Lean Awareness

Training Course - Lean Principles

Lean Awareness Course

Training Summary – Lean Awareness

This Lean Awareness training course will explain how, by focussing on customer value, you will get to grips with the fundamentals behind this widely accepted and proven business improvement philosophy. It is a single day course, designed to cover the essentials.

Lean Awareness is a must take, essential course, for anyone interested in continuous business improvement and the difference it can make.

Therefore, this course is ideal for people with no previous or limited experience of Lean/Continuous Improvement or those who would like a refresher on the basic principles of lean and how these can be applied in the workplace.

Our professional, quality training, expertly delivered with insightful context, builds a solid foundation of knowledge needed to understand the various topics, techniques and tools.

Rather than “Death by PowerPoint” or skimming through material in an effort to lightly cover the most ground in the quickest time, our well-balanced training is interactive, engaging and thought provoking.


Lean Awareness Course Content

For this One Day Lean Awareness training course you will cover a broad range of topics and our expert development coaches will provide you with the key knowledge and understanding of basic lean principles. The key modules of the Lean Awareness course cover;

  • Introduction
  • Problem Solving Techniques
  • Quality Improvement PDCA and DMAIC Models
  • 5 Lean Principles
  • 8 Wastes
  • Customer Value, Value Add, Value Enabling and Non-Value Add
  • Essential Lean Tools and Techniques
  • 5S & Visual Management Systems

Undertaking this course will form a solid foundation to progress onto the Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green belt training.

Lean Awareness Benefits

Through undertaking this Lean Awareness training course you will develop a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of lean and continuous improvement. You will also learn how these principles can be applied to make a true and measurable difference in the workplace.

Below are some of the benefits and learning outcomes. You will;


  • Be confident and able to explain the concept of Lean to others
  • Understand the considerable potential that Lean can have on your day to day role and your organisation
  • Be able to carry out an analysis of where the top line lean potential exists in your organisation
  • Look at waste in a totally different way
  • Start to challenge non value added activity
  • Obtain a CQM Lean Awareness certificate which you can add to your professional profile
  • Receive an exclusive voucher for further training with CQM

Why Choose CQM

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.

We’re Specialists At What We Do

Our core expertise is in Continuous Improvement, Lean Six Sigma, and Management Development, supporting businesses across all sectors in their journey towards Operational Excellence.

The incredible development coaches delivering the training are not just highly qualified to teach and coach, they have been responsible for leading cross-functional process improvements themselves. 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.

Unrivalled Learner Experience

Delivery is live, interactive and flexible to suit your needs. With new live online instructor led programmes, it means our programmes are accessible for all.

Learner experience and outcomes are so important to us, and we’re proud to consistently deliver successful programmes. Each of our programmes will provide learners with a certificate of completion that they can use to boost their professional profile. We have also worked with external accrediting bodies so that on successful completion of our programmes, such as the Lean Six Sigma belts, learners will also receive specific and widely recognised certification.

Lean Awareness Delivery

There are two types of training delivery method we provide for our Lean Awareness Course; Live Online (Instructor Led) & Tailored Training.

Live Online Lean Awareness

Our One Day Live Online Instructor Led training allows learners to access training wherever they are in the world. The training is conducted virtually, with an expert delivery coach who brings the training to life. Being virtual can be less intrusive and more flexible for learners, but still with the same benefits of interactivity, peer learning and insights and networking opportunities.

This is most suitable for individuals or small groups of learners from a particular organisation.

Tailored Lean Awareness

Our tailored training can adopt on-site or virtual training allowing it to remain flexible, however it benefits most by being able to be tailored and relevant to a particular organisation and its needs. It is typically delivered over two days, to allow for this but also incorporate a more in depth exploration of concepts including value streams and managing change.

Whether on-site, virtual or a blend of the two, our training programme will speak to the requirements of both the organisation and the specific group of learners. Training Programmes can be combined too, creating a truly adaptable and bespoke business solution.

Ideal for larger groups (usually six or more) of learners from a particular organisation, whether on the same site or across multiple different sites.

Lean Awareness – who’s it for?

Employees at All Levels:

All employees, regardless of their position or department, can benefit from a basic lean awareness course. It helps create a common understanding and language related to lean principles and methodologies.

Stakeholders looking implement Lean Six Sigma:

Our lean and six sigma programmes are ideal for any stakeholder that is considering the implementation of continuous improvement into their processes and perhaps are looking to roll out training to the wider teams. There’s no better way of understanding the benefit and suitability of a programme than experiencing it first hand.

Managers and Supervisors:

Managers and supervisors are often responsible for overseeing processes and teams. Understanding lean principles can help them identify opportunities for process improvement and lead lean initiatives within their respective areas.

Operations and Production Staff:

Employees directly involved in production, manufacturing, or day-to-day operations can benefit greatly from a Lean awareness course. It can enhance their understanding of process efficiency and waste reduction.

Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Teams:

Teams involved in quality control, continuous improvement, or process optimisation can deepen their knowledge of lean through an awareness course, enabling them to implement Lean principles effectively.

Project Managers and Team Leads:

Individuals responsible for managing projects can incorporate lean methodologies into their project planning and execution. A basic lean awareness course provides them with a foundational understanding to integrate Lean principles into project management.

Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals:

Professionals working in supply chain management and logistics can benefit from a Lean awareness course to optimise the flow of materials, reduce lead times, and improve overall efficiency in the supply chain.

Providing a basic Lean awareness course to a diverse group of employees ensures that the principles and benefits of Lean are widely understood and can be applied throughout the organisation for continuous improvement and efficiency.

Choose Your Preferred Delivery

Live Online (Instructor Led)

  • 1 day Lean Awareness£149
  • Instructor led via MS Teams
  • Typically run between 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT/BST) unless otherwise specified.
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Tailored Training

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Success Stories

At AB Agri we value quality training within the supply chain and decided to map out a continuous improvement journey from Lean Awareness and Lean Fundamentals.

Through CQM Training & Consultancy we have trained around 80 people across 10 cohorts in Lean Awareness. As this was done virtually, we were able to deliver the programme across 10 locations, with 4 of these being Denmark, Poland, Spain and Holland.

Adam Grimwood, Head of Supply Chain Performance

AB Agri

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