An introduction to Process Control



CPD/Short courses


Coventry University


Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing

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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 detail

Statistical Process Control (SPC) is a major tool in both process control and six sigma activities. Often those responsible for measurement have little understanding of the importance of their contribution to these activities, rubbish in rubbish out.

By gaining an appreciation of the basic process and reporting tools of SPC, the candidate will be able to make a better contribution into the raw data collection and confidence and be able to support SPC activities. The candidate will also be able to initiate and plan basic process control studies of their own.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding how probability and statistics are used in process control and metrology
  • Recognising the difference between attribute and variable data analysis tools and reports
  • Standard deviation analysis and how it is used in several areas of the measurement process
  • The ability to read and interpret tally charts and frequency tables, histograms, Cp/Cpk, Pareto charts and control charts.

This course is suitable for Machine Tool Operators, Measurement Technicians, Inspectors, Production / Manufacturing / Quality / Design Engineers, Coordinate Measuring System champions and Metrologists who need to understand the basics tools and comprehend reports from a variety of statistical process control (SPC) sources. And as a CPD activity for those with a requirement to plan measurement or understand the results from measurement systems.

How will this course be taught

A one day course either at your site (subject to numbers) or in our dedicated training centres. All materials and equipment is provided by the University including a course workbook.

The course is one day duration from 8:30am till 4:30pm with parking, refreshments and a buffet lunch are included when on our sites.


This is a continual professional development course with a certificate of completion form Coventry University for those that attend.