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    NVQ Level 3 Diploma Business Improvement Techniques

NVQ Level 3 Diploma Business Improvement Techniques

This is a broad, cross-functional qualification designed to support the overall effective operation of the business. This NVQrecognises competence in contributing to process and quality improvements, compliments your existing skills and encouragespractises that can maximise profit by eliminating waste, improving workflow and reducing cost and variation.

The Qualification

The NVQ is gained fully in the workplace. You will attend a tool kit training course and then gain evidence for the Diploma by leading3 improvement projects.

Entry Qualifications

You do not need any prior qualifications to do an NVQ. Ideally you will be responsible for contributing to quality and processimprovements in the workplace. You will be employed as a supervisor, team leader or facilitator and are responsible for carryingout business improvement activities or preparing to take on responsibilities in a continuous improvement environment.

Course Duration

We would anticipate that a Level 3 NVQ to take no longer than 6 months.

Course Format

This qualification compromises of 2 pathways - Process Improvement or Quality Improvement. From the chosen pathway you willcomplete all mandatory units plus the required number of optional units. 94 credits must be achieved.

Process Improvement

Choose 2 units from either Process or Quality Improvements

Mandatory Units

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Leading effective team
  • Applying workplace organisation techniques
  • Applying continuous improvement techniques (Kaizen)
  • Developing visual management systems

Optional Units

  • Creating flexible production and manpower systems
  • Carrying out problem solving activities
  • Analysing and selecting parts for improvement
  • Applying lead time analysis
  • Carrying out Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
  • Applying set-up reduction techniques
  • Applying Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Applying Flow Process Analysis
  • Applying policy deployment (Hoshin Kanri, Quality Operating Systems,Business Plan Deployment)
  • Applying value management (Value Engineering and Value Analysis)
  • Creating Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Quality Improvements

Plus 3 Units (2 must come from Quality Improvements)

Mandatory Units

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Leading effective teams
  • Applying six sigma methodology to a project
  • Carrying out six sigma process mapping
  • Applying basic statistical analysis

Optional Units

  • Applying mistake/error proofing (Poka Yoke)
  • Carrying out Statistical Process Control (SPC) procedures
  • Applying six sigma metrics to a project
  • Producing a characteristic selection matrix
  • Carrying out Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
  • Carrying out capability studies
  • Producing multi-variance charts
  • Applying hypothesis testing

Course Cost

This NVQ Diploma could be fully funded as Workplace Learning.


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