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VDA 6.5 Product Audit Training (ID 318)


In this one-day training, you will learn how to create efficient audit programs, develop targeted audit plans, conduct product audits, and evaluate product quality with an appropriate defect classification. The documented results of an audit form the basis for the continuous improvement of product quality.


1 day

  • Thu 27 Jun
    1 day, 08:30 AM BST - 04:30 PM BST
    • £689.00 excl. VAT


Do the products offer the quality expected by customers? That is the central question in all product audits. In the automotive industry, they have been an indispensable tool for evaluating and improving product quality for many years. The standard VDA 6.5 is a guide for the creation of audit programs and audit plans as well as for audit execution, reporting and measures management.

This training course has been developed by VDA QMC and includes a mix of trainer delivered presentations and group work. Delegates will be provided with a full set of course material including copies of VDA 6.5.

Who should attend?

Personnel planning and/or conducting product audits in their organisation.

Course Outline

  • Product audit basics
  • Structure of audit programme and product audit sequence
  • Audit planning
  • Conducting a product audit
  • Reporting
  • Corrective actions
  • Qualifications requirements for product auditors

Benefits and Learning Objectives

Increased customer expectations, safety requirements, statutory requirements as well as the increased use of electronic components and software lead to more complex products. Applying a robust product audit programme helps organisations meet these demanding expectations and requirements and manages risk where the product audit programme exposes concerns.

Applying the VDA 6.5 approach will support organisations in meeting the IATF requirements regarding product audit.

Product quality is assured by consistent implementation of preventive quality planning methods during the development phase, product audit helps assess the effectiveness of that preventive quality planning during serial production by highlighting and managing any concerns.


After passing the knowledge test you will receive a VDA QMC certificate of qualification.

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