An Improvement Practitioner uses a blend of Lean and Six Sigma, projects and changes 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.

Typical activities include:
• Identifying potential opportunities, diagnosing issues, proposing solutions and implementing changes and controls.
• Coaching teams and sharing best practice.
• When leading projects they may manage small teams ensuring motivation and momentum, and be responsible for the successful.

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.

Course Duration

18 Months

Entry Requirements

You will have to take a Skills Scan to ensure your current level of maths and English is at the required level.


You will need English and maths at GCSE Grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications (eg Functional Skills at Level 2). We will invite you to take a Skills Scan to check your current level of skill.


After completing the Level 4 Apprenticeship, you can progress onto further study in the Business Improvement Techniques sector.

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