QMS ISO 9001: 2015 Lead Auditor

A course for those planning to work in Quality Management or Business Process Management and Improvement.

Next Scheduled Date: 12 Sep 2022

  • Location: RRC Tidworth
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Funding:
  • Total Cost: £1,267.15
  • Total Cost Post-October 2022: £1,299.06
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Why take this course?

If you have an interest in business process management and improvement and would like to pursue a career as a Quality Management Systems auditor then this course is ideal for your needs. Gain an understanding of the processes that enable an organisation to achieve and maintain ISO 9001, along with how to lead an auditing team and carry out complex supplier audits. 

Is this the right course for me?

Although there are no prerequisites for anyone wishing to attend this course, it would be an advantage if you have previous knowledge of quality systems or auditing. 


QMS ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Certificate


There are no pre-requisites for this course but some exposure to quality systems/auditing would be an advantage. Service leavers will benefit from completing the 2 day QMS ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor course in advance of this course.

Students often under estimate the demands of such a course. Course members will be required to commit themselves to a period of intensive study.

Fees & Funding

  • Course Fee £1,267.15
  • Total Cost £1,267.15

Course Content

During this 5 day course you will learn how to plan, conduct, report and follow up the results of audits. The course will enable you to understand the important relationships between auditing, operational efficiency and improvement planning.

Attendees will be introduced to a range of different auditing systems and will be instructed to apply the right skills to the right context.  This includes audits of internal procedures, audits to establish conformance to external standards and customer requirements, procedural and process audits and full systems audits including businesses with multiple sites.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the ‘Lead Auditor’ role and responsibilities and how this differs from an auditor team member.

The course will cover the following areas: 

  • Audit planning and preparation
  • Audit performance – conducting interviews, following document trails, process and procedural auditing
  • Audit reporting and feedback techniques
  • How to lead an audit team

Attendees will be trained in the following:

  • Principles of Quality Management
  • ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’ Methodology
  • The ISO 9000 series and ISO 9001 requirements

Career Opportunities

Those who successfully complete this course could go on to work in a quality management or auditor role. This course satisfies the training requirements for those wishing to register to the IRCA’s QMS Auditor Scheme. Membership of the IRCA would be recognised worldwide.

Attendees who successfully pass the course have access to apply to the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) at Practitioner (PCQI) Grade

QMS ISO 9001: 2015 Lead Auditor

Scheduled dates and locations

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  • 12 Sep 2022 RRC Tidworth
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  • 28 Nov 2022 RC Plymouth
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  • 6 Mar 2023 RRC Tidworth
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  • 12 Jun 2023 RC Plymouth
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  • 11 Sep 2023 RRC Tidworth
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