Efficient and effective audits are a cornerstone of Quality and Quality Management Systems. From internal audits to customer audits and more, your audit team needs the knowledge and skills required to support your organization’s goals and expectations.
These BRC courses are focused on generic auditor skills that can be applied to a variety of needs.
ISO 19011 & The Process Approach to Auditing
Participants will learn techniques and best practices required for auditors and organizations to use the process approach to conduct and manage internal and external management system audits.
Fundamental Auditing Skills
Introduces the principles and practices of effective internal audits, using ISO 19011:2018 “Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems” as a guide to best practices. Students will learn basic auditing skills as well as auditor roles and responsibilities, and be introduced to the basic concepts of continual improvement.
This course is intended for new auditors or auditors looking for a “refresher”.
Advanced Auditing Skills
Participants will learn how to plan an audit program, select and manage an audit team, conduct opening and closing meetings, prepare audit reports and findings, and effectively identify opportunities for improvement.
Layered Process Auditing
This course covers the requirements for Manufacturing Process Audits as required by IATF 16949:2016 and the AIAG Guidelines for Layered Process Audits (using CQI-8, January 2014). Theory is combined with interactive workshops and exercises to improve and practice the participants’ skills.
Second Party Auditing Skills
Participants will gain an understanding of the ISO 9001:2015 standard as a model for the required elements involved in a ‘typical’ quality management system, and learn the skills and techniques required to plan and conduct effective supplier audits as detailed in the ISO 19011:2018 guide to auditing.