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Course Overview: 

ISO/IEC 15504 and its successor ISO/IEC 330xx (SPICE: Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) is a worldwide standard for assessing process capability and process improvement in software engineering and software-based systems. In the automotive industry, the derived version “Automotive SPICE®“ is applied for assessing and qualifying the control device and software suppliers.

This training prepares you for the examination “intacs™ Certified Provisional Assessor (Automotive SPICE®)”. You will learn about Automotive SPICE®. The contents, discussions and exercises in this VDA course will enable you to accompany assessments as co-assessor and improve processes based on this standard.

This course is delivered in partnership with Method Park. 


Who should attend: 

Personnel wanting to conduct Automotive SPICE® assessments, personnel in process groups, process and project managers responsible for complying with Automotive SPICE® processes


Prerequisites for Attendance:

Participants should possess several years‘ professional experience in the IT sector (e. g., software / system engineering, project management, quality management or similar). The prerequisites for registration as “intacs™ certified Provisional Assessor“ can be downloaded at www.intacs.info 


Certification and Exam Information:

At the end of the training, the participants will receive a certificate of attendance. For a successful certification as “intacs™ certified Provisional Assessor“ at a later date, the attendance certificate as well as passing the independent examination are required. It is recommended to revise the material after every training day and to prepare independently for the examination.

Benefits and Learning Objectives: 

The content is equivalent to the curriculum published by intacs™. The current intacs™ training material is provided as part of the course. The participants are given an overview of the standard ISO/IEC 15504 resp. ISO/IEC 330xx and learn about the motivation for processes and process improvement. The intacs™ – “International Assessor Certification Scheme“ is explained and an introduction to the assessment model and the capability levels is given. An overview of the assessment process including interview techniques and document inspection are also presented. Additionally, there is an introduction to the Process Assessment Model (PAM) “Automotive SPICE®” with a discussion of the processes from the HIS Scope as well as details on capability levels 2 and 3. Furthermore, the participants are prepared for the ensuing examination.


Concept and Methods: 

The trainers for this course are all accredited as “intacs™ certified Instructor“ and also are certified for “intacs™ certified Principal Assessor“. The participants will be provided with all training material in paper and electronically as PDFs in English.

During this training, technical lectures and group exercises alternate to support the transfer of the topics into the participants‘ own work environment with a particular focus on discussing real life experiences between participants and the trainer. 

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.

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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

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