In an ever more competitive marketplace and with forensic science undergoing unprecedented levels of scrutiny it is increasingly important for organisations to be able to demonstrate their technical competence and the validity of the processes they use. In addition The Forensic Science Regulator has chosen UKAS accreditation as part of his Standards Framework and has made it a firm requirement that providers of forensic science to the CJS gain ISO17025 accreditation.

Aim: To facilitate delegates’ understanding of the requirements of ISO17025 within a forensic science context and to provide an understanding of the roles of the quality manager and technical management.
Who should attend: This course is suitable for anyone involved with or interested in the use of internal audits in a forensic laboratory context; in particular new Quality Managers and new Internal Auditors. This course starts at 9.15am on day one and finishes at 5pm on day two.
Duration: A two-day residential programme
Where: Ascot, Berkshire
Tutors: Courses delivered by current UKAS Assessment Managers


Day One
  • Internal Laboratory audits
  • Audit records
  • Development of Management System audit checklist
  • Witnessing tests
  • Production of a checklist for use during a witnessed test
  • Corrective and preventitive action
  • Development of corrective/preventive action form
  • Human aspects of autiting 
Day Two
  •  Preventitive actions
  • Witnessing tests and raising corrective actions
  • Reporting back after audit
  • Reporting findings of audit to auditee
  • Reporting to management
  • Management reciew
Benefits  This course is tailored to help personnel from forensic organisations gain a sound understanding of the internal audit process and its value to management. This interactive course uses examples relevant to a forensic laboratory, including the use of a fingerprint enhancement technique as part of the method witnessing exercise. It includes role play exercises relating to undertaking audits and giving the subsequent feedback. The course allows delegates to gain confidence and helps to stimulate ideas that the delegates can put in to practice in their own organisations.


When Where Fee How to book
2 & 3 March 2015 All courses to be held at Sunningdale Park, Ascot, Berkshire £1100.00+vat Email the training team
Telephone 020 89178488

The residential course fee £1100.00+ vat includes comprehensive course materials and refreshments. It also includes accommodation for one night, breakfast and dinner on two days and lunch on each day of the course.

If additional accommodation is required it should be booked through UKAS. dinner, bed and breakfast is £100.50 or bed and breakfast is £85.50

The invoice for the training fee is raised on the day of submission of the form. Please ensure the information on your booking form is correct. Especially Accounts Information. If incorrect information is provided on the booking form, or purchase order numbers are not provided at the time of booking causing a re-issue of the invoice, there will be a charge of £50.00 for each new invoice issued.