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Build Your Career and become a CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor (QMS)

Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training Course

*Instant Access to Online Self-Paced Course Materials

Blended Course: 3 Days Online Self Paced + 2 Days Online Remote Workshop

*This whole course can be done in the comfort of your home or workplace.


  • Start Learning Immediately – Instant Access to 27 hours (approx. 3 Days) Self-Paced Online Course Materials
  • 2 Days: Online Interactive Workshop with highly experienced IRCA Certified Trainer & Auditor
  • Online Exam plus CQI and IRCA Certificate of Achievement
  • 40 Hours Total – Highest Quality CQI and IRCA Certified Training
  • Auditor Checklists and Templates for future use
  • Engaging tests and case studies using latest learning management technology
  • QMS CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training Course

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3 Steps to become an IRCA CQI Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor:


Online Learning


Live Workshop


Exam & Certificate

Stand Out & Increase your Net Worth by becoming an IRCA Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

There is a shortage of qualified auditors currently. You can capitalise on this by becoming certified. Furthermore, the global demand for ISO 9001 professionals is steadily growing as organisations implement the standard to get an edge on their competitors and improve their internal efficiency. This trend is set to continue to increase in the future, ensuring that auditors with ISO 9001 certified credentials will be in high demand from organisations worldwide.

This course is provided by SEQM TRAINING, a CQI and IRCA Approved Training Provider, and will provide a professional lead auditor qualification certified by CQI and IRCA – the globally recognised ultimate standard for auditing competence.

On completing the course, passing the assessments and exam, you will be presented with an CQI and IRCA certificate.  This proves that you have the knowledge and skills to be able to lead a team to conduct a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd party audit of a Quality Management System (QMS) in any organisation – SME or multinational corporation. Furthermore, it ensures that you understand and can apply the knowledge you gained in each of the course’s modules, proving that you are a highly competent lead auditor.

Learn How to Professionally Audit Quality Management Systems

This course will give you the skills and expertise needed to competently manage a QMS (Quality Management System) audit program.  You will learn how to lead a team, plan, execute and report on an assessment of an QMS against the standard ISO 9001:2015.

Experienced ISO 9001 auditors and practitioners show you how to lead a QMS project from start to finish. You will be taught the detailed theory and gain ‘hands on’ experience through practical application of the audit process to ISO management systems through discussion and role play. Best-practice audit methodology based on ISO 19011 is used throughout the course allowing you to master audit techniques.


Anyone who wants to further their career or increase their value to an organisation!

  • Individuals who want to qualify and start a career as an ISO 9001 Auditor.
  • Individuals who wish to expand their knowledge of effective audit practices
  • Individuals who want to audit and build on existing QMS processes for effectiveness and improvement.
  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead QMS certification audits
  • Corporate governance, risk and compliance managers
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master a Quality Management System audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with QMS System requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a Quality Management System audit
  • Expert advisers in Quality Management


Those attending this course are expected to have knowledge of the following:

  • Process approach based Quality 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.
  • The relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction.
  • The fundamental concepts of a quality management system and the seven quality management principles (see ISO 9000).
  • The structure, content and requirements of ISO 9001 and its commonly used quality management terms and definitions.

This knowledge can be gained through:

  • Attending a CQI and IRCA certified training ISO 9001 Foundation course or recognised equivalent such as SEQM’s ISO 9001 Foundation Course:
  • Previous experience and existing knowledge.
  • Self-education

As well as a good knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 and the key principles of a QMS, it would help (but is not essential) if you have attended an internal or lead auditor course or have experience conducting internal or supplier audits.


CQI and IRCA Approved Training Partner

Successful completion of this internationally recognised  certified course will enhance your professional development and provide important industry recognition.

This course is CQI and IRCA certified, an internationally recognised organisation for personal certification, and passing its exam confirms you are competent to lead ISO 9001 audits to internationally recognised standards.

Certified training helps you stand out from the crowd in terms of your career. This is because most training courses provide certificates but these are predominantly certificates of completion, and not necessarily certified by a globally recognised 3rd party.

CQI and IRCA support a large global community of highly educated and engaged professionals, just like you, to enhance their career outcomes. Successful completion of this widely accepted certification will enhance your professional development and provide important industry recognition.

WHY ISO 9001?

It’s the Backbone of ISO Standards!

With the growth and global acceptance of ISO 9001:2015 as the default standard for Quality Management and baseline for many other standards, there is a huge demand for qualified ISO 9001 lead auditors.

Gaining the knowledge and qualifications required to conduct an ISO 9001 audit is essential for the successful career development of all lead auditors.

Passing the ISO 9001 Lead Auditor course will enable you to join 3-day auditor conversion courses for other standards such ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and ISO 45001 instead of full 5-day Lead Auditor courses.

