This course is for auditors and quality professionals who need or wish to upgrade their audit knowledge and skills in order to conduct audits or manage systems effectively against ISO 9001:2015. It is a specific requirement for those who are currently IRCA-registered auditors. Recognising the expectations of participants, the training involves a blend of workshops, discussions and exercises to maximise learning and enjoyment. It covers key differences between ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 9001:2008 and focuses on what we must do additionally and differently as well as providing a comprehensive understanding of Annex SL Appendix 2.

Who should attend? • Individuals who are currently IRCA-registered auditors at any grade who wish to maintain their registration.

• Individuals who are responsible for quality management systems and their transition to 2015

• Individuals who have completed an IRCA-

registered QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor Course and may wish to apply for IRCA registration.

• Individuals who have completed an IRCA- registered Internal QMS Auditor Course and may wish to apply for IRCA registration.

Benefits • For registered auditors - meeting IRCA’s requirements for maintaining current auditor registration.

• For trained, but non-registered auditors - meeting IRCA’s training requirements should they decide to apply for registration in the future.

• For all participants - the ability to perform audits or manage systems against ISO 9001:2015 criteria, including those which demand an upgrade of audit approach and skills.

Key Topics • Purpose and use of Annex SL • The framework for a generic management system standard as applied to ISO 9001:2015 • New and revised terminology

• Relationship between internal and external issues, risks and opportunities

• Defining the context of an organisation • Requirements for leadership and how to audit top management

• Planning, support and operation requirements and how to audit them

• New and modified requirements in ISO 9001:2015 and how to audit them

• Where and how the audit approach needs to be modified to audit certain elements

• Impact of ISO 9001:2015 on organisations, auditors and certification


This is a 2-day course comprising of a series of interactive workshops and discussions culminating in a short test exercise. A full set of student notes will be provided and a Certificate of Successful Completion will be awarded to students achieving the course assessment criteria.


Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services, has confirmed its commitment to the North Sea oil and gas sector with the support of the scholarship program at Robert Gordon University (RGU).

Despite the challenging trading environment, which has seen others unable to continue their sponsorship of scholarship students, Bureau Veritas has supported the program for the past five years and has reaffirmed its commitment to the industry by continuing this year.

The scholarship is an opportunity for mechanical or electrical engineering students in second or third year at RGU to gain practical industry experience. Students are given a three month work placement over summer, during which time they will be working on real projects across different parts of the business.

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Paul Shrieve, Bureau Veritas Regional CEO North Sea Offshore Operations, said: “While the industry as a whole is experiencing challenges, it has always been important to Bureau Veritas to ensure that we continue to nurture talent and bring the right skills in to the sector.”

Charlie Stewart is one such student to have turned the Student Scholarship into a long term career opportunity. After impressing the Bureau Veritas team during his Scholarship placements, Charlie was last year offered a permanent role as a Graduate Design Verification Engineer.

“I found the Bureau Veritas (RGU) Scholarship to be a very rewarding experience. It has it given me a direct pathway to full-time employment and the ability to put my education into practice with the benefit of a paid summer placement. As a result of RGU’s course structure it also enabled me to reduce the length of my course as placements can be counted as modules. I would strongly recommend the scheme to all. It gives you an early introduction to the industry,

great work experience and the prospect of securing a full-time role.”

Professor John Steel, Head of RGU’s School of Engineering, added: “Scholarships are a mutually beneficial collaboration which often result in the students being rewarded for their hard work with a job after graduation, as has been the case with Bureau Veritas.

“Scholarship students graduating from our Fast Track MEng courses are able to deliver productive work immediately on starting their job with Bureau Veritas.”

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