Business Improvement Techniques Apprenticeship (Level 2 Intermediate)

Course Information

  • Course Code: AD566
  • Duration: 2 year
  • Validated by: Engineering and Marine Training Authority
Overview

This Apprenticeship provides an industry standard programme centred on the proven tools and techniques of lean manufacturing based on modern production systems. It is designed to support continuous improvement by promoting effective team working and developing lean skills across the wider workforce. The Apprenticeship is ideal for those that want to work in companies that have lean systems in place and become responsible for carrying out business improvement activities.

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

 

What will I study?
  • Carrying out lead time analysis
  • Applying problem solving techniques
  • Applying flow process analysis
  • Analysing and selecting parts for improvements
  • Applying 'Six Sigma' Methodology to a project
  • Creating flexible production and manpower systems
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Coursework
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace assessment
  • Improvement projects

 

 

What can I do next?

The purpose of this pathway is to enable employees to make a contribution to the overall improvement of the business. The NVQ is about how to continuously improve the processes and procedures involved in carrying out the job.

It is likely that Intermediate Apprentices will progress on completion of this pathway to work in various aspects of the business to identify and eliminate waste, create flow and improve quality leading to greater efficiency and increased profitability. While significant numbers of Advanced Apprentices will seek internal progression within their companies, some will want to progress to a Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering; others may decide to opt for a Foundation degree or HNC/HND.

 

Your Study Programme

View Study Programme Information

Future income

Salaries are usually between £23,000 and £35,000 a year, depending on the size of the organisation and level of responsibility.

Senior managers can earn between £40,000 and £50,000.

Traineeships

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

Additional Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years* to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by Blackburn College, either at the workplace, in College or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure you develop the skills the employer wants, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.

This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.

Live Chat Software by Click4Assistance UK