Level 4 – Improvement Practitioner (Green Belt)

Course Overview

Improvement Practitioners 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. Improvement Practitioners can be found across all sectors and functions including automotive, banking, engineering, food products, IT, property, retail, telecoms, Local and County Councils, NHS, Voluntary / Charity, Utilities, Pharmaceuticals, Insurance, Hospitality etc.​

Typically, Practitioners 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 are the focal point for all stakeholders and responsible for communication throughout a project. Typical activities 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 completion of the project.


14 months (this does not include EPA period)

Classroom, On the job, Off the job

Interview, Project Presentation

Levy & Non-Levy

- Fully Funded (free if eligible)

16 Years +, Live in England, Not in Full time education

What Will I learn?


  • Compliance
  • Team formation & leadership
  • Project management
  • Presentation & reporting
  • Change management
  • Principles & methods
  • Project selection & scope
  • Problem definition
  • Process mapping & analysis
  • Data analysis – basic tools
  • Measurement systems
  • Basic statistics & measures
  • Data analysis – statistical methods
  • Process capability & performance
  • Root cause analysis
  • Experimentation
  • Identification & prioritisation


  • Compliance
  • Communication
  • Coaching
  • Project management
  • Change management
  • Principals and Methods
  • Project selection and Scoping
  • Problem definition
  • Process mapping & analysis
  • Lean tools
  • Measurements systems
  • Data acquisition for analysis
  • Basic statistics & measures
  • Data analysis-statistical methods
  • Process capability & performance
  • Root cause analysis
  • Experimentation & optimisation
  • Identification & prioritisation
  • Data analysis – SPC
  • Benchmarking
  • Sustainability & control


  • Drive for results
  • Team-working
  • Professionalism
  • Continuous development
  • Safe working

Job Progression

  • Business Improvement Practitioner
  • Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Process Excellence Manager
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Quality Control Senior Analyst
  • Environmental Compliance Manager
  • Engineer (Environmental, Mechanical, Geotechnical, Civil, Chemical, etc)
  • Environmental Construction Management
  • Environmental Data Analyst
  • Environmental Health and Safety Officer
  • Transportation Engineer

Green Job Progression:

  • Environmental improvement compliance manager
  • Environmental improvement engineer
  • Environmental improvement construction manager
  • Environmental improvement data analyst
  • ​Environmental improvement health and safety officer

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Level 4 – Improvement Practitioner (Green Belt)

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