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


This course is part of the "IATF 16949 Auditing Programme" which is a collection of courses made up of 'bite-sized' online modules aimed at anyone looking to gain a greater understanding and awareness of IATF Auditing.


1 hour


The Core Tools: Auditing course focuses on how to audit the Core Tools which are the foundation of most automotive manufacturers and supplier’s quality management systems.

The course is made up 6 modules which are each approximately 10 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: Auditing APQP

  • An overview of APQP
  • APQP auditing best practice

Module 2: Auditing FMEA

  • An overview of FMEA
  • FMEA auditing best practice

Module 3: Auditing Control Plans

  • An overview of Control Plans
  • Control Plan auditing best practice

Module 4: Auditing SPC

  • An overview of SPC
  • SPC auditing best practice

Module 5: Auditing MSA

  • An overview of MSA
  • MSA auditing best practice

Module 6: Auditing PPAP

  • An overview of PPAP
  • PPAP auditing best practice


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 £69.00 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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