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ISO 9001:2015 IRCA Lead Auditor Course – 5 day

ISO 9001:2015 IRCA Lead Auditor Course – 5 day

Auditing a Quality Management System is a crucial element for distinguishing and enhancing improvement possibilities.  ISO 9001 Lead Auditor training course determines   the strategies and benchmarks of ISO 9001 addressing the very recent procedures  for internal and external auditing.   Support delegates with the significant competence and necessary skills involved to the approach of auditing quality management systems in relation to ISO 9001:2015

Course Details

  • Summarise the basic principles of auditing practice and will offer you realistic knowledge in planning, performing and reporting the audit, and to assess, the challenges associated with to consolidating the audit programme and the audit
  • Demonstrate the procedure for identifying the performance of the company’s management system in obtaining the stated business quality objectives
  • Gives you knowledge of the follow-up arrangements that pursue to validate the efficiency of a supplier’s implemented improvements
  • Role plays and a variety of activities will support delegates to use their skills in every stage of the audit process, from open meeting to final report. Case study will be used to establish how both customer and supplier objectives can be accomplished and the course wraps up with an examination on the final day.
  • Understand the process of Risk-Based thinking, Leadership and Process Management Increased awareness

This course is for those intending to acquire the competence to audit an organisation’s ISO 9001-based management system, either as third or second party audit. Successful completion of this course is required for certification as an Auditor with IRCA.

Recommended Prior Knowledge: ISO 9001:2015 Foundation (QMS)

Course ID reference number: 18188

What each Learner should know before completing this course:

The CQI & IRCA recommend  that each Learner have the following prior knowledge before completing this course which would be beneficial, but it is not required in order to register for this course: Quality 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.

  • Quality Management

The fundamental concepts and the seven quality management principles (see ISO 9000)

The relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction

Quality Management Terms and Definitions

The commonly used quality management terms and definitions (see ISO 9000).

Printed Copy of ISO 9001:2015

Each participant should have a printed copy of the standard to reference while completing this course. Loan copies can only be made available in classroom sessions. 

2022 exam changes

From Monday 7th November 2022, The New CQI and IRCA Exam framework will be in effect. 

Lead Auditor Exams

Exam duration: 1hr 45 minutes
Total number of items: 40
Total marks available: 80

Learners must achieve the minimum pass mark for each domain and an overall score of 40 marks (50%)

Open book exam. Learners will require access to the relevant ISO standards (electronic or paper copy permitted).


This course is certified by CQI and IRCA (the Chartered Quality Institute and the International Register of Certificated Auditors)

Due to changes announced by CQI and IRCA we must make you aware that:

As a registered charity, the CQI is subject to the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), a UK law that gives you certain rights with respect to your personal data that is shared with the Institute.

In order to accurately record the delegates that they are certifying, CQI and IRCA now require that we provide them with your contact details (name, surname and email address).

We have been assured by CQI and IRCA that delegate data will be handled and stored confidentially and securely, and that any marketing communications between CQI and IRCA and you will be limited to the promotion of CQI and IRCA and their qualifications programmes, and that this will be strictly on an opt-in basis. 

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