IRCA Lead Auditor Training Course

Providing the knowledge to perform second and
third-party audits.

Lead Auditor

IRCA Lead Auditor Training Course – 5 day

The purpose of this training course is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to perform first, second and third-party audits of quality management systems (QMS) against ISO 9001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1, as applicable.

This course will be running from 8th – 12th July in Swindon. The cost for the 5 days will be £1195.00 + VAT.


Lead Auditor


Capitalising on the powerful Accelerated Learning Technique, this course spends a good portion of the time on discussions, exercises and case studies to help students to consolidate knowledge and acquire hands-on experience that is instrumental in their capacity as a QMS auditor or as quality function personnel.

Students who pass the continuous assessment and the two hour closed book examination will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement. Based on CQI IRCA policy, this course satisfies the training requirement for certification as a CQI IRCA registered QMS Lead Auditor/Auditor.

  • This course is being delivered in collaboration with HKV Academy, ATP No. 0118 5621.
  • The course is a CQI IRCA Certified ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Course, Course ID 17932.


CQI IRCA recommends that students have prior knowledge of the following:

  • Management systems including the PDCA cycle and the core elements of a management system.
  • Quality management including the seven quality management principles.
  • Relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction.
  • ISO 9001 requirements and the commonly used quality management terms and definitions.
  • The above knowledge may be gained by completing a CQI IRCA Certified QMS Foundation Course or equivalent.


  • General introduction;
  • Quality management principles, vocabulary and ISO 9001 requirements;
  • Stage 1 audit (including document review);
  • Audit planning;
  • Process auditing and audit skills;
  • Writing NC reports and audit reporting;
  • Audit follow up.

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