LEVEL 4: IMPROVEMENT PRACTITIONER
Identify and lead the delivery of change across organisational functions and processes. This apprenticeship is for new apprentices and/or existing staff in full time employment that may want a change in career or upskill in their existing role.
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. 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.
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.
Our online e-portfolio system will guide the apprentices through a simple to follow curriculum aligned to all the required Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours, with a variety of virtual learning environments and insights to the best examples to help exceltheir learning.
This course consists of multiple sessions, videos, each of which is a collection of related lessons.
Full time employees taking on this apprenticeship will typically spend 12 to 15 months on-programme working towards the apprenticeship standard, with a minimum of 20% of this time being off-the-job training.
Apprentices without English and mathematics at level 2 must achieve level 2 prior to taking their EPA. The EPA will only start once the employer is satisfied that gateway requirements for EPA have been met and that the apprentice is consistently working at or above the level set out in the standard.
The EPA will be conducted by an EPAO (End Point Assessment Organisation) approved to offer services against this standard, as selected by the employer. The EPA consists of three distinct assessment methods: