Quality Management Systems (QMS) Auditor/Lead Auditor (IRCA Ref A18215) Training

6 November 2017 09:00 - 10 November 2017 17:00, Reading, United Kingdom


Course Scope

This 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.

This modified 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 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. This 5 day residential course is focused on providing you with 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 and this will enable pharmaceutical auditors to converse in the language that is universally used by its suppliers.

On successful completion of this course, delegates may apply for professional recognition as an IRCA certified QMS Lead Auditor. IRCA (Ref A18215) and PQG Accredited Course.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will:A
  • Understand the regulatory framework for supplier audits
  • Appreciate the commercial benefits of such audits
  • Understand the ‘language’ of ISO 9001 and how it applies to auditing of suppliers
  • Understand how to apply the appropriate standards for  auditing pharmaceutical supplier
    • S9000 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
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RSSL Training, Reading Enterprise Centre, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Campus, Reading, RG6 6BU, United Kingdom

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