CQI / IRCA Certified PR328: ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training Course

CQI / IRCA Certified PR328: ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training Course


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Course Introduction

This QMS ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor course outlines the fundamentals of auditing practice and provides students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to carry out 1st, 2nd and 3rd party audits to a high level.


Providing training for individuals in accordance with the CQI / IRCA scheme for registration of auditors of quality management systems, who are seeking to operate with independent assessment bodies and satisfies the CQI / IRCA requirements for Lead Auditor training to ISO 9001:2015.


Who Should Attend

Those anxious to qualify as external ISO 9001 auditors and anyone seeking a detailed understanding of quality management systems to ISO 9001:2015 and their implementation.


Students are expected to have prior knowledge of:

  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • The relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction
  • Commonly used quality management terms and definitions
  • The 7 quality principles as given in ISO 9000
  • The process approach
  • The model of a process based quality management system, the structure and content of ISO 9001.


All of the above knowledge can be obtained by attending the CQI / IRCA ISO 9001:2015 Foundation and CQI / IRCA ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor courses, which is proving essential to those who are planning to attend the Lead Auditor course.


Course Content

Delegates are coached in the philosophy, structure and implementation of quality management systems, the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9000:2015, along with reference to the guidance document for improvement and managing for sustained success, ISO 9004:2009 and the techniques for auditing such systems.


Course Structure

Structured to provide theoretical (background) training, the course is intensive as syndicate work is utilised to provide the opportunity to develop team working and to create and deal professionally with the stresses experienced during live auditing.

Numerous case-studies are examined in relation to audit findings as the basis for developing report-writing skills. Videos, role plays and practical team/individual exercises are used to enhance the knowledge and techniques involved in undertaking actual audits and to prepare students for the written examination undertaken at the end of the course.


Certificate of Training

On satisfactory completion of the course including continuous assessment, students will receive a certificate of attendance or for those who pass the examination, will receive an internationally recognised, certificate of successful completion.

For further information regarding the CQI / IRCA, visit https://www.quality.org/.


Date Duration Location Price (excl VAT)
23rd October 2017 5 Day Cannock, Staffordshire, UK £775