An Improvement Technician is responsible for the delivery and coaching of improvement activity within an area of responsibility, often associated with Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. They can be found across all industry sectors and functions including automotive, banking, engineering, food products, IT, property, retail, telecoms etc.

Typically, Technicians work as a member of an operational team to resolve problems - preventing re-occurrence, engaging others in issues affecting them and to support the improvement of performance.

Typical activities include:
• Engaging team members in the identification of improvement opportunities and relevant countermeasures and controls.
• Initiating and facilitating improvement activities through to confirmed resolution.
• Providing local expertise in business improvement methods and basic tools to team.

There are a variety of job titles associated with the occupation, these include, but are not limited to: Business Improvement Co-ordinator, Continuous Improvement Executive, Process Technician, Operational Excellence/Lean Engineer, Lean Six Sigma Yellow belt and Quality Control Analyst.

Course Duration

14 Months

Entry Requirments

You will need English and maths at GCSE Grade D/3 or above, or equivalent qualifications (eg Functional Skills at Level 1). If you do not have English or maths at this level, we will invite you to take a Skills Scan to check your current level of skill.


• Multiple choice test.
• Project report, presentation and questioning.
• Professional discussion.