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Combined Quality Internal & Lead Auditor

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Next scheduled date:

Start date: 24th November 2016
Location: RRC Tidworth
Duration: 7 days
Managing centre: CBIC

Aim of the Course 

Gain an understanding of the processes that enable an organisation to achieve and maintain ISO 9001 and also how to lead an auditing team. Successful candidates will achieve The IRCA Approved Internal Auditor Certificate and IRCA Approved Quality Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor Certificate which will enable you to apply for employment in the many auditing roles available in the employment market.

Course Content 
The course will cover:
  • IRCA Registration Requirements
  • Principles of Business Management
  • The Structure of Business Management Systems
  • The content and use of ISO 9001:2015
  • The aims and objectives of auditing
  • Managing the Audit Programme
  • Audit Planning and Preparation
  • Audit Performance
  • Audit Reporting and Follow Up.
The course will also cover the principles of continuous improvement and allow individuals to advise in this area from an informed perspective.

Qualifications Awarded 

The examination is on the last of day the course. The exam is in order to meet the training criteria of the IRCA to register to any grade of their QMS Auditor Registration Scheme and/or to apply to join the CQI at Practitioner Grade.
Two certificates will be issued by the training provider on successful completion of the course:
  • The IRCA Approved Internal Auditor Certificate
  • IRCA Approved Quality Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor Certificate.

Employment Opportunities 

There are lots of opportunities for Auditing or Quality Management professionals. Please go to the CQI website using the following link to browse associated quality auditing employment opportunities:

These qualifications are highly regarded by employers as quality becomes the benchmark for continuous improvement hence just having these qualifications in any industry commands respect.

All dates & locations for this course  

The next scheduled date can be found at the top of this page. To check availability or to book a place contact Civ: 028 94456200 or Mil: 9491 56200.

February 2017 
Date: 9th February 2017    Location: RRC Plymouth

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June 2017 
Date: 1st June 2017    Location: RRC Tidworth

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September 2017 
Date: 18th September 2017    Location: RRC Plymouth

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There are no pre requisites for this course but some exposure to quality systems/auditing would be an advantage.

Students often under estimate the demands of such a course. Course members will be required to commit themselves to a period of intensive study which is very demanding of their time and energy.

Course fees
This course is delivered by Right Management and sits outside the MOD contract-funded training programme and therefore, Service leavers are required to fund the course before attendance. Cost of the course to be paid direct to the Course Booking & Information Centre in advance as soon as possible after course booking or your place maybe re-allocated. Payment to be made by credit/debit card over the phone.


If you are using Enhanced Learning Credits the provider name for the Claim Authorisation Note is Right Management Ltd 1208. Once you have received your confirmation email from ELCAS authorising your CAN, please forward it to along with your payment in advance as soon as possible after course booking or your place maybe re-allocated. It will not be accepted on the first day.

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The IRCA Approved Internal Auditor Certificate
IRCA Approved Quality Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor Certificate

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