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Introduction

The QMS Lead Auditor course has been designed to help you prepare on-site audits, develop checklists, audit processes, gather and evaluate evidence, write reports and relate your findings to policy and objectives.

There are three delivery options for you to choose from; a 38-hour virtual classroom course delivered in 5 sessions; a 40-hour virtual classroom course delivered in 7 sessions and the traditional face to face 5-day classroom course.

The virtual classroom courses are delivered in real time by experienced tutors via our online platform and provide delegates with the flexibility of attending from a convenient place, without the requirement of travelling.

Successful completion increases your credibility, satisfies the formal training requirements stipulated by the CQI & IRCA and enable you to conduct external audits against ISO 9001.

Who should attend?

  • Organisations who need to audit QMS against ISO 9001 requirements
  • Auditors or Quality Systems Managers wanting to add credibility with a widely accepted qualification issued by an UKAS approved certification body
  • Anyone wanting to satisfy the formal training requirements for IRCA certification.

What will you learn?

  • Purpose of a QMS and ISO 9001 principles
  • Essential definitions and terminology
  • Analyse ISO 9001 clauses and identify conformance with requirements
  • Role and responsibilities of an auditor/lead auditor
  • Plan and conduct an interview with top management
  • Evaluate an organisation’s quality policy and objectives
  • Prepare an on-site audit plan with audit trails across processes and team members
  • Audit processes for conformance and effectiveness
  • Prepare thoroughly for audit and produce process-based checklists
  • Gather and evaluate objective evidence
  • Identify conformance and non-conformance with requirements
  • Report findings accurately against requirements of ISO 9001
  • Write and grade non-conformity reports and evaluate proposals for corrective action
  • Relate your audit findings to the policy and objectives of the organisation
  • Present your overall evaluation to top management.

What do you need to prepare?

  • Knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001 and experience of auditing
  • Basic understanding of how organisation works and the role of top management
  • Complete approximately 2 hours of pre-course work prior to attending the course.

What's included?

  • 44 CPD hours
  • Training course materials
  • Lunch and refreshments for public attendees only
  • CQI & IRCA Certificate

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If you are looking for a course for four or more people, you may find our in-house option more cost-effective. Contact the team for a quote.

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