Core Tools enable organisations to develop new products and processes more efficiently, reducing the risk of product and process failure and enabling co-operation between supply chain partners.

Bywater’s five Core Tools courses, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Measurement System Analysis (MSA) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) underpin the entire product lifecycle, from concept to service support.

Our Course Tools courses take place online as Virtual Classroom training or at venues in Manchester, Coventry and Windsor.  These are available as standalone events or can be booked together as a Combined Core Tools Training Package.  Please view the Core Tools course listing and select your preferred course.

All of our Core Tools training courses can take place on a dedicated basis at  a venue of your choice or online. Dedicated training is often more cost effective and convenient for organisations wishing to train a number of employees.  Please select the following link to request a quote.

Core Tools can support the implementation of a Quality Management System (QMS) that is compliant with ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016. We can provide additional support to those wishing to use Core Tools within their organisation and achieve or maintain certification. To learn more please view our Management Systems Consultancy Services.

Choose your Core Tools course

Core Tools Training - Package Deal | 4 days

  • This four day training programme includes all five of the AIAG Core Tools: APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC, MSA
  • When booking this delegates will save £785 when compared with attending each Core Tools training course separately
Next Course: 13 - 16 June 2022 in Daventry, Northamptonshire
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Introduction to APQP and PPAP Training Course | 1 day

  • Designed for those responsible for developing and managing supply chain relationships
  • Introduces suppliers to evidence required during the development process and how to compile it
  • Explains how client organisations can use the information to gain confidence in their suppliers
Next Course: 13 June 2022 in Daventry, Northamptonshire
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Statistical Process Control - SPC Training Course | 1 day

  • Designed for those required to perform capability studies and develop and interpret control charts
  • Introduces the principles of SPC and the methodologies for performing capability studies
  • Interpret results in the context of the process variation and product acceptance criteria.
Next Course: 15 June 2022 in Daventry, Northamptonshire
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Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) Training Course | 1 day

  • Designed for those requiring an understanding of measurement system evaluation techniques and those responsible for MSA studies and evaluation
  • Introduces the principles of MSA and the methodologies for performance of measurement systems studies with respect to bias, linearity and stability
Next Course: 16 June 2022 in Daventry, Northamptonshire
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Failure Mode and Effects Analysis - FMEA Training Course | 1 day

  • Designed for all those involved in improving customer satisfaction and reducing product liability risk by anticipating and preventing defects in design and manufacture
  • Introduces FMEA methodology and how to apply it to product and process design
  • Learn to develop an effective control plan that will reduce the risk of product failure
Next Course: 14 June 2022 in Daventry, Northamptonshire
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AIAG & VDA FMEA Transition Training Course | 1 day

This one-day FMEA transition training course covers the key changes from AIAG’s 4th edition to the combined AIAG & VDA FMEA handbook. Key topics include:

  • AIAG and VDA objectives
  • Impacts of the new handbook
  • The new seven-step process for FMEA
  • Design and Process FMEA scoring and action priority
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AIAG & VDA FMEA Training Course | 2 days

This two-day AIAG & VDA FMEA Training Course is based on the combined AIAG and VDA Handbook. The course explores the new 7-step approach for Design FMEA and Process FMEA, and makes specific reference to the key changes and effects from the AIAG 4th Edition Handbook. 

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