The courses are delivered in association with IQCS CERTIFICATION, a CQI and IRCA Approved Training Partner.

  • To provide students with knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of quality management against ISO 9001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable.
  • Students who complete this IRCA Certified QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor Training course successfully (within the three years prior to making an application to become a certified auditor) will satisfy the training requirements for initial certification as an IRCA QMS auditor.

Summary of Course Features

  • CQI and IRCA (UK) Approved Course
  • “Accelerated Learning Approach” with stimulating and enriching workshops/case studies activities
  • “Workshop-based training” with comprehensive course notes & industrial examples
  • Risk-based thinking, PDCA, and the process approach
  • A focus on the more important (“high-risk”) processes and their output
  • Examination Based training, award CQI and IRCA Certificate of Achievement & Attendance


  • Explain the purpose of a quality management system, of quality management systems standards, of management system audit, of third-party certification and the business benefits of improved performance of the quality management system.
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow-up a quality management system audit accordance with ISO 19011, and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable.


  • Plan, conduct, report and follow-up an audit of a quality management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 9001 and in accordance with ISO 19011, and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable.
  • Delegates with some understanding of the content, application, development and implementation of the ISO 9001 series of standards and who wish to subsequently practice as a QMS auditor.
  • Management Representatives, internal auditors, 2nd party & 3rd party auditors who are responsible to provide “value added” QMS audit to enable Continual Improvement.


  • Explain the purpose of a quality management system and the business benefits of improving quality management system performances.
  • Explain the ISO 9001, PDCA cycle and QMS requirements.
  • Explain the purpose of, and differences between, a first-party, second-party and third-party certification audit of management systems, including the role of the QMS Auditor in evaluating an organization’s ability to meet the customer, statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to the products and services, and the organization’s own requirements.
  • Explain the benefits of third-party accredited certification of quality management systems for organizations and stakeholders.
  • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow-up a quality management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO/IEC 17021 as applicable).

SKILLS (practised through tasks in simulated, audit situations)
Skills are to be practiced and tested through tasks and in real, or simulated, audit situations.

  • Planning the audit
  • Conducting the audit
  • Auditing quality management system requirements
  • Generating audit findings
  • Reporting the audit
  • Following up the audit


Students are expected to have the following prior knowledge:

  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle

The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review and continuous improvement.

  • The fundamental concepts and the seven quality management principles (see ISO 9000) namely customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making and relationship management.

In – House Training for your Team

We offer various training courses for combined standards to meet your needs. Please contact us to find out about the best training solution that we can offer. We can deliver training at your premises, providing a cost effective way of training a larger group.
Benefits of ISO 9001:2015

  • Become more cost efficient
  • Increased credibility and competitiveness
  • Lower costs and shorter cycle times through effective use of resources
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction and improved customer loyalty leading to repeat business
  • Increased revenue and market share obtained through flexible and fast responses to market opportunities
  • Integration and alignment of internal processes will lead to increased productivity and results
  • Consistency in the delivery of your product or service
  • Improved communication, planning, and administration processes

Topics to be discussed

  • Auditing the ISO 9001 requirements
  • Principle of quality management and other basic quality concepts.
  • QMS documented information
  • Planning & conducting the ‘process approach’ audit – the responsibilities & activities.
  • Audit checklist
  • Corrective action request and audit
  • Certification, registration, and accreditation
  • IRCA certification scheme for auditors of management systems
  • Audit of statistical techniques

CQI and IRCA/IQCS approved Lead Tutors/Tutors who are highly qualified professional graduates, experience in various industries field of QA, Environmental, OHSMS, and familiar
What’s included?

  • Detailed training course materials
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Internationally recognized IRCA/CQI Training certificate

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