Quality Management Systems Auditor/ Lead Auditor Training Course




IRCA Reference A17072



Five Days

Intended For:

All personnel responsible for external audits including supplier audits.


To provide training for potential Lead Auditors and Auditors through a training course recognised and approved by IRCA and to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills in assessment techniques to carry out quality assessments.



At the end of the course the delegate will have:

  • Sufficient knowledge to prepare for, carry out, report on and follow up an audit.
  • Undergone training recognised by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) for persons wishing to become Auditors or Lead Auditors.
  • Achieved the means to assess and improve an organisation’s quality systems.
  • The ability to present data and information gained during an audit.
  • The knowledge to advise the organisation on the preparation required prior to second or third party audits.


  • Introduction to Quality and ISO 19011 - Types of Audits
  • Understanding the ISO 9000 requirements - Pre-audit management
  • Desktop Audit/Quality Manual Review - Audit Programming
  • Conducting an Opening Meeting
  • Audit Methods and Techniques - Writing the Audit Report
  • Syndicate Presentations - Audit Design Activities
  • Quality Audit Process - Raising Non-Conformances
  • Conducting a Closing MeetingAuditor Code of Conduct
  • Audit Follow up Actions - Lead Auditor Management Responsibilities
  • IRCA Auditor Registration Scheme - Clearance of Non-Conformance Reports
  • IRCA examination