Improvement Technician Standard Level 3


Improvement Technicians are generally responsible for the delivery and coaching of improvement activity within an area of responsibility, often associated with Lean and six sigma methodologies.

Improvement Technician Standard Level 3
15-18 months
Start Dates
Who is it for?

Improvement Technicians are responsible for delivery and coaching of improvement activity within an area of responsibility, often associated with Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. They can be found across all industry sectors and functions including automotive, banking, engineering, food products, IT, property, retail, telecoms etc.

Typically, Technicians work as a member of an operational team to resolve problems – preventing re-occurrence, engaging others in issues affecting them and to support the improvement of performance.

There are a variety of job titles associated with the occupation, these include, but are not limited to: Business Improvement Co-ordinator, Continuous Improvement Executive, Process Technician, Operational Excellence/Lean Engineer, Lean Six Sigma Yellow belt and Quality Control Analyst.

What will they study?

Students will cover a broad range of topics, including:

  • Compliance: Legislative and customer compliance requirements including health and safety
  • Team formation & leadership: Improvement team roles and responsibilities in a change environment
  • Self-development: Different sources for knowledge development
  • Compliance: Work in accordance with organisational controls and statutory regulations
  • Communication: Share improvement progress through appropriate reporting
  • Project management: Plan, manage and implement improvement activities. Identify and support management of risks. Develop the business case for improvement activity and implementation
Where will Apprenticeship training take place?

This will be a mixture of development in the workplace and knowledge workshops at our premises in Liverpool & St Helens and via virtual learning platform


Students could progress onto a higher level Apprenticeship or could train in specific areas of their role.

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