IRCA Quality Management Courses

About the IRCA

IRCA Quality Management courses from BSS

IRCA was formed in 1984 as part of the UK government's enterprise initiative, designed to make industry and business more competitive through the implementation of quality principles and practices. This structure included IRCA, an accreditation body (now UKAS), national standards making body (BSI Standards) and a number of commercial certification bodies. The original quality management standard used was the British standard BS 5750, which has since evolved to become ISO 9001.

IRCA has earned a reputation for integrity, contributing value and best practice. The evaluation and certification methods developed and used by IRCA have been adopted as the industry standard model used by other auditor certification bodies, which indicates that we remain the auditor certification that supplier organisations, certification bodies and auditors value most.

Over 1 million auditors have attended an IRCA certified course since 1984 and more than 120 countries are represented on the IRCA register.

IRCA Accredited Courses

We offer a suite of IRCA approved training courses in the fields of Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems.

  • 5 Day IRCS Lead Auditor

  • 2 Day QMS Internal Auditor

  • 2 Day ISO 9001:2015 Auditor Transition

Achieving IRCA approval as an organisation and then, in turn, for each of our approved courses, was not a quick, easy or cheap process for Capable People, so why did we do it? Well, we did it for you.

We understand that when you pay for training courses, you deserve to know what you’re getting and self-declarations of competence are, to say the least, sometimes unreliable. That’s why we took the step of gaining approval from the most respected and recognised accreditation body in the world – so you know exactly what you’re getting.

Successfully completing an IRCA approved course is an achievement, and we know that an IRCA approved certificate issued by Capable People, carries value. It carries value for the student, the employer, prospective employers and also oversight organisations. IRCA certificates are issued under strict conditions – we can’t issue them like confetti. That means when you successfully complete one of our courses, you know you’ve achieved something.

IRCA Quality Management training courses available:

To book, click the 'Details' button for each course, or call the team on 0121 333 7232 for more information;

IRCA A18080 QMS Lead Auditor (ISO 9001:2015)

This is a 5-day course for management system auditors. A challenging course that will equip you with the planning skills to lead an audit team, carry out complex supplier audits, external 3rd party audits and deliver accurate, defendable and value-adding audit reports. This course has a strong process and continual improvement bias, suitable for those of you who are interested in auditing to establish the overall capability of the management system to sustain and improve its performance. The course has been adapted to take into consideration the release of ISO 9001:2015

This course has a strong process and continual improvement bias, suitable for those of you who are interested in auditing to establish the overall capability of the management system to sustain and improve its performance.

The course has been adapted to take into consideration the release of ISO 9001:2015

IRCA A18233 QMS Internal Auditor (ISO 9001:2015)

This is an entry level auditing course. A highly interactive and engaging 2-day event that will help anyone interested in using the internal audit as a tool for continual business process improvement. It will introduce you to the concepts of auditing for conformance, risk and process effectiveness, and equip you with the skills and techniques to produce incisive, reliable and value-adding audit reports. This course has a strong bias towards process auditing and continual improvement. It is designed for those of you that see auditing as an integral business improvement activity and part of a cohesive overall quality strategy

It will introduce you to the concepts of auditing for conformance, risk and process effectiveness, and equip you with the skills and techniques to produce incisive, reliable and value-adding audit reports. This course has a strong bias towards process auditing and continual improvement. It is designed for those of you that see auditing as an integral business improvement activity and part of a cohesive overall quality strategy

It is designed for those of you that see auditing as an integral business improvement activity and part of a cohesive overall quality strategy

IRCA A18047/A18048 ISO 9001:2015 Auditor Transition
This IRCA approved transition course to the ISO 9001:2015 standard comprises two one-day modules. Module 1 (Annex SL) describes the common management system format that ISO 9001:2015 has adopted and is to be adopted by all ISO standards going.
It will enable you to appreciate the reasons behind this very significant structural change and its implications. The Annex SL module will also give students partial credit should they wish to complete transition courses to ISO 14001:2015 and/or ISO 45001. The second module describes the key changes to the ISO 9001 standard as a result of the change from 2008 to the 2015 standard. An IRCA approved certificate will be issued on successful completion of each module.
The second module describes the key changes to the ISO 9001 standard as a result of the change from the 2008 to the 2015 standard. An IRCA approved certificate will be issued on successful completion of each module.