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ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course

Course Name:


 5 Days Quality Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course based on ISO 9001

Course Features:

This course is certified by the IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors, London) registration governing board and satisfies part of the formal training requirements for individuals seeking registration under the IRCA QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor Registration Scheme.

Learning Objective:

Describe the purpose of a Quality Management System and explain 8 principles of quality management.

Explain the purpose, content and interrelationship of ISO 9001, ISO 9000, ISO 9004 and ISO 19011

Interpret requirements of ISO 9001 in the context of an audit.
Describe roles and responsibilities of auditors and lead auditors.
Plan and conduct an audit in accordance with ISO 19011.
Report the audit, including writing valid, factual and value-adding nonconformities.
Undertake audit follow-up activities, including evaluating the effectiveness of corrective action by process owners.


Anyone who is or aspires to be:

A Third Party Assessor or Lead Assessor

Responsible for undertaking audits of suppliers/subcontractors

Responsible for implementing internal audits and audit programs
Responsible for implementing the ISO 9001 series of standards

Course content:

ISO 9000 Standards series

8 Quality Management Principles

Process Approach including the PDCA Cycle
ISO 9001 Standard Requirements
Quality Management System documentation
Auditing Standard ISO 19011 requirements
Roles and Responsibilities of Auditor
Audit Planning
Checklists, Non Conformance Reports
Audit Reporting
Final Team Meeting / Follow-up
Verification / Audit Records
Accreditation / Certification and Auditor Registration
Exercises, case study etc
Course Examination

Course Structure:

The course is highly participative and will enable delegates to build on existing skills. Emphasis is placed on practical application of assessment knowledge and skills. Realistic case studies allow delegates to apply skills and knowledge to all stages of the assessment process. This course has been designed with input and feedback internationally from a number of trainers, customers and training consultants.


5 Days