CPDEquivalent to 40 hours
CERTIFICATESAll delegates will receive a certificate on completion.
A CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor QMS training course online or in person (Course ID: 17954)
This 5-day ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training course explains the concepts and requirements of ISO 9001 internal and external auditing. The course is designed to help those tasked with conducting or leading audits to understand and apply their skills in every phase of the audit process.
Through a series of workshops and role plays, delegates learn about audit activities, from Opening Meeting to Final Report, and including ‘Developing the Audit Plan’, ‘Checklist of Process Audit’ and ‘Conduct Audit Interviews’. One central case study builds throughout the course to demonstrate how both customer and supplier objectives can be achieved.
The ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training course is designed to:
- provide delegates with essential knowledge and skills needed for auditing Quality Management Systems in relation to ISO 9001:2015
- explain the fundamentals of auditing practice
- provide practical experience in planning, performing and reporting the audit
- enable attendees to consider the issues related to managing the audit programme and the audit
- look at how to determine the effectiveness of the company’s management system in achieving declared business quality objectives
- outline follow-up actions that businesses can use to verify the effectiveness of a supplier’s implemented improvements
- involved in carrying out 1st-, 2nd and/or 3rd-party audits
- managers who will be responsible for audit teams
- those wishing to apply for IRCA QMS Auditor grades
The CQI and IRCA expect students to have prior knowledge of the requirements (clauses) of ISO 9001 and of key quality management principles before attending this course. Click here to learn more about prior knowledge requirements.
Those who need to gain this prior understanding will benefit from first attending our Introduction to ISO 9001:2015 training course. We offer a discount of £100 for those booking the Introduction to ISO 9001:2015 training at the same time as the Lead Auditor training course. Please contact us to take advantage of this offer.
- Principles of Business Process Management
- Business Management Systems
- Management System Standards (ISO 9001 Series)
- Introduction to Auditing
- Managing the Audit Programme
- Audit Planning and Preparation
- Performing an audit
- Audit Reporting and Follow Up
- have the skills to plan, conduct, report and follow-up a Quality Management System audit to establish conformity with ISO 9001
- describe the purpose of a Quality Management System, QMS standards (including ISO 9001), management system audits and third-party certification
- explain the business benefits of improved performance of the QMS
- explain the role of an auditor
Upon successful completion of the ISO 9001 Lead Auditor course, delegates will have met the training requirements to become IRCA certified QMS Auditors at all grades. They will also receive a CQI and IRCA approved Certificate of Achievement.
This CQI and IRCA certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training course can be held on a dedicated basis at your premises, a venue of your choice or online through Virtual Classroom training.
Click the button below to discuss when and where you would like your training to take place.
Course dates and venues
As an Approved Training Partner of CQI (Chartered Quality Institute) and IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors), we offer ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training that is certified by the recognised global professional body for auditors.
Our role as an independent provider allows us more flexibility in how we deliver services. Today we run more than 1000 scheduled courses a year, both face-to-face and in our Virtual Classroom. If you prefer, we can provide dedicated training just for your organisation.
We want you to achieve success first time by gaining a thorough understanding of the theory and application of your subject in your training. That is why we employ tutors with vast experience of working in the field and who have approved tutor status.
We are determined to provide you with the most effective learning environment. Because all our classes are live, you can benefit from group work and discussion, and can ask for help from your tutor as the course progresses.
We invite every delegate to let us know if the training met their expectations, or what they would like to see change. We are committed to building on feedback to improve our service and performance, to help you achieve your business goals.
Yes, to get the most out of this training course you do need to know about the requirements of ISO 9001 and the principles of quality management. If you do not have that knowledge yet, then you can achieve an understanding by first attending our Introduction to ISO 9001:2015 training course.
Many delegates have found this a useful approach, and we offer a discount of £100 to anyone who books both of these courses together.
If you are not sure whether your level of knowledge is adequate, or you would like to take advantage of the discount, please contact us and we can help.
Yes, we will send you pre-course work with your joining instructions. The aim of this work is to help you understand your current quality management knowledge and be able to participate confidently in group discussions from day one.
The work only takes about 2 hours to complete, and we do not ask you to send it back to us before the start of the course.
It will help you make the most of the course from the start if you complete the pre-course work that we will send you with your joining instructions.
You may also find it useful to bring your own copy of the ISO 9001:2015 standard, which you can then use for reference during the week. If you are already running a quality management system in your organisation, you may have access to an office copy of the standard. Alternatively, you can purchase a copy from ISO or one of its international resellers. If you have problems, do contact us.
A certificate is testimony to your hard work and the knowledge you have gained of the role of Lead Auditor. We will send your certificate once you have successfully completed the course and exam, usually to the person who booked the course. You will also receive a letter indicating your results.
Note that delivery of certificates may be delayed if course fees are outstanding.
By sharing your achievements visibly within your organisation and on resources such as LinkedIn you can demonstrate your latest step in your personal development and added value to your business.
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