IRCA Certified ISO 9001:2015 Auditor Transition Training course based on AS9100:2016

This practical 2-day IRCA Certified ISO 9001:2015 Auditor Transition Training course based on AS9100:2016 training course (Ref: A18139) addresses the ISO 9001:2015 International Standard and includes the AS9100:2016 Rev D standard requirements. All affected IRCA Certificated Auditors are required to have successfully completed an IRCA Certified Transition Training course before 1st September 2018. Auditors who fail to complete the required training by this date will no longer be eligible for IRCA certification.


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There are substantial differences between the 2015 version of ISO 9001 and the previous standard. Transition training is the best way of ensuring that IRCA Certificated Auditors are up-to-date with the changes to therefore maintain the integrity of the IRCA Register. It is an opportunity to develop new process-based auditing skills and add more value to organisations. By doing so, IRCA Certificated Auditors can make sure they are up-to-date and can audit against the new standards earlier. This course is unique in that it also addresses the requirements for auditing the AS9100:2016 Rev D aerospace and defence standard – in line with the requirements of AS9101:2016 which are mandatory for Certification Body auditors. The course includes Module 1 - Annex SL.


All sessions embody the principles and practices of accelerated learning and include structured individual and team exercises.


Day #1

Summary of the key ISO 9001:2015 changes

Understanding the need for change (ISO 9001)


Summary of the key AS9100:2016 series changes

Understanding the need for change (AS9100)

Publication dates and transition periods

The complete 2016 series of standards

  • AS9100:2016 Rev D
  • AS9110:2016
  • AS9120:2016
  • AS9115:2016
  • AS9101:2016

Introduction to the HLS (High Level Structure)

Annex SL and Appendix 2

The ‘HLS’ and the ‘core concepts’

The high level structure D clauses

Understanding ISO 9001:2015 terminology


Requirements for planning the quality management system

Outcomes of the QMS – products and services

Identifying the requirements for planning the quality management system

The context of the organization

Determining the ‘purpose’ & ‘strategic direction’

Understanding ‘values’ in the aerospace/defence context

Understanding and auditing ‘external issues’ and ‘internal issues’

Methodologies for determining internal and external issues –

S-W-O-T and PESTEL

Interested parties and their requirements

Scope of the QMS


Risks and opportunities
Examples of risk management methodologies –

Risk register (miscellaneous & external providers)

Processes (Turtle Diagram)

Processes (Fishbone Diagram)

P & DFMEA (Process & Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis)

Auditing risk-based thinking


Quality policy

Understanding quality policy

Evaluating quality policy

Communicating the quality policy


Quality objectives and planning to achieve them

Requirements relating to quality objectives

Sources of an organization’s (quality) objectives

Auditing quality objectives


Auditing leadership and management review

Definitions of leadership (QMP #2 & ISO 9000:2015)

High-profile new and revised requirements


Day #2


Quality management system and its processes

Strengthened focus on the process approach

Identifying different types of QMS processes

Describing interaction between the processes

QMS documented information

Definition of documented information

QMS-related documented information –

aerospace/defence quality manual requirements

Performing a QMS document review –

maintained documented information

retained documented information

Public course

Our public courses are run at the Woodland Grange Conference Centre in Warwickshire

The course fee includes a 3-course lunch and refreshments during both days

Course dates
On-site course

In-company courses may be organised at any time and are extremely cost-effective on a ‘cost-per-student’ basis. The host company is responsible for the venue costs.

We can accommodate up to 10 (maximum) delegates per session.

Details/quote

All currently certified IRCA QMS Auditors - all grades (e.g. QMS Lead Auditor, QMS Principal Auditor, QMS Internal Auditor, etc.).

The aim of this course is to provide Quality Management Systems (QMS) auditors with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of quality management systems against ISO 9001:2015, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021:2015.

Because the course is applicable to the AS9100:2016 series of standards (AS9110 and AS9120) and the requirements for auditing contained in AS9101:2016 are also incorporated.

In addition, transition training can be provided to anyone – not just IRCA Certificated QMS Auditors. This could include individuals who have previously completed IRCA Certified QMS Training and have chosen not to register with IRCA. Transition training will offer valuable skills for any auditors who wish to keep their audit skills and knowledge up-to-date and incorporate the aerospace/defence standards and auditing requirements.

This course provides existing IRCA-certified Lead Auditors (and Principal Auditors) with the knowledge and skills to develop new process-based auditing skills and add more value to organisations. By doing so, IRCA Certificated Auditors can make sure they are up-to-date and can audit against the new standards earlier. This course is unique in that it also addresses the requirements for auditing the AS9100:2016 series of aerospace and defence standards as well as ISO 9001:2015.


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