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ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Blended learning - CQI Professional Qualification

CQI/IRCA approved - blended learning *100% pass rate*

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5 days · Part-time
ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems Professional
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Do you want to become a CQI/IRCA certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor? Struggling to commit to 5 days in a classroom?

Our blended learning options allows you to study days 1 - 3 in your own time and days 4 & 5 will be delivered by one of our expert tutors in a virtual classroom via Zoom.

This CQI/IRCA certified ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor training programme is aimed at those who require an in-depth understanding of the range of auditing techniques and protocols associated with the Lead Auditor role. The objective of this training course is to enable you to lead an audit team and audit the quality management system of an organisation to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.


ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems Professional


The aim of this course is to provide students 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 17021, as applicable.

  • All references to ISO standards in this document are to the current versions, unless stated otherwise.

QMS Auditor Certification

Students who complete this CQI/IRCA Certified QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor 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 CQI/IRCA QMS auditor.

Learning Objectives

Learning objectives describe in outline what students will know and be able to do by the end of the course. On completion, successful students will have the knowledge and skills 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.

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.


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).

Who is this course for?

This course satisfies the training requirements for those who wish to register with the IRCA auditor registration scheme.

It is also essential for any serious quality practitioner involved in:

  • the design, management and implementation of an audit programme
  • internal, supplier and other external audits from customers and/or certification bodies.


Prior knowledge

Before starting this Lead Auditor course, you are expected to be able to demonstrate the following prior knowledge.

a) 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 continuous improvement.

b) Quality management

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

c) ISO 9001

Career path

This ISO 9001 Lead Auditor course satisfies the training requirements for those who wish to register with the IRCA auditor registration scheme.

It is essential for any serious quality professional and Quality Consultants working with organisations to help them achieve ISO 9001 certification or improve their quality management systems.

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