Core Tools Training Courses

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.

The five Core Tools, 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.

Organisations need to be familiar with and use Core Tools (or other acceptable customer tools) to support the implementation of a Quality Management System that is compliant with ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016.

Although originally developed by AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) and automotive manufacturers, these quality tools are just as applicable to other industry sectors.

For details of our Core Tools training courses, please select from the links below:

Core Tools Training - Package Deal

Duration: 4 Days
Public Course Locations: Manchester; Daventry, Northamptonshire; Windsor, Berkshire; Coventry

  • 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: 09 - 12 December 2019 in Daventry, Northamptonshire

Introduction to APQP and PPAP Training Course

Duration: 1 Day
Public Course Locations: Manchester; Daventry, Northamptonshire; Windsor, Berkshire; Coventry

  • 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: 09 December 2019 in Daventry, Northamptonshire

Statistical Process Control - SPC Training Course

Duration: 1 Day
Public Course Locations: Manchester; Daventry, Northamptonshire; Windsor, Berkshire; Coventry

  • 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

Next course: 11 December 2019 in Daventry, Northamptonshire

Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) Training Course

Duration: 1 Day
Public Course Locations: Manchester; Daventry, Northamptonshire; Windsor, Berkshire; Coventry

  • 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: 12 December 2019 in Daventry, Northamptonshire

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis - FMEA Training Course

Duration: 1 Day
Public Course Locations: Manchester; Daventry, Northamptonshire; Windsor, Berkshire; Coventry

  • 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

Next course: 10 December 2019 in Daventry, Northamptonshire

AIAG & VDA FMEA Transition Training Course

Duration: 1 Day
Public Course Locations: Coventry

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

Next course: 10 December 2019 in Coventry

AIAG & VDA FMEA Training Course

Duration: 2 Days
Available in-house only

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.