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AS9100 Strategic Direction Training

Aerospace Quality System Courses

Midaero are a premium aerospace training supplier boasting a prestige client base of Primes, OEMs, and SMEs. Our staff improve your competences and knowledge and share industry best practices. Courses on your premises, or off-site to suit you.

AS9100 Strategic Direction

This AS9100 Strategic Direction course will help you to understand what is expected of your Senior Leadership Team in the context of your Aerospace Quality Management System. The International Aerospace Quality Group identified Strategy as a particular risk to the aerospace supply chain. Therefore, they included strategy as a core part of the AS9100:2016 revision.

The role of Senior Leadership has never been so pronounced, and success depends on their commitment. You will develop an understanding of Risk Based Thinking, planning for opportunities. Setting and executing on objectives.

AS9100 also asks for measurement of organisational measures of performance. You will develop the skills to create and measure top level objectives and flow them down to the organisation.

Your tutor will guide you through the use of AS9100 as a strategic, top level improvement tool.


This AS9100 course is aimed at people setting strategic direction within the organisation whether they are Shareholders, Directors, or Senior Managers.

It will help increase your ability to flow down and monitor requirements, and performance. It will also develop your communication channels.

Personally, you will be able to demonstrate that you understand AS9100 and what in means in a broad organisational context.

What you will study

Strategic Direction made its appearance in the Revision D. The Primes and OEMs have identified a significant risk in the lack of strategic thinking within the supply chain. This training addresses that risk by encouraging management teams to document their objectives in the correct context for their organisation and stakeholders.

Whilst attending our AS9100 strategic direction Course, delegates will gain an understanding of strategic planning including;

    • Context of the Organisation,
    • Stakeholder perspectives,
    • Strategic & Operational Risk Management,
    • Planning for Success,
    • Strategic Alignment and
    • Management Review.

Teaching support

Our tutors are highly experienced aerospace practitioners. They all hold graduate degrees, and are IAQG qualified Auditors. These qualifications are to 9100 Revision D.

Tutors for this course will have held Leadership Positions within a well-known Prime or OEM.

Your tutor should be able to answer any relevant questions about the course. They will also be able to comment on best practice, and what is happening in the industry. However, they are there to teach you, and they aren’t allowed to consult on complex problems during the teaching days. This is simply because it absorbs too much time, and can jeopardise finishing the course.


This course is assessed through activities, and engagement with the course material. There is no pass and fail, but if you want to get the most out of the course you will need to engage with the material, activities, and group work.

There is a certificate issued at the end of the course to prove that the course has been attended.

Entry requirements

This is a technical course and so it is very important that your english is not only good conversationally, but also that you can interpret and understand the technical elements of the course.

An understanding of strategy, and quality management would be advantageous, although this course is also suitable for entry level managers.

If you already have a set of organisational objectives or a business plan it would be helpful to review it prior to attendance.

Preparatory work

Think about how your organisation plans for its success. How does it monitor whether it’s performance is good or bad? What does it do to get things back on track? Are there process in place to control these things?

Read your business plan, or think about what your business needs to do to be successful. How does this inform produce and process quality?


If you have any special requirements please call us on 01902 472 523, or 07958 133357. Alternatively, text 07958 133 357, or use the form located on the Course Registration tab.

We will do our very best to ensure that everyone’s needs are met.

Study materials

All of our delegates are supplied with a copy of the course material, along with the tutors notes.

A loan copy of the standard will be supplied and this must be returned to your tutor at the end of the course.

Computing requirements

There are no requirements for any of our delegates to need access to a computer during this course.

In fact we prefer you not to bring laptops, or tablets into the class room. This helps to focus both your tutor and your delegates on the materials.

There are plenty of opportunities to check telephone messages, and emails during the days. Such as coffee breaks and at the start of break out sessions. We just ask that you be respectful to the tutor and the other delegates.

Things to bring with you

Our tutors will supply all that you need, including materials, pens, and notebooks.

Some people prefer to bring their own pens and notebooks. This is fine.

In some cases we may ask you to provide whiteboards, presentation equipment and flip charts. However, we will arrange this before hand, and we can provide anything necessary to make the course go smoothly.

Course registration

Our courses are mainly delivered on-site as this gives far more relevance to your organisation, and allows more appropriate discussion about the course material in your own context.

Please send your details through to us using the form below and we will contact you about your specific needs.

If you would prefer, simply call our office number and one of our dedicated staff will answer your questions.


This is a 1 day course that is expected to run 0900 – 1600 on each day.


Our prices are flexible depending on your specific requirements. Generally, discounts are available for 3 or more delegates.

Dependant on your individual circumstances, we do have excellent links to grant funding providers. However, this differs by area.

Call our offices

If you would like any further information, or you have a query. Please call our offices on 01902 472523, or 07958 133357. We are available between 8am and 8pm every day.

Enquiry form

Proposed Start Date


Call our offices

If you would like any further information, or you have a query. Please call our offices on 01902 472523, or 07958 133357. We are available between 8am and 8pm every day.

Enquiry form

Proposed Start Date