Improvement Practitioner

For learners interested in learning how to use a blend of Lean and Six Sigma.

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Who is this course for?

The L4 Improvement Practitioner apprenticeship is for learners interested in learning how to use a blend of Lean and Six Sigma.

What will I learn?

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

Delivery Units:

This apprenticeship will be delivered according to the three EPA assessment methods:

  1. Multiple choice examination to assess the knowledge elements of the standard (10% of overall grade)
  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 (60% of overall grade)
  3. Professional discussion underpinned by the apprentice’s log, to holistically assess KSBs across the standard (30% of overall grade)

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.

Qualifications Included:

L4 Improvement Practitioner

L2 Functional Skills Maths

L2 Functional Skills English

Progression:

Level 5 Improvement Specialist

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be able to secure off-the-job training directly relevant to the apprenticeship standard that teaches new knowledge, skills and behaviours required to reach competence in the management sector.

How do I apply?

To apply, please contact Lisa.Emmerson@nacollege.ac.uk

 

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