ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management Systems Internal Auditor Training Course

The objective of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to plan, conduct and report on an internal audit as part of a Quality Management System based on ISO 9001:2015

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This training develops in participants the skills needed to assess and report on the conformance and effective implementation of processes, and to contribute to the continual improvement of the quality management system based on the ISO 9001 standard.

IRCA Accreditation

We are accredited by the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA) globally. This course is accredited by IRCA, 17993 - PT 236 

Prior Knowledge Requirements

Before starting this course, you must inform students that they are expected to have the following prior knowledge:

  1. Management systems
  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objective, planning, implementation, measurement, review and continual improvement.
  1. Quality management

The fundamental concepts and the seven quality management principles (see ISO 9001)

  • Customer focus
  • Leadership
  • Engagement of people
  • Process approach
  • Improvement
  • Evidence-based decision making
  • Relationship management
  • The relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction.
  1. ISO 9001

An understanding 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 IRCA Certified Foundation Training course or equivalent.

Trusted ISO 9001 internal training from a leading course provider

Our courses are delivered by tutors who are quality management system experts and experienced trainers. Your knowledge and skills will be developed through an interactive and practical approach to learning. Case study materials and role-play exercises are used to develop and practice skills in all phases of auditing. Participants are continually assessed and required to complete the continuous assessment process.

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What will you learn on our ISO 9001 internal auditor course?

On training completion you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of internal audit in the maintenance and improvement of management systems
  • Explain the purpose and structure of ISO 9001
  • Plan and prepare for an internal audit, gather audit evidence through observation, interview and sampling of documents and records
  • Write factual audit reports that help to improve the effectiveness of the QMS
  • Suggest ways in which the effectiveness of corrective action might be verified

The training comprises presentations, workshops and role-play exercises.



The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to perform an internal audit of part of a quality management system based on ISO 9001 (or equivalent), and report on the effective implementation and maintenance of the management system in accordance with ISO 19011.  If you plan to complete other ISO 9001 training, such as  the Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course, you will receive during this course the knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001 upon which to build auditing skills.

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16 hours

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