About the course
Improvement Leaders are responsible for developing improvement strategy, providing leadership in improvement for the business and for coaching and supporting Improvement Specialists in advanced analysis. The Improvement Leader typically reports to Board members or Heads of Department and manages (directly and/or matrix) a team of Improvement Specialists, who deploy the strategy, and lead improvement projects. They work closely with all functions of the business to support the setting and achievement of business goals, often accountable for Improvement activities within the largest-scale and highest priority programmes of work.
Individual employers will set their own entry requirements; typically Improvement level 5 qualification or equivalent.
Applicants need to remain employed within the workplace for the duration of the course, ideally for a minimum of 30hrs a week.
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
All successful graduates are awarded BSc (Hons.) Improvement Leader, as well as Level 6 Improvement Leader apprenticeship.
Fee - Companies with a wage bill less than £3m will just pay £750, this is because the government funds 95% of the full fee. If you are a levy-payer then this apprenticeship will be £15,000 from your levy. As a business of any size, you can also use the Manage Apprenticeship service to apply for funding from large businesses that want to fund 100% of your apprenticeship training and assessment costs.