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Different belts in six sigma and their meanings

Different belts in six sigma and their meanings

Though six sigma techniques may vary depending on where you look, the overall principles remain the same. The overall intention of the six sigma management style is to reduce the probability of error or any defects through the implementation of varying roles within...

Everything you need to know about six sigma certification

Everything you need to know about six sigma certification

When it comes to leadership and management courses, pro-active companies are always looking for viable ways to improve their revenue while increasing customer and client satisfaction. Six Sigma is a methodology and approach to help reduce defects and glitches in...

Different types of apprenticeship training

Different types of apprenticeship training

The structure through which technical education has now changed. There are 696 apprenticeship standards that are delivered through 15 technical routes to skilled employment. These different standards are grouped according to occupationally related skills and...

Apprenticeships: Positive change for many businesses

Apprenticeships: Positive change for many businesses

Almost two years after the launch of the apprenticeship levy, the government’s drive to promote apprenticeships as the key means of upskilling UK workers comes under scrutiny this month during the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week (March 4-8) and in the run-up...

Prime Minister – I’m Sorry!

Prime Minister – I’m Sorry!

I feel incredibly guilty. I fear that the mess we are in on with Brexit is almost entirely my fault. If I'd called the new Prime Minister in June 2016 and offered her and a few of her ministerial colleagues a place on one of our Lean Six Sigma courses, I think we...

End Point Assessment – What’s the Point?

End Point Assessment – What’s the Point?

Our first cohorts of Apprentices are going through End Point Assessment and as an organisation, with our partners, we are all learning a lot in a short space of time. All those thoughts, worries, fears and fantasies are here now and they may be approaching for others...

Inspecting the RoATP Inspections

Inspecting the RoATP Inspections

During 2018, OFSTED (@ofstednews) have been making judgements of 'Insufficient', 'Reasonable' or 'Significant' on new providers on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers against three key areas; Leadership, Quality and Safeguarding, to ensure new providers...

Apprenticeships Work

Apprenticeships Work

When the Apprenticeship Levy was introduced in April 2017, many employers were sceptical about whether it could work, and it was seen in some cases as just another tax. As a result, some businesses put a hold on their commissioning of apprenticeship programmes while...

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