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IATF 16949:2016 Lead Auditor Training


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.


5 days

  • Mon 08 Jul
    5 days, 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    • £2,185.00 excl. VAT
  • Mon 12 Aug
    5 days, 08:30 AM BST - 04:30 PM BST
    • £1,495.00 excl. VAT
  • Mon 23 Sep
    5 days, 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    • £2,185.00 excl. VAT
  • Mon 21 Oct
    5 days, 08:30 AM BST - 04:30 PM BST
    • £2,185.00 excl. VAT
  • Mon 18 Nov
    5 days, 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    • £2,185.00 excl. VAT
  • Mon 09 Dec
    5 days, 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    • £2,185.00 excl. VAT


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.

Delegates will receive a copy of the IATF 16949:2016 – Technical Specification, this is included in the course price.

Who should attend?

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.

Course Outline

  • 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

Benefits and Learning Objectives

Delegates will gain an understanding of the structure and principles of IATF16949:2016 and the structure of ISO9001.  They will develop skills in audit theory, auditor competence, a process approach auditing Customer Specific Requirements (CSR) along with Core Tools Audit process, IATF Rules for certification and 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.

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