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ISO 9001 Foundation

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Duration: 1 Days*

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  • Learn the Fundamental principles to Quality Management Systems.
  • Understand the changes to ISO 9001: 2015 and the new requirements.
  • Develop your knowledge of how to plan for improvement and rectify errors.

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ISO 9001 Foundation Overview

 ISO 9001 is one of ISO’s most well-known standards. By setting out the criteria for a quality management system, the standard ensures businesses understand their customers’ expectations of them and what processes they must improve in order to reach these expectations. The latest version of the standard, ISO 9001:2015 places greater emphasis on leadership engagement and simplified language for increased understanding.

This 1-day course explains the benefits of the ISO 9001 quality management system standard and introduces the principles that should be in place in order to form an effective and standards-compliant quality management system. At the end of the course, you will take our ISO 9001 Foundation exam to certify your knowledge.

This ISO 9001 Foundation course is the first of our four ISO 9001 courses which go together to produce a fully competent ISO 9001 user who can fully implement and audit the use of ISO 9001 in both theirs’ and others’ organisations.


ISO 9001 Foundation Outline

The course consists of three modules, each focusing on a different aspect of ISO 9001.


Module 1: Definition and Fundamentals

  • Fundamental principles to Quality Management Systems

  • Introduction to ISO 9001 family of standards and versions.

  • Fundamentals of ISO 9001:2015


Module 2: Structure

  • Changes in ISO 9001:2015

  • Requirements of ISO 9001:2015

  • Layout standards that follow the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) cycle.

  • Approaches and implementations

  • Scopes and limitations


Module 3: Quality Improvements

  • Compliance Procedures

  • Planning for improvement

  • Rectifying errors efficiently

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anybody requiring a basic understanding of ISO 9001 and how it helps to improve quality standards. Suggested job roles include:

  • Quality managers

  • Other managers

  • Supervisors



As this is a Foundation course, there are no prerequisites. However, some prior knowledge of quality management will be beneficial.

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ISO 9001 Foundation Examination

The course includes an examination which will solidify your understanding of ISO 9001 and allow you to demonstrate your knowledge. The exam follows this format:

  • 30 questions

  • Multiple choice

  • 40 minutes in duration

  • 50% pass mark (15/30)

  • Closed book


This training course includes:

  • The ISO 9001 Foundation Examination

  • The Knowledge Academy's ISO 9001 Foundation Manual 

  • Certificate

  • Experienced Instructor 

  • Refreshments 

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