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Apprenticeship, Level 3

Improvement Technician

Improvement Technicians are responsible for the delivery and coaching of improvement activity within an area of responsibility, which is often associated with Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.

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

Job Occupations: Business Improvement Co-ordinator, Continuous Improvement Executive, Process Technician

Planned Duration: 15 months (Practical period: 12 months, End Point Assessment period: 3 months)

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. If you are aged 16 or above, are driven to succeed in a particular industry and are willing to commit yourself to training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be the right career move for you.

The apprentice will learn, work, earn and achieve a qualification all at the same time.

To achieve the apprenticeship they will complete the following:

  • An industry designed and recognised apprenticeship
  • End Point Assessment (Project Report, Presentation & Discussion, Multiple Choice Exam and Professional Discussion, underpinned by Log)

The apprentice will work towards the following Functional Skills:

  • Mathematics up to Level 2
  • English up to Level 2

Learners who have already achieved GCSEs (A-C or equivalent) in Maths and English may be exempt from Functional Skills.

The apprenticeship is work based, however the apprentice may be required to attend College for functional skills if needed.

The Apprentice may seek internal progression within an improvement role, or advance onto higher apprenticeships within the sector.

There are no formal entry requirements for an apprenticeship (unless an employer stipulates any themselves) however all potential apprentices will undertake a basic Maths and English assessment prior to enrolment.

Project Report, Presentation & Questioning, Multiple Choice Exam and Professional Discussion