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VDA QMC Inhouse Licence Trainings

Inhouse trainings in English

On request, we offer inhouse training in English. Here you will find the content of our standard training courses as well as the required registration forms, etc.

Our VDA QMC Licence Trainings

VDA 6.3 - Qualification as Process Auditor
Overview
The VDA 6.3 process audit is an effective procedure for assessing processes in connection with planning and manufacturing of a product. These audits are usually conducted within the organisation or with suppliers prior to series release, but also form a valuable contribution for process optimisation with already existing manufacturing lines. Furthermore, potential analysis – as part of VDA 6.3 – also constitutes a tried and tested method to select new suppliers.

The third and complete revision of the VDA standard in 2016 had the main objective of simplifying and unifying the standard in order to give it a more practical and international orientation. With these new advantages, the worldwide importance of VDA 6.3 has increased. Moreover, this process audit standard can now also be applied to further sectors such as mechanical engineering and wind power.

In order to conduct VDA 6.3 process audits, comprehensive knowledge, experience and competence is necessary. Thus, the qualification of relevant personnel is indispensable. In our VDA 6.3 trainings the participants acquire the necessary background knowledge and understanding for process audit procedures.

Target audience
This four-day training addresses QM personnel tasked with conducting process audits in their own organisations (internally) or in the supply chain (externally), as well as external auditors (deployment as service providers).

Prerequisites for participation
Knowledge of the common quality tools and methods, the applicable management system requirements and further applicable customer-specific requirements, as well as product and process-specific knowledge in the intended field of application, is necessary for this training. Furthermore, depending on their scope of activity, participants should have the respective professional experience according to VDA Volume 6.3 and an auditor qualification based on DIN EN ISO 19011.

Objectives
Taking into consideration the process approach and the respective customerspecific requirements, this training introduces the basics for VDA 6.3 process auditors for holistic application in automotive industry. This includes general requirements, methods, principles, the evaluation scheme, risk analysis. In addition, the underlying questionnaire is completely explained according to the assigned process elements (P1 – P7) so that participants can identify the respective risks along the supply chain and demonstrate the respective potential. The goal is to ensure a reliable assessment. Furthermore, the code of conduct for process auditors and the current SIs and FAQs are presented.

Concept and Methods
During this training, technical lectures and group exercises alternate in order to support the transfer of the topics into the participants‘ own work practice with a particular focus on exchanging experiences between participants and the trainer.

Supplementary Material
VDA Volume 6.3 For the current edition of the VDA 6.3 process audit, a new evaluation and documentation tool has been developed as a web application. Users can obtain the VDA 6.3 Analysis Tool from the VDA QMC webshop: www.webshop-vda.en.

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VDA 6.3 – Examination for Certified Process Auditor
Overview
The VDA 6.3 process audit is an effective procedure for assessing processes in connection with planning and manufacturing of a product. In order to conduct VDA 6.3 process audits, comprehensive knowledge, experience and competence is necessary. Thus, the qualification of relevant personnel is indispensable. The examination for certified VDA 6.3 auditor offers the participants official proof of qualification and neutral confirmation of these exact capabilities.

The third and complete revision of the VDA standard in 2016 had the main objective of simplifying and unifying the standard in order to give it a more practical and international orientation. With these new advantages, the worldwide importance of VDA 6.3 has increased. Moreover, this process audit standard can now also be applied to further sectors such as mechanical engineering and wind power.

Target audience
This examination is for VDA 6.3 process auditors in the product life cycle.

Prerequisites for attandance
Admission to the examination is only granted after successful review of the application. Evidence must be provided of the certificate of qualification for the training “VDA 6.3 – Qualification for Process Auditor“ (edition 2016, ID 315), of an at least three-day auditor qualification on the basis of DIN EN ISO 19011 (e. g., VDA Auditor) and of at least five years’ industrial experience, of which at least two years in quality management.

As a new requirement, evidence of knowledge of the Automotive Core Tools must be provided. The training "Automotive Core Tools for System and Process Auditors" (ID 417) and the VDA qualification "Automotive Core Tools Professional" (ID 415, 416 and possibly 450) are recognized. Alternatively, evidence of a minimum two-day training about Automotive Core Tools by another training provider as well as the passing of an Automotive Core Tools online quiz is required. If the quiz is not passed, the "Automotive Core Tools for System and Process Auditors" course (ID 417) must be completed (see graphical representation).

For the precise requirements, please refer to the application form.

Objectives
Certified VDA 6.3 auditors are able to conduct process audits independently internally and at the site of their suppliers. The examination and the accompanying certificate independently confirm their current and valid qualification in order to meet customer or supplier requirements regarding their auditor competence.

