ISO 9001 QMS Lead Auditor Course

CQI and IRCA Certified QMS Auditor Training courses will equip you to assess the conformance and performance of an organisations’ quality management systems.

This course covers the process approach to quality management systems and auditing, the eight quality management principles, the requirements of ISO 9001 (and guidance in the accompanying document 9004), and how to plan, complete and report the audit of an entire quality management system.

This course includes a 2-hour written examination.

Duration: 5 Days

Who Should Attend

This course is for those intending to acquire the competence to audit an organisation’s ISO 9001-based management system, either as third- or second-party audit. Successful completion of this course is required for certification as an Auditor on IRCA’s QMS Scheme.

Course Benefits

Delegates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to perform quality management system audits in accordance with ISO 9001 standard. Delegates will learn how to plan audits and how to lead audit teams. Successful completion of this training course and examination satisfies the formal training requirements to register with IRCA as a QMS auditor scheme.


  • ISO 9001:2015 – evidence required for conformity
  • Roles and responsibilities of auditors and lead auditors
  • Processes and techniques for planning, conducting & reporting audits
  • Audit follow-up activities and auditing for continual improvement
  • IRCA Lead Auditor Examination