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Course Title: ISO 9001:2015 QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor (IRCA Course No. A18020)

A highly interactive 5 day ISO 9001 QMS Auditor / Lead Auditor training course that will teach you the tools and techniques of how to plan, lead and report audits within your own organisation, your suppliers or third party organisations


The course is certified by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA Course Number A18020). The course adopts an active learning approach designed to provide trainees with the opportunity to practice each stage of audit, using ISO 9001 as the base standard for training. Successful completion will satisfy the training requirements for IRCA certification to all grades of Quality Management Systems Auditor.

Prior Knowledge

A) Management systems
  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle.
  • The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review and continual improvement.
B) Quality management
  • The fundamental concepts and the seven quality management principles (see ISO 9000):
  • Customer focus, Leadership, Engagement of people, Process approach, Improvement, Evidence-based decision making, Relationship management. The relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction
C) ISO 9001
  • Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 9001

Please NOTE: All IRCA accredited Courses are run under the umbrella of MFQ who is an IRCA registered training provider


  • You need to have attended IRCA registered ISO 9001:2008 training course to transit to ISO 9001:2015


By the end of the course, trainees will be able to:
  • Describe the purpose of a QMS and explain the principles of quality management.
  • Explain the purpose, content and interrelationship of ISO 9000, ISO 9001, ISO 9004 and ISO 19011.
  • Interpret requirements of ISO 9001 in the context of an audit.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of auditors and lead auditors
  • Plan and conduct an audit in accordance with ISO 19011 demonstrating the ability to: plan and prepare effectively; gather objective evidence, through effective interviewing, observation, sampling and note taking; analyse and interpret information in order to determine conformance with requirements.
  • Report the audit, including writing valid, factual and value-adding nonconformity reports.
  • Undertake audit follow-up activities, including evaluating the effectiveness of corrective action.


  • the training focuses on the key elements of ISO 9001:2015 including process management, measurement and improvement
  • highly practical and interactive training with ’live’ audit sessions.
  • the course is non-technical and is suitable for people from all backgrounds
  • high first time pass rate, course results are guaranteed within one week.
  • flexible programme, to suit your needs
  • post-training development options comprehensive notes package for each participant


In summary, the topics covered on the course include:
  • IRCA Auditor and certification scheme - registration process, code of conduct.
  • Audit Preparation - audit planning, document review and preparation techniques.
  • Audit Techniques - audit trails, audit interviewing and evidence gathering.
  • Audit reporting against the requirements of ISO 9001 - nonconformities, observations, corrective action programmes, closing meeting and written report.
  • Audit Follow-up Surveillance and & Close out


  • ISO 9001:2015 Auditor Transition, IRCA Registered (A17874 and A17875)


  • At your preferred company location
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Cost: TBD

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