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Continuous Improvement Techniques (Kaizen)

Course Overview

The content of this course has been mapped to the underpinning knowledge within the following unit on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF): Contributing to the Application of Continuous Improvement Techniques (Kaizen) - Level 2.

Successful manufacturing is based on three main elements: having the right product in the right place, at the right time, and at the right cost. This is achieved by having continuously improving quality assurance, cost management and delivery systems, often abbreviated to quality, cost and delivery (QCD).

This online training has been developed to provide learners with an understanding of the Kaizen philosophy, in order to encourage the setting and continuous improvement of standards which will improve productivity, safety and effectiveness while reducing waste.

By completing the online course you should:

  • Understand the principles of Kaizen and Continuous improvement.
  • Recognise the eight 'wastes.'
  • Understand 'benchmarking.'
  • Recognise improvement types.
  • Understand the improvement cycle (PDCA).
  • Recognise Key Performance Indicators (KPI's).
  • Understand standard operating procedures (SOP's).
  • Recognise the change environment.

This unit is a mandatory unit within the following qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Business Improvement Techniques (QCF).

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered will include:

  • Introduction to Manufacturing and Kaizen
  • Kaizen and Continuous Improvement
  • Eight Wastes - Non-Value Added Activities
  • Benchmarking, Types of Improvement and the Improvement Cycle (PDCA)
  • KPIs, SOPs and Change Environment + Summary

Target Audience

Originally developed for those undertaking the Level 2 Certificate in Business Improvement Techniques, this course is also suitable for anyone wanting to learn about running their business more efficiently.

Duration

With approximately 42 interactive screens, it is estimated that this course will take approximately 1 hour to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning course you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

Certification

On completion you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact info@ukvirtual-college.co.uk, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943-605976.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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What

This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.

How

The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course

When

This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1 hours.

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