Core Tools Fundamentals (APQP, FMEA, Control Plans, SPC, MSA, PPAP) – eCourse


The Core Tools Fundamentals e-course focuses on the Core Tools which are the foundation of most automotive manufacturers and supplier’s quality management systems.


1.5 hours


The course is made up 6 modules (APQP, Control Plan, FMEA, SPC, MSA and PPAP) which are each approximately 15 minutes in duration. You will be granted access for 12 months from the time of purchase. During the 12 month access period, you will have unlimited access. to revisit the content as often as you need to.

Who should attend?

These modules are aimed at Quality Management professionals, auditors, or anyone who wants to gain an awareness of the Core Tools and how they are used within an organisation.

Course Outline

Module 1: APQP

  • The purpose of APQP
  • Starting out with APQP
  • The five phases of APQP

Module 2: FMEA

  • A brief introduction to FMEA
  • Risk Priority Number
  • Key principles of FMEA
  • How Design FMEA is applied
  • How Process FMEA is applied

Module 3: Control Plans

  • Understanding Control Plans
  • Process Flow and Control Plan
  • Completing a Control Plan
  • Product and Process Controls
  • Reaction Plans

Module 4: SPC

  • Variation management and SPC
  • Data types and distributions
  • Control Charts
  • Process Capability
  • Attribute data

Module 5: MSA

  • Understanding MSA
  • Locational and Spread variation
  • Variable data and Attribute data
  • Types of variable measurement study
  • Types of attribute measurement study

Module 6: PPAP

  • What is PPAP and when is it needed?
  • PPAP requirements
  • PPAP elements
  • Submission to the customer
  • Record retention




Content within these modules has been created by SMMT QMD, the UK's SMMT IATF Oversight Office sanctioned training provider. After successfully passing the knowledge test at the end of each module, you will be awarded an SMMT QMD certificate of completion. 


To purchase this eCourse, please contact Full payment is required prior to access being granted.

This training can be purchased as an eCourse (all modules) for GBP £99.00 plus VAT per delegate, or by individual module at GBP £20.00 plus VAT per module per delegate.

Discounts are available for the eCourse (all modules) for 6 or more delegates.  

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