IATF 16949 training and QMS Auditor & Lead Auditor Training CourseQMS Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course based on IATF 16949:2016

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This intensive, challenging and highly interactive and practical course is designed to develop delegates' skills to conduct Quality Management System (QMS) audits, including the additional automotive IATF 16949:2016 requirements, in order to:

  • Assess compliance of an organisation/supplier against third party standards to meet your own internal or external requirements.
  • Develop continuous improvement programmes that deliver on-going benefits to your company's growth and bottom-line success.
  • Contribute to the requirements to register as a Lead Auditor under the IRCA Auditor Registration Scheme.

Our course is approved by the UK International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA Reference No: A17195) and meets the training requirements for individuals seeking registration as a Lead Auditor under the IRCA Auditor Registration Scheme.

Familiarity with ISO 9001 is necessary for a full understanding of the principles developed in this course. If you are already an experienced auditor, your knowledge of the auditing process will be expanded.

Course Objectives

Our course will equip delegates with an in-depth knowledge of auditing quality management systems to third party standards including IATF 16949:2016, providing quality practitioners and systems auditors with the understanding and skills necessary to professionally audit a quality management system. Our course focuses on developing auditor skills, techniques and competence.

Key Skills / Learning Objectives

Through the combination of interactive tutorials, workshops, photo site tour, case studies and simulated audits, our course will enable the delegates to:

  • Apply the requirements and principles of ISO 9001 and identify the relationship between ISO 9001 and the additional requirements of QS-9000 and IATF 16949, together with the supporting core tools.
  • Assess compliance of an organisation to meet their company's own internal or external requirements.
  • Conduct audits to professional criteria with confidence, gathering objective evidence through observation, interviewing and document trails to provide factual audit reports that will facilitate continuous improvements to the quality management system.
  • Develop their own skills, techniques and competence as an auditor.
  • Achieve the formal training requirements to allow progression to becoming an IRCA Registered QMS Lead Auditor.

Course Outline (Full Course Agenda PDF)

  • Defining the purpose and structure of quality management standards and an overview of IATF 16949
  • Principles of auditing, auditor skills and responsibilities and management's role in reviewing the effectiveness of the overall quality system
  • Auditing skills and techniques:
    • Planning - use of checklists, resources and timing
    • Selection of audit teams
    • Interviewing and evaluation of information and findings
    • Observation - objective evidence
    • Evaluating the significance of nonconformities
    • Communicating and presenting audit reports
    • Corrective actions and effective follow-up programmes
    • Effective improvement - planning, monitoring and results
  • The evaluation of data collection and analysis systems, including customer satisfaction, goal achievement and process monitoring
  • Accreditation and certification activities
  • Sources of information and further development
  • Examination

Who Should Attend?

  • Those responsible for obtaining third party certification to IATF 16949 for their organisation.
  • Individuals who want to become IRCA Registered Lead Auditors.
  • Senior managers who will have to evaluate the outcome of internal QMS audits and who have responsibility/authority to improve the effectiveness of the QMS.

Booking and Course Fees

Delegates successfully completing the course, including the open book examination, will be awarded an IRCA registered certificate.

Fees include:

  • Registered IRCA certificate verifying attendance and completion of course
  • Student Manual, including substantial reference information
  • Training provided by qualified and experienced tutors with extensive practical management auditing experience across a variety of manufacture and service industries
  • Lunch and refreshments during the day
  • Residential accommodation and evening meal (4 nights)

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