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The course is split into five modules which together provide a full understanding of leading a ISO 9001 audit.
Module 1: Introduction
Definition, process, scope of QMS
Advantages of ISO 9001 standard for quality assurance
Difficulties Quality Managers face in maintaining high levels of quality
Difference between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 versions and clauses
Module 2: Lead Audit Training
Roles and responsibility of a lead auditor in various businesses
ISO 9001 Lead Auditor requirements, scope, and procedures
Report preparation, findings, reconciliation and conclusions
Case studies with practical examples
Module 3: On-site Lead Audit Techniques
• Team selection and planning
• How to have interactive meetings
• Presentation of reports and case studies
• Techniques and processes of audit
• Handling checks of different manufacturing businesses
Module 4: Closure of Audit
• Prevention of errors
• Reviewing audit strategies and plans
• Checklist closure
Module 5: Lead Audit Review
• The practical roles within reviews
This ISO 9001 Lead Auditor certification provides a complete range of knowledge and skills for leading both internal and external audits. Lead Auditors are experts in their field who understand how to carry out and manage effective audits, as well as lead small teams of auditors throughout the entire auditing process.
Over 5 days of training, you will learn how to carry out the role of a Lead Auditor, including best practices for auditing, and skills for planning, carrying out and reporting on an ISO 9001 audit. You’ll learn how to determine the effectiveness of a company’s quality management system, take the lead in determining auditing processes and lead an audit from inception to completion.
At the end of the course, you will take our ISO 9001 Lead Auditor exam to certify your knowledge. The course is fully up to date with the latest standard, ISO 9001:2015.
The course is aimed at anybody who will be leading audits or managing audit teams internally or externally. This includes:
Auditors who wish to conduct first, second and third party auditing
Quality managers and top-level management
ISO 9001 consultants
Before attending, you should have knowledge of these topics, which can be gained through taking our ISO 9001 Foundation course:
Quality Management principles and terminologies
PDCA Cycle (Plan, Act, Check, Act)
Requirements & structure of ISO 9001 standard
The course includes an examination which will solidify your understanding of leading ISO 9001 audits and allow you to demonstrate your knowledge. The exam follows this format:
40 minutes in duration
50% pass mark (15/30)
This ISO 9001 course includes the following:
The Knowledge Academy's ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Manual
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