Concept and Methods
On the examination day, the participants are given a written examination with 40 questions, which they have 60 minutes to answer. Furthermore, prospective VDA 6.3 auditors must pass an oral examination consisting of 30 minutes preparation time and a 20-minute interview with two examiners. For preparation, the training material handed out during VDA trainings (incl. VDA 6.3 standard) are admitted, and these must be brought along on the examination day.

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VDA 6.3 – Workshop for Certified Process Auditor
Overview
The VDA 6.3 process audit is an effective procedure for assessing processes in connection with planning and manufacturing of a product. In order to conduct VDA 6.3 process audits, comprehensive knowledge, experience and competence is necessary. Thus, the qualification of relevant personnel is indispensable. After successful completion of the qualification for VDA 6.3 process auditor, the question arises of continuous further development: Again and again, while conducting audits in practice, auditors will encounter situations in which handling or appropriately assessing requirements leads to uncertainties. This training offers the chance to discuss such situations in everyday audit practice with the participants and an expert, and to determine the appropriateness and application of requirements and assessments.

Target audience
This training is for certified process auditors VDA 6.3 (2016), who cannot prove the required number of process audits for the extension of their auditor qualification.

Prerequisites for participation
This workshop is aimed at already certified Process Auditors VDA 6.3 (2016). For the efficiency of the workshop it is also necessary that the participants have a comprehensive knowledge of the VDA 6.3 questionnaire and the evaluation-relevant requirements.

Objectives
In this one-day workshop, participants will have the opportunity to strengthen their process auditor skills, share their day-to-day experience, and develop their user skills. The participants thus increase their security in the application of process audits and receive suggestions for the development of their auditor competence.

Concept and Methods
The workshop focuses on practical application of the process audit as a tool for analysing weaknesses in combination with risk assessments and as a basis for improvement measures. The theoretical part focuses on the subjects of audit preparation and audit planning as well as evaluation. The application of the VDA 6.3 Analysis Tool will also be discussed. In the practical part, the audit preparation, audit planning, the execution of process audits with final evaluation and the presentation of results (final discussion) are trained in role plays and according to given scenarios.

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VDA 6.5 – Qualification as Product Auditor
Overview
In the automotive industry, product audits are an especially important method to ensure product quality. VDA 6.5 is a guideline for managing product audit programmes, which allows organisations to develop a classification scheme adapted to their own products. With a VDA 6.5 product audit, you can identify customer wishes, review products in this respect, and initiate potential improvement actions. This makes VDA 6.5 an efficient tool to further develop the QM system and products of an organisation. Well-qualified auditors are necessary for the implementation. In this training they can acquire the specific expertise.

Target audience
This training is for personnel who plan or conduct product audits. as well as external auditors (deployment as service providers).

Prerequisites for participation
Participants should already be familiar with product audits.

Objectives
In this one-day training, participants are acquainted with the structure of audit programmes and the sequence of a product audit – from planning and conducting to the follow-up, reporting and correction actions to be implemented. Methods are presented for identifying possible risks and product improvements in order to sustainably reduce the complaints ratio.

Concept and Methods
During the training, technical lectures, discussions and exchange of experience alternate.

Supplementary Material
VDA Volume 6.5

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Automotive Core Tools – Training for Process and System Auditors
Overview
In order to ensure a high quality of the audit activities in the companies and the entire supply chain, auditors need to have the appropriate competence in relation to the respective methods. The IATF 16949 clearly emphasizes this requirement for the competence of the auditors. The efficient approach during the audits is an important success factor. This training deals with typical audit situations along the Automotive Core Tools.

Target audience
This two-day training course is aimed at qualified VDA 6.3 process auditors who wish to apply for an extension, as well as prospective VDA 6.3 Process and IATF System auditors who are seeking qualification.

Prerequisites for participation
Participation in this training requires good knowledge of the Automotive Core Tools. Participants can see which tools are included in the training in the following list of quality methods. In preparation for the training, it is recommended to refresh the expertise with appropriate sources, if necessary:

Advanced Quality Planning / Product Development Process VDA Volume Maturity Level Assurance for New Parts (MLA))
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Special Characterisitcs AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook and VDA Volume Special Characteristics
Statistical evaluation of measuring systems (MSA) VDA Volume 5 – Capability of Measurement Systems
Statistical Process Control (SPC) Economical Process Design and Process Control (VDA Volume 4)
Sample Processing Methods VDA Volume 2 – Production Process and Product Approval (PPF)
Control Plan IATF 16949
Problem-solving techniques VDA Volume 8D – Problem Solving in 8 Disciplines


Objectives
The participants strengthen their technical competence and deepen their knowledge on the basis of typical auditing situations in the context of quality methods, focusing on an efficient approach. Both the assessment of the technically correct application of the respective methods and the case-specific assessment of typical situations are a central component of the training.

