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Improvement Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Business apprentice Bedford College


Improvement Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

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 Local and County Councils, NHS, Voluntary / Charity, Utilities, Pharmaceuticals, Insurance, Hospitality etc.

Course information

College Day Release intakes

Students can enrol at any point in the year.

When can the apprentice start employment?

When offered job role and start date agreed with employer.

When can the apprenticeship training start?

As soon as employment starts.

Course Content

The apprenticeship covers a range of Skills Knowledge and Behaviours.  Whilst studying you will be supported throughout the programme to develop:

  • Knowledge in change management, project management tools, different lean tools as well as different types of analysis required in improvement mapping
  • Skills in defining problems, root cause analysis and compliance
  • Learn to model behaviours like team work and striving for results as well as professionalism

Work will be set via our e portfolio system and a tutor will come out to see you at work and meet via teams regularly to support you during the programme.

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Entry requirements


  • Maths Grade 9-4 and English Grade 9-4
What training is required in the workplace?
  • Develop data collection plans
  • Analyse product/process performance
  • Identify and scope improvement projects
  • Plan, manage and implement improvement activities
  • Access to multiple IT packages including MS
  • 20% off the job
  • Effectively coach peers
Further study and career options

Course progression:

Progression to Team Leading Apprenticeship

Career progression:

Potential Full-time employment options on completion, Nearly 2 years in industry experience as well as transferrable skills.  Career role progression to a Team Leader, Compliance Technician, improvement co-ordinator.

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Next Steps

How to apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747.

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: Various
Type: Apprenticeships
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Flex
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Starts: Various
Type: Apprenticeships
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Flex

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.