Improvement Practitioner

The Level 4 Improvement Practitioner apprenticeship will teach learners how to use a blend of Lean and Six Sigma.

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The Improvement Practitioner apprenticeship will teach learners how to use a blend of Lean and Six Sigma, project and change management principles and give them the tools to identify and lead the delivery of change across organisational functions and processes.

Typically, Practitioners will lead smaller projects and/or play a key supporting role in a larger programme – tackling issues that may require swift problem solving, or re-occurring challenges that require in-depth analysis and the implementation of a range of effective and sustainable countermeasures. They will be the focal point for all stakeholders and responsible for communication throughout a project.

Typical activities may include:

  • Identifying potential opportunities, diagnosing issues, proposing solutions and implementing changes and controls
  • Coaching teams and sharing best practice
  • When leading projects they may manage small teams ensuring motivation and momentum, and be responsible for the successful

Programme Content

  • L4 Improvement Practitioner
  • L2 Functional Skills Maths
  • L2 Functional Skills English

Duration

Full time apprentices will typically spend 14 to 18 months on-programme working towards the apprenticeship standard, with a minimum of 20% of this time being off-the-job training.  

 

Structure

End Point Assessment

The EPA consists of three distinct assessment methods:  

  1. Multiple choice examination to assess the knowledge elements of the standard  
  2. Project report, presentation & questioning to holistically assess Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours (KSBs) across the standard –based on the apprentice’s improvement project(s) as contained in the project portfolio
  3. Professional discussion underpinned by the apprentice’s log, to holistically assess KSBs across the standard

Each assessment methods’ contribution to the overall grade of the EPA/apprenticeship is set out below:

Multiple Choice Examination - 10%

Project Report, Presentation & Questioning - 60%

Professional Discussion, underpinned by log - 30%

20% Off the Job Training

Throughout the qualification learners are expected to complete 20% off the job training. Off-the-job training is training received by the learner, during the learner’s paid hours, for the purpose of achieving their apprenticeship.  

Off-the-job training must be directly relevant to the apprenticeship standard and teach new knowledge, skills and behaviours required to reach competence in the management sector.


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Improvement Practitioner

The Level 4 Improvement Practitioner apprenticeship will teach learners how to use a blend of Lean and Six Sigma.

20 Learners

14-18 Months