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ISO 13053 Six Sigma Methodology Lead Auditor

Course Title: ISO 13053 Foundation in Six Sigma Methodology Course
Awarded By: Professional Evaluation and Certification Board
Course Category: Quality Management
Course Duration: 40 Hours

Course Aim

ISO 13053 Lead Auditor training enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to audit Six Sigma processes by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.


Target Audience

  • Auditors involved in the assessment of organizations process improvement techniques
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master the audit of Six Sigma processes or projects
  • Individuals responsible for integrating Six Sigma recommendations within an organization
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a Six Sigma audit

Pre-Requisite: A fundamental understanding of ISO 13053 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.


Course Details

This course will cover the following key topics:

Introduction to Six Sigma and ISO 13053 

  • Course objective and structure
  • Standard and regulatory framework
  • ISO 13053 Audit
  • Quantitative methods in process improvement Six Sigma


Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit

  •  Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Audit approach based on evidence and risk
  • Initiating the audit
  • Stage 1 Audit
  • Preparing the stage 2 Audit (on-site audit)
  • Stage 2 Audit (Part 1)


On-site audit activities

  • Stage 2 Audit (Part 2)
  • Communication during audit
  • Audit procedures
  • Creating audit test plans
  • Drafting audit findings and non-conformity reports


Closing the audit

  • Documentation of the audit and its review
  • Closing the audit
  • Evaluating the action plans by the auditor
  • Managing an internal audit program
  • Competence and evaluation of auditors


Learning Outcome

At the end of this course trainees will be able to:

  1. Understand the operations of Six Sigma processes based on ISO 13053
  2. Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 13053, ISO 9001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  3. Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on an audit
  4. Learn how to assess the process improvement techniques employed by organizations
  5. Learn how to interpret the recommendations of ISO 13053 in the context of a Six Sigma audit