Course Overview

Business Improvement Techniques (BITS) are proven methods and concepts of how an organisation can implement a change culture. Continuous improvement coupled together with workplace organisation are just 2 concepts alone that will identify weaknesses and waste within the organisation and improve efficiency.

Improvement Technicians are responsible for 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.

The training covers health and safety aspects, quality standards and continuous improvement techniques.

What will they achieve?

NLTG will provide an assessment and depending on the learners current level and abilities they will take one of the following routes:

Advanced Level Apprenticeships:

• Improvement Technician Apprenticeship Standard
(includes Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and/or English if not already achieved)

Higher Level Apprenticeship:

• Improvement Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
(includes Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and/or English if not already achieved)

What training will they receive?

As the employer, you will be responsible for most of the basic knowledge and training. There will be no need for the learner to attend a college because they will be visited in the workplace by a qualified NLTG Tutor every 4 - 6 weeks.

Why not have a look at our Why employ an Apprentice? or Why upskill your workforce? pages. These will give you more about what Apprenticeships involve and especially the benefits of incorporating them into your business.

Additional Benefits

• The learner will have full and varied practical training and on and off the job support from a personal tutor
• We come and see the learner in the workplace so no day release to college
• The training will lead to a nationally recognised qualification
• The learner will improve on and learn new skills and knowledge
• We will visit the learner regularly during their training
• We will hold regular meetings to check their progress and development
• We have a dedicated team to provide bespoke tutoring for maths, IT and English.
• We operate an equality and diversity policy