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Continuous Improvement Practitioner Programme 

Designed to empower learners to apply a variety of Lean and Continuous Improvement (CI) methodologies, along with project and change management principles to deliver sustained process improvement.

What is the Continuous Improvement Practitioner Programme?

  • This course empowers learners to apply a variety of Lean and Continuous Improvement (CI) methodologies, along with project and change management principles to deliver sustained process improvement.

  • CI training teaches the tools and techniques to improve business processes and performance by reducing lead-times, process variation and errors, along with the change management techniques that help to make improvements last. 

  • Successful completion of the programme will be awarded by receiving Lean Competency Assessment Accreditation 1c.

How is the course structured?

5 days delivered over 3 weeks: 

  • Week 1: 2 days CI Fundamentals, Process mapping & CI Methodologies.

  • Week 2: 2 days Problem Solving and enabling ‘Flow’.

  • Week 3: 1 Day Lean Leadership.

  • Engaging, practical and interactive programme that gives the learner everything they need to start delivering significant improvements the moment they get back to their workplace.

How will the course help me and my company?

  • Continuous Improvement Practitioners are knowledgeable in a broad range of different methods that can be applied to streamline business processes, improve quality, reduce costs, and increase revenue - all of which leads to a better bottom line, and happier customers.

  • You’ll leave the course with everything you need to deliver your own Improvement Project; practising what you've learned and delivering a great return on investment for your company (and we’ll support you every step of the way!)

This course is for 

  • Anyone from a manufacturing or service organisation who wants a proven, systematic approach to tackle business problems and inefficiencies.

  • Employees who want to actively support Continuous Improvement in their workplace.

  • People who want to progress with their own personal development. 

  • CI Essentials (LCS 1A) is a prerequisite for this course.

  • There is an option to convert this qualification to Lean Six Sigma Green Belt at a later date via a one day LSS course.

Course Content Overview 

  • Continuous Improvement Fundamentals

    • Introduction to the course

    • Lean Principles

    • Flow

    • The Lean workplace

    • Setting a baseline for improvement

    • Understanding systems

    • The theory of Constraints

  • Methodologies and Processes

    • The application of Improvement methodologies

    • Defining the problem

    • Defining & Communicating the process

    • Understanding Value

    • Mapping the Value Stream

    • Practical application of VSM

  • Problem Solving 

    • Turning data into knowledge

    • Understanding variation

    • Solving problems using the 7 Quality tools

    • Defining the problem

    • Root Cause analysis in practice

    • Testing solutions

  • Flow 

    • Understanding flow

    • Balancing the work

    • Enablers to flow

    • Maintaining flow: Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

  • Lean Leadership

    • Communication

    • Leader as a coach

    • Doing the right things

    • Doing things right

    • Managing Change

    • Culture & behaviour


Upcoming Courses

  • Autumn Cohort

    • Week 1 -​ 25th & 26th September 2024

    • Week 2 - 2nd & 3rd October 2024

    • Week 3 - 9th & 10th October 2024

  • 08:30 - 16:00

  • Manufacturers Network, Trafford Park, Manchester

  • Practitioner: Ian Wilson & Vanessa Stanek

  • Investment: £1,750 +VAT per delegate

Reserve your place. 

Please complete the form, and a team member will contact you with a formal proposal. If you are happy to proceed with the booking, invoice or credit/debit card payments can be made. 

If you would like to discuss a private and/or bespoke programme for your organisation, please contact us using the details below. 


Call: 0161 533 1617

WhatsApp: +44 (0)7399 322 662

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