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 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
There are a variety of job titles associated with the occupation, these include, but are not limited to: Business Improvement Practitioner, Continuous Improvement Manager, Process Excellence Manager, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Quality Control Senior Analyst.
Duration: 16-18 months
One to One tutor visits at the workplace
Support of business mentor visits
Workshops & Webinars
Functional Skills in English and Math’s (If required)
Business Improvement Project
Details of the Standard
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Entry Requirements :
Learners must be employed within a role that will enable them to evidence the requirements of the Apprenticeship . Learners should also possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification