VDA 6.3 Awareness Training

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Course overview:  

This one day course will allow you to understand what VDA 6.3 is, its typical application, understanding results of the audit and links with other VDA publications. It is perfect for people that are audited or for organisations that are considering implementing VDA 6.3.

SMMT have been appointed by VDA QMC in Germany to deliver approved VDA 6.3 Process Audit training.

Developed by the German Automotive industry, VDA 6.3 defines a process based audit standard for evaluating and improving controls in a manufacturing organisation’s new product introduction and manufacturing processes.  Revised in 2016, the standard was comprehensively restructured to reflect the changes to ISO9001 and IATF 16949 and customer specific requirements in the automotive industry.

The standard can be used by any organisation, either for internal process audits, or for evaluating potential or existing suppliers.

Compliance to VDA 6.3 is mandated by some vehicle makers and encouraged by others, in particular the German automotive industry.

The seminar will be delivered by one of SMMT’s approved VDA trainers.

Who should attend:  

Managers, process owners, and non-auditors who need to understand the core requirements of the VDA 6.3 process audit approach.


Delegates will receive a “VDA 6.3 Awareness” attendance certificate.

Topics Covered 

  • Structure of VDA 6.3
  • Content of VDA 6.3
  • Scoring and evaluation systems used
  • Overview of Potential Analysis
  • Introduction of related process audit and VDA publications (VDA 6.5, FFA, MLA, PPA)

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

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    Further information

    SMMT QMD is the Automotive Quality Management Division of SMMT Industry Forum.

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