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    IATF16949:2016 Lead Auditor

    Course Length: 5 Days

    Next Course: – Virtual – / Date TBC – Register your interest


    This course is designed for auditors managing an organisations internal audit programme and those undertaking 2nd party audits within the supply chain.

    Delegates should have a working knowledge of quality systems within the automotive sector and/or any previous auditing experience.

    This course will help auditors develop relevant skills in judgement, decision making, audit planning, audit non-conformity writing and subsequent close out related to the new IATF16949:2016 standard. Internal auditing and familiarity with ISO9001 and ISO/TS16949:2009 would be beneficial but not a necessity.

    Benefits and Learning Objectives:

    This participative course is made up of a number of modules supported by group exercises and open discussion. Delegates are evaluated through a proctored knowledge and application exam at the end of the course.

    The practical emphasis of this course and high tutor to delegate contact provides a unique opportunity for a substantial degree of individual guidance and training.

    At the end of this course delegates will understand:

    • The high level structure described within Annex SL including its impact on ISO9001 and IATF16949
    • The concepts and application of risk based thinking
    • The IATF16949 scheme structure and governance
    • The IATF16949 requirements and the principles behind the standard
    • The IATF16949 requirements around auditing and auditor competence
    • Audit principles and how to develop their auditing knowledge to allow them to undertake effective process based audits
    • How to use the Turtle diagram to plan audits and identify risks
    • The approach to planning, undertaking, reporting (including nonconformity writing) and closing audits
    • Customer Specific Requirements and how to audit them effectively
    • An awareness of the Core Tools (APQP, FMEA, MSA,SPC and PPAP) and how to audit them effectively

    Topics covered:

    • Structure and principles of IATF16949:2016
    • Structure of ISO9001
    • Audit theory
    • Auditor competence
    • Process Approach Auditing Customer Specific Requirements (CSR)
    • Core Tools Audit process
    • IATF Rules for certification
    • IATF Transition process



    Delegates passing the written examinations will receive a qualification  underwritten by the UK IATF Oversight Office, certifying you to deliver 1st and 2nd party IATF16949: 2016 audits.




    Register your interest

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham