The Improvement Practitioner apprenticeship will teach learners how to use a blend of Lean and Six Sigma, project and change management principles and 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:
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.
End Point Assessment
The EPA consists of three distinct assessment methods:
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.