Protocol for training and support of auditors to acheive benchmark audit standards

In order to ensure confidence and credibility in the audits undertaken the auditors will need to be independent and meet rigorous requirements in interpreting what they see when making their review. This output will devise, test and cost the preparation of auditors and make proposals for future working. It will include the preparation of a code of ethics for auditors and the preparation of trainers to assess consistency. It is expected that preparation of auditors for placement might be undertaken using video assessment to determine consistency between auditors on the ‘same’ environment (especially in respect of ensuring student well being) and so the development of potential support materials will be explored.
Processes for moderation of international quality standards by auditors will also be determined.