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Rolls-Royce First Article Inspection (FAIR) Approver Training Programme
This programme covers the requirements of Rolls-Royce aerospace for suppliers to be able to approve First Article Inspection submissions without additional customer oversight checks on the documentation.
The two-day course combines teaching the core First Article Inspection documents, and building on the AS9102 standard to define the Rolls-Royce specific requirements. Training includes discussion and case study content to embed learning.
The exam day focuses on examining the readiness of delegates to review First Article Inspection submissions through knowledge assessment and capability activities.
Unless you have received a letter from Rolls-Royce stating that you do not need the Competency Assessment for FAIR Delegation, then you must also select the exam day when completing your booking. Unless you have successfully passed the First Article Inspection (FAIR) Approver exams, you will not be certified to approve First Article Inspection submissions without additional customer oversight checks on the documentation.
This course is for nominated individuals within supplier organisations who have been specifically named by Rolls-Royce aerospace within a letter of invitation. Delegates who book onto the course without this specific invitation and a validated vendor code will NOT be permitted to attend the training.
All delegates will be required to attend with photographic identification which will be viewed by the trainer at course commencement.
Please note that delegates are required to bring their own copy of AS9102 and SABRE to the training course.
Delegates who attend the course and pass both the knowledge and practical capability assessments will received a uniquely numbered certificate of achievement.
Please be aware that it is a requirement of this course that you agree to your examination results being shared with Rolls-Royce.
They will be entered onto the Rolls-Royce database of approved First Article Inspection Reviewers. They will then be eligible to review and sign off First Article Inspection documentation without oversight inspection by Rolls-Royce (subject to the approval of the supplier organisation by Rolls-Royce).
It is important to note that registration onto the database is directly linked to the supplier organisation. If an approved reviewer moves to a different supplier the approval is not transferable without the approval of Rolls-Royce aerospace.
We have been delivering significant and measurable performance improvements for leading global manufacturers for more than 25 years and believe there is no one size fits all approach to driving competitiveness across the industry. Toyota, Rolls Royce and Electrolux are among the brands who have tapped into our expertise to ensure they remain on top in their own fiercely competitive markets.
Course booking details:
When booking, you will have the option to book either just the training course or the training course and exam. Unless you have received a letter from Rolls-Royce stating that you do not need the Competency Assessment for FAIR Delegation, then you must also select the exam day when completing your booking. Unless you have successfully passed the First Article Inspection (FAIR) Approver exams, you will not be certified to approve First Article Inspection submissions without additional customer oversight checks on the documentation.
Please also note that the examination day for Virtual courses will be held on site at our Learning Centre in Birmingham which is at the following address:
2680 Kings Court, The Crescent, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham, B37 7YE.
The pricing below includes the cost of the training & exam. If you do not require the exam, then you will have the option to remove this from your shopping basket before you complete your order. Please select whether you want to attend just the course or course and exam after you have selected the delegate (s). The cost of the course without the examination is £480.
We don’t employ “trainers”, rather a team of experienced industry experts who are able to apply their knowledge to your business
We have been helping organisations like yours for over 25 years to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement
We know what’s possible and how to help you achieve it by utilising our tried and tested techniques for long term success
We believe that training should be through a ‘learn by doing’ approach with coaching and mentoring wherever possible
If you are booking an instructor led class and the venue states ‘Virtual’ then please see the technical requirements below. Please note that these technical requirements below do not apply to eLearning courses:
Virtual Class Technical Requirements
To access a virtual class you must have the following:
Our standard platform for training is currently GoTo Training, however in certain circumstances based on region we use Teams or Zoom. If you are unsure if your systems are compatible please contact us before booking.
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