Course Overview

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. Improvement Practitioners can be found across all sectors and functions including automotive, banking, engineering, food products, IT, property, retail, telecoms etc.

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 their success.

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.

Assessment

• Multiple choice exam.
• Project report and presentation.
• Professional discussion.

Progression

This role may be a gateway to further career opportunities in this sector, such as management or senior support roles, or to further study.

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