The international standard IATF 16949:2016 defines the Quality Management System requirements for organisations of all sizes supplying the automotive industry.  It enables harmonization of the various supplier assessment and certification systems across an entire automotive supply chain.

Bywater is a leading provider of IATF 16949 training courses and is the world’s only training provider to offer CQI and IRCA Certified IATF 16949 Internal Auditor training. Bywater has been working with automotive quality standards and companies in the sector since before QS-9000 was launched in 1994 as the first multi-company global standard for the automotive industry.

Scheduled Training

Our IATF 16949 training courses run throughout the year and take place online and at locations including Manchester, London, Berkshire and online. Residential and non-residential places are available.

To view all course dates please select the Dates & Venues button next to your preferred IATF 16949 training course below.

Dedicated Training

All of our ITAF 16949 training courses can take place on a dedicated basis at your premises, a venue of your choice, or online with one of our expert ITAF 16949 tutors. Please select the following link to request a quote.


We can provide additional support to those wishing to achieve or maintain ITAF 16949 certification in the way of Management Systems Consultancy Services.  Please follow the link to find out more.

IATF 16949 Course Listing

  • IATF 16949:2016 Lead Auditor Training Course | 5 days

    • Based on the requirements of ISO 9001 including the additional automotive requirements, this IATF 16949 Lead Auditor training course is designed for those needing to assess compliance of an organisation/supplier against third party standards
    • A CQI and IRCA Certified Course, the course builds upon skills needed to conduct  an effective and competent audit
    • Fulfils the CQI and IRCA training requirements for registration as a lead auditor.
    Next Course: 30 November - 04 December 2020 Online
  • IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor Training Course | 2 days

    • Provides auditors with the skills to plan, execute, report and positively follow-up corrective action for internal audits based on the requirements of IATF 16949
    • A CQI and IRCA Certified Course, this IATF 16949 Internal Auditor training course fulfils the CQI and IRCA training requirements for registration as an internal auditor.
    Next Course: 19 - 20 January 2021 Online
  • Understanding IATF 16949:2016 Training Course | 1 day

    • Designed for those needing to understand the business benefits of a process-based management system and the requirements of IATF 16949
    • Provides an awareness of the requirements of IATF 16949 and how they can be incorporated into existing management systems
    • Explains the changes between TS 16949:2009 and IATF 1649:2016
    Next Course: 18 January 2021 Online
  • IATF 16949:2016 Transition Auditor Training Course | 2 days

    • provide an understanding of the terminology and structure of IATF 16949:2016
    • identify any change in approach necessary to undertake an internal or supplier audit against IATF 16949:2016
  • Core Tools Training - Package Deal | 4 days

    • This four day training programme includes all five of the AIAG Core Tools:

    • When booking this delegates will save £785 when compared with attending each Core Tools training course separately
    Next Course: 14 - 17 December 2020 Online
  • 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
  • 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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