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Course Overview: 

This course is part of the IATF 16949 Auditing Programme and is a collection of 'bite'sized' online modules aimed at anyone looking to gain a greater understanding and awareness of IATF Auditing.

Each module is approximately 15 minutes in duration and you will be granted access for 12 months from the time of purchase. During the 12 month access period, you will have unlimited access. to revisit the content as often as you need to. You can build your own personalised learning path by combining any of the individual modules, or alternatively you can take these as a complete  'e-course'.

Who is this for: 

Quality Management professionals, auditors, and any individuals interested in gaining an awareness about auditing to the IATF 16949 standard. Please note if you wish to gain a qualification to certify you to deliver 1st or 2nd Party IATF Audits, then please consider either our IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor Training or our IATF 16949:2016 Lead Auditor Training programme.

Module Overviews: 

ModuleTopics Covered
Module 1: Introduction and Key Principles
  • Introduction to the IATF 16949 Auditing Programme
  • Who are the IATF?
  • What is the scope of IATF 16949
  • Seven Principles of Quality Management Systems
Module 2: The Structure of the Standards
  • What is the scheme documentation?
  • What is Annex SL?
  • The structure of ISO 9001
  • The structure of IATF 16949
  • Customer-specific requirements
Module 3: Risk-Based Thinking
  • What is risk and importance of risk-based thinking
  • Relationship between risk and IATF 16949 standard
  • Assessing risk with the probability / impact matrix
  • Examples of how risk is managed across an organisation
  • An introduction to risk at the process level
Module 4: Audit Theory
  • What do we mean by an audit?
  • Types of Internal Audit
Module 5: Auditor Competence
  • What makes a competent auditor?
  • Auditor types and roles
  • What makes a good auditor
  • IATF Auditor guide
Module 6: Building Auditor Competence
  • ISO 9001 Process Approach
  • The Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle
  • Sequence and Interaction
  • Efficiency vs Efficiency
  • The Turtle Diagram
Module 7: Audit Process
  • The Audit Process
  • The Programme Stage
  • The Prepare Stage
  • The Audit Stage
Module 9: NCR Management
  • The Finding Stages
  • Non-Conformity and Conformity
  • Reporting a Non-Conformity
  • The Non-Conformity Management Stage
  • The Problem Solving Process


Content within these modules has been created by SMMT QMD, the UK's SMMT IATF Oversight Office sanctioned training provider. After successfully passing the knowledge test at the end of each module, you will be awarded an SMMT QMD certificate of completion.  

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

Booking Details: 

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Module 1: Introduction and key principles


Module 2: The structure of the standards


Module 3: Risk-based thinking

Module 4: Audit theory£20Book

Module 5: Auditor competence


Module 6: Building auditor competence


Module 7: Audit Process


Module 8: Finding and Reporting


Module 9: NCR Management


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