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Who should attend:  

This course is designed for Management Representatives, Implementation Teams, Internal Auditors and others who are involved in the auditing or implementation of Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities including Controls Plans, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).Familiarity with Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and related Core Tools would be beneficial but not necessary.

Certification: 

Delegates passing the written examinations will receive an Core Tools Certification Certificate underwritten by the UK IATF Oversight Office.


Benefits and Learning Objectives:  

Delegates will become competent in understanding, implementing and auditing APQP, FMEA, MSA and SPC. Delegates will also gain the knowledge to develop the documentation required for the preparation of Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) submissions.

Topics covered: 

  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) 
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) 
  • Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) 
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Why choose SMMT QMD:

In order to strengthen the services we provide to the UK's automotive quality management specialists and further underpin the competitiveness of UK manufacturers, SMMT Industry Forum has created SMMT QMD, its new Quality Management Division.

SMMT QMD was launched at the inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems Conference in Birmingham in November 2018 and aims to ensure that the UK automotive industry plays an active role in the development and governance of national and international automotive standards.

SMMT QMD will provide a community of practice to directly support UK quality professionals, ensuring standards are effectively implemented and improving competitive performance. As such, SMMT QMD will now provide the following services:

  • An industry association for quality managers
  • Training, professional development and resources
  • Publications
  • Practical help and support


Course booking details:  

We limit the number of delegates on our virtually delivered, instructor led courses to ensure the same level of learning and contact with the expert trainer that you expect from our face to face courses.

Date & Time Company Venue Cost Availability Take Action
22/02/2021 - 26/02/2021
08:30 - 16:30
SMMT Industry Forum Virtual (UK time) £1,149 Spaces Available Book
22/03/2021 - 26/03/2021
08:30 - 16:30
SMMT Industry Forum Virtual (UK time) £1,149 Spaces Available Book
19/04/2021 - 23/04/2021
08:30 - 16:30
SMMT Industry Forum Virtual (UK time) £1,149 Spaces Available Book
24/05/2021 - 28/05/2021
08:30 - 16:30
SMMT Industry Forum Virtual (UK time) £1,149 Spaces Available Book

Important information

If you are booking an instructor led class and the venue states ‘Virtual’ then please see the technical requirements below. Please note that this technical requirements below does not apply to eLearning courses :

Virtual Class Technical Requirements

To access a virtual class you must have the following:

  • A PC or laptop with good (1Mbps or more) internet access
  • A microphone and speaker or headset (recommended)
  • Webcam (preferably)
  • A Chrome web browser
  • Ability to access Google drive (you do not need a personal account but your laptop / PC must not block access

Further information