IRCA Registered ISO 9001:2015

CQI/IRCA Registered ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Lead Auditor Training

Who should attend?

If you want to audit Quality Management Systems against ISO 9001:2015 requirements

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

If you want to satisfy the classroom part of the formal training requirement to achieve certification as an IRCA auditor.

Course content

Key principles of Quality Management System

Understanding quality management terms, definitions and rules

Interpreting the requirements of ISO 9001 standard

Implementing ISO 19011 terms, definitions and rules

Comprehending audit principles, practices and types

Undertaking all phases of an internal audit

Appreciating the role of objectives, scope and criteria for audit process

Selecting the audit team

Undertaking audit planning and inauguration meeting

Reviewing documentation

Creating a checklist

Roles and responsibilities of Auditors and Lead Auditors

Effective communication during audit activities

Performing site audits

Acquiring objective evidence through discussions, observations, sampling and note taking methods

Documenting audit results

Holding a closure meeting

Reporting audits in a valid, actual and value added manner and preparing non-compliance reports

Risk Based Thinking- Risk Management

Performing follow-up audits to determine the efficiency of corrective actions


Those who attend the entire training and succeed in the written examination to be made at the completion of the training shall receive “IRCA Approved Achievement Certification”.

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