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IATF 16949:2016 Lead Auditor

This course is delivered by Industry Forum

Qualification underwrote by the UK IATF Oversight Office, certifying you to deliver 1st and 2nd party IATF16949: 2016 audits

About this course

This course will help auditors develop relevant skills in judgement, decision making, audit planning, audit non-conformity writing and subsequent closeout related to the new IATF16949:2016 standard. Internal auditing and familiarity with ISO9001 and ISO/TS16949:2009 would be beneficial but not a necessity.

Certification: Delegates passing the written examinations will receive a qualification underwritten by the UK IATF Oversight Office, certifying you to deliver 1st and 2nd party IATF16949: 2016 audits.

Who should attend

This course is designed for auditors managing an organisation's internal audit programme and those undertaking 2nd party audits within the supply chain.


5 days

Topics Covered

  • Structure and principles of IATF16949:2016

  • Structure of ISO9001

  • Audit theory

  • Auditor competence

  • Process Approach Auditing Customer Specific Requirements (CSR)

  • Core Tools Audit process

  • IATF Rules for certification

  • IATF Transition process

Benefits and Learning Objectives 

This participative course is made up of a number of modules supported by group exercises and open discussion. Delegates are evaluated through a proctored knowledge and application exam at the end of the course.

The practical emphasis of this course and high tutor to delegate contact provides a unique opportunity for a substantial degree of individual guidance and training.

At the end of this course delegates will understand:

  • The high-level structure described within Annex SL including its impact on ISO9001 and IATF16949 The concepts and application of risk-based thinking
  • The IATF16949 scheme structure and governance
  • The IATF16949 requirements and the principles behind the standard
  • The IATF16949 requirements around auditing and auditor competence
  • Audit principles and how to develop their auditing knowledge to allow them to undertake effective process-based audits
  • How to use the Turtle diagram to plan audits and identify risks
  • The approach to planning, undertaking, reporting (including nonconformity writing) and closing audits
  • Customer Specific Requirements and how to audit them effectively
  • An awareness of the Core Tools (APQP, FMEA, MSA, SPC and PPAP) and how to audit them effectively

The online with a tutor and classroom-based course cost is £1918.80 per delegate.
The online with a tutor and classroom-based course with Accelerate grant cost is £1151.28 per delegate.

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