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ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course Outline

Module 1: Definition and Fundamentals

  • International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
  • Introduction to ISO 9001
  • Basic Terminology of Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Principles of Quality Management System (QMS)
  • ISO 9001 Family of Standards and Versions
  • ISO 19011:2018
  • Fundamentals of ISO 9001:2015

Module 2: Structure

  • ISO 9001:2015 and Its Clauses        
  • Requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and Its Clauses
  • Process Approach
  • PDCA Cycle
  • Layout Standards that Follow the PDCA
  • Scope and Limitations
  • Limitations of ISO 9001
  • Benefits of ISO 9001

Module 3: Internal Audit Structure

  • Auditing Types, Procedures, and Planning
  • Auditing Techniques
  • Phases of an Audit
  • Assessment of Audit Reports and Documents

Module 4: Internal Auditor

  • Roles
  • Responsibilities
  • Leadership Skills

Module 5: Audit Programme

  • Audit Programme Overview
  • Process Audit Checklist

Module 6: Audit Report

  • Audit Reports Overview
  • Audit Findings
  • Follow-Ups

Module 7: Procedures

  • Procedures in Reference to the 9001:2015
  • Scope of QMS
  • Objectives of a QMS
  • Policies of a QMS

Module 8: Methods to Operate a QMS Efficiently

  • Challenges Faced During Implementation
  • Methods to Operate a QMS Efficiently
  • Implementation Process

Module 9: Risk Management

  • Risk and Opportunity
  • Risk-Based Thinking
  • Conducting Risk Assessments
  • Risk Assessment Methodology
  • Risk Assessment Implementation
  • Risk Register

Module 10: Roles and Responsibilities of a Lead Implementer and Quality Team

  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Lead Implementer and Quality Team
  • How to Maintain QMS Structure?
  • Corrective Actions
  • Records
  • Sequential Operation Process
  • Measurement and Monitoring of Processes
  • Controlling of Errors

Module 11: Lead Auditor Training

  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Lead Auditor
  • Team Selection and Planning
  • Lead Auditor Requirements, Scope, and Procedures
  • Design and Development
  • Tips for Lead Auditors
  • Report Preparation, Findings, Reconciliation, and Conclusions

Module 12: Audit Activities and Techniques

  • Opening Meeting
  • Daily Discussion Meetings
  • Closing Meeting
  • Presentation of Reports
  • Non-Conformance Report
  • Tools and Techniques

Module 13: Methods of Collecting Information

  • Visual Observation
  • Examination of Records
  • Employee Interviews

Module 14: Certification

  • Certification Process for Organisations
  • Selecting an ISO 9001 Registrar
  • Steps to Certification
  • Prepare for the Certification Audits
  • Stage 1 Audit
  • Stage 2 Audit
  • Re-Certification Audit

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Who should attend this ISO 9001 Training Course?

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


There are no formal prerequisites for attending this ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training course.


ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course Overview

ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies quality management system requirements. This standard is based on the numerous quality management principles that consist of motivation and top management implications, a strong customer focus, a process approach, and continual improvement. The ISO lead auditor is responsible for managing a team of internal auditors and closing an audit meeting. This training helps aspiring ISO 9001 professionals master the art of successfully designing, maintaining, and improving quality management systems. Individuals with these management skills can manage large-scale enterprise quality management project audits and command the highest salaries in the industry.

In this 5-day ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training course, delegates will gain comprehensive knowledge of the ISO quality management standard for organisations. During this training, delegates will learn about the role of a lead auditor, including best practices for auditing and skills for carrying out an ISO 9001 audit. They will also learn how to determine the effectiveness of a company’s quality management system and take the lead in determining auditing processes. Our highly skilled instructor with years of teaching experience will conduct this course and make delegates highly skilled in quality management.

Course Objectives

  • To rectify errors that improve production and business processes
  • To come in touch with the successful implementation of ISO 9001
  • To know about the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and its clauses
  • To get familiar with the principles of quality management systems
  • To gain an understanding of process approaches and implementations
  • To attain knowledge of the assessment of audit reports and documents

At the end of this training course, delegates will be able to take on and carry out the responsibilities of an auditor as a team member or lead auditor. They will be able to maintain the QMS documentation hierarchy for identifying changes and controlling documents that come from outside of an organisation.

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What's included in this ISO 9001 Training Course?

This ISO 9001 course includes the following:

  • The ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy's ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Manual 
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor 


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ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Exam

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:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Duration of 40 minutes
  • 50% pass mark
  • Closed book

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor FAQs


ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies quality management system requirements. It establishes the quality management system criteria and the standard family that can be certified.
Customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making, and relationship management are the principles of quality management.
Increases efficiency and revenue; boosts employee morale; gains international recognition; takes a more factual approach to decision making; improves supplier relationships; improves record keeping; and boosts customer satisfaction.
ISO lead auditor is responsible for managing a team of internal auditors, appointing roles to internal audit team members, identifying organisational processes, and closing an audit meeting.
In this ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training course, you will learn about the basic terminology of quality management systems, principles, family standards and versions, layout standards that follow PDCA, implementation of quality management, maintaining QMS structure, corrective actions, sequential operation process, and other related concepts.
The price for ISO 9001 Lead Auditor certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for ISO 9001 Lead Auditor.
Please see our ISO 9001 Training courses available in the United Kingdom

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Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


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Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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