AS9100 Foundation Course

Programme overview

The aim of this unique and highly interactive 1-day course is to -

  • provide students with a practical understanding of AS9100:2016 Rev D by relaing requirements to processes - rather than a clause-by-clause analysis
  • explain the specific requirements relating to QMS 'effectiveness' - process-level, customer satisfaction and supplier perfomance
  • appreciate the benefits of adopting the modern, visual process approach to QMS design and documentation

This training course is available as both an on-site event conducted at your site, and as a public event hosted at our training venue, The Woodland Grange Conference Centre, Leamington Spa, UK.

Public Training: Individuals now have 2 options when purchashing public training. You can either register for our public course stand-alone, or you can purchase our public training package that includes our e-Learning: Introduction to quality management and ISO 9001-based standards

Our training + e-Learning package combines your public training attendance with pre-course e-Learning support. This is the ideal option for students who wish to ensure they are totally comfortable with the basic knowledge & understanding of a what Quality Management System (QMS) is and the basic structure/requirements of ISO 9001:2915.

e-Learning training: Should on-site or public training not be a suitable opion, then please see our e-Learning & Programmes page for more details

Programme details

Course topics include -

Understanding concepts, management principles, requirements and the QMS

  • Fundamental terminology and concepts
  • Quality management principles
  • AS9100 QMS requirements
  • The high level structure (HSL) related to AS9100 clauses
  • Understanding QMS standards’ requirements
  • The quality management system structure

Understanding the context of the organization

  • Individual exercise – understanding the context of the organization
  • Determining the ‘purpose’ of the organization
  • Team exercise – purpose and strategic direction
  • Understanding external and internal issues
  • Determining external and internal issues
  • Team exercise – external and internal issues
  • Interested parties and their requirements
  • Team exercise – interested parties/requirements
  • AS9100:2016 and interested parties
  • Scope of the quality management system

Understanding quality policy and quality objectives

  • Understanding quality policy
  • Team exercise – evaluating quality policy
  • Example of an SME’s quality policy
  • Communicating the organization’s quality policy
  • Requirements relating to quality objectives
  • Sources of an organization’s quality objectives
  • Team exercise – evaluating quality objectives
  • Management of quality objectives (P-D-C-A)

Understanding the process approach

  • Identifying the QMS processes
  • Individual exercise – generic ‘operation’ processes
  • The sequence and interaction of QMS processes
  • Team quiz – description of QMS processes

Ensuring processes conform to requirements and include necessary documentation

  • Definition of a “process”
  • Definition of a “procedure”
  • QMS “documented information” requirements
  • Class quiz – the need for documented procedures/processes?
  • Understanding “documentation terminology”
  • Process-related documented information
  • Class quiz – relating operation processes to AS9100 requirements
  • Team exercise – production documentation

Operation processes functioning under controlled conditions

  • Generic operation processes
  • Team exercise – understanding requirements
  • Understanding “controlled conditions”
  • Necessary “support” processes
  • Identifying controlled conditions – turtle diagram
  • Team exercise – identifying controlled conditions

Understanding and scoring process effectiveness

  • Understanding process effectiveness
  • Scoring the ‘effectiveness level’ of a process
  • Understanding how CB’s audit “effectiveness”
  • Team exercise – scoring process effectiveness

The OASIS database

  • The OASIS database homepage
  • Certified suppliers’ directory

Questions relating to the clauses of AS9100:2016 Rev D

Highly interactive open forum session: in-depth explanation the purpose and interpretation of each of the additional AS9100:2016 aerospace requirements added to ISO 9001:2015 - with examples of practical implementation strategies and highlighting of audit targets

Leadership (top management)

  • ISO 9001:2015 requirements for leadership
  • AS9100:2016 requirements for leadership

Who should attend

The course is suitable for management teams, process owners, internal auditors and supplier auditors who need to understand and interpret the AS9100:2016 requirements in a practical manner.

The course also provides the essential knowledge for students who are planning to enroll in our 5-day IRCA-certified AS9100 Lead Auditor (CQI/IRCA certified) course or our 2-day AS9100 Internal Auditor course.


Individuals who successfully complete the course will -

  • be better equipped to understand the meaning and purpose of the AS9100:2016 standard requirements
  • be confident in knowing acceptable implementation strategies in the design and/or manufacturing environment
  • identify conformity (audit) questions to test QMS processes
  • identify risks and opportunities within the QMS
  • identify weaknesses in QMS performance (e.g. quality and delivery), process-level effectiveness and management commitment
  • be able to accrue (8) IRCA CPD points because of the highly structured nature of this course
  • The organization will –
  • be confident that their personnel understand the AS9100:2016 Rev D requirements – and how they apply to their own processes
  • understand the importance of monitoring QMS performance and process effectiveness
  • be able to identify key audit questions and know that the outcomes of their audits will meet the expectations of aerospace/defence industry customers and Certification Bodies

All participants will receive a training certificate containing the internationally-recognized TEC Transnational logo – confirming their understanding of the changed requirements.


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