Improvement Practitioner Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard

Improvement Technician

Improvement Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 4 Standard

An Improvement Practitioner uses a blend of Lean and Six Sigma, project and change management principles and tools to identify. As well as, lead the delivery of change across organisational functions and processes.

Improvement Practitioners can be found across all sectors and functions including:

  • Automotive
  • Banking
  • Engineering
  • Food Products
  • IT
  • Property
  • Retail
  • Telecoms etc

Typically, an Improvement Practitioner is the leader of smaller projects and/or play a key supporting role in a larger programme – tackling issues that may require swift problem solving, or re-occurring challenges that require in-depth analysis and the implementation of a range of effective and sustainable countermeasures.

They are the focal point for all stakeholders and are responsible for communication throughout a project.

Typical activities include:

  • Identifying potential opportunities, diagnosing issues, proposing solutions and implementing changes and controls
  • Coaching teams and sharing best practice
  • When leading projects they may manage small teams ensuring motivation and momentum and be responsible for the successful

There are a variety of job titles associated with an Improvement Practitioner occupation, these include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Improvement Practitioner
  • Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Process Excellence Manager
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Quality Control Senior Analyst


Minimum of 12 months plus 3 months for End Point Assessment

Progression Route

The administration role may be a gateway to further career opportunities, such as management or senior support roles.


• Level 4 Improvement Practitioner
• Maths Functional Skills*
• English Functional Skills*
*If required

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