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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Business Improvement Techniques

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Registration and Certification Fee

Level 2
Minimum entry age

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification provides learners with knowledge and understanding of business improvement techniques, which can be applied across many different sectors

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is designed for: •learners who wish to learn about lean business improvement techniques •learners with responsibility for improving business performance •learners who are looking for a career change or wish to learn new skills. It may also be useful to learners studying qualifications or looking to work in a variety of sector areas.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should be aged 16 or above to undertake this qualification.

How is this qualification structured?

This qualification consists of 6 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

You do not need to be working to take this qualification.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

You do not need to be working to take this qualification.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: •Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Business-Improvement Techniques •Level 3 qualifications in Business Improvement Techniques •Level 4 qualifications in Business Improvement Techniques.

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Qualification Specification
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This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Support Handbook
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This document contains supporting information that relates to NCFE and CACHE qualifications to assist in planning, delivery and assessment, and must be used alongside the Qualification Specification.

Qualification Factsheet
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This document outlines the key information of this qualification for the centre, learner and employer.

Letter of Support
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This document contains details of stakeholders who have supported the development of this qualification.

Mandatory units

  1. Safe and Effective Team Working (R/617/5236)
  2. Workplace Organisation (Y/617/5237)
  3. Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) (D/617/5238)
  4. Visual Management Systems (H/617/5239)
  5. Problem Solving (Y/617/5240)
  6. Flow Process Analysis (D/617/5241)

Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 60343060 V1.0
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