Business Improvement Techniques - Intermediate Apprenticeship

Course overview

The Business Improvement Techniques Framework will assist an organisation’s productivity by applying the tools and techniques of continuous improvement. The implementation of a continuous improvement policy requires the organisation to focus its attention on improving its processes, by the elimination of all forms of waste (which is defined as anything that does not add value to the customer) reduced variation and defect prevention. It is essential that the improvements are maintained through the standardisation and continuous monitoring of the new operations via the Apprenticeship framework.

Apprenticeships are a tested way of training either a new or existing team member. An apprenticeship will provide on-the-job training which leads to an employee gaining a nationally recognised qualification which has been developed by the Sector Skills Council, Semta.

Entry requirements

An employee/apprentice must be over 16 years of age with no prior level 4 qualifications or above and be working a minimum of 30 contracted hours per week in an appropriate occupational role

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed againsts a set of nationally recognised standards which are set by the Awarding Body. The competence based element assessment will be via direct observation and work place supporting evidence. The knowledge based element may be assessed via a test, reflective review or assignment to confirm that you have achieved and understood the level of knowledge required. Whereas Functional Skills be be assessed via on-line tests.

What can I do next

Three months before completing this Apprenticeship framework a review will take place with yourself and your employer to discuss progression opportunties which may lead to a permanent employment contract, further study or indeed both.