Discover how the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 differ from the previous version of the quality management standard ISO 9001:2008.

The introduction of the latest version of the quality management system standard ISO 9001 requires internal and external auditors to widen their focus to encompass risk-based thinking, a stronger process approach and leadership.

This 2-day CQI and IRCA certified ISO 9001:2015 Auditor Transition training course explores the standard in terms of structure, terminology and interpretation. Gaining this knowledge will enable auditors and other stakeholders to:

  • understand how the emphasis of ISO 9001 has changed
  • identify any change in approach necessary to competently conduct an audit against ISO 9001:2015
  • implement any changes required and communicate to the organisation the implications of those changes
  • meet the IRCA upgrade requirements for registered auditors

The interactive course builds on a practical case study through the 2 days to reinforce learning, and provides opportunity for discussion with peers and the tutor.

Course ID: 17970

The course is suitable for those involved at any level in the QMS audit programme of an organisation wishing to move from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015. These include:

  • existing internal and external auditors who need to audit against ISO 9001:2015
  • those involved in the internal audit programme who will be responsible for implementing the changes
  • quality managers, management system practitioners and/or process owners
  • qualified auditors needing to upgrade their auditor status to the new standard

CQI and IRCA recommend that delegates attending this course have an in-depth knowledge of ISO 9001:2008.

Senior managers and policy makers who would like to have an understanding of ISO 9001:2015 may care to look at our ISO 9001 Executive Briefing training course.

Key topics covered by the course include:

  • differences between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 – structure, terminology and interpretation
  • Annex SL, the new structure for management system standards, in terms of:
    • context of the organisation, scope and objectives
    • leadership
    • planning
    • managing risk
    • support
  • the audit life cycle – an auditor’s approach to assessing the changes
  • involvement of top management
  • implications for organisations
  • timeline for the transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015

Our training programmes are developed and delivered by subject matter experts who are practised in working with our students to ensure they derive the maximum benefit from the course. The course programme may differ slightly depending on whether it is delivered face to face or in our Virtual Classroom but typically the agenda will follow the following structure:

  • Day 1
    • Welcome and introductions
    • Module 1 Background to the changes in ISO 9001
    • Module 2 Context of the organisation
    • Workshop 1 Case study – reviewing a business manual
    • Module 3 Scope of the management system
    • Module 4 Quality management system and its processes
    • Module 5 Leadership
    • Module 6 Risks and opportunities
    • Workshop 2 Case study – risks and opportunities
    • LUNCH
    • Module 7 Support
    • Module 8 Operation
    • Workshop 3 Audit situations
    • Module 9 Performance evaluation
    • Module 10 Improvement
    • Short exam and review
    • CLOSE
  • Day 2
    • Module 11 Audit process overview
    • Workshop 4 Audit planning – what has changed?
    • Module 12 Checklists
    • Workshop 5 Case study – preparation of checklists
    • LUNCH
    • Workshop 6 Cas study – audit
    • Module 13 Nonconformity
    • Workshop 7 Evaluation evidence for conformity and nonconformity
    • Course review and evaluation
    • CLOSE

By the end of this ISO 9001 auditor transition training course, delegates will be able to:

  • assess the differences between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015
  • communicate to others what needs to change to meet the new requirements of the standard
  • plan and prepare for revisions to existing management systems and implement the necessary changes
  • plan, conduct and lead an audit based on the new requirements of ISO 9001:2015

Registered auditors will also be able to upgrade their IRCA status.

ISO 9001 Transition Auditor Certificate