Introduction to AS 9100

AS 9100 is the adopted Quality Management System Standard for the aerospace and defence sector. In support of business process improvement and compliance, we’re offering an intense 1 or 2 day programme for the development and implementation of AS 9100: 2016 (Rev D).

Course Background & Description

AS 9100 was released in October 1999 by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the European Association of Aerospace Industries. AS 9100 replaces the earlier AS 9000 and fully incorporates the entirety of the current version of ISO 9001 with the additional and specific requirements relating to critical component - in-process quality control, materials traceability testing, inspection competence and product safety issues. Major aerospace producers and suppliers worldwide require (UKAS and or ANAB) accredited certification against AS 9100 as prerequisite to contract.

AS9100 is the adopted Quality Management System Standard for the aerospace and defence sector.

Course Content

The objective of this training programme is to practically explain the AS 9100 :2016 requirements and the revised assessment approach, as adopted by the certification body assessors. The training programme will explain how to achieve effective compliance against the AS 9100 :2016 by selected revisions to existing procedural obligations – ensuring a smooth transition from ISO 9001 to AS 9100 and or the continued improvement of existing management systems.

In summary, the course sessions include:

  • Explaining the AS 9100 :2016 requirements (and information about the pending :2016)
  • Implementation requirements of AS 9100 (the detail and relation to ISO 9001)
  • PEM’s - process effectiveness measures (what customers require)
  • Process based procedures – input and output measurement requirements
  • Certification approach to assessment against AS 9100 (what assessors look for)
  • Internal auditing and reporting requirements against AS 9100 (demonstrating compliance)


With formal AS 9100 :2016 certification, it allows an organisation to:

  • Ensures inclusion on the Online Aerospace Supplier Information System (OASIS) database
  • Demonstrates commitment to customers and stakeholders
  • Demonstrates an innovative and forward thinking approach
  • Increase access to new customers and business partners
  • Better manage your risks, traceability and archives - now and in the future
  • A tool for productivity improvement and waste reduction
  • Enhanced reputation, leading to business success

Who should attend?

The training programme is aimed at business managers and management representatives responsible for development, implementation or continued compliance against AS 9100 (and 9110 / 9120) and elements of Nadcap (testing) with consideration to aerospace. Delegates should have an understanding and working knowledge of quality management systems (from manufacturing, service, research and or the laboratory environment)

Course Programme

  • Quality Management – AS 9100 Awareness Principles & Implementation Techniques
  • The Standard Requirements & Management System Structures
  • Performance Indicators – PEM’s
  • Internal Auditor & Audit Reporting Requirements (monitoring PEM’s)
  • Case Studies & Workshops – Company Examples

The Trainer

A true practitioner from the aerospace and defence engineering sector, David Burns has over 20 years experience of consultancy and training experience, both within the UK and internationally.

Regularly contracted by major government institutions, accreditation and certification bodies and locally based aerospace, defence and precision engineering industries; having completed over 500 “quality management” projects worldwide – specialising in legal metrology, standards, testing and quality management – and contract compliance matters within the aerospace and defence engineering sector.

Terms and conditions of booking can be found below. Lunch and refreshments are provided as part of the delegate price.

The booking of a place on a training/event delivered by or arranged on behalf of a third party organisation by Centre for Assessment Ltd constitutes as a contract between the organisations /persons booked and Centre for Assessment Ltd.

The person making the booking is required to provide full contact details of all bookings made, including the names, organisation, addresses, emails, telephone number of all delegates. When making bookings on behalf of other people within their organisation, the person making the booking must be authorised to do so and have the full consent of the other person(s) of whom they are making the booking for, they are also responsible for ensuring that all persons(s) are made aware of our terms and conditions. The person making the booking is liable for all bookings made.

Only the booked person will be allowed entry to the training/event.

Booking Confirmation 

Confirmation of booking will be via email after payment is received. Joining Instructions, including directions will be sent two weeks prior to the start of the workshop via email. If you have not received the Joining Instructions, 5 days before the start of the workshop please contact our Office on 0161 237 4080.

How to Pay

All training events are required to be paid for at the time of booking using our Worldpay site, over the phone by credit card, BACS or cheque.  For BACS and cheque payment an invoice will be sent via email from our parent company MGC (Manchester Growth group) If you don’t receive an invoice within 24hrs of making the booking, contact us on 0161 237 4080 to request a copy.

