A game-changing development has occurred in UK provision of funded Six Sigma training; the benchmark programme for organisations wanting to operate at the peak of efficiency.
Businesses and organisations in all sectors have long accepted the huge gains in efficiency and quality they can access using Lean Six Sigma techniques and have accordingly invested heavily in full-cost training. Now, new apprenticeship standards have been made available: Improvement Technician and Improvement Practitioner, which equate to the familiar Yellow Belt and Green Belt qualifications.
This means that businesses paying the Apprenticeship Levy can use their contributions for funded six sigma improvement programmes for the first time. Non-Levy payers will also be able to obtain funding for 90% of these programmes.
“Qualitrain and its delivery partners have been preparing for this excellent news for many months now,” said Qualitrain Group CEO Richard Bates, “and our teams are ready to go. We expect these new standards to be hugely popular in manufacturing and throughout industry and beyond. Furthermore, in the coming months new standards equivalent to Black Belt and Master Black Belt programmes will also become available and fundable through the Levy.
There has never been a better opportunity for large employers to access vital process improvements within their businesses and we have the expertise ready and waiting to help them get there.”
This development will give so many more business within the UK the opportunity to provide vital improvement training to boost productivity and efficiency within the business. Whether starting small or creating a whole Continuous Improvement Team, Qualitrain can directly deliver these funded Apprenticeships within your organisation. View the Business Improvement Apprenticeships here.
In addition to the Apprenticeship Standards, our highly experienced Lean Six Sigma Experts can provide a bespoke service to identify improvement opportunities in your organisation, contact us today for more information.