Lead Auditor Training for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems

This five day course is for anyone involved in quality management with a need to conduct supply chain and/or certification audits. The skills learned are also valuable for those wishing to perform more comprehensive internal audits.

Professional audits require competent, well led teams. This comprehensive ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor course, run by an IRCA Registered Lead Auditor provides practical training to acquire the skills to audit effectively and manage a team of auditors.

The course uses an audit methodology based on the international standard for auditing management systems, ISO 19011. 

Subjects include:

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • Risk based thinking
  • The audit process
  • Interview techniques
  • Evaluation of evidence
  • Nonconformity writing
  • Auditee correction and corrective action
  • Certification and accreditation

Who should attend:

  • Quality professionals with responsibility for managing and implementing audit programmes
  • Technical and supply chain staff responsible for providing audit team support
  • Those who will be involved in performing 2nd and 3rd party audits
  • Managers who will be responsible for audit teams
  • Those wishing to apply for IRCA QMS Auditor grades

Delegates need to have good knowledge of ISO 9001 and key quality management principles and concepts before attending this course. We will provide our free guidance booklet “ISO in a Nutshell – a plain language guide to ISO 9001:2015” and other preparation assistance when we receive payment for your course.

During the course you will receive: -

  • Free bound checklists for process auditing to ISO 9001:2015
  • Free checklist blank forms
  • Free nonconformity and improvement forms
  • Free audit programme proforma for planning one and multi-day audits

After your course we can offer mentored audits and assistance for delegates who want to go onto IRCA registration (further fees apply)

Course outcomes:

  • Knowledge and skills to audit quality management systems for conformity with ISO 9001:2015
  • Understand the audit process of preparation, performance, reporting and follow up and gain practical experience of performing these
  • How to manage an audit programme, an audit and audit team
  • Assess the effectiveness of a management system in achieving organisational objectives

This course is relevant for auditors from all sectors and organisations. It is highly interactive using exercises, workshops, role plays and tests and benefits from trainers who are professional auditors with decades of real audit experience.

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