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Level: Intermediate


Working hours

Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Course Overview:

This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the VDA 6.5 Product Audit methodology as it relates to the IATF 16949 standard. The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct effective product audits that align with IATF 16949 requirements. Participants will learn how to assess the conformity of products, identify non-conformities, and contribute to the overall quality management system.

Who Should Enroll?

  • Quality managers, engineers, and professionals responsible for conducting product audits
  • Auditors and individuals involved in quality assurance and compliance
  • Suppliers and manufacturers aiming to meet IATF 16949 standards
  • Anyone interested in understanding the product audit methodology in the context of IATF 16949

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to VDA 6.5 Product Audit and IATF 16949:
    • Overview of the VDA 6.5 Product Audit methodology and its relevance in the automotive industry
    • Understanding how product audits support IATF 16949 compliance and quality management
  2. Product Audit Principles and Methodology:
    • Detailed explanation of the VDA 6.5 Product Audit principles, approach, and methodology
    • Understanding the product audit lifecycle, from planning to follow-up
  3. Audit Planning and Preparation:
    • Strategies for effective audit planning, including product selection, scope definition, and objective setting
    • Developing audit checklists, criteria, and identifying key product characteristics
  4. Conducting the Product Audit:
    • Best practices for conducting product audits, including on-site inspections, testing, and evaluation
    • Techniques for identifying non-conformities, deviations, and areas for improvement
  5. Audit Reporting and Documentation:
    • Guidelines for documenting audit findings, observations, and conclusions
    • Preparing clear and concise audit reports that provide value and actionable insights
  6. Corrective Actions and Follow-Up:
    • Managing the follow-up process, including corrective action plans and effectiveness verification
    • Ensuring timely closure of non-conformities and product quality improvements
  7. Risk-Based Auditing:
    • Incorporating risk-based thinking into the product audit methodology
    • Identifying and addressing risks and opportunities during product audits
  8. Auditor Competence and Skills:
    • Developing and evaluating auditor competence in line with VDA 6.5 requirements
    • Continuous improvement and development of auditing skills
  9. Product Audit Challenges and Solutions:
    • Discussion of common challenges faced during product audits and strategies to overcome them
    • Sharing best practices and lessons learned from experienced auditors
  10. Interactive Workshops and Role-Playing:
    • Practical exercises and role-playing scenarios to apply product audit concepts in real-life situations
    • Group discussions and feedback sessions to enhance learning and application

Advantages of the Course:

  • Comprehensive Product Audit Knowledge: Gain a thorough understanding of the VDA 6.5 Product Audit methodology and how it aligns with IATF 16949.
  • Effective Audit Skills: Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct thorough and effective product audits.
  • Improved Product Conformity: Learn how product audits contribute to ensuring product conformity, compliance, and customer satisfaction.
  • Auditor Competence: Ensure that auditors are competent and capable of conducting product audits in line with industry standards.


Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion for VDA 6.5 Product Audit Course in the context of the IATF 16949 standard.

This course is essential for professionals and organizations seeking to conduct product audits that align with VDA 6.5 requirements within the context of IATF 16949. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the product audit methodology and equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to conduct effective product audits. Participants will leave the course with the ability to plan, perform, report, and follow up on product audits, ensuring product conformity, compliance, and customer satisfaction within the competitive automotive industry. With the insights gained from this course, professionals will be well-prepared to contribute to quality assurance and excellence in their organizations.