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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Once you have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Improvement Techniques you can move onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Improvement Techniques if your job role meets the criteria.

A career in Engineering could take you to a vast range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, food and drink, marine, medical, IT, construction, nuclear, or even space. There are opportunities to work as a mechanical, electrical or chemical engineer in most industries, where you could focus on the research and design elements or take a more hands-on approach with manufacturing and maintenance.  

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry qualifications required by learners to undertake the NVQ units.

What does this programme involve?

By involving employees in the improvement of business efficiency, BIT encourages a company culture that is focused on the benefits of continuous improvement, as well as ensuring a safer, more organised workplace.

The aim of this framework is to attract young people into the engineering manufacturing industry, and will provide apprentices with the skills, underpinning knowledge and transferable skills required to operate at an Operator or semi-skilled level in an engineering or manufacturing environment while carrying out a wide variety of defined activities.
The framework consists of 4 different elements which include, The Business Improvement Techniques NVQ, The Business Improvement Techniques Technical Certificate, The Employers Rights and Responsibilities and Functional skills in Maths and English.
The Mandatory units are:
-Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
-Contributing to effective team working
-Contributing to the application of workplace organisation techniques
-Contributing to the development of visual management systems

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.

Engaging with assessment materials will allow staff to think about the organisation from a different perspective. It encourages them to look at their contribution to the business as a whole and will prepare them to overcome the challenges they face day-to-day.

What else do I need to know?

The BIT 2 NVQ is delivered by high-achieving lean process practitioners and is a
down-to-earth, hands-on programme designed for operators in companies that have lean
systems in place but are looking to engage the wider workforce in continuous improvement activities.
It teaches them how to identify and eliminate waste, create flow and improve
quality leading to greater efficiency and increased profitability. This programme will be
essential in ensuring that UK companies can compete against strong international competition.

Courses are tailored to suit the employer and individual as each framework offers multiple options to ensure staff get the most out of the experience and clear organisational benefits are achieved.

Until July 31st 2016 Apprenticeship fees for those eligible for funding are as follows;
Level 2 - from 100*
Level 3 - from 200*
Level 5 - from 500*

*Costs are subject to group size and location. Further details are available on request, our Workforce Skills Advisors would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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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Need any further advice?

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

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