Initial and further training

Initial and further training

undefinedQualifizierung und Prüfung Kursangebote 2012 (in German language)


Within the framework of the VDA QMC software quality initiative we offer comprehensive initial and further training covering quality assurance for software development in the automobile sector. In this, the training is divided into two main areas of emphasis :

  • Training for intacs™ Assessor Automotive SPICE®
  • User training based on Automotive SPICE®

All the training is carried out by  experienced lecturers in association with the VDA QMC Automotive SPICE® training partners and is subject to constant quality monitoring. The training courses are recognized by the member companies of the VDA. The user training represents a basic qualification for the quality assurance of development of control devices and systems.

For assessors and those wishing to become assessors

Assessing processes is generally the starting point for developing actions to achieve improvements and control. Given the responsibility associated with the results of these assessments, the automobile industry places particular requirements on the qualifications of the personnel involved.  The VDA QMC offers the training opportunity to become a certified assessor in software processes. This is the only certification recognized within the automobile industry for process assessment in accordance with Automotive SPICE®.

  • iNTACS™ certified ISO/IEC 15504 Provisional Assessor (Automotive SPICE®)
  • iNTACS™ certified ISO/IEC 15504 Competent Assessor (Automotive SPICE®)

Target groups: Quality representative, auditors, staff members from quality improvement projects and those, who want a career as Assessors in the automobile industry.

For users in quality assurance and development

In many control unit development projects Automotive SPICE® has established itself as the authoritative framework guideline. It does not cover merely the activities involved in assessment and improvement; it also represents the concrete and practical implementation of the procedures, set out in the process model, which are relevant to those involved in the project.

In order to support these target groups in their day-to-day work the
VDA QMC has extended its Automotive SPICE® training partner programme to offer the following new training sessions as from 2009, in addition to the well-known assessor training programmes:

  • Automotive SPICE® - Engineering Processes (3 days)
  • Automotive SPICE® - Supporting Processes (2 days)
  • Automotive SPICE® - Management Processes (2 days)


The seminars are particularly suitable for those whose work is assessed within the framework of internal or external Automotive SPICE® assessments. They represent important modules for long-term employee training and a targeted preparation for future assessments.


Target groups :Development engineers, test engineers, project managers and others involved in development projects in the automotive environment.

For decision-makers, buyers, quality managers and auditors

To achieve a quality assurance strategy which takes account of the additional requirements represented by the massive integration of software-based systems in modern vehicles, an over-arching understanding of the associated development and production processes is essential. In this connection the VDA-QMC offers one-day overview training sessions on the subject of Automotive SPICE®.

  • Automotive SPICE® - for Managers (1 day)

Participants will learn the possible ways in which the model can be used in their company and in the association between customer and supplier. Based on the contents of the course an assessment can be made of the potential for application in each individual environment.

Target groups: Project managers, managers, quality representative, auditors and those who wish to get an overview of the Automotive SPICE® method.