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Operations and Quality Improvement Level 3 Apprenticeship at Middlesbrough College

Course description

Apprenticeships allow 16+ year olds to start work and earn a wage, while learning new skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes Apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Most of an Apprentice's training takes place on the job but they will also have to complete off-the-job training within the College. NVQ Diploma in Business - Improvement Techniques A broad, cross-functional qualification designed to support the overall effective operation of businesses across a variety of sectors. recognises competence in contributing to quality and process improvements in the workplace. Complement to existing skills and qualifications. Encourages practices that can maximise profit by eliminating waste, improving workflow and reducing cost and variation. The apprentice NMW applies to all 16 to 18 year old apprentices and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. If the apprentice is aged 19 and / or has completed the first year of their Apprenticeship, the employer must pay the NMW appropriate for their age. A breakdown of wage rates is available on the GOV.UK website.

Entry requirements

Previous work experience or employment in the relevant sector and/or occupation, Achieved an N/SVQ Level 2 and/or Level 3 or equivalent in a relevant sector/occupation, Completed an intermediate Apprenticeship Framework in the relevant sector. If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme.


Assessment will be carried out in the workplace (unless otherwise specified) via observation and the collation of evidence in a portfolio.

Future opportunities

Employment in the following areas: Business improvement Co-ordinator Change Implementation Facilitator Business Analyst (Process Improvement) Lean Manufacturing Specialist Industrial Engineer Process Co-ordinator

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Middlesbrough College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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