Improvement Practitioner (Level 4)



Improvement Practitioners use a blend of Lean and Six Sigma, project and change management principles and tools to identify and lead the delivery of change across organisational functions and processes. Improvement Practitioners can be found across all sectors and functions including automotive, banking, engineering, food products, IT, property, retail, telecoms etc.

Typically, Practitioners lead smaller projects and/or play a key supporting role in a larger programme – tackling issues that may require swift problem solving, or re-occurring challenges that require in-depth analysis and the implementation of a range of effective and sustainable countermeasures. They are the focal point for all stakeholders and responsible for communication throughout a project.

There are a variety of job titles associated with the occupation, these include, but are not limited to: Business Improvement Practitioner, Continuous Improvement Manager, Process Excellence Manager, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Quality Control Senior Analyst.

Topics you will cover include:

  • Identifying potential opportunities, diagnosing issues, proposing solutions and implementing changes and controls
  • Working in accordance with organisational controls and statutory regulations
  • Selecting and applying the appropriate graphical tool dependent on the data type to identify patterns, trends and signals
  • Planning designed experiments with clear objectives, and appropriate levels of controls and measurement
  • Coaching teams and sharing best practice


Start dates flexible throughout the year and there will be a mix of classroom and workplace learning
  • Duration and Cost

    • 14 months Funding Band 9£6000

  • Pre-requisites

    • Typically, applicants will have achieved 5 GCSE’s or equivalent at grade c or above. If not already achieved, then a level 2 in English and Maths will be required prior to end point assessment

  • Qualification

    • Added Value: A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt qualification is included with this programme‚Äč

  • End Point Assessment (EPA)

    • Multiple choice test, project report, presentation with question and answer and a professional discussion supported by a portfolio

      For full details - End Point Assessment