ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor

CQI IRCA Course - 5 Day

Course Overview

The Lead Auditor course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge needed to audit and improve quality management systems. The course comprises of lectures and practical exercises including role-play and case studies, to provide the delegates with a full understanding of the quality audit process. The practical exercises focus on the audit process using the ISO 9001 standards.

Course objectives

The objective of this course is to train delegates in the principles and practices of undertaking quality management system audits in line with the generic guidelines laid down by ISO 19011, and the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

Participants also learn the skills and techniques of auditing and how to communicate the findings of the audit effectively to the management of the auditee organisation. On completion of the course, delegates should also understand the principles of accreditation and certification schemes.


Course content:

- Key elements of quality systems
- The audit preparation
- Reporting and follow-up
- Quality Management Systems development
- Requirements of ISO 9001:2015
- Auditor skill and techiniques for process auditing
- A closed-book examination.

CQI IRCA QMS ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor

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Price £1295.00
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Who is this course for?

This course is designed for company employees who have responsibility within a QMS or will be involved in the auditing of such systems. The course will also benefit people who manage quality or purchasing within their organisations and wish to gain maximum benefit from the quality management system audit process.

Prior Knowledge Required (IRCA 2245)

Before starting this course delegates are expected to have knowledge of the following quality management principles & concepts:

  1. The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) Cycle

  2. The relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction

  3. Commonly used quality management terms and definitions and the 7 principles as given in ISO 9001 systems

  4. The process approach used in quality management

  5. The 'Model of a Process Based Quality Management System'; the structure and content of ISO 9001

  6. Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 9001, which may be gained by completing an IRCA certified QMS Foundation Training Course, or equivalent.


This is a five day course. 


Course Tutors 

This course will be conducted by quality specialists who are registered with the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) as Lead Auditors, and who have a hands on experience of certification auditing and the requirements of quality systems. Their experience and knowledge of all aspects of audit and quality management systems provides a valuable bonus to delegates as this experience can be passed on during formal sessions and informal discussions.

Course Dates:


12 - 16 March 2018
11 - 15 June 2018
10 - 14 December 2018

26 Feb - 2 Mar 2018
19 - 23 March 2018


16 - 20 April 2018
21 - 25 May 2018
18 - 22 June 2018
23 - 27 July 2018
20 - 24 August 2018
17 - 21 September 2018
15 - 19 October 2018
19 - 23 November 2018
10 -14 December 2018
Milton Keynes:

22 - 26 January 2018
16 - 20 April 2018
16 - 20 July 2018
12 - 16 November 2018


19 - 23 February 2018
14 -18 May 2018
10 - 14 September 2018


12 - 16 March 2018
25- 29 June 2018
15 - 19 October 2018

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