Quality Practitioner Level 4Apprenticeship - Deploy effective quality practices to ensure fulfilment of contractual and regulatory requirements
Apprenticeships are designed to develop knowledge, improve skills and instil the right behaviours for anyone, at any level, in any business or industry looking to boost development and progression opportunities.
Introduction to Quality Practices
It is crucially important for organisations to deploy effective quality practices to ensure they fulfil the contractual and regulatory requirements of their customers and other stakeholders. Quality professionals and experts help organisations to deliver this, bringing about strong governance, assurance and supporting improvement culture development. Not only will a quality practitioner need to measure performance, there is also an increasing expectation that delivery across functions is lean and value for money.
Quality Practitioner Level 4 Summary
In this Quality Practitioner Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard the learner will deploy effective Quality Practices in their responsible area to ensure organisations fulfil the contractual and regulatory requirements of their customers and other stakeholders. This includes four main elements:
- Quality Planning;
- Quality Assurance;
- Quality Control; and
- Continuous Improvement
A fully competent Quality Practitioner can work in a wide range of organisations (from multi-nationals to SMEs), including automotive, defence, food, pharmaceutical, nuclear, retail, financial services, logistics services, public sector and government.
The Quality Practitioner Level 4 Apprenticeship will cover a broad range of topics and models across the programme. Our expert development coaches will provide you with the key knowledge, skills and behaviours to effectively implement tools and techniques with some of the key modules covering;
- Introduction to the Standard and Self Development
- Foundations of Quality
- Quality Strategy
- Understanding Customer Needs
- Stakeholder Analysis / Quality Culture
- Product Life Cycle and Design for Manufacture
- Performance Measurement / KPIs
- Measurement Systems Analysis
- Root Cause Analysis
- Quality Plan Practical Implementation
- Risk Management
- Quality Assurance and Control
- Templates, tools and other pro-formas to use and keep
Value Added Delivery
Qualification: Level 4 Quality Practitioner Apprenticeship Qualification (this standard also aligns with Chartered Quality Institute for Practitioner professional recognition).
Measurable Impact: Each project will be defined, qualified and approved within a Profit Improvement Plan (PIP), agreed with you in advance. The PIP is a great management tool and clearly demonstrates the progress of each project using DMAIC and a RAG rating.
Mentors: We can help identify, and advise on a suitable Mentor within your organisation. We are able to provide coaching to the nominated Mentor so that they fully understand their role and what will be required of them, but also understand the guidelines within which they operate and to whom they report.
Guaranteed Return on Investment: With a focus on sustainability and measured improvement, our development programmes always guarantee a significant Return on Investment, seen not only through financial gain, but importantly through positive behavioural change.
Other support: We will help the learner and organisation identify a mentor and supply training if needed. The learner and mentor will be invited to engagement session prior to any start dates, to get a flavour for the course and to set expectations. We will hold regular governance meetings with the organisation to keep everything on track and, as part of the programme, support with key functional skills in English and Maths, for which the learner will attain level 2 qualification.
We have been delivering world class, business focussed solutions for approaching 30 years.
With our award-winning, high quality training, development, and Apprenticeship programmes, we challenge the ambitions of our clients and learners to develop themselves beyond all expectations.
Our core expertise is in Continuous Improvement, Lean Six Sigma, and Management Development, supporting businesses across all sectors in their journey towards Operational Excellence.
Our development coaches are not just highly qualified to teach and coach. They will use their vast industry experience of delivering on what they say and real life examples to explain in simple terms the various elements of the programme.
Each learner will have a mentor within their organisation to support them with their programme. The organisation will be kept up to date in regular governance meetings to ensure everything is on track. Our robust onboarding process makes enrolment to our programmes seamless. The quality of our delivery speaks for itself, with real projects creating real measurable improvements. This is all reflected in our latest Ofsted rating of “Good”.
Our Tailored Apprenticeship approach is perfect for organisations with larger number of employees being released at once for a particular Apprenticeship standard, and as such we offer bespoke on-site and/or virtual delivery.
Tailored Apprenticeships allow for organisations to tailor the programme, to increase relevance, incorporate their values and ensure it is in line with organisational goals and learner requirements.
All workshop and coaching dates are agreed well in advance, to ensure smooth delivery that fits around organisation’s busy periods. This allows plenty of time to plan ahead and, anticipating the unexpected, is truly flexible to accommodate changes during the Apprenticeship programme.
Process Leader Level 4
This Apprenticeship Programme is ideal for those directing production activities and operations. Process Leaders effectively lead and manage large teams as well as providing technical/specialist input and direction to their own team and to others. Process Leader are responsible for determining and managing budgets and resources.
Improvement Practitioner Level 4 (Green Belt)
This Apprenticeship programme is ideal for those responsible for the delivery and coaching of improvement activity within their area of authority. 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.
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