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IRCA - CQI ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the CQI ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course course accredited by an official body?

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What is the IRCA - CQI ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course course?

Category: Quality

Level: Intermediate

The 5 day "ISO 9001 Lead Auditor course" is aimed at senior quality managers that want an understanding of the principles and practices of the role of a lead auditor. The course will teach you how to undertake QMS 3rd party audits as well as leading audits within your own organisation that meet the requirements of the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.  It will also offer best practice advice for the planning, preparation, carrying out and reporting stages of your audits as well as ensuring smart objectives are set.

The course is accredited by the CQI & IRCA (PR: 328) and upon completion you will not only receive an internationally recognised certificate but will also be able to apply for CQI & IRCA membership.

By the end of this ISO 9001 lead auditor course, delegates will be able to:

  • Confidently plan, conduct, report and follow up on 3rd party audits that measures your QMS against the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.
  • Explain the purpose of a quality management system, management system audits, the role of a lead auditor and of third-party certification.
  • Meet the training requirement aspect for CQI and IRCA membership.

Who is the IRCA - CQI ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course course designed for?

The ISO 9001 lead auditor training course is aimed at senior quality managers who want to provide 3rd party quality audits or lead a team of quality auditors within an organisation.  It is also essential for anyone who wishes to register themselves as a lead auditor with the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA).

The approval body of this course IRCA, require that all delegates attending this course have the following prior knowledge:

  • 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 used in quality management
  • The Model of a Process Based Quality Management System
  • The structure and content of ISO 9001 and Annex SL
  • The individual clause requirements of ISO 9001

IRCA’s guidance on this prior knowledge is that “an absence of the prior knowledge is likely to result in a delegate of average ability failing to achieve the necessary standard for successful completion of the IRCA examination”.

What subjects does the IRCA - CQI ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course course cover?

  • The different types of quality management systems and audits
  • Quality management and auditing terminology
  • How to perform document reviews
  • Scope and criteria of your audits
  • Conducting and leading onsite audits on ISO 9001
  • The requirements of the ISO 9001 lead auditor
  • Preparing and planning your ISO 9001 audits
  • Setting audit objectives to ensure you meet ISO 9001:2015 requirements
  • Creating audit reports and follow up on non conformance

How is the IRCA - CQI ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course course assessed?

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