Centre audits

Centre audits

Training centre audits are conducted as part of the accreditation process. All new centres are required to be audited, usually when the first course is scheduled, to gain full accreditation approval.

Accredited centres maintain their status by having an audit every four years which is completed in partnership with IWCF.

Centre audits cover the following criteria and will be based around the information the centre has provided in their accreditation application or renewal:

  • Physical resources
  • Management systems
  • Training materials
  • Classroom observation (if a course is running at the time of audit)
  • Practical assessments (if a course is running at the time of audit)
  • Assessment Observation (if a course/resit is running at the time of audit)


IWCF will provide assistance and guidance to centres to make the audit process a positive experience. The audit is a thorough check of the above criteria which is essential to maintain the standards required.  To date the process has proved to be very effective in identifying and confirming areas which require review or action by centres.

The audit is mainly focused on management systems and the practical assessments, in particular the standard of assessors. This area has been addressed by the introduction of IWCF’s Assessor Training for all new assessors and those who require further training.

If you have any questions about centre audits, please contact audits@iwcf.org

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