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Highfield Level 3 International Award in Effective Auditing and Inspection

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This qualification is aimed at those learners, who work in areas such as manufacturing, cleaning, healthcare, transport and office environments, who may come into contact with hazardous substances. It gives learners the knowledge, skills and understanding to recognise the risks and control measures when dealing with substances hazardous to health.

Qualification Awarding Body

  • Highfield Qualifications - UK

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Standard English

  • Age: 16 years or above

Course Duration

  • 8 Hours​

Course Fees

  • INR 10000 / GBP 100 / USD 125

​Modes of Study

  • Online

  • Classroom

  • In-House

  • Blended

Mode of Exam

  • Online

Guidance on Assessment

  • ​Assessment Method : Multiple Choice Question [MCQ]

  • No. of Questions : 30

  • Pass mark : 18/30 (60%)

  • Distinction : 24/30 (80%)

  • Exam Duration : 60 Minutes

​Course Content

Understand the importance of undertaking effective auditing/inspection

  • Explain the purpose of an audit/inspection 

  • Outline the benefits and limitations of audits/inspections

  • Explain the implications of undertaking an inadequate audit/inspection

Understand the competencies and characteristics of an effective auditor/inspector

  • Recognise the competencies required by an auditor/inspector

  • Recognise how the conduct and characteristics of an auditor/inspector impacts on an audit/inspection

Understand the importance of a planned approach to conducting effective audits/inspections

  • Explain the stages involved in the auditing/inspection process

  • Explain the factors that influence the frequency and duration of audits/inspections 

  • Describe the basis for audits/inspections 

  • Outline methods of collecting accurate and comprehensive data

Understand how to analyse and use evidence collected to inform the audit/inspection process

  • Explain the importance of converting raw data into coherent facts

  • Explain the importance of determining the sources of problems

  • Explain the purpose of an audit/inspection report


  • The exam is conducted via Highfield E-assessment and is remotely invigilated online at your home or your workplace.​​

Exam Requirements

  • Photographic ID [ Passport / Driving Licence / National ID ]

  • PC/Laptop - PC or Laptop running Windows 7 or higher, or a Mac running iOS X or higher

  • Webcam

  • Smartphone running Android 4.1 or IOS 8.0 with camera / video functionality.

  • Good internet connection

  • Personal email address


  • Successful candidates receive a certificate from the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance.

Qualification Documents

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