Apprenticeship Programme Overview
Improvement Technicians are responsible for the delivery and coaching of improvement activity within your organisation, through a keen understanding of compliance, project and change management and process mapping and analysis.
Individual’s responsible for departmental or business-wide improvement initiatives will also have a working knowledge and ability to implement Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.
Other Business Improvement, Continuous Improvement and Process/Operational roles will also benefit from this robust programme.
This programme is fully customisable.
What Will Your Employees Improve?
Knowledge & Skills
- Team building and team leadership
- Six Sigma and Lean principles and methods
- Problem definition
- Data acquisition
- Process capability and performance
- Sustainability and control
- Project management
- Change management
- Project selection and scoping
- Voice of the customer
- Process mapping and analysis
- Lean tools
- Statistical analysis and measurement
- Root cause analysis
- Drive for results
- Team working
- Continuous development
- Safe working
Developing Your Programme
Key to the success of your apprenticeship programme will be for MTD to work in partnership with you to develop your programme so that it reflects your mission, values and behaviours, harnesses core working practices, terminology and wherever possible aligns to or embeds in house training opportunities.
Working in partnership with our curriculum experts we will develop a programme that is unique to your organisation.
The programme will be designed around your exact requirements to ensure that you receive real, tangible outcomes that can be evidenced in the workplace.
Below is some further information about the entry criteria and structure of the Improvement Technician Level 3 programme.
This programme takes a minimum of 14 months to complete. We’ll create a development schedule that aligns with your business requirements and availability of your people.
Learners will be required to have or achieve level 1 English and Maths and to have taken level 2 English and Maths tests prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.
Learners will be supported to develop and improve their English and maths skills prior to sitting their Functional Skills exams by our specialist functional skills trainers.
Skills & Behaviours
Achieved through a programme of masterclass workshops, tasks, activities and research. The masterclasses can be delivered face to face or online delivered by our specialist trainers.
Coaching & Support
Learners will be required to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and behaviours in the work setting. This activity will be supported by one of our experienced skills coaches.
Throughout their apprenticeship journey, learners will be given support to develop their understanding and approach to completing their end point assessment.
This programme has been designed in a way that will maximise the performance of each learner. Learning the theory of a topic is great but it’s what the learner does to embed the learning and actually use it, that matters most.
All learning is reinforced with ongoing coaching, online resources and off-the-job activity to bring it all to life.
Each part of the programme supports the learner to apply their knowledge and skills via INTENT – IMPLEMENT – IMPACT.
- What did they plan to change?
- What did they change and how?
- What impact did it make?
Initial workshop and event about the programme and how to get a high grade.
Practical and engaging. Can be classroom based or delivered virtually. Run by best in class trainers.
To take in-between masterclasses and to help embed the learning. Self-study and in the flow of work resources.
Held between the learner, employer and skills coach to monitor progress and to make any adjustments.
End of programme assessment. Consists of activities like observations, evidence, tests and discussions.
Creation of a pre-programme learning and development plan. Includes goal setting and actions.
One to one development with a designated skills coach. Covers skills and an assessment progress review.
20% of the learner’s total working hours is used for “off-the-job” learning and development activities.
Our designated skills coaches will always be on hand to help your learners all throughout the programme.
Learners gain a pass, merit or distinction from their end point assessment based on their results.
Programme of 4 x 1-Day Masterclasses
Our masterclasses are facilitated by best in class trainers for each topic.
Content, activities, tasks, exercises and discussions are covered before, during and after each session to bring the learning to life and to ensure that it is implemented.
- Business & Organisational Improvement
- Improvement Projects
- Process Improvement
- Quality Improvement
View our existing training programmes and those we have in the pipeline.
Understand the funding available for levy and non-levy employers.
Find out how to run a TNA within your organisation to identify skills gaps.
Get In Touch!
If you have got some training requirements in mind please call us on 0333 320 2883 or complete the online form below and tell us about what they are and we’ll get back to you with some options and costs.