Concept and Methods
During the training, the technical input on the single Core Tools (RGA / APQP, VDA 2 / PPAP, FMEA, VDA 5 / MSA, Cmk / PpK / CpK / SPC and 8D) will alternate with work tasks, single and group work exercises on typical examples. The main focus is on the quality methods that are crucial for the German automotive industry. Priority is given to the practical application by the participants..

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FMEA - Refresher Workshop on Harmonized AIAG-VDA FMEA
Overview
Suppliers delivering their product to European and North American manufacturers (OEM) are obliged to evaluate the FMEA, based on the VDA and AIAG FMEA manuals. Occasionally, this has led to an increase in the complexity of product development and improvement for suppliers. Joint requirements and expectations for FMEA now enable suppliers to design a coherent process for FMEA that meets the needs and expectations of their respective customers.

Target audience
Experienced users of this method: facilitators, developers, design engineers, process planners as well as personnel from product and process development, testing, logistics, manufacturing, inspection planning, maintenance and quality.

Prerequisites for participation
Participants should have well-founded knowledge about FMEA, as the workshop builds upon this knowledge and does not teach basics.

Objectives
The objective of this workshop is to introduce FMEA users to the changes due to harmonisation and to give practical tips for application.

Concept and Methods
Before the workshop, an online quiz, for which some excerpts from the FMEA manual are provided, determines the participants’ level of knowledge. Then follows the classroom workshop including group exercises. Eight weeks later, there is a final webinar in which the participants communicate with each other, exchange experiences and can ask questions.

Supplementary Material
AIAG & VDA FMEA manual

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FMEA - Basic Training Harmonized AIAG-VDA FMEA
Overview
Suppliers delivering their product to European and North American manufacturers (OEM) are obliged to evaluate the FMEA, based on the VDA and AIAG FMEA manuals. Occasionally, this has led to an increase in the complexity of product development and improvement for suppliers. Joint requirements and expectations for FMEA now enable suppliers to design a coherent process for FMEA that meets the needs and expectations of their respective customers.

Target audience
Beginners and prospective users of this method from product and process development, testing, logistics, manufacturing, inspection planning, maintenance and quality.

Prerequisites for participation
None

Objectives
The objective of this workshop is to teach the basics of FMEA and to give practical tips for application.

Concept and Methods
Before the workshop, an online quiz, for which some excerpts from the FMEA manual are provided, determines the participants’ level of knowledge. Then follows the classroom workshop with integrated individual tasks and group exercises, supported by the instructor’s special expertise. Eight weeks later, there is a final webinar in which the participants communicate with each other, exchange experiences and can ask questions.

Supplementary Material
AIAG & VDA FMEA manual

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Product Safety & Conformity Representative (PSCR)
Overview
Every organisation within the automotive supply chain is obliged to ensure the safety and conformity of its products. To this end, in the respective countries and regions current legal statutes on product integrity must be observed, also the justifiable safety expectations of the general public must be fulfilled. With products conspicuously “unsafe“ in the market, or whose conformity to legal requirements is questionable, those responsible are obliged to initiate the necessary actions. In order to be aware of and to understand the many demands addressed to a product safety representative, comprehensive information and qualification is necessary. This is the aim of this two-day qualification: it is specifically geared to the requirements in the participants’ daily work practice. The central topics of product integrity are explored, and the competence as product safety representative is developed in the scope of these five modules.

Target audience
Automotive executives and personnel who are to be deployed as product safety representatives or who already hold that position.

Prerequisites for participation
In order to attend this training, a technical and / or business education is necessary as well as experience in automotive quality management, especially in complaints and recourse management. Furthermore, the participants should be qualified and experienced in the evaluation of technical product and process risks (e. g., FMEA facilitator, VDA 6.3 process auditor, designer / developer) and be knowledgeable about the use of the organisation’s products, the state of the art as well as the requirements from relevant laws and customer requirements.

Objectives
The focus is on the communication of expert knowledge that enables the participants to handle their everyday work more professionally and in a more targeted fashion as prospective or existing product safety representatives. The responsibilities in the whole supply chain from development through manufacture and use up to the end of intended use are dealt with. After an introduction to the topic the organisation of product integrity, product integrity in the product life cycle, guidance for product nonconformities and examples for tools and methods are discussed.

Concept and Methods
During this training, technical lectures and exercises alternate in order to support the transfer of the topics into the participants‘ own work practice with a particular focus on exchanging experiences between participants and the trainer.

