Lead Implementer Courses
While conventional lead auditor training can be beneficial for many people, they may not always work for everyone. This applies both to those who want to manage their company’s management system or provide consultancy services for third parties.
Because of this, we usually recommend that our learners consider taking lead implementer courses instead. This can be a better idea in many cases due to the following reasons:
- Until recently, conventional lead auditor courses were the only option for those who wish to manage their organisation’s management system. These include those working as Audit Programme Managers (APM).
These courses primarily include information related to the management of audits in compliance with ISO 17021. This is the standard which certification bodies are required to follow.
While this can contain valuable lessons for some professional auditors, this can be of little use to the APM.
- Because of the five-day time limit on lead auditor courses, learners have relatively limited time to study.
As a result, important topics like conflict resolution related to planning and closing-out of internal audits may not receive enough emphasis. If you are an Audit Programme Manager, this is something that will fall under your responsibilities.