About the course

This intensive ISO 9001 Lead Auditor course is a challenging and highly interactive CQI and IRCA certified training program is for those people who require an in-depth understanding of the range of auditing techniques and protocols associated with the Lead Auditor role.

This course is delivered in association with CQI and IRCA Approved Training Partner




Course Outlines

Prior Knowledge 

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

  • Quality Management principles and concepts
  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • The relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction
  • Quality management terms and definitions and the 7 Quality Management Principles
  • The process approach used in quality management
  • Process Based Quality Management Systems
  • The structure, content and requirements of ISO 9001

This knowledge can be gained in a number of ways:

  • Previous experience and existing knowledge
  • Attending an IRCA ISO 9001 Foundation course – or equivalent
  • Reading or self-study.

Course Content

  • ISO 9001:2015 – evidence required for conformity.
  • Roles and responsibilities of auditors and lead auditors.
  • Processes and techniques for planning, conducting & reporting audits.
  • Audit follow-up activities and auditing for continual improvement


Course Details


Ing. Joseph Caruana


40 Hours

5 DAY(S)

Monday – Friday


08:30 till 17:00


01 April 2024 (dependent on minimum number of delegates)


05 April 2024


Exams are now given online. Each delegate will have 30 days from the completion (last day) of the course to write their exam.

CQI and IRCA online exams are delivered through an online assessment system called SARAS. You will have access to two SARAS portals – one for your practice questions and the other for your exam.

Exam duration: 1 hour 45 minutes (40 questions in total)

All questions will be computer-marked. Once you have answered a question and clicked Next, you will not be able to navigate backwards to review or change your answer. This is a security measure to reduce the risk of cheating.

All necessary information related to preparation and writing of the exam will be given to each delegate when they start the course.


  • Delegate Manual
  • Course Handouts and Materials
  • Examination
  • IRCA Certificate

Course Objectives

  • To enable you to lead an audit team.
  • Audit the quality management system of an organisation to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

Fee: €1,750 + VAT. The fee includes all course material, examination and CQI & IRCA Certificate.

You may proceed to register online or request a registration form by email to: training@tfork.com or call 2137 7934.

In-House Courses

Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements.



Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Benefits?

The ISO 9001 training course is designed not only to help people perform value-adding quality audits but also to develop delegates’ wider understanding of quality management systems design and implementation. In particular, it will help delegates get to grips with those issues of ever-increasing importance, such as risk-based thinking, understanding how internal and external issues are managed by an effective management system, customer satisfaction, continual improvement and the management of processes. It will help delegates understand how these critical issues can be embedded into the quality management system of an organisation. Successful completion of the course and the achievement of the 70% pass mark will satisfy the formal training requirements for those wishing to register as an auditor, lead auditor or principal auditor with the CQI and IRCA Certified training scheme.

Who are the Course Tutors?

Our course leaders are quality management professionals, as well as being qualified, registered and experienced auditors. They have extensive knowledge across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, local and national government.

They have all cut their teeth as successful change agents within high profile organisations, and fully understand the range of technical, legislative and people challenges that face those with a responsibility for delivering real quality improvements.


ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor IRCA Accredited


This course satisfies the training requirements for those who wish to register with the IRCA’s auditor registration scheme. It is also essential for any serious quality practitioner, particularly those with a responsibility to design, implement, and manage an audit programme for internal audits, supplier audits and other external audits from customers and/or certification bodies.

Course Fee: €1,750 (Excl. VAT) per person