AQAP 2110 – Management orientation session

Programme overview

AQAP 2110:2016 contains NATO’s quality assurance requirements for design, development and production – which includes the (applicable) requirements of ISO 9001:2015 as necessary to satisfy the contract requirements. It mandates that a QMS (Quality Management System) be established, documented, applied, maintained, assessed & improved and evaluated, in accordance with all these requirements.

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

TEC’s unique 1-day orientation session is aimed at managers and staff who need to:

  • understand the terminology
  • interpret the requirements
  • assess if existing QMS processes meet the requirements
  • identify actions to address any shortcomings

The practical 1-day course is highly interactive and uses individual/team exercises, workshops and quizzes to achieve the above objectives.

The course timings are 08:30 – 17:00

Programme details

The course is divided into 4 (four) Sessions covering the following topics –

Session-1: Chapter 3 – Understanding the terminology

  • ISO 9000:2015 terms and definitions
  • AQAP 2110 terms and definitions
  • Individual and team exercises

Session-2: Chapter 4 – General AQAP 2110 QMS requirements

  • 4.1 Applicability of ISO 9001:2015 Requirements

The need to document, deploy and maintain a QMS that meets AQAP2110 and ISO 9001 requirements

  • 4.2 Quality Management System and its Processes

Provision of necessary objective evidence required by the GQAR and/or Acquirer showing that the supplier’s QMS meets all requirements that apply to the contract

  • 4.3 Access to Supplier and External Providers and Support for GQA Activities

Requirements placed on the supplier to provide necessary permissions/resources for the GQAR and/or Acquirer

Session-3: Chapter 5 – NATO specific QMS requirements

  • Systematic review of all of the detailed requirements contained in clauses 5.1 through 5.6.1.

Meaning, intent and examples of implementation strategies

When reference is made [in braces] to ISO 9001:2015 clauses, the meaning and intent of the ISO 9001 requirement will also be included to ensure that everything necessary to satisfy the Governmental and/or NATO contract requirements are met.

Session-4: Review of actions required to address any shortcomings

Who should attend

Individuals who need to scope, design, document, deploy and manage an AQAP 2110:2016 QMS and undertake internal audits and self-assessments to provide the necessary objective evidence of compliance.


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

TEC’s 1-day AQAP 2110 – Management orientation session will provide a practical understanding of the AQAP 2110 requirements so that participants will feel confident to undertake internal audits and self-assessments in preparation for GQAR and/or Acquirer evaluations of their organization’s QMS.

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