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The role of the internal quality auditor is changing. It is no longer enough that internal audits check procedural conformance, but auditors now need to be able to audit processes with emphasis on risk.  Delegates will also become more aware that they play a key role in the development and improvement of working practices across the organisation. This course focuses delegates on the most important attributes of a modern and effective quality management system and helps them to understand the role of the auditor in its development and continual improvement. It introduces delegates to the ISO 9000 series standard and the 7 quality management principles that underpin them.

DURATION

16 Hours

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is essential for those who will undertake internal quality audits, or who will be required to plan, manage and implement internal audit programmes. Other people who find this course useful are team leaders and supervisors in quality-driven organisations, who are looking to broaden their awareness of quality issues in order to understand how they can improve their overall contribution to the success of the business. The course does not require any past auditing or quality management experience.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

To enable those attending to plan, perform and report the results of internal quality audits with the aim of developing and improving the quality management system of an organisation. To help delegates understand the key attributes of an efficient and effective quality management system and the role of the internal auditor in its continual improvement and development.

COURSE CONTENT

• Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology and other fundamental quality management principles
• Business process auditing
• Risk based thinking
• Quality Internal Auditor
• The structure and principles of the ISO 9000 series standards
•  An overview of ISO 9001 and ISO 19011
• Quality management system implementation issues
• Effective auditing techniques and good audit practice

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

 Successful delegates will be equipped with the technical skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report internal quality audits. Delegates also find the interactive nature of the course, its challenging content and extensive use of team-based exercises stimulating and surprisingly enjoyable