Course Outline: QMS ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor

This CQI/IRCA certified ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor training programme is for those people who require an in-depth understanding of the range of auditing techniques and protocols associated with the Lead Auditor role.  The objective of this training course is to enable you to lead an audit team and audit the quality management system of an organisation to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. Our Lead Auditor course is a natural progression course from ISO 9001 Foundation and ISO 9001 Internal Auditor.

This is a 5 day course for 4-12 candidates and costs £1400 + VAT per person.

This course is also available as a virtual course for 4-10 candidates and costs £1350 + VAT per person.

Who Should Attend?

This course satisfies the training requirements for those who wish to register with the IRCA auditor registration scheme.

It is also essential for any serious quality practitioner involved in the design, management and implementation of an audit programme for internal, supplier and other external audits from customers and/or certification bodies.


Delegates should be very familiar with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, the commonly used terms and definitions and will have conducted pre-work as part of the course.

You should also understand 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.

Understand the fundamental concepts and the seven quality management principles in ISO 9000:2015.

Course Outcomes

You will have the knowledge to:

  • Plan, conduct, follow-up an audit of a QMS to establish conformity to ISO 9001 and in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO/IEC 17021 as applicable)
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of an auditor

You will learn the skills to:

  • Manage a successful audit and produce reports detailing levels of conformity to ISO 9001

Upcoming Dates




24 Jan - 28 Jan 2022
Virtual Training - Tutor Led
£1350 + VAT
21 Feb - 25 Feb 2022
Virtual Training - Tutor Led
£1350 + VAT
21 Mar - 25 Mar 2022
Virtual Training - Tutor Led
£1350 + VAT
25 Apr - 29 Apr 2022
Virtual Training - Tutor Led
£1350 + VAT
23 May - 27 May 2022
Virtual Training - Tutor Led
£1350 + VAT
20 Jun - 24 Jun 2022
Virtual Training - Tutor Led
£1350 + VAT

Frequently Asked Questions

What does IRCA and CQI stand for?

IRCA and CQI stand for International Register of Certificated Auditors and Chartered Quality Institute. The CQI exists to make society better by supporting excellence in, and the widespread adoption of, quality management. IRCA is the leading professional body for management systems auditors.

Are there any pre-requisites for attending for attending the ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor?

Before attending this course, you would be expected to have prior knowledge of Management Systems, Quality Management and ISO 9001.

Where can I buy a copy of the standard?

Standards can be purchased from BSI

How can I pay for my course?

We accept the following methods of payment, BACS transfer, credit/debit card and cheque made payable to “TPT Consultancy & Training Ltd”. Please see our terms and conditions for further details.

Do you offer in-house training?

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.

Are training materials provided?

Yes, all delegates will receive a comprehensive set of training materials to can take away at the end of the course. We will also provide loan copies of the necessary standards for use during the course

Do you have a residential option?

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.

Where are your open training courses held?

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.

Are refreshments provided during the open courses?

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.

Course Registration

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