / Communication
- Understanding Hazard Identification and Risk Management

Day 3

- Practical understanding of the role of Root Cause related to Quality Auditing
- Interpretation and Auditing of Aviation Standards within our Organisation System
- Audit Checklists Management, Development and Validation – Use of Checklists during the Audit
- Developing a checklist – workshop activity
- Managing Meetings to Open and Close the Audit
- Effective Report Writing
- Corrective Action (CA) Preventative Action (PA)
- Exam
- Debrief and Close

Target groups

This course is designed to accommodate all persons who have an interest in becoming Quality Auditors and is appropriate whether they are based in a Part Ops environment or Part 147, Part 145 and Part M organisation.


A background or understanding of Aviation Audit.

Learning Objectives

To consider the fundamentals of a fully compliant EASA Aviation Quality Assurance System.

To understand the purpose and process of delivering effective audits.

To provide a review of the various steps contained within the audit process and to use effectively the five elements of an audit finding.

To prepare the delegate to undertake the role of internal auditor.

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3 days – Each day will commence at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

Discount Program

Multi Delegate Discount
· For 2 Delegates (or 1 Delegate attending 2 Trainings) we offer 15% Discount for each Delegate
· For 3 Delegates (or 1 Delegate attending 3 Trainings) we offer 25% Discount for each Delegate
· For 4 Delegates we offer 4 for the price of 3 special offer.

Early Bird Discount
· For 1 person – 15 %
· For 2 persons, we will add additional 5 %
· For 3 persons, we will add also additional 5 %

The Early Bird Discount Program is applicable for bookings taken and payment received more than 4 weeks before commencement of the training!

You can combine the Multi Delegate and Early Bird discount programs, and to receive up to 30 % discount for all required trainings!

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