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Course overview:  

This course will allow you to understand expectations in relation to product audit. VDA 6.5 defines a code of practice for the management of product audit programmes.

Increased customer expectations, safety requirements, statutory requirements as well as the increased use of electronic components and software lead to more complex products. Applying a robust product audit programme helps organisations meet these demanding expectations and requirements and manages risk where the product audit programme exposes concerns.

Product quality is assured by consistent implementation of preventive quality planning methods during the development phase, product audit helps assess the effectiveness of that preventive quality planning during serial production by highlighting and managing any concerns.

Some customers mandate the use of VDA 6.5. Applying the VDA 6.5 approach will support organisations in meeting the IATF requirements regarding product audit.
This training course has been developed by 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 VDA 6.5.

Who should attend:  

Personnel planning and/or conducting product audits in their organisation.

Topics covered:  

  • Product audit basics 
  • Structure of audit programme and product audit sequence  
  • Audit planning 
  • Conducting a product audit  
  • Reporting  
  • Corrective actions  
  •  Qualifications requirements for product auditors 


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 detail:  

    Date & Time Company Venue Cost Availability Take Action
    16/12/2020 - 16/12/2020
    09:00 - 17:00
    SMMT Industry Forum Birmingham, United Kingdom £549 Spaces Available Book
    23/02/2021 - 23/02/2021
    08:30 - 16:30
    SMMT Industry Forum Birmingham, United Kingdom £549 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