VDA 6.3 – Competence Training for Certified Process Auditors (ID 341)

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Please note this course has now been withdrawn by VDA and replaced with VDA 6.3 – Workshop for Certified Process Auditors (ID 341). 

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Course overview:  

The VDA 6.3 Competence Training for Certified Process Auditors enables you to strengthen your process auditing competence, to exchange experiences from your auditing practice with other auditors and further develop your practical knowledge. All the contents of the upgrade training are integrated into this training, so the experiences so far can be reflected based on the current red volume (2016).

After successfully completing the qualification as a VDA 6.3 process auditor, continual further development of your auditing competence should not be neglected. Again and again, situations arise during audits that lead to uncertainties in the appropriate assessment of requirements. In this training, you get the chance to discuss such situations from auditing practice with the other participants and an expert, and determine the appropriateness and application of requirements and assessments. You will increase your confidence in applying process audits and receive motivation for your further personal development.

Who should attend:  

Certified Process Auditors with a VDA 6.3 (2010) qualification.

Benefits and Learning Objectives:   

All attendees will receive a copy of the VDA Volume 6.3.

Topics covered:   

  • Entry point: news incl. repetition of the individual chapters of VDA 6.3
  • Risk analysis with the Turtle model
  • ISO 19011 guideline for auditing management systems 
  • Changes in auditor requirements 
  • The individual steps in an audit as a process 
  • Process elements 1 to 7 refresher (potential analysis, project management, planning and realisation of product and process development, supplier management, process analysis, production and customer service)
  • Assignment and changes in assessing audit findings 
  • Audit report, documentation and final report revised 
  • Changes in potential analysis 
  • Participants' experiences and best practice approach 
  • Explanation of the current SI's and FAQ's 


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

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 details:  

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Further information

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

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