Group Leadership in a Manufacturing Environment

Engineering and manufacturing

The qualification focuses on the knowledge and, where appropriate, the practical skills associated with lean business improvement. This arrangement ensures that when the learner completes the qualification they will have gained some practical experience and expectation of some of the situations that they could face within the occupational sector in which it is being delivered.

It covers the intermediate level knowledge and understanding of lean business improvement and has been developed in consultation with colleges, training associations and industry to ensure that it meets the needs of employers and learners. The qualification has huge potential benefits for those engaging with lean business principles across all sectors - not just manufacturing. This qualification does not require occupational evidence.

This qualification does not require occupational evidence. There are no entry qualifications or age limits required by learners to undertake this qualification unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the units of assessment.

- Those who are or aspire to be a group leader within the manufacturing environment.

- Those who lead a team to solve commonly occurring problems within the manufacturing environment.

- Those who are responsible for the safety of others within the manufacturing environment

- Those who wish to formalise their group leadership experience of the manufacturing industry.


This qualification is assessed by a series of internal (centre marked) assignments. The learner must pass all the internal assignments of their chosen units to achieve the qualification. EAL will externally verify the assessment process.