NOCN Level 5 Certificate in Productivity Improvement Practice
This qualification is vocationally based and as such, offers the opportunity for learners to demonstrate an achievement of practical skills, understanding and knowledge required to make a major contribution to a productivity improvement project within their organisation and to be able to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders as the project is planned, delivered and evaluated.
This Qualification is one of a suite of qualifications on Productivity Improvement Practice including:
• NOCN Level 5 Award in Productivity Improvement Practice
• NOCN Level 5 Certificate in Productivity Improvement Practice
• NOCN Level 5 Diploma in Productivity Improvement Practice (Practitioner)
• NOCN Level 5 Diploma in Productivity Improvement Practice (Strategic Manager)
The Award is the smaller of the qualifications and develops an introduction to Productivity Improvement Practice, giving participants an understanding of the theories and practices. The Certificate offers the participants the opportunity to develop their understanding and skills and demonstrate these through practical application in workplace projects. The Diploma extends the content of the Certificate to allow more focus as a Practitioner or how the use of Productivity Improvement Practice can support strategic management of an organisation.
The Certificate focuses on developing an understanding of and skills for the different stages associated with the identification, development and implementation of productivity improvements. The qualification offers learners the opportunity to demonstrate these through practical application in workplace projects.
The Diploma includes the content of the Certificate and builds on these skills through two pathways: Strategic Manager and Practitioner. The Strategic Manager requires the manager to consider the wider implications of the productivity improvement practice within strategic planning, give consideration to the management of risks and apply innovation and creativity whilst identifying opportunities for improvement as well as the management and leadership of the team. The Practitioner is more suitable for change management and business improvement roles focusing on using a balanced scorecard to plan, control and evaluate the impact of improvement, planning for operational change, performance measurement and management and using creativity and innovation throughout the process. The qualification is relevant to all business sectors and develops knowledge and skills to support the identification, planning and evaluation of productivity improvement practice.