The modules are designed for students and apprentices to introduce the principles of lean to their learning and development to raise awareness and understanding, and ultimately improve how they perform in carrying out a task or work in a streamlined and efficient manner with a focus on excellence and quality.

The modules begin with an introduction to the principles of lean and explores efficiencies in work organisation, management and waste.  Following the module students and apprentices can explore one of five Sector Productivity Skills to better understand how it translates to their vocational area of interest.

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The Productivity Skills module will:

  • show improvements to speed and quality when completing tasks
  • explain lean principles and the benefits of using this system
  • describe how to identify waste in processes
  • summarise the benefits of removing waste
  • consider the differences between waste and value to create a value stream map.

The Productivity Skills modules are integrated into the Technical Masterclasses or can be completed as an independent module of learning – available from within our Skills Development Hub.


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