Learn about the role of the Core Tools Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) in product development on our Introduction to APQP and PPAP training course.

This 1-day course includes a range of interactive workshops and modules focusing on topics such as APQP process, product development and process development.

By the end of the course delegates will understand how to utilise APQP and PPAP to demonstrate that products and processes meet market requirements and customer expectations.

This course is suitable for those interested in effective quality management within the new product development process, including:

  • engineers and engineering managers with customer relationship roles within the supply chain
  • design, manufacturing and quality engineers involved in the preparation, submission or evaluation of PPAP documentation

Additional Core Tools courses include Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), and Statistical Process Control (SPC).

Claim a discount of £100 if you book any 2 of our Core Tools courses together.

Alternatively, book our Core Tools package to receive our complete suite of Core Tools training, running across 4 days. The package covers APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC and MSA, and you can save £605 + VAT compared to the cost of booking each of the 4 courses individually.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • the business need for APQP and PPAP processes
  • the requirement for APQP and PPAP in IATF 16949
  • overview of APQP process:
    • project management and timing plans
    • defining project scope and requirements
    • product design and development
    • process design and development
    • product and process validation and control plans
  • PPAP process and requirements
  • scope and limitations of approval
  • evaluation of evidence submitted
  • Ford phased PPAP requirements
  • levels of submission and evidence required
    • parts submission warrant
    • supporting evidence
    • materials data and use of IMDS database
    • process capability

By the end of this APQP and PPAP training course, delegates will be able to:

  • initiate the APQP and PPAP processes within an organisation with an awareness of the scope and limitations of approval
  • understand the levels of submission and evidence required
  • interpret the requirements for APQP and PPAP in IATF 16949 and the need for these in business

Delegates who attend the course in full will also be awarded with a certificate of completion, evidencing their new understanding of APQP and PPAP.

APQP & PPAP Certificate