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DateSeptember 18 2017
TitleCQI and IRCA Certified Registered Quality Auditor (18020)
Time09:00 - 16:30
Duration5 days - 18th - 22nd September 2017


Duration: 5 Days

The calibre of your lead auditor is crucial to the performance of your audit team, and ultimately to the success of your management system. This comprehensive five-day course provides hands-on training to ensure that your auditors thoroughly understands their roles and acquires the expertise needed to perform it effectively.

Delegates completing the course will be presented with an CQI and IRCA accredited certificate for lead auditors.

Who is the Course For?

The course is non-technical and is suitable for people from all backgrounds.

This course is designed for delegates who need to carry out and lead audits to contribute effectively to systems improvement in their organisations.

Pre-course preparation and assessment

Delegates are requested to complete a pre-course questionnaire that will be handed to the tutor before the first day of the course. This ensures that the course is delivered to the highest quality and is relevant to delegate's needs and objectives.

An understanding and awareness of the ISO9001 standard is required for this course. If you do not feel you meet these requirements, our CQI and IRCA Internal Auditor course is a perfect introductory worksop and can be used as entry to Registered Quality Auditor.

There is a 2 hour written examination at the end of the course. The content of the exam will be based on the materials provided during the course.

What Will They/You Learn?

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:


  • The principles underlying quality management
  • The requirements of ISO 9001:2015
  • How quality systems are structured
  • Audit process and use of techniques
  • The internal auditor registration scheme

Have Practised:

  • Planning for an audit
  • Preparing for an audit
  • Collecting evidence by audit review
  • Managing an audit team
  • Evaluating nonconformities
  • Writing and reporting audit findings

Have received:

  • Continuous assessment
  • Feedback on performance

Be capable of:

  • Adding value to the organisation through audit.

What Will The Course Cover?

Day One

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • IRCA registration scheme
  • Quality Management Overview
  • Group work & Quality Principles
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • Group Work, Process Management
  • Group Work, ISO 9001:2015 requirements

Day Two

  • Audit planning
  • Group audit
  • Audit preparation
  • Group work
  • Conduction an audit
  • Video case study
  • Group work, audit preparation

Day Three

  • Audit case study briefing
  • Group work
  • Review specimen exam

Day Four

  • Audit findings preparation
  • Nonconformity exercise
  • Group work
  • Audit closing meeting

Day Five

  • Trainer led revision session
  • Examination
  • Course Summary & Close

In-House Training Options

If you are a business this course can be run exclusively and tailored to suit your company's specific learning requirements and organisational needs.

For further information please call 01656 644300 to speak to our Business Development team or Contact Us via email at

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