Performing Manufacturing Operations – Level 2
The Performing Manufacturing Operations apprenticeship is aimed at candidates who undertake a manufacturing role. It focuses on ensuring employees operate effectively in a manufacturing environment.
It is suitable for candidates who have jobs which include assembly operations of electrical and electronic products, vehicles, aerospace, marine, metal goods and production of moulded products. Other roles include receiving and checking raw materials and sub-assemblies, inspection, test and quality control.
Business Improvement Techniques – Level 2
This qualification is designed to support learners who will contribute to the identification and implementation of lean business improvement.
The qualification provides an opportunity for leaders to asses their competencies through a formal certification route.
Mandatory qualification requirements cover the areas that provide a common foundation to lean business improvement such as health and safety, team working and workplace organisation. Optional qualification requirements offer a choice of lean business activities that can be combined to meet the needs of the learner and businesses.
Business Improvement Techniques – Level 3
This qualification is aimed at those individuals in an organisation who are tasked with leading a change team through a lean business improvement project. The change team will ideally be completing a level 2 Business Improvement Techniques qualification as the criteria maps directly across to the level 3 qualification.
Mandatory units for the level 3 qualification cover areas such as; Continuous Improvement (Kaizen), Workplace organisation and Leading a Team. Optional units include Set-up Reduction Techniques and Flow Process Analysis. Optional qualification requirements offer a choice of lean business activities that can be combined to meet the needs of the learner and businesses.
Lean Six Sigma Training & Coaching and Mentoring
Six Sigma has now become one of the key strategic improvement tools of choice in today’s most successful organisations. The acquisition of Six Sigma skills and expertise is career enhancing for individuals and provides the organisation with a precious resource, the ability to identify and drive performance through project-based improvement programmes.
Six Sigma consists of a structured approach to improvement: Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control. Statistical and Creativity tools are employed to uncover the vital few factors that drive improvements in customer service, quality, and process performance. This enables the shift towards managing by fact and the expectation that employees and managers consistently adopt an approach where data-driven decision making is routine.