- Course Code: AD566
- Duration: 2 academic years
- Validated by: Engineering and Marine Training Authority
- Study Mode: Part time
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:
- 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.
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