ISO 27001:2013 Lead Auditor

This intensive, challenging and highly interactive training program is for those people who require an in-depth understanding of the ISO 27001:2013 and associated standards, and the range of auditing techniques and protocols associated with the lead auditor role.


Every organization understands the importance of managing and taking care of its information securely, including legal, contractual and moral requirements to do so.

On successfully completing the course, students will have an appreciation of the importance of controlling Information Security in all types of business; a detailed knowledge of ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Requirements and a detailed understanding of the principal requirements for auditing Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).


This course satisfies the training requirements for those who wish to register as an ISMS lead auditor with the IRCA. It is also essential for anyone involved in managing information and with a responsibility to design, implement and manage an ISMS management system that meets the requirements of ISO 27001:2013. Other people who have found this course useful in the past have been internal ISMS auditors who have been looking to enhance their auditing knowledge and skills, and those looking to achieve formal recognition for the skills and knowledge that they possess.


The course objectives are to provide interpretation and understanding of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), ISO 27001:2013 and auditing ISMS. The course is aimed at all levels of personnel from senior management to supervisors, who are concerned with the information security in their organisation. The course will also equip delegates with a sound knowledge of the requirements of ISO 27001:2013 and knowledge of associated standards.


  • Introduction to Information Security
  • Detailed content of ISO 27001:2013
  • Similarities with other management systems standards
  • Information Security Management Issues including operational control
  • Information Security Audit Skills
  • Practical exercises and feedback.


The course is designed not only to help people perform capable and value-adding quality audits, but also to develop delegates’ wider understanding of quality management systems design and implementation. In particular it will help delegates get to grips with those issues of ever-increasing importance, such as customer satisfaction, continual improvement and the management of processes. It will help delegates understand how these critical issues can be embedded into the quality management system of an organisation. Successful completion of the course and the achievement of the 70% pass mark will satisfy the formal training requirements for those wishing to register as an auditor, lead auditor or principal auditor with the IRCA under the ISMS scheme.


Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements.


Our course leaders have unrivalled experience in information security management systems design and implementation, including ISO 27001:2013. They are qualified and experienced auditors with extensive practical management experience across a wide range of businesses. We have extensive experience working across cultural boundaries, through our work in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.


Delegates successfully completing the course, including examination, will be awarded an IRCA registered certificate.