ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Course
(CQI and IRCA 18185)

This course is an advanced course to Quality Management Systems (QMS) where learners will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and conduct third-partyrd QMS audits including act as an audit team leader to manage audits effectively.

Guardian Independent Certification Limited is an approved training partner of Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) of the United Kingdom and this course is certified by CQI and IRCA with Registration No. 18185.

The successful completion of this course will increase learners’ credibility, enable learners to conduct 3rd party audits against ISO 9001, and satisfy the formal training requirements for individuals seeking to become a certified Auditor or Lead Auditor with CQI and IRCA.

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Who Should Attend

  • Management representatives and core group members responsible for establishing, implementing, maintaining and auditing QMS against ISO 9001 requirements
  • Quality professionals, quality engineers, administrators and executives wanting to increase their knowledge and skills in auditing
  • Individuals looking to become a registered ISO 9001 Auditor/Lead Auditor with CQI and IRCA

What will you learn

  • Understand the purpose of a QMS, QMS standards, management system audit, third-party certification and business benefits from the improved performance of the QMS
  • Appreciate the QMS standard framework of Plan-Do-Check-Act, interrelationship with top management commitment, policy, objectives, planning, implementation measurement, review and continuous improvement
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow up on an audit of a quality management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 9001 and in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021, where applicable

What do you need to know prior to enrolling

  • Knowledge of Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) Cycle
  • Understanding of the core elements of a management system and the interrelationship with the top management commitment, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review and continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of fundamental concepts and quality management principles
  • Understanding the relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 requirements and commonly used terms and definitions

Learners that are not familiar with the purpose and intent of the ISO 9001 should complete an CQI and IRCA Certified QMS Foundation Training course or equivalent beforehand

What's Included

  • Course Materials
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Upon full attendance and successful completion of this course, including passing the exam, you will be awarded a CQI and IRCA Certified Certificate of Successful Completion

Delivery Methodology

  • A 40-hour virtual classroom course delivered over five days or
  • A 40-hour traditional face to face classroom course delivered over five days

This course is structured with sizeable time spent on activity-based learning. There are many group exercises, workshops, and case studies for discussions, presentations and interactions between learners and tutors

The virtual classroom courses are delivered in real time via our online platform and provide learners with the flexibility of attending from a convenient place, without the requirement of traveling. However, the examination is required to be taken physically within one month of completing the course.

Course Outline

  • Session 1: Course Introduction
  • Session 2: Introduction to Quality Management System
  • Session 3: ISO 9001:2015 Requirements
  • Session 4: Audit Principles and Managing an Audit Programme
  • Session 5: Planning the Audit
  • Session 6: Conducting the Audit
  • Session 7: Generating Audit Findings
  • Session 8: Reporting and Following Up the Audit
  • Session 9: Certification Process plus CQI and IRCA Registration


5 days

Course Fee

S$1680.00 (Before GST)

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