This modular programme combines classroom training with coaching and workshops linked to practical improvement projects and activities. Apprentices will develop a comprehensive range of competencies in Lean, Six Sigma and the business and team skills required to become an effective Business Improvement Practitioner. The programme is facilitated by our expert trainers with vast experience in supporting teams through high performance and results focused programmes. Extensive reference materials, tools and templates are provide and help to drive consistency in continuous improvement applications across the wider organisation. Regular coaching sessions ensure that Apprentices benefit from an optimum blend of support and encouragement throughout their learning and development programme.
|Qualification name||Non regulated provision, Level 4, Engineering|
|Awarding organisation||Generic award - no awarding body|
|Course type||Work based|
|Course start date||Flexible|
|Cost description||Price includes End Point Assessment. The government will provide 95% funding for non levy (less than 3 million pay bill) paying employers|
• In order to fulfil the Levy Funding criteria, candidates must have a role profile which requires the competencies and skills defined in the L4 Improvement Practitioner Standard which is representative of the skills required by a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. • Candidates must be in employment and 20% of their working week should be spent doing off-the-job training during the apprenticeship which will be completed over a period of 12 to 14 months.
Apprentices will need a PC – ideally a laptop. Minitab and/or Quantum Excel software will be required throughout the programme
At the end of the programme there is an End Point Assessment (EPA). This consists of three distinct assessment methods: • Multi-choice exam – to assess knowledge elements of the standard • Project report, presentation & questioning – to holistically assess knowledge, skills and behaviours in the standard • Professional discussion underpinned by Apprentice’s log (the on going ‘diary’ which records the activities throughout their learning journey) • It is also required that Apprentices have met the criteria for English and mathematics proficiency (equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above). For candidates who do not currently have this qualification, an additional programme of learning support and testing will be required.