Aerospace Quality Standards ISO9001, AS9100 Certification Workshops

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A six week workshop series on Aerospace Quality Standards and Certification, covering both ISO9001 and AS9100.

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Operating in the aerospace sector can be overwhelming for SME’s who are not sure of the standards and certifications required by the industry. Aerospace Unlocking Potential and UKQMS would like to invite you to apply for a place on a free 12-hour standards and certification workshop, covering ISO9001 and AS9100, which will equip you with the tools and knowledge to ensure compliance and give the opportunity to ask questions to an expert.

Sessions will take place online in six two-hour bite-sized chunks, on Wednesday evenings between 19:00 and 21:00 from the 8th of September. SME’s accepted onto the workshop will have the choice to sign up to all six sessions, or pick the ones most relevant to them.

Course outline

Session 1 – Introduction to the standards

15th September 19:00 – 21:00 Online

  • Introduction to the aim of the sessions (awareness, insight, self-evaluation, risks and opportunities, decision point)
  • Service and Products – how the standards work with these
  • The mindset required to embrace the standards
  • General costs and benefits of the standards
  • Q&A

Session 2 – ISO9001 Implementations

22nd September 19:00 – 21:00 Online

  • Your business as processes
  • Overlaying ISO9001 onto the processes
  • The records and evidence auditors expect
  • Making it make you more profit
  • Self-assessment – readiness and effectiveness of ISO9001
  • Q&A

Session 3 – Introducing the aerospace quality standard

29th September 19:00 – 21:00 Online

  • Introduction to AS/EN 9100
  • Criticality and Responsibility – when it can go wrong
  • The costs and the benefits – financial perspective
  • The risks and the opportunities – business perspective
  • Q&A

Session 4 – Aerospace Quality System Implementation

6th October 19:00 – 21:00 Online

  • Implementing AS9100 into your business
  • Overlaying the extra expectations onto your business processes
  • Traceability and conformity for aerospace
  • The employee expectations in aerospace
  • Resourcing your aerospace quality system
  • Self-Assessment readiness and effectiveness of AS9100
  • Q&A

Session 5 – Assessments Gap Actions and Continuous Improvement

13th October 19:00 – 21:00 Online

  • Introduction to continuous improvement – pragmatic and simple
  • ISO9001 – addressing gaps in your coverage
  • AS9100 – addressing gaps in your coverage
  • Do it yourself, employ someone, get external help?
  • Q&A

Session 6 – What is right for your business?

20th October 19:00 – 21:00 Online

  • Recap of the key factors to consider for ISO9001 or AS9100
  • The clues from the self-assessments
  • The core risks and threats, eyes wide open
  • The gains and potential opportunities
  • Q&A

The workshop is open to eligible Midlands based SME’s who are already enrolled on the Aerospace Unlocking Potential programme.

Aerospace UP

As a pan-Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) project, Aerospace UP is available to SMEs in 8 Midlands LEP areas:

Black Country

Coventry and Warwickshire

Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Greater Birmingham and Solihull

Greater Lincolnshire

Leicester and Leicestershire

South East Midlands

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

State Aid

This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020. This event is classed as State Aid under De Minimis to participating businesses, but is delivered completely free of charge. For more information about the programme, please visit the Aerospace Unlocking Potential website.


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Organiser The Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT)

Organiser of Aerospace Quality Standards ISO9001, AS9100 Certification Workshops

The Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT) is a major centre for aerospace research

Specialists from global aerospace companies and aviation leaders have joined forces with our researchers and academics and together we are creating an extraordinary future for aerospace technology.

Aerospace at the University of Nottingham has over 70 externally funded projects valued at over £75 million with an inspirational team of 400 scientists and engineers.

Our Marie Sklodowska Curie PhD programme attracts the world’s leading doctoral students, who are working with industry to direct the future of aerospace.

Our ambition and drive makes the IAT a partner of choice in our five key areas of research

  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Aerospace Materials and Structures
  • Aerospace Operations
  • Future Propulsion
  • Aerospace Electrification


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