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Understanding Business Improvement Techniques

Course Code: CBIT

Level: 2
Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: NCFE
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Flexible
Duration: 20 weeks
When you'll study: No College attendance (distance learning)

About the course

Improving business improvement performance is vital for any business. Making improvements that are more efficient – such as saving on time or costs, can have huge benefits to an organisation particularly in competitive business environments. The qualification aims to build knowledge on the study of business improvement techniques, including workplace organisation, building effective teams and managing working relationships. It will also teach the importance of improving processes and procedures using visual management systems and flow process analysis.

You will achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification and learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend College.

What you'll learn

You will learn:

  • safe and effective team working
  • principles and techniques that support workplace organisations
  • an understanding of continuous improvement techniques (Kaizan) and their application in the workplace
  • how to use visual management systems
  • problem-solving techniques
  • how to carry out flow process analysis.

You will be assessed via an electronic workbook.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to the Diploma in Team Leading/Supervisor.  

Employment opportunities exist across the whole spectrum of business/industry (quality control).

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: CBIT

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 AFREE
19 - 23AFREE

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.