Take a hands on approach to using a case study to develop a design FMEA, covering the new 7 step approach.

This two-day DFMEA course provides learners with a hands-on approach using a Case Study to develop a design FMEA using the new methodology in line with the methods specified in the AIAG VDA Failure Mode and Effects Analysis FMEA Handbook Edition 1. The course takes learners through the new 7 step approach using the Case Study which allows practice of each of the 7 steps.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone involved in product development activities, either as a team member or leading the activities, IATF 16949 auditors, anyone interested in learning more about new AIAG and VDA DFMEA, IATF 16949 auditors, and those involved in the implementation and maintenance of IATF 16949.


You should be able to demonstrate the following minimum competencies prior to attending the course: An understanding of the previous AIAG DFMEA 4th Edition and applicable IATF 16949 requirements related to product and/or process development

Course Summary

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2 days

4-12 candidates

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Course Dates

AIAG & VDA DFMEA currently does not have any dates scheduled. If you are interested in this course, please click below to get in touch with us so we can organise a date for you.

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Course Outcomes

You will have the knowledge to:

  • Recognize the purpose, objectives of the AIAG and VDA FMEA and the 7 step approach
  • Participate in the new 7 step approach
  • Conduct system analysis – Planning and preparation, structure analysis, and function analysis
  • Complete failure analysis and risk mitigation – Failure analysis, risk analysis, and optimization
  • Participate in risk communication – Results documentation

You will learn the skills to:

  • Assign severity occurrence and detection rankings using the new tables based on data provided from the Case Study
  • Prioritize actions using the action priority tables (AP)
  • Develop the COQ from the design FMEA activity taking account of company level data affected by the DFMEA
  • Apply the steps involved to achieve a successful design FMEA using the new 7 step approach

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Frequently Asked Questions

We accept the following methods of payment, BACS transfer or credit/debit card. Please see our terms and conditions for further details.

Yes, all our training courses can be delivered in house for your team, we also offer a bespoke training option if you need the training tailored to your organisation or specific requirements.

Yes, all learners will receive a comprehensive set of training materials. As we are conscious of our environmental impact, our default position is that materials are provided digitally through our partner Mimeo Digital. This allows learners the flexibility to view materials on a laptop, tablet or to print if preferred.

We will also provide loan copies of the necessary standards for use during the course.

We don’t offer a residential option, but if you require accommodation during your training please contact us and we can provide you with a list of recommended local hotels.

All our open training courses are held at our bespoke training facility; Orbit Business Centre, Merthyr Tydfil. For an overview of the venue please click here.

Yes, refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary requirements, please make sure to tell us prior to the course start so that we can provide suitable catering.

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