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What career opportunities can this lead to?

continuous improvement leader
- continuous improvement specialist
- process improvement leader
- quality improvement manager
Progression to further learning:
You will be able progress onto other quality and business improvement based qualifications such as:
- EAL Level 3 Diploma in Business-Improvement Techniques (QCF)
- EAL Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business-Improvement Techniques (QCF)
- EAL Level 3 Award in Six Sigma Quality Methodology (QCF)
Which will further broaden your skills set and increase your employability in the field of quality and business improvement.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry qualifications or age limits required by learners to undertake this qualification unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the units of assessment. This qualification is for learners who wish to learn about lean business improvement techniques and have the ability to achieve a Level 3 qualification. It is also suitable for those with responsibility for improving business performance such as team leaders, process improvement and quality assurance personnel.

What does this programme involve?

To achieve this qualification you need a minimum of 94 credits.
You must complete all units in Group A, then select one of the two pathways and complete that pathways mandatory units and sufficient optional units to achieve the remaining 94 credits. The units cover the skills, knowledge and understanding to support the overall effective operation of businesses across a variety of sectors including:
- applying Six Sigma methodology
- applying basic statistical process control
- basic statistical analysis
- carry out value stream mapping
- applying value management
- Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
- visual management systems
- applying policy deployment
- applying workplace organisation techniques
- applying continuous improvement techniques Kaizen
- creating flexible production and manpower systems
- applying mistake/error proofing - Poka Yoke
- problem solving
- capability studies
- analysing and selecting parts for improvement
- creation of standard operating procedures
NVQs are assessed by portfolio of evidence which details what youve done at work and observation from an assessor who watches you work and checks that you can do the work-related tasks.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Once you have enrolled onto the programme you will be assigned an assessor that will visit you in the workplace regularly. They will complete assessment plans and reviews with you to keep you on target. They will support you in the collection of the required evidence needed for your qualification through different assessment methods such as; professional discussion, observations, written questions, verbal questions, witness statements and any assignments.

What else do I need to know?

Advanced Apprenticeships are jobs with an accompanying skills development programme
designed by employers in the sector. It allows the apprentice to gain technical knowledge and
real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for their immediate
job and future career. These are acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal
off-the-job training and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work
context. This broader mix differentiates the Apprenticeship experience from training delivered
to meet narrowly focused job needs.

If you are a Levy paying employer, the cost of training will be funded through your digital account. If you are a non-levy paying employer you will pay 5% of the cost of training. For full details on fees, or for any other enquiries please contact or call 023 8091 1195.

Dates for the diary

Each year we hold various events which will give you the opportunity to find out more about our range of courses. For specific dates and times please see the events section of this website or telephone 023 8091 1195.

How do I apply?

If you are hoping to undertake a workbased apprenticeship, please be aware that you will need to be employed in a relevant role in industry and your employer must agree to your training.

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Workforce Skills Advisors on 023 8091 1195.

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For full details on fees, or for any other enquiries please contact or call 023 8091 1195.

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