AS9100 Lead Auditor Training

Our AS9100 Lead Auditor training provides the knowledge and skills in order to become an ASD Lead Auditor and to act as a pre-requisite foundation in order to become an ASD Authenticated Auditor.

Our AS9100 Lead Auditor training provides the knowledge and skills in order to:

  • become an ASD Lead Auditor, capable of leading 9100-series audits; and
  • to act as a pre-requisite foundation in order to become an ASD Authenticated Auditor (AA) or Authenticated Experienced Auditor (AEA).

Explore our AS9100 Lead Auditor training program, designed to equip participants with the essential knowledge and skills needed to excel as ASD Lead Auditors. This comprehensive course empowers individuals to proficiently lead audits within the 9100-series framework.

Emerge from the program with the confidence to conduct AQMS audits, applying internationally recognized best practices. Acquire the ability to lead audits on the processes of an AS/EN9100 Aerospace Quality Management System, ensuring accurate assessments of conformity and effectiveness.

Our course is thoughtfully structured to encompass a blend of knowledge and skills development. Immerse yourself in understanding the intricacies of auditing management systems and master the art of auditing 9100 AQMS processes. Elevate your capabilities and advance your career with our dynamic training experience.

Who Should Attend AS9100 Lead Auditor Training?

Students who complete this IAQG Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS), Aviation, Space and Defense (ASD) Lead Auditor Course successfully will have completed the baseline requirements to becoming an authenticated auditor as defined in 9104/3.


a) Management systems

  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review and continuous improvement.

b) Quality management

  • The fundamental concepts and the seven quality management principles (see ISO 9000):
    1. Customer focus
    2. Leadership
    3. Engagement of people
    4. Process approach
    5. Improvement
    6. Evidence-based decision making
    7. Relationship management

c) AS/EN 9100

Knowledge of the requirements of AS/EN 9100 and ISO 9001 and the commonly used quality management terms and definitions, as given in ISO 9000, which may be gained by completing a certified QMS Foundation Training course or equivalent

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5 days

4-20 candidates

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11th Dec 2023 – 15th Dec 2023 Classroom £1600 Select Date
12th Feb 2024 – 16th Feb 2024 Classroom £1600 Select Date
15th Apr 2024 – 19th Apr 2024 Classroom £1600 Select Date
10th Jun 2024 – 14th Jun 2024 Classroom £1600 Select Date
12th Aug 2024 – 16th Aug 2024 Classroom £1600 Select Date
14th Oct 2024 – 18th Oct 2024 Classroom £1600 Select Date
9th Dec 2024 – 13th Dec 2024 Classroom £1600 Select Date

AS9100 Lead Auditor Training Outcomes

You will have the knowledge to:

  • Explain the purpose of an AQMS and its role in helping an organization operate with increased effectiveness, consistency, and customer satisfaction
  • Identify the interactions between the various components of an organization’s AQMS
  • Explain the purpose and intent of the ISO 9000 series of standards and how they relate to the applicable AQMS standard
  • Discuss the difference between legal compliance and conformity with AQMS standards, and the significance of these terms when conducting audits
  • Appreciate the hierarchy of standards published under the IAQG umbrella
  • Understand key auditing fundamentals contained within ISO17021-1 and 9101
  • Discuss IAQG sector scheme requirements for an AQMS certification/registration programs (see 9104);
  • Understand Quality Management Principles and how they relate to the AQMS
  • Understand Quality Management Principles and how they relate to the AQMS
  • Appreciate the continuing process of development of AQMS standards and ISO 19011, the impact that these developments may have on the audit process, and the need for auditors to keep up to date
  • Understand the intent and requirement of each clause of the AQMS standard
  • Understand the hierarchy of ASD authority requirements (e.g., civil aviation military, space) and applicable advisory material, where to obtain additional information, and how to incorporate authority requirements aspects into AQMS audit activities
  • Explain the importance of key personal attributes including characteristics such as fairness, truthfulness, discretion, confidentiality, bias, and other personal and ethical considerations that may impact audit activities
  • Understand Auditor authentication, reauthentication and advancement requirements for the applicable AQMS standards. (9104/3); and OASIS database for access to audit data and security (public and private)

You will learn the skills to:

  • Plan, organize, conduct and report all aspects of an AQMS audit
  • Identify audit evidence needed to demonstrate conformity to the requirements of the AQMS
  • Determine sufficiency and appropriateness of audit evidence that supports audit findings and conclusions
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of an entire AQMS, including process, customer focus, and continual improvement
  • Apply sampling techniques for auditing and evaluate the limitations of these techniques
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of an entire AQMS, including process, customer focus, and continual improvement
  • Make recommendations on the acceptability of the AQMS for certification; and use of the applicable AQMS auditing documentation

Frequently Asked Questions

We accept the following methods of payment, BACS transfer or credit/debit card. Please see our terms and conditions for further details.

Yes, all our training courses can be delivered in house for your team, we also offer a bespoke training option if you need the training tailored to your organisation or specific requirements.

Yes, all learners will receive a comprehensive set of training materials. As we are conscious of our environmental impact, our default position is that materials are provided digitally through our partner Mimeo Digital. This allows learners the flexibility to view materials on a laptop, tablet or to print if preferred.

We will also provide loan copies of the necessary standards for use during the course.

We don’t offer a residential option, but if you require accommodation during your training please contact us and we can provide you with a list of recommended local hotels.

All our open training courses are held at our bespoke training facility; Orbit Business Centre, Merthyr Tydfil. For an overview of the venue please click here.

Yes, refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary requirements, please make sure to tell us prior to the course start so that we can provide suitable catering.

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