business improvement techniques level 2

Provide your staff with effective quality improvement processes that will impact the efficiency of your organisation

Who is this course for?

The Business Improvement Techniques Level 2 training programme equips your employees with the skills and knowledge needed to ensure that business processes are planned and executed as efficiently as possible.

It is aimed at employees who are leading a team and want to learn how to streamline business processes and support business efficiency. It is also suitable for any employee who needs to have a fundamental understanding of business improvement practices for their job role.

What does the course cover?

Upon completion of this course, the employee will have the appropriate skills, knowledge and behaviours to be able to apply lean techniques to improve quality, cost and delivery, to monitor quality in the manufacturing process and generate statistical data to ensure continuous improvement.

Course outline:

  • Compliance with regulations and health and safety requirements
  • Effective team working
  • Reducing costs
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Applying workplace organisation techniques
  • Applying basic statistics

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Course Duration

The duration of this apprenticeship is 12 months and is made up of 5 mandatory units and 1 optional pathway.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course, you would ideally have at least 4 GCSE’s (grade A* to D/9 to 4) or equivalent. This will ideally include Maths and English. You must also already be working in a position where you perform typical manufacturing or engineering duties regularly.

What qualifications will be achieved?

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business Improvement Techniques (RQF)
  • Level 1 Functional Skills Maths*
  • Level 1 Functional Skills English*

*if required

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TUTOR SUPPORT


The apprentice will receive regular tutor support throughout their qualification. A blended learning approach will be used. They will have monthly face-face visits alongside regular email and phone contact. The resources on their e-learning system have been designed to run in conjunction with the sessions, allowing the learner to research and review each topic with ease.

FUNDING OPTIONS


This qualification is government funded and falls under the new Apprenticeship Levy Scheme. Our BIT qualification requires a 5% employer contribution. Total cost of training is £3,500. The employer is required to fund 5% of this equating to £175.

Business that have less than 50 employees won’t pay anything if they employ apprentices under the age of 19, and will receive a £1000 incentive payment. This will be discussed during the initial engagement to determine eligibility.

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PROGRESSION ROUTES

Business Improvement Techniques Level 2

KEY FACTS

Course Cost: £3,500

Employer Contribution: £175 (for non-levy paying organisations)

Qualifications

Level 2 Diploma in Business Improvement Techniques (RQF)

Level 2 Certificate in Lean Organisation Management

Level 1 Functional Skills Maths*

Level 1 Functional Skills English*

*If required

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COMPLYING WITH STATUTORY REGULATIONS AND ORGANISATIONAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

Comply with all relevant regulations that apply to their area of work, as defined in the Health and Safety at Work Act

Identify the relevant qualified first aiders and know the location of the first aid facilities

Know procedures to be adopted in the case of accidents involving injury

Be fully conversant with their organisation’s procedures for fire alerts and the evacuation of premises

Identify the hazards and risks that are associated with their job

CONTRIBUTING TO EFFECTIVE TEAM WORKING

Establish and maintain productive working relationships whilst challenging fixed ideas, and to deal with disagreements in an amicable and constructive way

Contribute to team activities by providing ideas and solutions, and to find ways of resolving issues that cause concern and disagreement

Keep others informed about work plans or activities which affect them

CONTRIBUTING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF VISUAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Identifying the appropriate parts of the process or work area that will have visual controls and identifying the key performance indicators which are to be displayed in the work area

Ensure that the accuracy of the information submitted for the visual managements systems meets with the company requirements

The information to be displayed will include such things as safety, zero defects, process concerns or corrective actions, performance measures, standard operating procedures (SOPs), workplace organisation, skills matrices, autonomous maintenance worksheets, parts control systems, problem resolution (eg Kaizen boards), shadow boards and standard workin-progress
(WIP) locations and quantities

CONTRIBUTING TO THE APPLICATION OF WORKPLACE ORGANISATION TECHNIQUES

Carrying out the principles and techniques of a workplace organisation activity such as 5S or 5C

Consider the work area and its activity and determine where information, materials, tools and/or equipment are missing, or require a new location and where improvements to the area or
activity could be made

Improve the condition of the working environment and in doing so establish a new improved area score

CONTRIBUTING TO THE APPLICATION OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES (KAIZEN)

Contributing to the planning the Kaizen process for the agreed work area/activity, to include plan, do, check, act, and to use quantifiable objectives and targets for the improvement activity

Identification of all forms of waste, and problems or conditions within the work area or activity where improvements can be made

Focus on improvements which would give business benefits, such as reduced product cost, increased capacity and/or flexibility, improved safety, improved regulatory compliance, improved quality, improved customer service, improvements to working practices and procedures, reduction in lead time and reduction/elimination of waste

OPTIONAL PATHWAYS

Pathway One: Process Improvement

Pathway Two: Quality Improvement

TYPICAL JOBS

The Business Improvement Techniques Level 2 Apprenticeship is designed for people working in an existing manufacturing or engineering environment at a junior level.

Engineering Operative

Supervisor / Team Leader