This FIVE-DAY course provides an understanding and knowledge of auditing quality management systems to third party standards. The objective of an audit is not fault finding, but to identify opportunities for improvement. You learn to build on the skills of how to plan, structure and conduct an effective audit and to evaluate and communicate the findings. The course is designed to follow the stages in a live audit, including simulated audit interviews and role play closing meetings.
This course is certified by IRCA (Ref: A17118 The International Register of Certificated Auditors) through our Training Partner SEQM and meets the training requirements only for individuals seeking registration as a Lead Auditor under the IRCA Auditor Registration Scheme. The requirements include an examination and a certificate is issued on completion of the course.
What you will learn
Background and overview of the ISO 9000 family of Standards
An introduction to auditing and implementing an audit system and the auditor's role in the process
Management's role in reviewing the effectiveness of the overall quality system
Planning and managing a process based audit:
- resources and timing
- use of checklists
- selection of audit teams
Conducting the audit - skills, techniques and auditor competence:
- evaluating the significance of audit findings
- communicating and presenting audit reports
Nonconformities and quality improvement as a result of corrective actions
Management of the third party assessment and certification process