Bywater is a world-leading provider of ISO 17025 training and very the first to offer CQI and IRCA certified ISO 17025 Lead Auditor training based on the latest standard, ISO/IEC 17025:2017.  This latest edition remains the international reference for laboratories and testing organisations that need to demonstrate that the results they provide are valid, measurement uncertainty is known and that results are traceable to National Standards.

Our ISO 17025 training courses enable delegates to gain an awareness of the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, understand the standard’s role for laboratories to demonstrate capability and competence in the overall conformity assessment framework, and plan and conduct effective internal and external audits of a laboratory management system.

Scheduled Training

ISO 17025 training courses take place online and at venues in Kensington, Leeds and Coventry.  Please view the course listing table and select the dates & venues button next to your preferred course.

Dedicated Training

All of our ISO 17025 training courses can take place on a dedicated basis at a venue of your choice including your premises or online. Dedicated training includes interactive workshops to allow your team to discuss how they will implement ideas learnt within your organisation.  Please select the following link to request a quote.


We can provide additional support to those wishing to achieve or maintain ISO 17025 certification in the way of ISO 17025 Consultancy.  Please follow the link to find out more.

Laboratories Course Listing

  • ISO 17025 Lead Auditor Training Course | 5 days

    • Based on the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, the course is designed for those seeking to support laboratory compliance and competency improvements
    • A CQI and IRCA Certified Course(Ref.1836), this ISO 17025 Lead Auditor training course builds upon skills needed to conduct an effective and competent audit in order to objectively assess compliance of laboratories to meet accreditation body requirements
    • Fulfils the CQI and IRCA training requirements for registration as a ISO 17025 lead auditor.
    Next Course: 05 - 09 October 2020 in Kensington, London
  • ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Transition Training Course | 1 day

    • Background to the changes to the Standard from 2005 to 2017
    • Relationship with other standards (such as ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 17020)
    • Revised structure and format of the Standard
  • ISO/IEC 17025 Internal Auditor Training Course | 2 days

    • Designed for those required to implement, manage and deliver an internal audit programme based on the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
    • Provides auditors with the skills to plan, execute, report and positively follow-up corrective action for internal laboratory audits
    Next Course: 22 - 23 September 2020 Online
  • Understanding ISO/IEC 17025 (Requirements for Laboratory Accreditation) | 1 day

    • Designed for those needing to understand the laboratory accreditation process and the inter-relationship with other management system standards
    • Provides an awareness of the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and an implementation strategy
    Next Course: 21 September 2020 Online
  • Understanding ISO/IEC 17025 - Forensic applications (FSR Codes and ILAC G-19) | 1 day

    • Designed for those needing to understand the laboratory accreditation process as applied to Forensic Science Laboratories
    • Provides an awareness of the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and the related key aspects of the Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) Forensic science providers: codes of practice and conduct as well as the International Laboratory Accreditation Conference ILAC G19:08/2014 Modules in a Forensic Science Process.
  • ISO 17025 Implementation Training Course | 2 days

    This two-day training course is highly suitable for those looking to understand how to implement an ISO 17025 management system. The course will cover: 

    • The fundamentals of ISO 17025:2017
    • The accreditation process 
    • High-level process mapping 
    • Developing an implementation plan 
    • maintaining an effective ISO 17025 management system 
    Next Course: 05 - 06 October 2020 in Daventry, Northamptonshire
  • Introduction to ISO 15189 for Medical Laboratories | 1 day

    • Designed for those seeking an understanding of the quality system requirements applicable to medical laboratories
    • Highlights the specific requirements of ISO 15189 over and above those of ISO/IEC 17025 and CPA requirements, focusing on the quality and competence requirements applicable to medical laboratories.
    Next Course: 17 November 2020 in Coventry
  • ISO 15189 Internal Auditor Training Course | 2 days

    • Provides the knowledge and skills to prepare, perform and follow-up an internal audit based on ISO 15189 for Medical Laboratories
    • Develop continuous improvement that provides on-going future benefits to the organisation
    Next Course: 18 - 19 November 2020 in Coventry
  • Calibration and Control of Measuring Systems Training Course | 1 day

    • Designed for those seeking to establish an effective system for the control of inspection and measuring equipment
    • Provides the latest information, knowledge and skills for identifying the elements of an effective calibration system; understanding the requirements for those supplying calibration services; preparing for compliance and improving and utilising measurement data focusing on continuous improvement and cost reduction
  • Measurement Uncertainty Training Course | 1 day

    • Designed for those working in the field of measurement and performing measurement activities
    • Provides delegates with the knowledge to develop uncertainty budgets to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and laboratory accreditation bodies.
    Next Course: 16 November 2020 in Coventry

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