ISO 9001:2015 Foundation For Auditors


The ISO 9001 is the most widely used standard in the world. It is a generic Quality Management System standard that is applicable to all organizations that value their customers and want to consistently fulfil their requirements.   

Understanding the standard is vital to ensure correct interpretation and application. This course provides a detailed clause by clause analysis of the ISO 9001:2015 requirements, particularly in an audit setting.  This course is specifically suitable as a foundation for those who wish to be trained as auditors.  It is also useful for staff in preparation for audits so that they know what auditors would want to see.

Course Overview

Who is this course for?
The web learning course is designed for individuals who want to learn at their own pace at the comfort of their own home or office.  It is also suitable for organizations who would like its staff to learn within the vicinity of the workplace.

This course is suitable for

  • Those requiring foundation knowledge in ISO 9001 before attending auditor training
  • Those who conduct audits, be it internal, supplier or certification audits using the ISO 9001 as audit criteria
  • Those who would be audited and would like to prepare for an ISO 9001 audit
  • Those who use other standards based on ISO 9001 such as ISO 13485, AS9100, IATF 16949 and need to understand the fundamentals

What will I learn?
This course aims to equip the learner with:

  • Detailed knowledge of the ISO 9001:2015 standard, clause by clause
  • Explanation of the requirements with examples of application
  • Audit evidences to look for to determine conformity of each clause

What can I expect?
Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to: -

  • Understand the ISO 9001:2015 standard
  • Apply the ISO 9001:2015 to audits

Course Content

The course includes:

  • Detailed explanation of the ISO 9001 standard, clause by clause
  • Explanation of the fundamentals and more difficult or most often misunderstood terms
  • Examples of audit evidences to show conformity with the standard
  • Web-based activities to enhance the learning experience
  • Downloadable summary course notes for reference
  • A test to gauge the learner’s understanding

Course Structure
The learner needs to prepare a copy of the ISO 9001 prior to starting the course.

The course is divided into 12 sessions with a test at the end.  A downloadable book consisting of summary course notes is provided.

Session Title Duration
  Reading instructions and preparation 10 min
1 Overview of ISO 9001 60 min
2 ISO 9001:2015 Clauses 0 to 4 30 min
3 ISO 9001:2015 Clause 5 30 min
4 ISO 9001:2015 Clause 6 30 min
5 ISO 9001:2015 Clause 7 40 min
6 ISO 9001:2015 Clause 8.1 & 8.2 30 min
7 ISO 9001:2015 Clause 8.3 30 min
8 ISO 9001:2015 Clause 8.4 30 min
9 ISO 9001:2015 Clause 8.5 40 min
10 ISO 9001:2015 Clause 8.6 & 8.7 30 min
11 ISO 9001:2015 Clause 9 30 min
12 ISO 9001:2015 Clause 10 30 min
  On-line test 60 min
Total    8 hr

Method of Delivery
This course is web-based with lessons, activities and a test.

The passing requirement for the test is 70%.  A learner must complete all lessons and pass the test to be awarded with an electronic certificate.

Course Developer

This course is designed by lead auditors registered with the IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors) with many years of experience. The developers are also experienced tutors who understand the learning cycle and how to ensure participants benefit from the course.


For a smooth learning experience, learners are advised to :

  • Ensure the availability of high speed internet connection.
  • Browse with a recommended web browser. Supported browsers are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Opera.
  • Use an internet browser with Adobe Flash.
  • Deactivate pop-up blockers when launching the e-learning courses.
  • Have ready a copy of the ISO 9001 standard

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