Furthermore a practical working knowledge of the lead audit process is also a crucial requirement for the manager responsible for implementing and maintaining ISO 9001 compliance within an organisation.
This course provides it all!

The Global ISO Certification Market


To become certified you will need to:

1) Complete the Online Course Material
2) Attend the Interactive Workshop
3) Pass the Online Exam

The course will cover not only the accepted principles of auditing, but will give participants a detailed understanding of audit methodology, including audit preparation, managing an audit team, determining compliance with the standard, interview techniques, following audit trails and documenting evidence.

Delegates will participate in workshops and case studies to develop their auditing techniques, and will learn how to handle some of the more challenging situations an auditor may face. The course has been designed in keeping with international standards on auditing techniques, including ISO 19011.

The course will also familiarise participants with the challenges of auditing ISO9001 and will cover all sections of the standard in detail, providing tips on how to audit individual clauses, including risk assessments, business continuity, and effective continual improvement.

The course will make extensive use of group exercises and case studies throughout, providing attendees with a proper foundation in the practical aspects of auditing conformance with ISO 9001.


Everything you need to become a competent ISO 9001 Auditor

  • How to prepare, lead and report on the findings of an information security audit
  • A thorough understanding of best practice in audit methodology based on ISO19011
  • How to identify non-conformances, and ensure appropriate corrective action is undertaken
  • Detailed knowledge of how to audit against ISO9001 and the related Interview techniques, following audit trails and reviewing documented evidence
  • How to report findings accurately and factually and produce a practical value-added documentation audit report
  • How to apply your new skills and knowledge by participating in role-play exercises, workshops and reviewing case studies
  • Ultimately – how to become a lead auditor, certified by a leading globally recognised certification body


Practice your auditing techniques in a simulated environment

Interactive Workshops give trainees a chance to implement the knowledge learnt from the online training to simulated commercial environments. Audit techniques will be practiced on a fictitious company . These will include:

  • Audit Planning and Preparation
  • Conducting Audits
  • Conducting meetings
  • Interview Techniques
  • Data Analysis
  • Evaluating Findings
  • Report Writing and Following Up
  • Conducting Closing Meetings


Our workshop trainers have been in your shoes and ‘walked the walk’.

Trainers, auditors, mentors and, above all real people!  Our trainers understand your anxieties and have done this exact course and passed the same exam that you will be doing. Will I be good enough? How can I pass the exam? What opportunities are out there? They can answer your questions and give you tips and advice to enhance your chances of success at the exam, and guide you in creating a successful career.

The workshop is the place to put everything together that you have learnt, and close the gaps for anything you are unsure about. It will be delivered in a very professional and engaging manner yet relaxed enough for you to learn at maximum efficiency. Passionate about their subject, the trainers are very approachable and there to help you with the whole process with the ultimate goal of getting you certified.

As well as being a fully qualified instructors, your workshop course trainers have extensive experience as Lead Auditors conducting audits on a broad and diverse range of organisations for many standards including ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, OHSAS 18001, SSIP, BS 10012 and The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and many others.

Your trainers also have a wealth of experience as Data Protection Consultants, Business Management Systems Auditors and Consultants, for a wide and diverse range of organisations located in the UK, Europe and Asia, including multinationals, Blue Chip and SME companies. They have extensive experience working within industry managing Quality Management Systems, compliance, governance and group operations, from board level management through to ‘hands on’ implementation and systems development.

All in all, this ensures that you will have the highest probability of becoming a certified lead auditor, and you are getting the best ISO 9001 training available anywhere in the UK.


Your new expertise will be invaluable in driving organisations to reach new levels of excellence

As an individual you will gain a professional qualification that certifies that you have the knowledge and skills to be able to lead a team to conduct an audit of a QMS in any organisation. If you work within a company there are many benefits that you new skills will bring to the organisation.

These include:

  • A realisation of the scope and purpose of the standard and how it can be implemented within the organisation.
  • An understanding of how to apply Best Practice in Quality Management and apply this within the organisation.
  • A familiarity with the key terms and definitions used in ISO 9001 to effectively roll out the principles.
  • How to lever the fundamental ISO 9001 requirements for a QMS to address the need to continually improve.

In essence your company will have an internal resource and process to be able to conduct its own audit of a Quality Management System (QMS) to assess and improve conformance with ISO 9001:2015

Successful auditing will improve the protection of any organisation’s private data to meet market assurance and corporate governance needs.

Furthermore the organisation will benefit from:

  • Establishing a structured approach to Quality Management
  • Gaining a competitive differentiator when tendering for business contracts.
  • Enhancing reputation and brand by operating to a globally recognised standard.
  • Demonstrating compliance with an internationally recognised standard and the ability to satisfy customer  requirements.


YES – I want to become an ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor

YES – I want to pass an internationally recognised course certified by CQI and IRCA

YES – I want to enhance my career and increase my net worth

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