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QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor - CQI & IRCA Certified.

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.

Apart from our traditional face-to-face classroom courses, we also offer virtual classroom courses which 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.

Who should attend?

  • Organisations who need to audit QMS against ISO 9001 requirements
  • Auditors or Quality Systems Managers wanting to add credibility with a widely accepted qualification issued by an UKAS approved certification body
  • Anyone wanting to satisfy the formal training requirements for IRCA certification.

What will you learn?

  • Purpose of a QMS and ISO 9001 principles
  • Essential definitions and terminology
  • Analyse ISO 9001 clauses and identify conformance with requirements
  • Role and responsibilities of an auditor/lead auditor
  • Plan and conduct an interview with top management
  • Evaluate an organisation’s quality policy and objectives
  • Prepare an on-site audit plan with audit trails across processes and team members
  • Audit processes for conformance and effectiveness
  • Prepare thoroughly for audit and produce process-based checklists
  • Gather and evaluate objective evidence
  • Identify conformance and non-conformance with requirements
  • Report findings accurately against requirements of ISO 9001
  • Write and grade non-conformity reports and evaluate proposals for corrective action
  • Relate your audit findings to the policy and objectives of the organisation
  • Present your overall evaluation to top management.

Course length

  • 5 days for the traditional face to face classroom course including the exam on the final day
  • From September 2021, all in-house and public virtual lead auditor training courses will be run over six days. Five days to cover the course content and a two-hour exam held on the sixth day. During the course, your trainer will liaise with you to agree the timing of the exam.

What do you need to prepare?

  • Knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001 and experience of auditing
  • Basic understanding of how organisation works and the role of top management
  • 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

Training with LRQA

With LRQA, you can access a wide range of courses to help you further your career and bring improvements to the management systems in your organisation. With many learning styles to choose from, our training courses can help you develop and reach your next level. Find more courses here.

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CQI & IRCA certified

This LRQA training course satisfies the formal training requirements stipulated by the CQI & IRCA.

CQI and IRCA certified training is mapped to a unique competency framework based on the latest skills needed by employers. As an Approved Training Partner, LRQA has been thoroughly assessed to ensure the highest standards.

CQI & IRCA

For more information on LRQA Approved Training Partner status, please visit the CQI & IRCA website.

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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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