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Lead Auditor Course

ISO 9001:2015 quality management systems lead auditor training to develop the skills to audit quality management systems. This lead auditor course is intended to qualify ISO 9001:2015 auditors to conduct effective audits of an organization’s quality management system.

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Lead Auditor Course Training
Overview

Lead Auditor Course | ISO 9001:2015 QMS

We Elite, ISO 9001:2015 quality management systems lead auditor training to develop the skills to audit quality management systems.

Achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification means that an organization has demonstrated the following: Follows the guidelines of the ISO 9001 standard. Fulfills its own requirements. Meets customer requirements and statutory and regulatory requirements. Maintains documentation.

This (ISO 9001) course teaches the principles and practices of effective quality management system audits in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 19011, “Guidelines for auditing management systems”. Our experienced trainers will guide delegates through the entire audit process, from initiating the audit through to conducting audit follow-up.

The purpose of this lead auditor course is to provide knowledge and skills required to perform first, second, and third-party audits of quality management systems (QMS) against ISO 9001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021, as applicable. Capitalizing on the powerful Accelerated Learning Technique, this lead auditor course spends a good portion of the time on discussions, exercises and case studies to help students to consolidate knowledge and acquire hands-on experience that are instrumental in their capacity as a QMS auditor or as a quality function personnel.
Students who passed the continuous assessment and the 2-hour closed book examination will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement. 

Who should attend?

    • Anyone with the need to audit an organization’s ISO 9001:2015 QMS
    • The ISO 9001 Lead Auditor course offers practical knowledge to those:
      • involved in carrying out 1st-, 2nd and/or 3rd-party audits
      • managers who will be responsible for audit teams
      • those wishing to apply for IRCA QMS Auditor grades

Reqirements

    • You should have a good knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 and the key principles of a QMS. If not, we strongly recommend you attend our ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Course Requirements course. It will also help if you have attended an internal or lead auditor course or have experience with conducting internal or supplier audits.

What will you learn?

  • On completion, successful delegates will have the knowledge and skills to perform first, second and third-party audits of quality management systems against ISO 9001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable.

    Knowledge:

    Explain the purpose of:

    • A QMS
    • QMS standards
    • Management system audit
    • Third-party certification
    • Business benefits
    • Explain the role and responsibilities of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow-up a QMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011, and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable

    Skills:

    Have the skills to:

    • Plan
    • Conduct
    • Report, and
    • Follow-up an audit of a QMS to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 9001 and in accordance with ISO 19011, and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable

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  • This course will help you:
    • Identify the aims and benefits of an ISO 9001:2015 audit
    • Interpret ISO 9001:2015 requirements for audit application
    • Plan, conduct and follow-up auditing activities that add real value
    • Grasp the application of risk-based thinking, leadership and process management
    • Access the latest auditor techniques and identify appropriate use
    • Build stakeholder confidence by managing processes in line with the latest requirements
    • Meet training requirements for CQI and IRCA certification
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  • A detailed understanding of:

    • Types of audit
    • Audit objectives
    • Audit scope and criteria
    • Audit responsibilities
    • Interviewing skills
    • Team leader skills
    • The audit process
      • Preparation and planning
      • The opening meeting
      • Checklist development
      • Document review
      • Conducting and leading on-site audit activities
      • The closing meeting
      • Reporting audit findings
  • The course is assessed by a 2 hour written exam to test your knowledge and understanding. You will also gain 40 CPD points on completing the course.