Business Improvement Techniques

Business-Improvement Techniques

This qualification is a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) which 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.

There are no entry qualifications or age limits required by learners to undertake the 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 qualification.

This qualification is for learners who wish to learn about lean business improvement techniques and have the ability to achieve a Level 2 qualification. It is also suitable for those with responsibility for improving business performance such as team members, team leaders and quality assurance personnel.


The assessment of this qualification is by internal (Centre marked) assessments. The learner must pass all the internal assessments to achieve the full qualification. The internal assessments take the form of multiple choice question papers and where appropriate practical assignments. Both these forms of assessment are internally marked by the Centre using the marking criteria provided in each unit.

Unit delivery packs are designed to assist the delivery staff and contain the unit learning outcomes, assessment criteria and the practical assessment details. They also contain the assessment materials (internal assignments and worksheets) and the guidance and instructions needed for carrying out and administering the internal assessments.