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Course Overview

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of quality management systems against ISO 9001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable. All references to ISO standards in this document are to the current versions, unless stated otherwise. Delegates who complete this CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor (QMS) Training course successfully (within the five years prior to making an application to become a certificated auditor) will satisfy the training requirements for initial certification as an IRCA QMS auditor.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course. On completion successful delegates will have

Knowledge

  • To 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
  • To explain the role and responsibilities 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

  • To 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.

Expected Prior Knowledge 

All participants are expected to have the following prior knowledge based on FD116 ISO 9001:2015 Foundation (QMS)

  • Management Systems
    o The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
    o The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, review and improvement
  • Quality Management System
    The intended outcomes of an quality management system:
    o The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review, and continuous improvement.
  • Quality management
    o The fundamental concepts and the seven quality management principles (see ISO 9000).
    o The relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction.
  • ISO 9001
    o Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 9001 and the commonly used quality management terms and definitions, as given in ISO 9000, which may be gained by completing an CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 9001:2015 Foundation (QMS)Training or equivalent.

If you have the any evidence to demonstrate that you have the prior knowledge as stated above (such as Training attendance or Certificate), please contact the Course administrator for waiver from taking the Pre-Course evaluation.

Where you don’t have any such evidence to demonstrate that you have the prior knowledge, then It’s Mandatory for you to take and pass the Pre-Course evaluation.

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About the Instructors

Ramasubramanian. S is a seasoned QHSE Expert working as a Senior Consultant & Trainer, having 13+ years of rich experience from various Pharma, Food, Chemical, Construction, FMCG industries & 5+ Years’ experience in consultancy, Auditing and Training for Quality, Health & Safety, Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Food Safety Management System as well as Business excellence projects.