The PIIA Qualification. There are 5 theory modules P1: The Internal Audit Environment Understand the structural, cultural and political framework of an organisation and equip yourself to deliver effective assurance and consultancy within that environment.
There are 5 theory modulesP1: The Internal Audit Environment
Understand the structural, cultural and political framework of an organisation and equip yourself to deliver effective assurance and consultancy within that environment.
Includes managing the impact of change, performance management and the influence of different leadership and management styles
P2: Financial Risks and Controls
Develop the numerical literacy and analytic skills needed to undertake effective internal audits.
Understand risks associated with financial and accounting systems and controls, and gain confidence to apply this knowledge to interpret and provide assurance.
P3: Internal Audit Practice
Understand the focus, responsibilities and methodologies linked to the effective delivery of internal audit services.
Develop effective communications strategies for collaborating with audit clients.
Understand the International Professional Practices Framework, the Code of Ethics and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
P4: Information Systems Auditing
Understand the risks related to the delivery of information, services and projects. Gain thorough knowledge of the role of information systems within operations and management, and the principles of integrity and confidentiality.
Develop skills in using computer assisted auditing tools and techniques to deliver internal audit objectives.
P5: Corporate Governance and Risk Management
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to advise and guide management on corporate governance and risk management structures and processes.
Understand contrasting approaches; gain the skills to critically evaluate organisational structures and processes; build skills in communicating advice and assistance to management in the maintenance of corporate governance and risk management frameworks and activity.
Learning MaterialsWe will provide printed study texts for each module you take with us. These are also available as searchable documents on the Virtual Learning Environment.
AssignmentsAssignments are a vital part of our learning programme as they reinforce and support the course content and the workshops. Depending on which module you are enrolling on, there will be either three to four assignments, all of which are marked by the tutor who will provide you with detailed feedback - highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of your assignment. The first two assignments for each module are compulsory and must be completed before you are able to sit the exam.
Virtual Learning EnvironmentThe Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) gives students access to a host of learning materials and resources, plus an online community where you can contact your fellow students and the course tutors.
Tutor SupportEach tutor works with a group of between 10 and 16 students. Each group has their own online discussion forum where you can contact your tutor or your fellow students.
There are two study sessions each year leading up to the June and November exams. They are approximately 25 weeks long with three to four weeks for exam preparation and revision. You should plan to spend about 120 hours on each module including reading, completing activities and assignments, developing your workplace skills and studying for the exams.