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SGS Academy Launches a New CQI/IRCA Certified Blended Course

February 03, 2020

SGS has been approved to deliver the CQI/IRCA ISO 9001:2015 quality management systems auditor/lead auditor blended training course.

Over the last few years, the educational framework has changed to enable learners to achieve knowledge and skills using new technologies. According to the latest market research report by Technavio, global blended learning courses are expected to post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of close to 12% by 2022. A key factor driving the growth of the market is improved training costs, while blended learning also offers a flexible and more cost-effective solution.

SGS blended learning is a combination of online and face-to-face training, using carefully integrated educational materials to produce a course that meets both knowledge and skills requirements.

The new ISO 9001:2015 QMS blended course from SGS is a combination of online modules and face-to-face classroom training which will equip learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform audits of a QMS against ISO 9001:2015 in accordance with ISO 19011:2018. In order to satisfy CQI/IRCA criteria, learners are required to complete four online modules (including eLearning and self-evaluation), followed by three days of face-to-face classroom training and the final examination within 180 days.

Upon completion of the course, those who pass both the examination and continuous assessment will be issued with a "Certificate of Achievement" that satisfies the formal training for an individual seeking certification as a CQI/IRCA auditor/lead auditor.

This course has been created to satisfy all different learning styles. It mixes the latest digital techniques and traditional practice sessions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the training experience and helps learners to develop time management and critical thinking skills.

To find out about the course structure and criteria, take a look at the course marketing flyer:
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor Blended Course >

About SGS Academy

A global leader in professional training, SGS Academy has unrivaled expertise in professional development training. Our courses enable learners to gain the skills and knowledge they need to stay up to date with industry regulations and best practice and to advance in their careers. Businesses can rely on SGS Academy to help them to develop and retain talent, reduce risk, enhance quality and efficiency, and become more sustainable.

For more information, please contact:

Sinziana Buliarca
International Account Manager
SGS Academy
t: +44 (0) 1276 697707

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

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