An Introduction to Process Control

Study level: CPD/Short courses
A tutor using measurement equipment.

A one-day course on the tools, processes and reports associated with basic statistical process control (SPC) as a post measurement process, including how and when it can benefit a business.

Course code



Coventry University (Coventry)

Study mode



1 day



Start date

Any time

Course overview

This one-day course covers the tools, processes and reports associated with basic statistical process control (SPC). It is held at Coventry University’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME). Candidate numbers are limited so that students receive appropriate time on engagement with the teaching team. The course is delivered through a variety of blended learning including lectures and activity sessions.

Course detail

  • Appreciation of the basic process and reporting tools of SPC.
  • Raw data collection, analysis and confidence profiling.
  • Initiate and plan basic process control studies.

How you'll learn

  • Lectures - Presentations with group interaction and activities
  • Activity sessions - Hands-on user experience
  • Discussions - Lecturer led sessions and group discussions.

Learning outcomes include

  • Understand probability and statistics
  • Recognise attribute and variable data analysis tools and reports
  • Standard deviation analysis and its use in the measurement process
  • Read and interpret tally charts and frequency tables, histograms, Cp/Cpk, Pareto charts and control charts.


Upon completion, candidates will receive a Coventry University Continuous Professional Development (CPD) completion certificate from the Manufacturing Metrology Group.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for:

  • Machine Tool Operators
  • Measurement Technicians
  • Inspectors
  • Production/Manufacturing/Quality/Design Engineers
  • Coordinate Measuring System programmers
  • Metrologists who require an understanding of the basics tools and reporting of statistical process control (SPC) sources

How to apply

The course cost is £495 (excluding VAT) per candidate and places are limited. Please contact for bookings and further information.

Corporate discounts may be available depending on the number of course attendees. Please contact for further information.


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