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 IRCA independently accredited certificate for lead auditors.
A 5 Day Programme in Association with a certified course holder, Managing for Quality Ltd
The course is certified by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA Course Number A17059).
This course is designed to provide trainees with the opportunity to practice each stage of audit from initial contact, through system review, planning, preparation, audit conduct, reporting and follow-up, using ISO 9001 as the base standard
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.
IRCA expects delegates to have the following prior knowledge:
a) Knowledge of the following quality management principles and concepts:
b) Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 9001, which may be gained by, on the job experience, through self study or completing an IRCA certified QMS Foundation training course or equivalent.
This training course has a strong bias towards practical learning. After an initial introduction to Quality principles and the ISO 9000 series course focuses on a 'live' audit of a simulated company. Feedback on performance is given and encouraged at each stage to facilitate learning.
There is a 2 hour written examination at the end of the course. The minimum pass rate for the examination is 70%.
By the end of this course delegates will be able to:
Registration process, code of conduct
Aims, Structure, Content, Use
Audit planning, Document review and preparation techniques
Audit trails, Audit interviewing and evidence gathering
Nonconformities, Observations, Categorisations, Corrective action programmes, Closing meeting and written report
This is a flexible programme that can be tailored to meet individual and organisational needs.
If you are a business this course can be run exclusively and tailored to suit your company's specific learning requirements and organisational needs.