APQP & PPAP Training, Certification and Consulting

APQP & PPAP Training

Claudius Consulting are providers of high quality APQP & PPAP training to the automotive and aerospace sectors. Our typical APQP & PPAP training involves you providing information on the products/processes you wish to apply APQP & PPAP to, so as well as learning the principles, you also have the opportunity to explore how the principles are best applied to your own products/processes through our interactive learning-through-doing approach. The training can be delivered face-to-face or virtually. Certificates of attendance are provided following the training at no additional cost.

Your Trainer

Steve holds a BSc (Hons) Technology, is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and experienced Lead Auditor for TS16949 and VDA6.3. He has worked in the automotive industry for over 25 years in quality focused roles including Quality Manager, Continuous Improvement Manager and Supplier Development Manager where he focussed on new product introduction using APQP and PPAP. He has also applied APQP and PPAP in the aerospace sector.


“Thanks Steve for the training and support/guidance given and offered. All candidates agreed that it was well presented, interesting and clearly identified the next phases of our journey to meeting the necessary requirements. Thank you.”
David Cooper (Quality Officer SHEQ) – Bostik Ltd

Programme Content

APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning)

  • Introduction to APQP
  • Phase 0: Pre-planning
  • Phase 1: Plan & Define Programme
  • Phase 2: Product Design & Development
  • Phase 3: Process Design & Development
  • Phase 4: Product & Process Validation
  • Phase 5: Feedback Assessment & Corrective Action
  • Control Plan Methodology

PPAP (Production Part Approval Process)

  • Introduction to PPAP
  • PPAP Process Requirements
  • Customer Notification
  • Submissions to Customer
  • Part Submission Status
  • Record Retention

Contact us for further information or a no obligations discussion on APQP & PPAP options