Payment can be made by Cheque or BACS. All payments must be received prior to the date of the training/event. Any delegates who have not paid in full prior to the date of the training/event will be refused entry to the training/event/event and will be liable for the full cost of the training/event.

The delegate and the firm/organisation are jointly and severally liable for payment of the fees due.

Dietary requests

On events where catering or refreshments are specified and you have special dietary requirements you must give us written notice at least 10 working days before the event, a supplement may be payable. If any dietary requirements cannot be met then the delegate will be required to provide their own catering or refreshments without cost incurred to Centre for Assessment Ltd. No deduction from the agreed fee will be made to the delegate for provision of their own catering or refreshments.

Centre for Assessment Ltd accept no liability for any catering or refreshments provided. Any dispute causing loss or suffering must be made with the catering provider or venue directly.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Should you need to cancel your workshop booking please see the cancellation policy below:

0-7 days prior to event:                                     100% of fee               nil refund

8-14 days prior to event:                                   50% of fee                 50% refund

14- 28 days prior to event:                                25% of fee                 75% refund

28 days plus                                                      No charge                 Full refund

No show on the day                                          100% of fee               Nil refund

*references to day(s) are calendar days

Cancellations can only be accepted in writing to Centre for Assessment Ltd via the following options:

Post:                 Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6EU




Transfer Conditions

Transfer to another date or training/event can be made provided Centre for Assessment Ltd can replace the booking with another delegate for the same cost. In the event of no replacement being found the full cancellation policy will be applicable. All requests to transfer must be made in writing to .

You may substitute a colleague without charge, provided you confirm their full name in writing before the day of the training/event.

Non chargeable Events

If the event you are booked onto is a non-chargeable event and you are unable to attend, you are required to cancel your booking in writing. If you wish to transfer your booking to another colleague you must do so in writing.

Failure to attend a non-chargeable event without informing us in writing 28 days prior to the event, will incur a cancellation fee of £25 per person.

Cancellation by Centre for Assessment Ltd

Centre for Assessment Ltd reserves the right to amend, modify or cancel this events and training. Should the event be cancelled a full refund of any fee paid will be made or an alternative course will be offered. Centre for Assessment Ltd can accept no further liability if the event is cancelled, including no liability for any expenses incurred as a result of cancellation.

Centre for Assessment Ltd will endeavour to inform all delegates of an event cancellation however in exceptional circumstances we reserve the right to cancel the event on the day, for example but not limited to severe weather conditions, flood or damage to the venue or sudden illness of the trainer. If we do cancel an event we shall inform the customer  via email or telephone as soon as possible, but will have no further liability to the customer.

Event Speakers/Trainers

Centre for Assessment Ltd reserves the right to use subcontracted trainers/speakers. Any statements or non factual information given outside of the course guidelines by subcontracted speakers are their own opinion and not that of Centre for Assessment Ltd.  Whilst Centre for Assessment Ltd endeavours to ensure that all Trainers are experienced and have the relevant qualifications it remains the trainers responsibility to ensure they are fully qualified to carry out  training/event or event they have been subcontracted to deliver.


If you wish to raise a complaint about any service that has been provided by Centre for Assessment Ltd it should be put in writing & addressed to Dave Harrison Operations Director of Centre for Assessment Ltd, Where the complaint involves the Operations Director, it should be addressed to the Managing Director.  Confirmation of receipt of the complaint will be sent within 14 working days of the complaint being received. It remains the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the compliant has been received. All complaints will be fully investigated and the decision made by the Operations Manager or the Operations Director will be final.

Intellectual property

Any presentations or materials developed by Centre for Assessment Ltd for the purpose of the training/event or event remain the property of Centre for Assessment Ltd and cannot be used by the customer or passed to any other parties in full or part unless agreed in writing by an authorised person from Centre for Assessment Ltd.


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Terms & Conditions

Acceptance by Centre for Assessment Ltd of your booking will give rise to a legally binding contract. These terms and condition form a legally binding contract. Any validity and performance of the contract shall be governed in all respects by English Law; in connection with any disputes between the parties relating to or connected with the contract; both parties shall agree irrevocably to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Judicature in England.

Terms & Conditions Variation

Centre for Assessment Ltd. reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions. Due notice will be given for any changes.


14th September 2016



£450.00 + VAT

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