Business Improvement Techniques Apprenticeship (Level 3)

What is a business improvement techniques apprenticeship?

The business improvement techniques (BIT) apprenticeship is a lean focused programme which identifies areas of improvement for companies in order to bring about change. BIT apprenticeships provide the training, knowledge and competency for employees to drive positive improvement within a company. This can be achieved with a range of tools which aim to minimise waste and cost and to maximise profits and performance.

This apprenticeship is designed for small, medium and large companies wishing to develop their workforce to become more efficient in their day to day activities and processes.

How does it work?

This apprenticeship is driven by the learners working in small teams on a live dynamic project, addressing opportunities and issues from within your organisation. These can then be implemented directly into the company resulting in financial benefit. Delivered in-house by one of our specialised assessors, we will come to you and work around your schedule to assess, train and support your employees throughout their learner journey.

What qualifications will be achieved?

Apprenticeship programmes follow a standardised framework, i.e. a combination of qualifications that must be completed in order to successfully achieve. On completion of the business improvement apprenticeship, candidates will achieve the following qualifications:


  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business Improvement Techniques
  • Level 3 Diploma in Business Improvement Techniques
  • Level 2 Essential Communication Skills
  • Level 2 Essential Application of Number Skills
  • Level 2 Essential Digital Literacy Skills

Routes and pathways can be tailored to suit the needs of the learner and employer dependant on job role, duties undertaken and work completed. Exemptions can be made for Essential Skills qualifications depending on prior GCSE or A-Level attainment.

All our business improvement techniques qualifications are accredited and approved through BIIAB.

15 months maximum. The course can be completed sooner if candidates have prior qualifications that meet the framework requirements.

There are no fixed entry requirements for this apprenticeship.

All candidates are subject to a robust initial assessment via the Wales Essential Skills Toolkit to assess levels of literacy and numeracy prior to enrolment.

Apprenticeship programmes are fully funded by the Welsh Government and European Social Fund, so there is no cost for the training.

  • Candidates must be over the age of 16.
  • Where candidates wishing to undertake the course have been employed for more than 12 months, they are only eligible if they are moved to a new job role and evidence can be provided by the employer to support this.
  • Candidates must not be in any other education or training. 
  • Candidates must be in industry related employment.

How to apply:

Call us on 01656 746688 to discuss immediate enrolment
to this programme or to arrange a visit.

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11 Village Farm Road, Village Farm Industrial Estate, Pyle, Bridgend, South Wales, CF33 6BL

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