IRCA ISO 9001:2015 Auditor Transition

Course Description

Module 1:

The adoption of the Annex SL format for ISO management system standards recognises that a common format offers advantages to the user community, and there has been, for some time, a growing demand that, so far as is possible, the ISO management system standards have similar structures.


This course has been developed to meet the criteria for the Annex SL auditor transition module recognised by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA).

Module 2:

ISO 9001:2015 was issued in September 2015. It has adopted the Annex SL format which has fundamentally restructured the clauses of the standard. Unlike the changes that occurred to ISO 9001 in 2008 (which were very minor) the 2015 changes have been more significant.


This course has been developed to meet the criteria for ISO 9001:2015 auditor transition training module recognised by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA).

What you will learn

Module 1:

You will learn the reasons why the common Annex SL format has been adopted by ISO and the anticipated benefits for user organisations in terms of user friendliness and also its structure, common language and requirements.

Module 2:

You will learn the about the changes in requirements and structure of the ISO 9001 standard following the issue of the 2015 standard and the implications for certified organisations and for auditors.

Course Content

Module 1:

  • The purpose and structure of the Annex SL structure, new definitions and the relationship between internal and external issues;
  • Context of the organisation, the application of scope and the importance that an auditor understands the operating environment and sector practices relative to the auditee’s management system
  • How the Leadership requirements for a management system have changed, and the implications for auditors
  • How audit planning has been affected by the adoption of the Annex SL structure and its requirement for an understanding of the concept of “risks and opportunities”
  • How the management system requirements for support and operational processes have been affected
  • How the documentation requirements have been affected

Module 2:

The changes between the 2008 and 2015 versions of ISO 9001

How the changes the audit and the skills required, with particular reference to;


    • Internal and external issues
    • Scope of the management system
    • QMS Processes
    • Top management
    • Risk and the Process Approach
    • Auditing processes and product conformity
    • Operational controls
    • Monitoring and measurement
    • Management review
    • Improvement

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