About the course


If you want to take a training course at your own pace and a place of your choice, you can engage in self-study, for which all that is needed is access to the training course materials.

One of the major advantages of our self-study training course delivery format is that you can take control of your own learning and direct your own studying. This format is feasible for participants who have a considerable knowledge on the subject and do not require assisted lecturing.

Regardless of the training course format, all participants will have access to the training course material digitally via KATE. After completing the training course in any training course delivery format, you can enter the exam from anywhere in the world. Finally, those who successfully pass the exam will be invited to apply for certification.

Course Outlines

Who should attend?

  • Managers or consultants involved in Quality Management
  • Expert advisors seeking to master the implementation of a Quality Management System
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with QMS requirements
  • QMS team members

Course agenda Duration: 5 days

Day 1 Introduction to ISO 9001 and initiation of a QMS

  • Course objectives and structure
  • Standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Quality Management Systems (QMS)
  • Initiating the implementation of a QMS
  • Understanding the organization and clarifying the quality objectives

Day 2 Plan the implementation of a QMS

  • Leadership and commitment
  • QMS scope
  • QMS policies
  • Roles, responsibilities and authorities
  • Risk assessment
  • Quality objectives and planning of changes

Day 3 Implementation of a QMS

  • Resource management
  • Awareness and communication
  • Documentation management
  • Operational control
  • Product requirements, design and purchasing process
  • Production and service provision

Day 4 QMS monitoring, measurement, continuous improvement and preparation for a certification audit

  • Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation
  • Internal audit
  • Management review
  • Treatment of non-conformities
  • Continual improvement
  • Preparing for the certification audit
  • Competence and evaluation of implementers
  • Closing the training

Day 5 Certification Exam

Course Details

Learning objectives

  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 9001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Master the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and effective management of a QMS
  • Learn how to interpret the ISO 9001 requirements in the specific context of an organization
  • Learn how to support an organization to effectively plan, implement, manage, monitor and maintain a QMS
  • Acquire the expertise to advise an organization in implementing Quality Management System best practices

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is completed entirely  online.

You can begin whenever you choose and have up to 6 months to complete the course.

This course is held in collaboration with PECB.

You will be provided notes and training material and you can study at your own pace and in your own time.


ISO 9001 Lead Implementer Self Study


ISO 9001 Lead Implementer training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in establishing, implementing, managing and maintaining a Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001. During this training course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the best practices of Quality Management Systems and consequently improve an organization’s customer satisfaction and overall performance and effectiveness.
After mastering all the necessary concepts of Quality Management Systems, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 9001 Lead Implementer” credential. By holding a Lead Implementer Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to implement ISO 9001 in an organization.

Course Price: €800 (Exc. Vat)