ISO in the Sun is an ongoing series of courses on Risk, Information Security, Business Continuity, Quality, Environmental, Energy, Service, Project and Integrated Management hosted by SoftQualM in the beautiful surroundings of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, Spain. This is the ideal opportunity to combine your continuing professional education with a break in the sun, and even save compared to attending similar courses in the typical metropolitan settings. Students come from all kinds of industries and sizes of organisation, from freelance consultants and auditors to EU institutions.

Full outlines for each of the courses are available in our Course Program Brochure.

For booking and enquiries please contact us here or use the buttons next to each course. Bookings are taken until two weeks before the course.

Courses are running from 1 or 2 students as well as being limited to a maximum of 10 students each, so book early to avoid disappointment.

We are also happy to arrange courses on request. A minimum 3 students are required, and can also be held in German.

Alternatively, these courses are also available as self-study, in which case we provide the courseware and the student attends any of our exam sessions as agreed case by case.

Note 1: We are scheduling more events all the time, so please get in touch if interested in other subjects and dates.

Note 2: Using our wealth of real-world experience we also offer coaching, consultancy and audits tailored to your individual needs on all these subjects, both onsite and remote. Simply enquire.

About the Courses

While the Lead Implementer courses focus on putting a management system in place, the Lead Auditor courses teach the skills how to evaluate the effectiveness of such a management system, whether through self-assessment, internal audit or certification.

Aside from courses to specific ISO standards, we also offer Integrated Management Systems (IMS) courses who take a more holistic look across a range of standards and synergy effects gained for their integration.

The Risk Manager courses further complement these courses. While ISO/IEC 27005 is information security centric, ISO 31000 cast the net wider looking at risk management in a generic manner thus making it also relevant and applicable for a wide range of other management systems and business activities, including being helpful to satisfy the requirements of a risk-based approach in the latest revisions of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.

Each course consists of lecture, discussions and exercises in English, typically followed by a written essay-style or multiple choice exam on the last day. Alternatively, most exams are now also available online and can be taken at the students convenience, even months after the course. For those less fluent in English, the exam can be written in a range of other languages - please enquire for details.

About the Trainers

The above courses are mostly held by Martin Holzke, who has a long track record of implementing, auditing and training information security, business continuity and other management systems. He also is a technical assessor for the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) performing conformity assessments of certification bodies in these areas.

The ISACA and (ISC)2 courses are provided by Fabrice De Paepe and his team Nitroxis Sprl.

The PRINCE2 courses are provided by PRINCE2 expert Peter Krischel of the PRINCE2 and ITIL Accredited Training Organisation Polichor.

Our team of trainers is steadily growing with collegaues adding their courses, so watch this place.

About the Certifications

Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB) Respectively named courses are designed by PECB in Canada, who also mark the exams and issue respective certifications. PECB is accredited to ISO/IEC 17024:2012 by IAS as personnel certification body. Further details including full course outlines and PECB itself can be found on www.pecb.com.

PeopleCert on behalf of AxelosPRINCE2 courses are designed and accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of Axelos.

Other courses are designed by SoftQualM and partners, who also mark the exams and issue respective certifications in accordance with ISO/IEC 17024:2012.

CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits accepted by a wide range of other certifying organisations are issued with each course.

About the Course Fees

The course fees stated above include courseware, exam fees and Canarian-style lunches.
NB: Under Canarian tax rules, fees are subject to 7% IGIC for clients based in the Canary Islands as well as for students attending in private, i.e. not being delegated and paid for by a company, regardless of their location.

About the Course Location

The Courses are usually held in central Arrecife at the Hotel Lancelot Playa, who also offer accommodation. For some courses there is also the option join live online from wherever you are.

While the corona virus pandemic lasts course might based on latest travel advice and restrictions short-notice be held live online ONLY. Latest Information on Spain’s official COVID-19 measures can be found here.

We will be more than happy to help source suitable flights and accommodation, whether you come just for the course or want to combine your visit with a break, whether on your own or with family. From own experience now living in Lanzarote for a few years, we can assure you that flights to Lanzarote being a popular tourist destination regularly are no more expensive than national flights yet you gain a unique learning environment.