ISO 9001:2015 QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor Course

Capitalizing on the powerful Accelerated Learning Technique, this 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 quality management system auditor or as a quality function personnel.

This training course has been developed in line with IRCA requirements IRCA/2245

Students who passed the continuous assessment and the 2 hour written examination will be awarded a Certificate of Successful Completion. Based on IRCA policy, this course satisfies the training requirement for certification as an IRCA registered QMS Lead Auditor/Auditor.


There is a balance between knowledge-based presentation, discussions, exercises and case studies. About two third of the time is spent on activity based learning. A mock examination paper will be discussed throughout the course to help students to be familiar with the style of the examination.

Course Duration

Duration – 5 Days (40 hours including a 2 hour examination)

Target Audience

Staff who are charged with the responsibility to develop and maintain a QMS
All QMS auditors who wish to acquire an internationally recognized auditor status
Those who wish to explore career opportunities in management system auditing


Explain the purpose, content and interrelationship of ISO 9000, 9001, 9004 & 19011
Describe the purpose of a QMS and explain the 8 quality management principles
Interpret requirements of ISO 9001 in the context of an audit
Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up a QMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011 requirements.
Plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and by interpreting ISO 9001.


Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 before they start this course.


General introduction, certification and accreditation
Quality and management system
ISO 9000 series
ISO 9000 series
ISO 9001:2008 requirements
Audit planning
Document review
Process auditing
Audit skills
Writing NC reports
Audit reporting
Audit follow up


The course can be held on the client’s premises and delivered specifically for their employees. In addition to this, the course is held at various locations in the UK, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, India and the Philippines.


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