Internal Audit Professional

Internal Audit Professional

On an internal audit professional apprenticeship course, you’ll help provide independent, objective assurance and consulting activity.

Internal audit professionals excel in risk management, internal audit, governance, and control.

Throughout your apprenticeship, you’ll develop into a highly competent professional internal auditor capable of contributing significantly to an organisation’s performance and strategic direction as an independent voice to leadership.

You’ll learn to work independently while providing a challenging and often contentious insights on risks and internal controls.

You’ll act independently and objectively at all times, representing the organisation’s stakeholders while keeping the highest standards of professional conduct and competency and maintaining ethical behaviour and integrity.

What you’ll learn

On an internal audit professional apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:

  • Build long-term relationships based on trust and respect with management across the organisation and other assurance providers.
  • Reduce complex issues by communicating clearly and succinctly in verbal and written form. To promote commitment and action, You’ll adapt your communication to the situation and audience.
  • Utilise cooperation to convince and motivate others to remove organisational barriers, resolve disputes, reach agreements, and achieve objectives, and they will teach others how to do the same.
  • Choose and communicate the data analytics/data extraction technologies to be used. Gather the data and evidence required to make decisions.
  • Rapidly analyse and assess information, arriving at exact findings, weighing problems from many viewpoints, and gathering benchmark data.
  • Make informed decisions and judgements, and use business intelligence/problem-solving techniques that concentrate on themes/trends.
  • Interpret/articulate significant risks that impact the organisation/industry and utilise this information to drive an audit approach.
  • Act as role models, encouraging others to achieve results, and foster an environment that fosters creative thinking and directing outcomes via others.
  • Effectively use business systems/software to accomplish objectives, such as sending emails, using word processing and spreadsheet programmes, creating papers, and so on, to get the most out of their work.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a degree apprenticeship.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment.

Assessment methods

The End Point Assessment comprises two distinct assessment methods: 

  • Presentation and Q&A based on Work-Based Activity 
  • Project report and professional discussion 

Duration and level

  • Duration: 36 months
  • Level: 7 – Degree Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 7 Internal Audit Professional Apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

Updated on October 1, 2022

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