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Course overview: 

Formel Q, translated as Formula Q, defines a set of customer specific requirements that VW Group expect their suppliers of production parts to integrate into their organisations. These requirements should be understood and incorporated into all requests for quotation with VW Group and apply right across the product life cycle.Any organisation submitting a quotation to VW Group is expected to have read and understood these requirements and to apply them within their organisation and supply chain.This training course has been developed by VW Group in conjunction with VDA QMC and includes a mix of trainer delivered presentations and group work. Delegates will be provided with a full set of course material including copies of the Formel Q publications

Who should attend  

Executives and personnel from all areas of the organisation including development, purchasing, manufacturing, logistics and quality assurance. 

Topics covered: 

  • Formel Q basic overview  
    • Formel Q-concrete 
    • Formel Q-QPN integral 
    • Formel Q-Capability with the annex for process audit
  • Formel Q in the query/placing phase 
  • Formel Q in design cooperation with VW  
  • Formel Q in product approval  
  • Formel Q in process approval  
  • Formel Q in serial operation
  • Explanation of some applications (e.g. QPN, self audit, QTR) 


After passing the knowledge test you will receive a VDA certificate of qualification.

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:

    Date & Time Company Venue Cost Availability Take Action
    15/02/2021 - 16/02/2021
    08:30 - 16:30
    SMMT Industry Forum Birmingham, United Kingdom £859 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