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Improvement Practitioner – Apprenticeship (Standard)

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.They can be found across all sectors and functions including automotive, banking, engineering, food products, IT, property, retail and telecoms.

If you are looking to implement change and improve the leanness of the organisation, this qualification adds value to not only your own personal CV but the organisation of which you work. 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, you may manage small teams ensuring motivation and momentum

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Anytime from Sep 2021 : Mid Devon : Part-time
Course Code : AT100
Level : Level 4
Duration : 2 Years
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Course details


You will be required to complete an end-point assessment.

Entry Requirements

This will be discussed at interview and in conjunction with your employer.


Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you could further develop your knowledge through a higher level apprenticeship.

There are a variety of job titles associated with the occupation including Business Improvement Practitioner, Continuous Improvement Manager, Process Excellence Manager, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Quality Control Senior Analyst.


Q: How do I know if my role meets the requirements of this apprenticeship?

A: You will have a thorough interview in partnership with your employer to ensure they can support you with this apprenticeship

Q: Aren’t apprenticeships just for 16-18-year-olds?

A: Absolutely not! Apprenticeships are a fantastic resource to upskill new and existing staff of all ages.

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Staring Date : 01/09/2021
Course Code : AT100 Mid Devon campus Enquire

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