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Our Approved Training Partners deliver our world-class portfolio of CQI and IRCA Certified Training courses.

CQI and IRCA Certified Training is a modular portfolio that offers a range of certified training courses on quality and auditing topics at different levels. This portfolio combines the knowledge and capability requirements of our two membership brands, the CQI and IRCA.

Our certified training courses are developed and delivered by a network of Approved Training Partners worldwide. Each training partner is chosen with care, ensuring that they meet the highest standards through a rigorous assessment process. This ensures our globally recognised brands, the CQI and IRCA can continue to give customers assurance and confidence in the courses bearing our accreditation and remain trusted in the market.

Developing and delivering CQI and IRCA Certified Training courses offer a training organisation the opportunity to provide a truly effective learning portfolio of relevant, valuable training to millions of ambitious and motivated professionals.

Benefits of being an Approved Training Partner

Our Approved Training Partners:

  • Offer a portfolio of courses designed to suit employers’ needs. Auditing and quality-related knowledge and skills are in increasing demand across many industries and they offer a modern, relevant suite of learning that employers and professionals are asking for.
  • Accessing a large market of delegates with a range of course topics and levels, from those who are new to the profession (foundation level) to those with more extensive learning requirements (practitioner and professional levels).
  • Delivering tailored courses to a specific industry or sector and offering specialised training to suit the needs of clients, delegates or employees.
  • Provide choice and flexibility to their delegates and clients with short, modular courses.
  • Gaining recognition from two world-leading brands in the quality and auditing professions, the CQI and IRCA.

About the courses

CQI and IRCA Certified Training courses are available in quality and auditing topics at three levels: Foundation, Practitioner and Professional.

Quality courses

Level Duration Content Who should attend?
Foundation Approx. 8-16 hours These courses provide delegates with a basic understanding of quality related subjects. Those who are new to quality or currently work in a different area.
Practitioner Approx. 16-24 hours These courses provide delegates with a full understanding of management level quality topics and the skills to execute relevant activities under supervision. These courses include a 1 hour multiple choice examination. Those who are currently practicing quality and are in, or aspire to middle management.
Professional Approx. 24-40 hours These courses provide delegates with a full understanding of senior management level quality topics, the ability to apply this knowledge to an organisation or industry and equip delegates with the skills to lead and coach a team on the related topic. These courses include a 2hr 30 minutes multiple choice examination. Those who are currently practicing quality and are in, or aspire to leadership or senior management.

Auditing courses

Level Duration Content Who should attend?
Foundation Approx. 7 hours These courses provide delegates with a basic understanding of management system auditing. Those who are new to auditing especially those involved in the design, implementation and management of a management system or require certification as an internal auditor.
Practitioner: Internal auditor courses Approx. 14 hours These courses equip delegates to assess the conformance of organisation’s management systems. Those intending to audit an organisation's processes as part of the internal audit programme.
Practitioner: Transition courses Approx. 14 hours combined; 7 hours per module These courses provide delegates with the knowledge of the changes to a revised ISO standard and the skills to audit against the revised standard. Management system auditors who are working in organisations certified to an ISO standard that has been revised (e.g. ISO 9001), or those looking to work with a newly revised standard.
Professional: Lead auditor courses Approx. 40 hours These courses provide delegates with a full understanding of how to apply a management systems approach, and plan, complete and audit an entire management system. These courses include a 2 hour written examination. Those intending to audit an organisation's management system, either as first, second or third-party audits.
Professional: Auditor Conversion courses Approx. 24 hours These courses provide delegates with a full understanding of how to apply their knowledge and skills to another discipline.These courses include a 1hr 40 minutes written examination. For those who have already completed Lead Auditor training in another discipline and wish to acquire the skills and knowledge to audit against another process-based management system.

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Currently, we have a network of over 100 Approved Training Partners (ATPs) based across the world. To find out who our ATPs are, click on the link below.

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