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.
PLEASE NOTE to comply with the IRCA certification rules, we are required to conduct an interview, prior to the course. It is just to check your background and past auditing experience etc. There is also a significant amount of course pre-work.
Knowledge of ISO9001, ISO15378, PS9000, IPEC and EXCiPACT standards is desirable prior to the course, however, just in case you are new to them, we have designed pre-course work to help you. During the course, our tutors will take you through each stage of the audit process, and provide you with experience of applying different standards in an audit situation, with a final full audit process using ISO9001.
It is also desirable you have some knowledge in the following areas: Quality Management systems and the core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives,planning, implementation, measurement, review and continuous improvement, The quality management principles (see ISO 9000) are also desirable and the relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction and also ISO9001.