Apprenticeship Frameworks

(Registrations up to July 2020)

Improving Operational Performance – Level 2

Target Audience – Those requiring an introduction to continuous improvement and associated tools and techniques

Duration – 12 Months

Content – Tools and Techniques such as Workplace Organisation (5C), Problem Solving (Root Cause Analysis), Visual Management, Process Mapping, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) Etc.

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or ‘competence’) qualification:
NVQ Diploma in Business Improvement Techniques Level 2

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or ‘knowledge’) qualification:
Diploma in Business Improvement Techniques Level 2

Delivery – The qualification adopts a dual training and implementation approach targeting improvements within the lifetime of the training to achieve a financial return on investment of 10:1

Progression – Accreditation as an ISO18404 Lean Practitioner

Operations & Quality Improvement – L3

Target Audience – Those who are or wish to be responsible for delivery and coaching of improvement activity within an area of responsibility such as Business improvement Co-ordinator / Continuous Improvement Facilitator / Continuous Improvement Champion / Change Implementation Facilitator

Duration – 18 m

Content – Tools and Techniques such as Workplace Organisation (5C), Problem Solving (Root Cause Analysis), Visual Management, Process Mapping, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Basic Statistics, Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or ‘competence’) qualification:
NVQ Diploma in Business Improvement Techniques Level 3

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or ‘knowledge’) qualification:
Diploma in Business Improvement Techniques Level 3

Progression – Accreditation as an ISO18404 Lean Practitioner

Apprenticeship Standards

Construction Site Supervisor – L4

Target Audience – Both new and experienced Site Supervisors that are looking to improve the management and supervisory skills

Duration –  36 Months

Content – Supervision of specialist contractors, The control of health and safety standards on construction projects, Recording, control and reporting of progress on a construction project, The minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects, Control of quality of works on a construction project, Assisting commercial staff with the monitoring of costs on a construction project

Apprentices will achieve
A Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the industry’s recognised professional bodies meeting the educational requirements for Technician status or the equivalent level of membership

Progression – Construction Management

Associate Project Manager – L4

Target Audience – All, people involved in the delivery of projects yet have little or no formal training in project delivery

Duration – 24 Months

Content – Includes but not limited to Project governance – Project stakeholder management – Project communication – Project leadership – Consolidated planning – Budgeting and cost control – Business case and benefits management – Project scope – Project schedule – Resource management – Project risk and issue management

Apprentices will achieve
Level 4 qualification and apprentices are required to achieve a suitable level of knowledge as part of their development such that they achieve an IPMA Level D qualification or APM Project Management Qualification, prior to their EPA.

Progression – Senior Project Manager

Team Leader / Supervisor – L3

Target Audience – All current and aspiring Team Leaders and Supervisors

Duration 12 – 18 Months

Content – Includes but is not limited to, Leading People, Managing People, Building Relationships, Communication, Project and Operational Management, Finance, Motivation, Problem Solving, Management Theory, Commercial Awareness

Apprentices will achieve
Level 3 qualification in Team Leading and Supervision confirmed at EPA

Progression – Site Manager

Improvement Technician – L3

Target Audience – All those responsible or who wish to become responsible for the delivery and coaching of improvement activity within an area of responsibility

Duration – 14 Months

Content – Includes, but not limited to, Compliance, Team formation & leadership, Self-development, Project management: Project charter, Gantt chart, reporting documentation, Red Amber Green (RAG) status, communication (verbal and non-verbal channels) and implementation plans, Change management, Lean principles, Project selection & scope, Problem definition, Process mapping & analysis, Data acquisition for analysis, Basic statistics & measures, Process capability & performance, Root cause analysis, Experimentation, Identification & prioritisation, Sustainability & control

Apprentices will achieve
Level 3 Qualification at EPA

Progression – ISO 18404 Lean Practitioner

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