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    All our Courses are true e-Learning and include extensive Scenarios

    The many short- and long-term scenarios presented are unique to e-learning with deGRANDSON Global. Altogether, they help bridge the void between theory learned in a classroom-like situation and the practice, and challenge, of face-to-face auditing. You get the opportunity to practice what you've learned before engaging in a 'real' Audit.  

    To be blunt, they help you avoid embarrassing yourself!

    The focus in the Scenario Modules, which can most effectively be delivered with ISO training online, is:

    • To apply what you've learned
    • To get experience with some of the real difficulties that arise during audits
    • To get practice in the application of each of the Clauses of the Standard you are studying
    • To help you develop and improve your auditing skills.

    All Scenario Courses are divided into three parts, namely,

    1. Short Scenarios and other Exercises
    2. Scenarios with dialogue
    3. FAQs - application of your new Skills and Knowledge

    Read on to learn more...

    Table of Contents

    ISO 13485:2016 Training Sample Scenario

    Here we:

    a) have an audit scene described and

    b) are asked to make a finding from the seven choices offered (based on the ISO 13485:2016 in this case).

    ISO 13485 Certification Sample Scenario Question

    ISO 13485:2016 Training Sample Question

    ISO 13485 Certification Sample Question

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    Scenarios with dialogue

    With these, you are presented with a multi-page scenario.  The example below is just one page from a 6-page scene.  You are asked to identify all the non-compliances and to avoid all the 'red herrings', that is, those situations that at first glance look like non-compliances but in fact are not.

    Nothing undermines the reputation of an auditor more than findings in an Audit Report that are wrong!

    ISO 45001 Training Sample Scenario

    ISO 45001 Certification Sample Scenario Question


    Sample Questions to Demonstrate Your New Skills and Knowledge 

    This is the final part of the Scenarios where questions typically asked by newly Trained Auditors are answered. They go from technically complex ones (say, about the relationship between a Certification Body, an Accreditation Board, and the Auditee and pertinent to a Lead Auditor) to very simple ones.  The example here is directed towards Internal Auditors:

    ISO certification sample  question


    Scenario Modules and filling in the missing piece of the jigsaw

     The Scenario Modules, which are included in all of our ISO Auditor Training online, provide the one thing that's mostly missing from conventional classroom-based Courses - the time to practice what you've learned based on realistic examples and to ask the questions you'd like to ask.

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    Courses published in both SWF and HTML5 formats: During a Lesson, you can switch from one device to another. 

    Say you start a Lesson on your PC at work.  You can continue the Lesson from where you stopped, on a tablet device on the bus or train home, and then finish it on your Notebook after dinner.

    4 Courses delivered through established LMS service

    No software installation is needed: You can log into your course on any internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.).  So anytime, anywhere when you have some quiet time, you can use your PC, Notebook, Tablet or similar device to continue your e-learning course.

    We use an award-winning LMS service to deliver our courses for uninterrupted availability worldwide and a glitch-three service.

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    Using the expertise of Inquisiq, our LMS service, we can integrate our Courses into your LMS.  And incorporating your course credit system, logo, etc. if you wish.

    6 Experiential learning-based Courses

    Adults learn best by experiencing and understanding the significance of what they are learning. 

    This is the approach we use for all our Courses. Dozens of scenarios in each Course allow the Learner to participate in ‘real’ audits.

    Experienced auditors will tell you that it is only by practicing your audit skills that you really understand how to interpret and apply a Standard’s requirements.

    Multi-layered approach: The Learner builds up their knowledge and skill progressively, layer upon layer, as they go through the Course - a more rewarding experience for the effort put in.

    And these audit experiences are built into our Courses.

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    Extend the Grade (Internal Auditor to Lead Auditor) and/or Scope (for example, add ISO 13485, ISO 27001 Standards) as and when you need them.

    8  No Expiry Date

    The validity of our Certificates is not limitedAuditor competency is not based on Certificates alone.  Auditing is a practical skill, and it is a practice that builds and maintains competency.

    Certificates do go out of date periodically when Standards change.  Here we offer Conversion Courses and then re-issue Certificates for the new or revised Standard.

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    A fraction of conventional course cost.  Savings of up to 60% are common when travel and accommodation costs are considered. Additionally, there is a reduction in work time loss.

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    4. To demonstrate the professional standard of content and presentation.

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    Written by Dr John FitzGerald

    Director & Founder of deGRANDSON Global. Spent 15 years in the manufacturing industry and 25 years training, consulting & auditing management systems
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