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AS13100 aligned RM13145 PPAP Co-ordinator and CARe training course


This course fully covers the syllabus and qualification requirements for PPAP Co-ordinators or CARe’s as defined by AESQ Reference Manual RM13145. The course draws from AS13100 sections B and C and follows the APQP/PPAP model as defined within AS9145 and AESQ RM13145.


3 days

  • Tue 27 Aug
    3 days, 07:00 AM PDT - 03:00 PM PDT
    • £1,299.00 excl. VAT
  • Mon 21 Oct
    4 days, 07:30 AM BST - 01:30 PM BST
    • £1,299.00 excl. VAT


The course includes the APQP/PPAP requirements from each of the 5APQP phases. The course reviews the requirements of the PPAP file elements including common AESQ member Customer Specific Requirements. The course encompasses Background to AS13100 and AESQ Reference Manual RM13145, Essentials of PPAP Process Management, APQP/PPAP Process Flow, Evaluation of the PPAP file, Preparation and Evaluation of the PPAP submission and Disposition of the PPAP submission. The course includes reference and review of a PPAP Case Study and concludes with a 90-minute qualification exam.

Who should attend?

This course is designed to meet the qualification requirements of AESQ RM13145. Attending this training course and passing the end of course exam qualifies delegates in the role of PPAP Coordinator or CARe as required by the AESQ. Attendance would also benefit those persons tasked with auditing of the organisations APQP/PPAP process.

Course Outline

Essentials of PPAP Process Management

  • Understand the fundamentals of APQP and relationship between APQP and PPAP.
  • Appreciate the role of PPAP in various situations.
  • Navigate the APQP and PPAP Process Flow diagram and understand how this applies to PPAP.
  • Understand the how the PPAP Coordinator and CARe conduct their accountabilities.

Explain the fundamentals of APQP

  • Understand the difference between an APQP Package, PPAP File and PPAP Submission.
  • Explain the steps of the Process Flow that manage PPAP and examples of the types of activities that take place.
  • Explain the purpose of PPAP Customer Specific Requirements, use and suitable decision-making practices.

 Evaluating the PPAP File

  • Understand what an acceptable standard for each Element of the PPAP File is.
  • Explain the expected standard of each PPAP Element and association with AS13100 and associated Reference Manuals.
  • Provide examples of the expected standard of each PPAP Element.
  • Confirm the difference between the PPAP File and PPAP Submission.

Preparing and evaluating the PPAP Submission

  • Appreciated the meaning and use of Submission Levels.
  • Understand how to prepare and provide a PPAP Submission.
  • Understand when / how corrective action plan is used and what is an acceptable standard.
  • Explain the steps taken when preparing and Evaluating PPAP Submission.
  • Provide examples of the types of activities that take place when completing these steps.
  • Understand the accountability of PPAP Coordinator when this is carried out.

Disposition of the PPAP Submission and Approval Form

  • Be capable of conducting a disposition of the PPAP Submission.
  • Judge a PPAP Submission as Approved, Interim Approval and Reject.
  • Explain the steps taken when completing the disposition of the PPAP Submission and Approval form.
  • Explain the use of the Approval Form and AESQ member companies’ differences informs.
  • Understand the accountability of Customer Authorized Representative when this is carried out.
  • Provide examples of the types of activities that take place when completing these steps.

Benefits and Learning Objectives

PPAP is used when an organisation needs to evidence effective implementation of the APQP process, and that the organisations product design process can design products that meet the customer and their own business specifications and that the manufacturing process has the potential to delivery good quality product at the required rate.

An effective APQP and PPAP process will ensure smoother transition for product development into production, more effective changes to existing products and processes, greater confidence in source changes and finally a quicker less troublesome customer approval process.

A deeper understanding of the AESQ APQP/PPAP process will enable organisations to take advantage of the process model detailed in AESQ RM13145 and gain competitive advantage by having a more focused and efficient process for managing the introduction of new products, changes to existing products and process and source changes.

Delegates will become competent in understanding and implementing activities aligned to the requirements of AESQ RM13145 resulting in an effective PPAP submission meeting all customer defined requirements on time.


Upon successful completion of the examination, you will receive an Industry Forum AS13100 aligned RM13145 PPAP Co-ordinator and CARe pass Certificate.

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