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Award in Internal Auditing

MQF/EQF Level 6 CPD Award
Starting: 9th January 2025

This is the only Internal Auditing Accredited Award in Malta. This course is designed to also serve as the ideal preparatory course for those aspiring to undertake the Certified Internal Auditing (CIA) examination of the Institute of Internal Auditors (US). The aim of this course is to provide students with a clear understanding of the practices, regulations and importance of Internal Audit procedures. The Award in Internal Auditing course will help students to understand the skills required to implement IPPF & COSO Frameworks, the importance of cybercrime and the composition and Writing of Internal Audit Reports, as well as the responsibilities imposed by law.

Accreditation and MQF level

The accreditation status of this programme is a ‘‘Higher Education Programme’’. A CPD Award accredited with 4 ECTS credits (MQF/EQF Level 6) by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) in Internal Auditing will be presented to delegates who obtain a minimum pass in the relative assignment.

MIA Accreditation

The course will be accredited by the Malta Institute of Accountants in terms of the Accountancy Board’s CPE Scheme and Accreditation Rules.

Target Audience

  • Internal Auditors
  • Risk Managers
  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Compliance Managers
  • Directors of Boards
  • CEOs
  • Chief Officers and AMLROs

Duration & Mode of Attendance

This part-time course is made up of 8 live online evening webinar sessions which are spread over a period of 8 weeks.

Entry requirements

Tertiary Education Qualification at MQF/EQF Level 6 including but not restricted to Finance, Management, IT, Engineering or Marketing and a minimum of 2 years working within a business (private or public) organisation
Minimum of MQF Level 4 qualification a minimum of 5 years’ business work experience ideally within finance and auditing.

Course Delivery Mode – Live Webinars

This course will be delivered via live online webinars.  The course trainers will be visible on screen via a professional webinar platform through which students can follow the trainer presenting live whilst also using a PowerPoint presentation and sharing other resources as necessary.  Students will be able to interact with the trainer by sending questions or comments through the same webinar platform.  Our student support team will assist all students with simple instructions on how to access the webinar online.  A support line will also be made available to communicate with a student support officer in case of technical difficulties encountered during the live webinar.

All webinars will also be recorded and uploaded on the student online resources portal for future reference during home study.  Trainers will also dedicate very regular Q & A times during the webinar to ensure all students can have the chance to ask questions and reach the intended learning objectives.  The email and contact details of the trainer will also be made available in case students would wish to get in touch with the trainer throughout the course period.

Short 10 minute breaks will be given during the webinar.

How You’ll Learn

This course will be delivered via live online webinars.  The course trainers will be visible on screen via a professional webinar platform, through which students can follow the trainer presenting live, whilst also using a PowerPoint presentation and sharing other resources as necessary.

Students will be able to interact with the trainer by sending questions or comments through the same webinar platform.

The course will also make use of:

  • Online Presentations
  • Video Lecturing;
  • Q&A via online course forum;
  • Online Q&A with Educator (Trainer).

The above are considered to be contact hours as all of the above will be under control of the instructor.

Method of Assessment

At the end of the course, students will be presented with the assignment questions, where students have four or five questions and need to choose three. The total word count for the total assignment is 3,000 words. Students need to submit the assignment as per the submission date on the assignment questions document provided.

Grading: The assignment questions will be corrected and students must achieve a pass mark of at least 50 marks, in order to be given a certification.

Language of Course Instruction & Course Materials

The course materials and the live webinars are in English.

Course Dates

Modules Dates Time
Module 1 : GRC and Internal Auditing 09/01, 16/01, 23/01 17:30 – 20:30
Module 2 : A Closer look at the IPPF & COSO Frameworks 30/01, 06/02, 13/02 17:30 – 20:30
Module 3 : Cybercrime and Financial Crime – What Internal Auditors Should Know 20/02, 27/02, 06/03 17:30 – 20:30
Module 4 : Composition and Writing of Internal Audit Reports 13/03, 20/03, 27/03 17:30 – 20:30

Please note that as per terms and conditions, LEAD Training Services reserves the right to alter course dates, times and venue in exceptional circumstances beyond its control.

Total Hours of Learning

This is an accredited course, which requires students to commit themselves and to be responsible for their own studies. Below is a suggested guideline of the number of hours each student should dedicate to self-studying and preparing for the final written assignment.

Total Course Contact Hours
(Live Online Webinars)
Total Course Suggested Self-Study Hours
(reading for interest & further knowledge)
Total Course Supervised Placement and Practice Hours
(Work placement supervision)
Total Course Suggested Assessment Hours
(Take home assignment)

Course Outline



  • I would fully recommend this course. As a mature student looking to further my education i was concerned i may not be able to keep up, however James Grech was brilliant and each lesson was a joy to attend. He made everything very easy to understand and most importantly logical and clear.
    Debra Fowler
    Azure Malta (September 2018)
  • Fully recommend this course to anyone interested in grasping further the mechanics behind the internal auditing profession – a profession which is becoming increasingly relevant and value-adding to any organisation. Lectures were very well structured, lecturers were highly knowledgeable and the course was overall extremely interesting. Lead Training Services support staff were also very helpful with requests and logistics.
    G. Abela (October 2022)

Course Funding Options

For Individuals

    Candidates can benefit from a 70% rebate of the course fee via tax credit. Get Qualified is an initiative that supports the personal development of individuals for the achievement of qualifications and certifications required by industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who We Are

We are a team of specialists passionate about our work and with a common ambition to share learning experiences with people in the business community and civil society.

Under the brand name LEAD Training Services, our team has attracted an impressive pool of professional trainers from different areas of business.

This makes us the only professional training organisation in Malta that can offer cutting edge training programmes across a broad spectrum of topics. We do not believe in one-size-fits-all training programmes and in line with our belief we customise our programmes to our individual customer’s needs.

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