(Summer sales - 50% off) ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course

IRCA certified course: 17977 - PR 328 To provide students with the knowledge & skills required to perform 1st,2nd & 3rd-party audits of quality management systems against ISO 9001:2015

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This training is designed to give you the relevant skills and knowledge to carry out audits of Quality Management Systems (QMS) against the ISO 9001  requirements. The principles of ISO 9001 set out an explicit management system to audit, examine and continually improve systems for a QMS.

IRCA Accreditation

We are accredited by the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA) globally. This course is accredited by IRCA, 17977 - PR 328.

Prior Knowledge Requirements

  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, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review, and continual improvement
  1. Quality management

The fundamental concepts and the seven quality management principles (see ISO 9000):

  • 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

Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 9001 and the commonly used quality management terms and definitions, as given in ISO 9001, which may be gained by completing an IRCA certified QMS Foundation Training course or the equivalent.

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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 an end-of-course written examination.

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  • Course successful completion only satisfies part of the requirement for certification of auditor.
  • The successful completion certificate is valid for 5 years for the purpose of certification by IRCA. 


Delegates who successfully complete the course and pass the written examination will be issued a Certificate of Successful Completion by IRCA, which designate fulfillment of the training requirements for IRCA Lead Auditor registration.


Venue: T.S.T. / Wan Chai / Sheung Wan Training Centre / TBC

Medium: Cantonese supplemented with English material

*Early Bird Price will be offered to participant whose enrolment is made one month prior to the course or online booking


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

On completion of the training you will be able to:
  • Describe the purpose of a quality management system and explain the eight principles of quality management
  • Explain the purpose, content and interrelationship of the ISO 9000 family of standards
  • Interpret the requirements of ISO 9001 in the context of an audit
  • Plan and conduct an audit and report on the audit in a manner that adds value to the organization
  • Meet the training requirements for registration as a QMS Auditor or Lead Auditor with the IRCA


This five day course provides an opportunity for quality management professionals to update their skills in interactive and supportive surroundings.
 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 a midcourse test along with an end-of-course written examination.

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