Online training is a great way to learn a new skill and fit it around your existing work and responsibilities. Our interactive eLearning courses track your progress so you can stop your learning, and when you return to it you can pick up exactly where you left off. You’re able to set your own pace, and revisit more challenging topics.

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The FMEA online training course comes with two months’ access which will provide plenty of time to review the course materials. You’ll also get lifetime support from Impact Consulting so whether you have a question a month after your course, or four years, we will try our best to help.

Your course is online and fully interactive, but there are a number of offline exercises to complete too. All 100% Effective eLearning is fully optimised for desktops, laptops and tablets and comes with unlimited email and phone support.

This course has a British English voiceover.

About this course

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis is a step-by-step process for identifying all of the possible failings in a process, product, service or new design. The tool is used to help practitioners predict what might go wrong – and how bad the effect of that failure could be – so that plans can be put in place to prevent them from occurring or to detect them before incident.

Failure modes means all of the ways a process, product, service or new design could fail, while effects analysis considers the scale and consequences of those failures.

Finding faults or failures in a product, service or new design once it is completed and on its way to the customer is expensive, damaging and potentially dangerous. An FMEA helps practitioners to find likely causes of problems before they occur so it never gets to that stage.

What will I learn?

Our FMEA eLearning is a short, but thorough, online course exploring what Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is, and walking you through how to complete one yourself.

FMEA is most noticeably used in industries where there is a serious risk associated with failure, such as aviation, the Armed Forces and space exploration. However, it is also common across the rest of industry where failures may not be so dangerous, but could be hugely expensive or very damaging to the company.

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Introduction
  • What is FMEA?
  • Using FMEA templates
  • A Quick Look example
  • FMEA Roadmap
  • Exploring DFMEA and PFMEA
  • Completing your own FMEA

Online training allows delegates to learn at their own pace, and this interactive course has games, quizzes and activities to ensure you are confident in how to effectively conduct and complete an FMEA.

Learning outcomes

Learning how to complete Failure Modes and Effects Analysis is hugely beneficial to your company, but it also provides you with key skills you can continue to use throughout your career.

Benefits of FMEA

  • Improved quality, reliability and safety
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Identifies critical to quality elements of a process, product or service
  • Documents risk reduction activities
  • Reduces development time and costs
  • Reduces warranty claims, returns and complaints

Benefits to the individual

The ability to:

  • Explain and conduct an FMEA
  • Identify and eliminate potential failure modes early
  • Work with a team to collect data

You’ll get 8 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points by completing this course.


There are no prerequisites for taking this training course.

Who should attend?

The power of an FMEA team is that it pulls together the knowledge of people across a range of functions. Relying on the knowledge of one person or a few people in the same role would not make it the robust tool it is.


That means FMEA training is relevant to everyone! However, it’s particularly useful if you are in an improvement or risk management role.