Supplementary Material
VDA Volume Product Integrity and Conformity (modifications reserved)

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Upgrade Training from PSR to Product Safety & Conformity Representative (PSCR)
Overview
Every organisation within the automotive supply chain is obliged to ensure the safety and conformity of its products. To this end, the current legal statuses of product integrity applicable in the respective countries and regions must be observed, also the justifiable safety expectations of the general public. If obviously unsafe products or products whose conformity to legal require­ments is questionable are on the market, those who are respon­sible shall be obliged to take the necessary actions.

These manifold tasks which product safety representative has to deal with are subject to constant change. In order to identify the challenges and implement them in one’s own organisation, it is thus necessary to renew and deepen existing knowledge. This is the aim of this one-day upgrade qualification: It is specifically geared to the requirements in the participants’ daily practice. The newest insights into product integrity are explored in four modules, and the competence as product safety representative is developed.

Target audience
This training addresses product safety representatives from organisations that are part of the automotive supply chain.

Prerequisites for participation
  • certificate of qualification from a training for product safety representatives in the automotive industry
  • experience in quality management in the automotive industry


  • Objectives
    The focus is on teaching product safety representatives expert and state of the art knowledge. This strengthens their compe­tence to master their everyday work. Responsibilities throughout the complete supply chain from design and development over manufacture and use all the way to the termination of intended use are also considered.

    Particularly, the topics organisation of product integrity, product integrity in the product lifecycle, guidance for product noncon­formities and examples for tools and methods are dealt are dealt with in particular.

    Concept and Methods
    During this training, technical lectures and exercises alternate in order to support the transfer of the topics into the participants‘ own work environment with a particular focus on exchanging experiences between participants and the trainer.

    Supplementary Material
    VDA Volume Product Integrity and Conformity (modifications reserved)

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    Are you secure? Implementing VDA ISA in your own company – For a Successful TISAX Assessment
    Overview
    Protecting business processes and information, even under difficult boundary conditions, is a central task of corporate management. The TISAX model (Trusted Information Security Assessment exchange) was developed for this purpose under the umbrella of the VDA. TISAX facilitates the cross-organizational recognition of information security assessments and creates a common testing and exchange standard for this purpose. It is based on the VDA Information Security Assessment (VDA ISA), a questionnaire that can be used for self-assessment, but also serves as a basis for issuing the TISAX label by the testing service providers. In the two-day training, you will learn how to implement measures for a successful TISAX assessment in your own company using some central VDA ISA requirements as examples. You will also receive an overview of the structure and content of the requirements catalog.

    Target audience
    Persons who would like to carry out a self-assessment of their company‘s information security in accordance with VDA ISA, who are preparing a TISAX audit, or who would like to develop themselves further in general with regard to automotive-specific standards and systematic methods in the area of information security.

    Prerequisites for participation
    Basic knowledge of risk- and process-oriented management systems (ISO 9001 or IATF 16949) is an advantage.

    Objectives
  • You will learn to create a basis for decision-making and to develop a TISAX roadmap for implementation in the company.
  • You will be familiar with the necessary processes and measures for a successful TISAX assessment.
  • You will be familiar with different tools to successfully implement corresponding measures in your own company.
  • You will be able to implement the VDA ISA requirements using practical examples.


  • Concept and Methods
    The training alternates between technical presentations and group work. Using examples, you will try out in practice what the implementation of VDA ISA requirements means in concrete terms and what you need to pay attention to. Supplementary Material: VDA ISA 5.0

    Supplementary Material
    VDA ISA 5.0

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    VDA Field Failure Analysis – User Training
    Overview
    Despite increased efforts in development and production processes aiming to provide customers with mature, robust and conforming product, deviations from the expected state can occur when used in the field. Depending on the type of complaint, the potentially nonconforming parts or automotive components are exchanged and can be requested for analysis by the manufacturer (OEM) or by the supplier via the OEM. The VDA Volume Field Failure Analysis provides a comprehensive approach to identifying causes and was thoroughly revised in 2018. This two-day training presents the contents of the current standard for implementation in the participants’ own organisation.

    Target audience
    Personnel from purchasing, design and development, production, warranty, quality assurance and sales in the automotive and supplier industry, who implement and further develop the field failure analysis process.

    Objectives
    The focus is on teaching expert knowledge and competence to implement the field failure analysis method in one’s own work environment. The sequence of the field failure analysis process, concept and part analysis are of special interest. The participants acquire knowledge about the NTF process, special processes and the problem solving process. In addition, planning the whole field failure analysis process and organisational activities to implement and anchor the process in one‘s own organisation are dealt with.

    Concept and Methods
    During this training, technical lectures and exercises alternate in order to support the transfer of the topics into the participants‘ own work environment with a particular focus on exchanging experiences between participants and the trainer.

    Supplementary Material
    VDA Volume Field Failure Analysis

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