IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor

IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor

Internal auditing is one of the fundamental activities for maintaining a Management System and assessing compliance with specified requirements.  And with Continual Improvement being one of the key Quality Management Principles of ISO 9001, internal auditing goes beyond compliance and becomes one of the key drivers of business improvement.  This course looks at the requirements of IATF 16949:2016 defining the requirements for organisations supplying to the automotive industry.  It enables harmonisation of the various supplier assessment and certification systems across the entire automotive chain.

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The aim of this two day course is to provide a greater understanding on ISO 9001 with a focus on the IATF 16949:2016 standard giving individuals the benefits of a process-based management system and is designed to teach individuals to plan, execute, report and positively follow up corrective action for internal audits based on the requirements of IATF 16949.


Participants will:

  • Ensure the adequacy of a Quality Management System
  • Ensure that the system is compliant with the requirements and principles of ISO 9001 and identify the relationship between ISO 9001 and the additional requirements of IATF 16949
  • Manage the effectiveness of the documented system and efficiency in the operation
  • Plan and prepare for an internal audit with the understanding of auditing procedures and documentation
  • Identify opportunities for process and business improvement
  • Introduction to Quality Management System Auditing
  • Requirements of ISO 9001 and IATF 16949:2016 Standards
  • Annex SL Framework
  • The role of an Internal Auditor
  • Process approach; Preparation & Planning
  • Audit Performance Techniques
  • Post Audit Reporting & Follow Up Actions
  • Conducting a live audit
  • Reporting findings and performance evaluation
  • Recommendations & Action Plans

This programme uses a mixture of group discussions, pro-forma examples, information input sessions along with practical application to fully involve participants.