Quality Management & Training

Lead Auditor Training Course - ISO 9001:2015

Professional Level - PR 328

COURSE DURATION: 40 HOURS

ASSESSMENT: CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT AND A 2 HOUR EXAMINATION

RECOMMEND PRIOR KNOWLEDGE: FD116 ISO 9001:2015 FOUNDATION (QMS)

The aim of this Lead auditor training course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required 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. Participants who complete this CQI and IRCA Certified  Lead Auditor training course successfully (within the three years prior to making an application to become a certificated auditor) will satisfy the training requirements for initial certification as an IRCA QMS auditor. This Lead Auditor training course includes a 2 hour examination and submission of coursework and audit reports.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The Lead Auditor training course is designed for those who wish to become a lead auditor – it is recommended that delegates have at least a couple of years experience in carrying out internal audits and be familiar with  the ISO 9001 Standard.

COURSE CONTENTS

Introduction

Section 1 – Quality Management Systems

Purpose and Benefits of a Quality Management System

Auditing as a Business Activity

Reasons for Audit

Audit Findings and Managing Business Risk

Definitions

Plan – Do – Check – Act (PDCA)

Quality Management System Audits

Audit Criteria as the Basis for Auditing

Levels of Audit

Types of Audit

Accreditation of Certification Bodies

Section 2 – How to Conduct an Audit (Based on ISO 19011)

ISO 19011:2011 – Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems

The Overall Audit Process

Roles and Responsibilities in the Audit Process

Communication

Performing an Audit

The Audit Role in Continual Improvement

The Use of IT in the Auditing Process

Section 3 – Auditing Related Standards

ISO 19011 Auditing Quality Systems

ISO 17021 – Conformity Assessment – Requirements for Bodies Providing Audit and Certification of Management Systems

Section 4 – Lead Auditor (QMS) Coursebook 4

Practical

Example: Non-Conformance Report Form

Learning Outcome and Enabling Objectives

HOW TO APPLY

Contact QM&T by sending an email to help@qmt.co.uk