Automotive internal QMS auditor course, ISO 9001 based, IATF 16949:2016 Training Courses

Excel Partnership provides full IATF 16949:2016 Training and Certification which includes a significant proportion of workshops, case study programmes and simulation exercises.

IATF 16949:2016 training

icon-autoInternal QMS Auditor Training Course based on IATF 16949:2016

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This highly interactive and practical course is designed to develop delegates' skills to conduct internal Quality Management System (QMS) audits, including the additional automotive IATF 16949:2016 requirements, in order to:

  • Develop effective auditing techniques, improve evaluation and identify opportunities for improvement which contribute to an organisation's growth and success
  • Objectively assess the compliance of an organisation
  • Contribute to the requirements to register as an Auditor under the IRCA Auditor Registration Scheme.

Our course is approved by the UK International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA Reference No: A17179) and meets the training requirements for individuals seeking registration as an Auditor under the IRCA Auditor Registration Scheme.

Course Objectives

Our course will enable delegates to objectively apply the requirements and principles of ISO 9001 and IATF 16949:2016, providing quality practitioners and systems auditors with the skills necessary to competently perform internal QMS audits.

An additional one-day workshop prior to this course can be provided for those with a limited awareness of IATF 16949.

Key Skills / Learning Objectives

Through the combination of interactive tutorials, practical workshops and case studies following the stages of a live audit, our course will enable the delegates to:

  • Apply the requirements and principles of ISO 9001 and identify the relationship between ISO 9001 and the additional requirements of IATF 16949, together with the supporting core tools.
  • Plan and prepare for an internal audit with an understanding of auditing procedures and documentation
  • Develop their own skills, techniques and competence as an auditor.
  • Achieve the formal training requirements to allow progression to becoming an IRCA Registered QMS Auditor.

This style of delivery makes the course both memorable and enjoyable for participants, ensuring long-term learning.

Course Outline

  • Defining the purpose and structure of quality management standards and an overview of IATF 16949
  • Principles of auditing, auditor skills and responsibilities and management's role in reviewing the effectiveness of the overall quality system
  • Auditing skills and techniques:
    • Planning - use of checklists, resources and timing
    • Selection of audit teams
    • Interviewing and evaluation of information and findings
    • Observation - objective evidence
    • Evaluating the significance of nonconformities
    • Communicating and presenting audit reports
    • Corrective actions and effective follow-up programmes
    • Effective improvement - planning, monitoring and results
  • The evaluation of data collection and analysis systems, including customer satisfaction, goal achievement and process monitoring
  • The IATF's role and approach to certification
  • Sources of information and further development

Who Should Attend?

  • Those responsible for undertaking internal audits.
  • Managers, whose departments will be subject to these audits, to help them appreciate the benefits that structured audits and the resulting corrective action can bring.
  • Individuals who want to become Registered Auditors.
  • Company personnel who need to demonstrate compliance with IATF 16949.

Booking and Course Fees

Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded an IRCA registered certificate.

Fees include:

  • Registered IRCA certificate verifying attendance and completion of course
  • Student Manual, including substantial reference information
  • Training provided by qualified and experienced tutors with extensive practical management auditing experience across a variety of manufacture and service industries
  • Lunch and refreshments during the day
  • Residential accommodation and evening meal (1 night)

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