The Apprenticeship requirement of 20% off-the-job work closely matches the normal approach to Green Belt training, you should regard this as a minimum rather than a budget.
This is an average – there will be weeks (such as those involving training) where the time dedication needs to be more than 20% and other weeks where it will be less.
The program requires enrolment for at least 12 months, followed by a formal End Point Assessment (EPA) about 2 months later – this comprises an exam, a project review and a professional interview.
We will help your Apprentices prepare for the EPA exam with tests, quizzes and practice papers
We also help with the project review and professional discussion by providing case studies to work on and conducting practice interviews for a few brave volunteers!
As End Point Assessors ourselves, we know what is expected, but we do not conduct EPAs for at companies for whom we are also Training Providers.
Improvement Practitioners will need to have achieved a Functional Skills Level 2 in both English and Maths. This is equivalent to a GCSE Grade 4 (or C grade in the previous system) in order to complete their certification.
For those who did not quite reach this level at school, or do not have proof of their qualifications, we can offer the required Functional Skills training and exam during the Apprenticeship, at no additional cost to your company.
Please note that the Improvement Practitioner course contains some quite technical elements, so capability equivalent to Level 2 maths should be seen as a minimum to be effective on this program.
Our Functional Skills and Apprenticeship training programs are grounded in real-world scenarios, not abstract theories. Many people find that this make it easier than the maths they were taught at school.