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ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor

CQI & IRCA certified training course number: 18007

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Introduction

The QMS Lead Auditor course has been designed to help you prepare on-site audits, develop checklists, audit processes, gather and evaluate evidence, write reports and relate your findings to policy and objectives.

There are three delivery options for you to choose from; a 38-hour virtual classroom course delivered in 5 sessions; a 40-hour virtual classroom course delivered in 7 sessions and the traditional face to face 5-day classroom course.

The virtual classroom courses are delivered in real time by experienced tutors via our online platform and provide delegates with the flexibility of attending from a convenient place, without the requirement of travelling.

Successful completion increases your credibility, satisfies the formal training requirements stipulated by the CQI & IRCA and enable you to conduct external audits against ISO 9001.

You need this course if...

▪ You want to audit Quality Management Systems against ISO 9001 requirements

▪ You are an Auditor or Quality System Manager and want to add to your credibility with
a widely accepted qualification

▪ You want to satisfy the formal training requirements for IRCA auditor certification

You will learn…

  • The purpose of a QMS and the ISO 9000 principles of quality management

▪ Essential definitions to help you interpret and audit ISO 9001 requirements

▪ To analyse ISO 9001 clauses and suggest examples of evidence that would show
conformance with these requirements

▪ The roles and responsibilities of an auditor and lead auditor

▪ To plan and conduct an interview with top management and evaluate an organisation’s
quality policy and objectives

▪ To prepare an on-site audit plan that establishes effective audit trails across processes
and between members of an audit team

▪ How to audit processes for conformance and effectiveness, including any specific
quality objectives

▪ To prepare thoroughly for audit and produce process based checklists

▪ To gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and reviewing
documentation

▪ How to evaluate objective evidence and correctly identify conformance and nonconformance with requirements

▪ To report findings accurately against requirements of ISO 9001, write and grade nonconformity reports and evaluate proposals for corrective action

▪ How to relate your audit findings to the policy and objectives of the organisation and
present your overall evaluation to top management

You will need …

▪ Knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001 and experience of auditing

▪ Ideally to have attended our ISO 9001 Appreciation and Interpretation course

▪ To understand the basics of how organisations work and the role of top management

▪ To have good knowledge of ISO 9001 and possess knowledge of these quality
management principles and concepts: the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle; the
relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction; commonly used quality management terms and definitions and the seven Quality Management
Principles as given in ISO 9000; the process approach used in quality management; the
Model of a Process Based Quality Management System; the structure and content of
ISO 9001.

▪ Complete approximately 2 hours of pre course work prior to attending the course.

What's included?

  • 44 CPD hours
  • Training course materials
  • Lunch and refreshments for public attendees only
  • CQI & IRCA Certificate

Your future development...

Course length

▪ Five days

This course is certified by CQI and IRCA and meets the requirements of the CQI and IRCA ISO
9001:2015 QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor course criteria PR328

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If you are looking for a course for four or more people, you may find our in-house option more cost-effective. Contact the team for a quote.

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