IATF 16949:2016 Lead Auditor

Gain the confidence to effectively audit an AuQMS in accordance with internationally recognized best practice techniques or demonstrate your commitment to quality by transforming existing auditor skills to IATF 16949:2016.

This course will allow you to consolidate your expertise with the latest developments and contribute to the continuous improvement of the business. You’ll grasp the key principles and practices of effective AuQMS audits in line with IATF 16949:2016 and also ISO 19011 ‘Guidelines for auditing management systems’.

Over five days, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills required to undertake and lead a successful AuQMS audit; using a step-by-step approach, you’ll be guided through the entire audit process from initiation to follow-up.

Learn to describe the purpose of an IATF 16949:2016 audit and satisfy third party certification as well as grasp the key principles and practices of effective AuQMS audits. Acquire the skills to plan, conduct, report and follow up an AuQMS audit that establishes conformity, enhances food safety compliance, and overall organizational performance.

Online training courses: Connected Learning Live
You can attend this training course classroom based and online. Do you prefer the convenience of an online training course? View here for the available dates or read more about Connected Learning Live.

Who should attend?

Anyone with the need to audit an organization’s IATF 16949:2016 QMS.


You should have a good knowledge of the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016, and the key principles of an AuQMS. If not, we strongly recommend you attend our IATF 16949:2016 Requirements course. It will also help if you have attended an ISO 9001 Internal Auditor or Lead Auditor course or have experience with conducting internal or supplier audits.  

By the end of this course delegates will:

  • Have the knowledge to describe the purpose of an AuQMS, of QMS standards, of management system audits, of third party certification and of business benefits
  • Have the knowledge to explain the role and responsibilities of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow-up an AuQMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011, and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable
  • Have the skills to plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of a AuQMS to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 9001/IATF 16949 and in accordance with ISO 19011, and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable

IATF 16949:2016 learning path and combination discount

The IATF 16949:2016 Lead Auditor learning path is modular. You can follow the training in all combinations. We recommend the following order:

Stappenplan Engels

Besides this implementation course, are the following training courses also part of the IATF 16949:2016  learning path:

1. Requirements - € 1.050,-

2. Implementation - € 1.590,-

3. Internal Auditor - € 1.050,-

Attending several training courses of a learning path is associated with special discounts.

  Investment Discount
Combination training 1 + 2  € 2.540 € 100
Combination training 1 + 3 € 2.000 € 100
Combination training 1 + 4 € 3.750 € 175
Combination training 1 + 2 + 3 € 3.465 € 225
Combination training 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 € 6.165 € 400

For more information about this course and / or the possibilities of an in-house training for your organization, please contact our training team via 020-3460780 or send an email to training.nl@bsigroup.com.If more employees need to understand, implement, audit, your management system, training can be delivered at your location. Based on your learning needs we could provide a customized in-house training course for your team.  

Online training
Do you prefer the convenience of online training? BSI now also offers online training via an interactive virtual platform.

Read more about Connected Learning Live

Practical information

  • The Lead Auditor is an intensive training course and will be completed by an official BSI exam
  • It's a 5-day course
  • The training and materials will be provided in English
  • The standard IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 aren’t into the training price included However, during the training course, a loan copy of the standards will be available
  • Lunch and drinks are included
  • There is a requirement for delegates to undertake some evening preparation or assignments on days 1-4 (Approximately 2-3 hours)

For further information regarding reduced rates at the hotel where the training is being conducted please contact training.nl@bsigroup.com or 0031-(0)20-3460780.