Our automotive quality management systems training is delivered by the SMMT Quality Management Division.

Industry Forum has been working in the automotive sector since 1996, delivering management systems improvement training and consultancy activities, supporting blue chip suppliers to develop an increasing number of relevant products and services. In recent years Industry Forum has also worked directly with major vehicle manufacturers on a number of projects and as well as supporting suppliers outside of the UK.

Industry Forum is the UK’s only licenced provider of VDA and IATF consultancy and training and is an approved and certified training provider to automotive manufacturers, by many other national and international bodies:

Industry Forum’s Automotive specific Competitive Strategy and Management Systems training courses:

Core Tools Training

Course overview  Advanced Product Quality Planning, or APQP, is a method for new product or process introduction or the introduction of changes to existing product or processes. Developed by the North American Automotive Industry it is now being used as best practice by industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, renewable energy & mobile power generation…. Read more »

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Course overview:    The joint publication is the collaboration between AIAG/VDA, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. The text has been completely rewritten, and the FMEA method has been revised in a few key areas. The intent is to provide a common foundation for FMEA across the breadth of the automotive industry. While every effort has… Read more »

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Course overview:   The joint publication is the collaboration between AIAG/VDA, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. The text has been completely rewritten, and the FMEA method has been revised in a few key areas. The intent is to provide a common foundation for FMEA across the breadth of the automotive industry. While every effort has been… Read more »

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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)… Read more »

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Course overview:  Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), is an analytical method to ensure potential problems have been considered, assessed for risk and actioned as part of both product and process design. It provides a record of an organisations collective knowledge about products and processes.  It is widely used in many industrial sectors such as… Read more »

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Course overview:  Measurement System Analysis, or MSA, is a method for gaining an understanding of the variation present in measuring systems. It is now widely used in many industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and mobile power generation, when a high level of confidence is required for the measurement of product characteristics. Who… Read more »

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Course overview:   Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), is a method of demonstrating a product or process is production ready. The method was developed by the North American Automotive Industry and is now widely used in many industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and mobile power generation. Who should attend:   This course is designed… Read more »

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Course overview:   Statistical Process Control, or SPC, is a method for gaining an understanding of the types of variation within a process and hence guide actions to either control or reduce this variation. It is used in many industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and mobile power generation. Who should attend:   This course… Read more »

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IATF Management Systems Automotive Training

If you would like to book onto any of the modules in this programme please click the Book button. Book Course Overview:  The online IATF 16949 Auditing Programme 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… Read more »

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Course overview:-   The IATF 16949 Internal Auditor Training is a participative course is made up of a number of modules supported by group exercises and open discussion. The practical emphasis of this course and high tutor to delegate ratio provides a great opportunity for individual guidance, support and learning. Who should attend:   This course is designed… Read more »

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Who should attend:   This course is designed for auditors managing an organisations internal audit programme and those undertaking 2nd party audits within the supply chain. Delegates should have a working knowledge of quality systems within the automotive sector and/or any previous auditing experience. This course will help auditors develop relevant skills in judgement, decision making,… Read more »

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Who should attend:   Senior Managers and non-auditors who need to understand the core requirements of the new IATF 16949:2016 standard. Benefits and Learning Objectives:   This one day course provides delegates with an understanding of the High level Structure described within Annex SL including its impact on ISO 9001 and IATF 16949. An awareness of the Quality… Read more »

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VDA Training

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… Read more »

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ID910    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… Read more »

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ID515   Course Overview The ISO/IEC 330xx series – called SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) – is the successor of ISO/IEC 15504 and thus a widely used and accepted standard for assessing and improving software engineering processes. Worldwide and especially by the automotive industry in Germany, Automotive SPICE® has been available since 2006…. Read more »

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Course overview:  Developed by the German automotive industry VDA 2, Production Process &a Product Approval (PPA) defines a structured approach to product and process approval.This is the German automotive industry equivalent of the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP). This 5th edition of the publication has been completely restructured in order to describe the requirements relating… Read more »

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Course overview:   This one day course will allow you to understand what VDA 6.3 is, its typical application, understanding results of the audit and links with other VDA publications. It is perfect for people that are audited or for organisations that are considering implementing VDA 6.3. SMMT have been appointed by VDA QMC in Germany… Read more »

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Course overview:   The VDA 6.3 Competence Training for Certified Process Auditors enables you to strengthen your process auditing competence, to exchange experiences from your auditing practice with other auditors and further develop your practical knowledge. All the contents of the upgrade training are integrated into this training, so the experiences so far can be reflected… Read more »

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Course overview:  VDA 6.3 Process Auditor Qualification Training uses the process approach and the respective customer-specific requirements. The course will teach you the basics of VDA 6.3 process auditors.The introduction to the basics of process auditing includes general requirements, methods, principles, assessment scheme and risk analysis. Furthermore, the underlying questionnaire is explained according to the… Read more »

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Course overview:  VDA 6.3 Process Auditor Qualification Training uses the process approach and the respective customer-specific requirements. The course will teach you the basics of VDA 6.3 process auditors. The introduction to the basics of process auditing includes general requirements, methods, principles, assessment scheme and risk analysis. Furthermore, the underlying questionnaire is explained according to… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Course overview:  Developed by the German automotive industry Field Failure Analysis defines a joint approach between the customer and supplier for the analysis of field returns including no fault found scenarios. Field Failure Analysis was developed in Germany in 2009.The approach can be used by any organization to manage and learn from field failures. Who… Read more »

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ID602    Course overview:   Developed by the German automotive industry Maturity Level Assurance defines a structured approach to managing and controlling new projects. Increasing product quality and greater competition, combined with a higher demand for quality from end users and rising warranty costs are having an even greater influence on the cooperation between automotive manufacturers… Read more »

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Please note: This courses supersedes the “VDA Product Safety Representative (PSB) (ID 503)” course which has now been withdrawn. Course overview:   Every organisation within the automotive supply chain is obligated to ensure the safety and conformity of its products. Across the world current legal local and international statutes on product integrity must be observed, and over and… Read more »

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This course has now been superseded by VDA Product Safety and Conformity Representative (PSCR) (ID 503)

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Product Liability Training

Course Overview:  Product safety is an increasingly high priority for the automotive supply chain, and rightly so:recent years have seen a string of global product safety crises in the industry. Car-makers and their suppliers are the subject of media and regulatory scrutiny like never before, and the trail of recalls, regulatory investigation sand litigation speaks… Read more »

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Course Overview:  Product safety is an increasingly high priority for the automotive supply chain, and rightly so:recent years have seen a string of global product safety crises in the industry. Car-makers and their suppliers are the subject of media and regulatory scrutiny like never before, and the trail of recalls, regulatory investigation sand litigation speaks… Read more »

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Course Overview:  Product safety is an increasingly high priority for the automotive supply chain, and rightly so:recent years have seen a string of global product safety crises in the industry. Car-makers and their suppliers are the subject of media and regulatory scrutiny like never before, and the trail of recalls, regulatory investigation sand litigation speaks… Read more »

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eLearning

If you would like to book onto any of the modules in this programme please click the Book button. Book Course Overview:  The online IATF 16949 Auditing Programme 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… Read more »

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