AQAP-2110 & AQAP-2310 – Understanding & Implementing

Programme overview

AQAP-2110:2016 and AQAP-2310:2017 contain NATO’s (and the MOD's) quality assurance requirements for design, development and production –

  • AQAP-2110:2016 includes the (applicable) requirements of ISO 9001:2015
  • AQAP-2310:2017 includes the (applicable) requirements of AS9100:2016

Both of these AQAPs mandate that a QMS (Quality Management System) be established, documented, applied, maintained, assessed & improved and evaluated, in accordance with all their requirements.

Compliance with AQAP-2110 or AQAP-2310 is vitally important for organizations wanting to bid for MOD or NATO contracts

AQAP-2110 and AQAP-2310 contain minimum requirements which, if applied appropriately, provide confidence in a supplier organization’s capability to deliver products that conform to MOD and/or NATO Organizations (i.e. the Acquirer) contract requirements.

TEC’s 2-day empowerment course is aimed at quality professionals, managers and consultants who need to –

  • understand the terminology
  • interpret the requirements
  • undertake audits and in-depth evaluations of existing QMS processes against the additional AQAP requirements
  • develop and deploy practical implementation strategies

The practical 2-day course is highly interactive and uses individual/team exercises, workshops and quizzes to achieve the above objectives.

Our public course includes a 5-course Lunch(!) each day with ample time for networking and discussions.

The course timings are 08:30 – 17:00 each day

This course is part of TEC’s comprehensive AQAP training programme which includes twelve empowerment courses

Programme details

The 2-day course is divided into Sessions covering in detail the following topics –

NATO, AQAP, NATO standardization and MoD requirements

AQAP Selection Guidance

CHAPTER 1 – Introduction

  • 1.1 General
  • 1.2 Purpose
  • 1.3 Applicability

CHAPTER 2 – Compliance with this publication

  • 2.1 Compliance
  • Notes and Guidance

Chapter 3 – Composition of requirements in AQAP-2110 and AQAP-2310

  • 3.1 Composition
  • 3.2 References
  • 3.3 Definitions

CHAPTER 4 General QMS requirements

  • 4.1 Applicability of ISO 9001:2015 requirements
  • 4.2 Quality Management System and its Processes
  • 4.3 Access to Supplier and External Providers and Support for GQA Activities

CHAPTER 5 NATO specific QMS requirements

  • 5.1 Leadership
  • 5.1.1 Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities
  • 5.2 Planning
  • 5.2.1 Risk Management

5.3 Support

  • 5.3.1 Infrastructure
  • 5.3.2 Monitoring and measuring resources
  • 5.3.3 Competence
  • 5.3.4 Awareness
  • 5.3.5 Documented information

5.4 Operation

  • 5.4.1 Operational planning and control
  • Quality Plan + Compliance matrix
  • Configuration Management
  • 5.4.2 Customer communications
  • 5.4.3 Determining the requirements related to products
  • 5.4.4 Design and development controls
  • 5.4.5 Dependability
  • 5.4.6 Control of externally provided processes, products and services
  • 5.4.7 Control of Production and Service Provision
  • 5.4.8 Identification and traceability
  • 5.4.9 Property belonging to customers or External Providers
  • 5.4.10 Preservation
  • 5.4.11 Release of products + Certificate of Conformity (COC)
  • 5.4.12 Control of nonconforming products

5.5 Performance Evaluation

  • 5.5.1 Customer satisfaction
  • 5.5.2 Internal audit
  • 5.5.3 Management review
  • 5.6 Improvement

Things to do – Projects

  • Identifying nonconformities, shortcomings and AFIs
  • Prioritizing improvement projects (what – who – by when)

Extended Q & A Session

Who should attend

Quality professionals, managers, GQARs and consultants who need to understand the AQAP terminology and interpret the additional requirements in order to –

  • undertake audits and in-depth evaluations of existing QMS processes against the additional AQAP requirements
  • provide the objective evidence of AQAP-2110 or AQAP-2310 compliance
  • advise on the design and deployment of practical implementation strategies

The course is particularly beneficial for quality professionals who are designated to be their organization’s management representative responsible for AQAP GQA (Government Quality Assurance) issues.


TEC have been providing training courses and examinations for the UK MOD for well over a decade. We are also an ELCAS Learning Provider.

TEC’s 2-day Understanding & implementing course will provide a practical understanding of both AQAP-2110 and AQAP-2310 additional requirements so that participants will feel confident to -

  • undertake ‘in-depth’ evaluations and audits of Quality Management Systems
  • report on shortcomings and areas for improvement
  • advise on practical implementation strategies to achieve AQAP-2110 or AQAO-2310 conformity

The course qualifies individuals designated to be their organization’s management representative responsible for AQAP GQA (Government Quality Assurance) issues.

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