QMS Lead Auditor (IRCA Ref A17129)

7 - 11 November 2016, Reading, United Kingdom


Course Scope:
This modified pharmaceutical quality management systems lead auditor training course focuses on auditing to the ISO 9001 standard and the PQG's Application Standards for suppliers to the pharmaceutical industry.

Successful completion of this 5 day residential course provides the delegate with a qualification in auditing that is recognised by the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA) and the Pharmaceutical Quality Group (PQG).

Frequent opportunities are provided to check knowledge acquired before the staged formal assessments and delegates are supported by regular constructive feedback. The course is focused on providing the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of quality management systems against ISO 9001 and the specific GMP standards that have been developed for the supply of packaging, excipient and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) materials to the pharmaceutical industry. ISO 9001 is covered in detail to enable pharmaceutical auditors to converse in the language that is universally used by its suppliers.

On successful completion of this pharmaceutical quality management systems lead auditor training course, delegates may apply for professional recognition as an IRCA certified QMS Lead Auditor. (This is an IRCA/PQG Accredited Course: Ref A17129).

Please note: This is an intensive 5 day residential course held in Reading or Oxford which includes evening revision sessions and exercises. Accommodation will be booked by RSSL on receipt of a delegates booking; however, accommodation costs are payable by delegates on departure.

At the end of the course you will:
•Understand the regulatory framework for supplier audits
•Appreciate the commercial benefits of such audits
•Understand the 'language' of ISO9001 and how it applies to auditing of suppliers
•Understand how to apply the appropriate standards for auditing pharmaceutical suppliers: ◦PS9000 for packaging components
◦EXCiPACT and IPEC/PQG GMP for Excipients
◦EU GMP Part II for APIs
◦ISO 15378 for primary packaging components

And be able to:
•Initiate an audit according to ISO 19011
•Create a structured audit programme
•Conduct an opening and closing meeting
•Create a checklist of questions to ask
•Write non-conformity reports
•Appreciate the importance of reporting and follow-up
•Know how to behave to avoid conflict and gain audience acceptance

Who should attend:

The course is suitable for people who have been doing some auditing already - perhaps internal auditing and/or supported external audits - and have now been asked to take the lead in external supplier audits.

Before starting this course, it is expected that delegates have prior knowledge of the requirements of ISO 9001, and quality management principles and concepts. Whilst the course builds on these concepts, a foundation level of understanding is essential for maximum engagement in sessions.
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Training room, RSSL Training, The Science and Technology Centre, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road, Reading, RG6 6BZ, United Kingdom

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