A CQI and IRCA certified quality management training consultancy is delighted to launch its first auditing course. rove, who has been delivering quality management courses and qualifications for over 12 years, has recently received CQI and IRCA approval for the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems foundation course in auditing.


The ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems) foundation auditing course provides an essential guide to the ISO 9001: QMS standard and is a welcome addition to the current portfolio of quality management courses delivered by rove. Suitable for experienced quality management practitioners, it provides an understanding of the management systems approach, the requirements of ISO 9001 and the business benefits of improved performance of a QMS’s.


Chris Smith PCQI, rove’s Programme Lead, shares more about its new auditing course and the value he thinks it will bring to quality management practitioners – and the organisations they work for.


“ISO 9001 is really important for many who work within the quality field.  It is ‘the’ International standard which specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS).


“It is also the most popular standard in the ISO 9000 series, and the only standard in the series to which organisations can certify.


“Many of the companies we work with, use this standard to demonstrate their ability – and commitment – to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. It is, in effect, a stamp of quality management excellence and best practice.”


He continued;


“What’s more, given this course is particulary suited to those involved in the design, implementation and management of a QMS, it’s a natural progression for many quality management practitioners who are dedicated to continuous improvement – even if they are not working towards ISO 9000 certification.


“It also has the added advantage of acting as effective preparation for those who are looking to complete other ISO 9000 series-based training courses, such as the QMS Lead Auditor or the Internal QMS auditor training courses.


“The ISO 9001:2015 (QMS) course is great for anyone who’s looking to gain an overview of ISO 9001:2015 (QMS) and the business benefits of improved performance of the quality management system.”



What does the course cover?


The course provides an essential guide to the ISO 9001: QMS standard. You will study:


  • The purpose of a quality management system, of quality management systems standards, and the business benefits of improved performance of the quality management system.
  • The structure and content of ISO 9001 and its relationship with ISO 9000.
  • The specific quality management related requirements of ISO 9001.



Who should study the QMS Foundation Auditing course?


  • Quality Managers, Engineers, Coordinators or Consultants with QMS responsibilities.
  • Anyone involved in the auditing, maintaining or supervision of an ISO 9001:2015 QMS.
  • Those considering implementing ISO 9001 within their company, or tasked with understanding ISO 9001 implementation.
  • Practitioners looking to study CQI and IRCA certified QMS Auditor courses.



What does the course involve?


The CQI and IRCA QMS Auditor Foundation course in ISO 9001:2015 is delivered by supported distance learning,  assessment is via a course workbook, and it takes up to four weeks to complete (seven indicative learning hours).


Find out more and enrol


Get a great introduction to the ISO 9001 family of standards, an understanding of the management systems approach, and the requirements of ISO 9001. You can find out more about this course, and enrol here.


About rove’s suite of CQI and IRCA quality management courses


For over 12 years rove has supported quality management professionals develop and progress in their careers.  Since 2016, its experienced, knowledgeable and friendly team has supported over 500 learners, from over 200 companies – who have completed more than 1000 quality management courses.  It is also very proud of its 100% pass rate. You can find out about the CQI and IRCA Foundation, Practitioner and Professional quality management courses here.