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.
  • ability to present data and information gained during an audit.
  • 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