Automotive APQP & Control Plan Methodology

Gain an overview of the tools and procedures specified in the Automotive APQP and Control plan reference manual.

Discover the essential tools, procedures, and reporting requirements outlined in the Advanced Product Quality Planning and Control Plan reference manual (APQP and Control Plan Second Edition AIAG) through our comprehensive Automotive APQP and Control Plan Methodology course. Gain a thorough understanding of the critical steps in the Product Quality Planning Cycle and the pivotal role of control plans.

Course Benefits:

  • Successful Product Introduction: Acquire insights into the requirements for a successful introduction of new products within the automotive industry.
  • Process Understanding: Delve into the inputs and outputs necessary at each stage of the process, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the entire workflow.
  • Control Plan Expertise: Differentiate between prototype, pre-production, and production Control Plans, and grasp the associated challenges in their development.

Course Structure:

  • Introduction to the Methodology: Explore the foundational aspects of the APQP and Control Plan Methodology.
  • Application in the Automotive Environment: Understand how each step of the process is applied within the unique context of the automotive industry.
  • Integration with Product Quality Planning: Learn how to seamlessly apply the methodology to the Product Quality Planning Cycle.

Who Should Attend?

This course is tailored for individuals involved in Automotive APQP activities or those interested in expanding their knowledge of APQP, especially those engaged in the implementation of IATF.

Enroll in our Automotive APQP and Control Plan Methodology course to elevate your proficiency in product quality planning within the automotive sector. Whether you are an industry professional or looking to enhance your skills, this course is designed to empower you with the knowledge and insights needed for success.


To fully benefit from this course, participants should possess a solid understanding of IATF 16949:2016 and the key principles of an Automotive Quality Management System (AuQMS). Familiarity with ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 requirements is recommended and can be obtained through our IATF 16949 requirements course.

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4-12 candidates

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The Aerospace APQP Course Outcomes

You will have the knowledge to:

  • Identify the activities involved in the APQP process
  • Explain the APQP process steps in detail and how they apply to different organizations
  • Explain and discuss examples of Control Plans for different applications/scenarios

You will learn the skills to:

  • Become a productive member of a product quality planning team
  • Apply the steps involved for a Product Quality Planning Cycle
  • Understand the requirements for a successful introduction of new product
  • Understand the inputs and outputs required at each step of the process
  • Understand the differences between prototype
  • Explain pre-production and production control plans
  • Understand the challenges associated with control plan development

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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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