Improvement Specialist

Improvement Specialist

About the course

Improvement Specialists are responsible for leading the deployment of improvement strategy, for training others and for providing broad and deep technical expertise in advanced and complex Lean and Six Sigma, Project and Change Management principles and tools to enable identification and delivery of improvement opportunities aligned to key business goals. Improvement Specialists manage (directly and/or matrix) Improvement Practitioners who lead smaller improvement projects aligned to the improvement strategy.

Improvement Specialists draw on their advanced knowledge and skills in applying Improvement principles and tools across a range of programmes/ projects/areas to build the capability of others. They also swiftly visualise processes, problems and opportunities and use both graphical and statistical analysis to deliver improvements.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set their own entry requirements; typically Improvement qualification level 4, or equivalent.


All successful graduates are awarded Diploma of Higher Education in Business Management, as well as Level 5 Improvement Specialist apprenticeship.

Fee - Companies with a wage bill less than £3m will just pay £450, this is because the government funds 95% of the full fee. If you are a levy-payer then this apprenticeship will be £9,000 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.