Pharmaceutical lead auditor training courses

Our CQI & IRCA accredited pharmaceutical lead auditor training will give you the skills to plan and conduct audits with improved ability and confidence.

Whether you are already conducting pharmaceutical audits and are looking to formalise your skills or if you are a pharmaceutical professional looking to make a step up in your career our Lead Auditor courses could be perfect for you.


We offer a choice of IRCA accredited quality lead auditor training courses that will give you the training and experience needed to confidently lead audits, whether that be auditing to GMP standards in accordance with ICH Q10 and ISO 19011 or auditing for the supply chain with a qualification recognised by International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA) to ISO 9001 Quality Management System.


Explore our training courses below and if you are not sure which lead auditor training course is right for you please get in touch with us. Begin your lead auditor training journey with us by exploring the courses below.

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    GMP Lead Auditor (PQS) IRCA Accredited (PR325)


    This 5 day IRCA certified course provides the most comprehensive training & certification for Auditors and Lead Auditors auditing GMP pharmaceutical sites and pharmaceutical quality systems


    This course is for those intending to acquire the knowledge and skills to audit a whole ICH Q10-based pharmaceutical quality management system, either as a third or second-party auditor, in accordance with ISO 19011.

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    QMS Lead Auditor for the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain IRCA Accredited (PR330)


    This course provides the most comprehensive certification for Lead Auditors to the supply chain in the Pharmaceutical industry.


    This course is suitable for auditors who have experience of auditing – perhaps internal auditing and/or supported external audits – and have now been asked to take the lead in external supplier audits.

Meet our lead tutor


Peter Deegan, Chartered Chemist MRSC, Dip Pharma QA, MBA


Peter is an experienced Pharmaceutical QA professional, with over 30 years GMP, ISO 9001 Quality Systems, audit and training experience. Below he lays out his quality lead auditor training experience getting into auditing and how common his experience is with other auditors.

Need help choosing the right Lead Auditor training course?

Explore our resources that will give you more information about a career in auditing and the training support available.

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ARTICLE - The benefits of the GMP lead auditor course

We asked our course Tutors, Peter Deegan and Sue Mann, what our newly certified lead auditor course brings for pharmaceutical professionals who want to learn more about auditing the GMP Pharmaceutical Quality System. 

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ARTICLE - Top six auditing mistakes

Find out what a panel of experienced auditors tell us about the top five mistakes they see when auditing.

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VIDEO - Which lead auditor course is right for me?

Peter Deegan discusses how to choose between RSSL's lead auditor courses.

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VIDEO - Should a Qualified Person attend a lead auditor course?

Peter Deegan discusses the benefits of Lead Auditor training for Qualified Persons (QPs).

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FLYER - Pharmaceutical lead auditor training

Discover what it takes to become internationally recognised as a qualified lead auditor!

Interested in becoming a Lead Auditor? Get in touch for your free assessment today.