Industry Forum

VDA 6.5 Product Audit Training (ID 318)

Course overview:  

This course will allow you to understand expectations in relation to product audit. VDA 6.5 defines a code of practice for the management of product audit programmes.

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.

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.

Some customers mandate the use of VDA 6.5. Applying the VDA 6.5 approach will support organisations in meeting the IATF requirements regarding product audit.
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.


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

Topics covered:  

  • 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 

Introduction to IF

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.

Why choose SMMT QMD:

    In order to strengthen the services we provide to the UK’s automotive quality management specialists and further underpin the competitiveness of UK manufacturers, SMMT Industry Forum has created SMMT QMD, its new Quality Management Division.

    SMMT QMD was launched at the inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems Conference in Birmingham in November 2018 and aims to ensure that the UK automotive industry plays an active role in the development and governance of national and international automotive standards. 

    SMMT QMD will provide a community of practice to directly support UK quality professionals, ensuring standards are effectively implemented and improving competitive performance. As such, SMMT QMD will now provide the following services:

    • An industry association for quality managers
    • Training, professional development and resources
    • Publications
    • Practical help and support

    Course booking detail:  

    Leading Expertise
    We don’t employ “trainers”, rather a team of experienced industry experts who are able to apply their knowledge to your business

    Proven Capability
    We have been helping organisations like yours for over 25 years to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement

    Attainable Results
    We know what’s possible and how to help you achieve it by utilising our tried and tested techniques for long term success

    Robust Execution
    We believe that training should be through a ‘learn by doing’ approach with coaching and mentoring wherever possible

    Date & Time Venue Cost Availability Take Action
    04 Nov 2021 - 04 Nov 2021
    08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Birmingham , United Kingdom £549 Yes Book
    22 Feb 2022 - 22 Feb 2022
    08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Birmingham , United Kingdom £549 Yes Book
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