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

This interactive course is designed to equip participants with the latest skills and knowledge in PFMEA development, following the innovative methodologies outlined in the AIAG VDA Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Handbook, Edition 1. Through a detailed Case Study, attendees will dive into the new 7-step approach, gaining hands-on experience in every phase of the process.

This course is strategically designed to enhance your professional skill set in FMEA development, making it an invaluable addition to your continuous improvement and quality management knowledge and skills. Whether you’re looking to advance your career, contribute more effectively to your team, or ensure compliance with IATF 16949 standards, this course offers the knowledge and practical experience you.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Comprehensive understanding of how to apply the 7-step approach in PFMEA development
  • Skills in utilising severity, occurrence, and detection analysis tables for effective risk assessment
  • Expertise in leveraging action priority (AP) tables to prioritise and manage risks
  • Insights into the critical link between FMEA, quality costs, and their impact on financial performance
  • Ability to contribute effectively to AIAG VDA process FMEA projects as a valuable team member

Who Should Attend?

Ideal for learners involved in process development, including team members and leaders, IATF 16949 auditors, professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge of the latest AIAG and VDA FMEA methodologies, and those responsible for implementing and maintaining IATF 16949 standards.


Prospective learners should have a solid foundation in the previous AIAG FMEA 4th Edition and a clear understanding of the IATF 16949 requirements related to product and/or process development prior to participating in this course.

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2 days

4-12 candidates

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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 process FMEA activity taking account of company level data affected by the PFMEA
  • Apply the steps involved to achieve a successful process 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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