100% Effective

Apprenticeships - Maximum Learning, Minimum Cost

Improvement Apprenticeship Levy / Get Funded Places

Discover seamless support for your improvement apprenticeship journey with 100% Effective. Whether you’re a large organization or a smaller company, we’ll navigate the intricacies of levy funds for you.

For large enterprises with an annual pay bill exceeding £3 million, you’re obligated to allocate 0.5% of your total pay bill to the Apprenticeship levy, providing an annual ‘levy allowance’ of at least £15,000. We’re here to ensure you make the most of it, preventing any loss to the Exchequer.

Smaller businesses with an annual pay bill below £3 million benefit from a co-investment arrangement, where the Government funds 95%, and employers contribute just 5%. For instance, a Level 4 (Green Belt) apprenticeship costs as little as £300.

Our expert team simplifies the funding process, making it efficient and comprehensible for employers.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity for fully funded training. Contact us today!

Improvement Apprenticeships

We offer all 4 Improvement Apprenticeship Standard programmes:

Available as open course, and as an in-house course. Open cohorts start monthly, contact us for a start date!

Improvement Specialist Black Belt Apprentice

Why use 100% Effective?

We are Business Improvement specialists, with over 24 years of experience training, coaching, and certifying learners worldwide in Lean Six Sigma. Our team comprises Master Black Belts with extensive delivery and teaching experience.

Our programs prioritize flexibility, engagement, and effectiveness. Utilizing a hybrid approach, we tailor apprenticeships to your specific needs. We offer in-house and open cohorts, employing various methods like eLearning, face-to-face, and virtual training.

Our apprenticeships go beyond certification; learners can become Lean Six Sigma Yellow, Green, Black, or Master Black Belts, enhancing their skillsets and CVs. Our programs focus on providing an exceptional individual learning experience through simulations, games, projects, eLearning, discussions, reports, alumni access, and forums.

We support both apprentices and their managers with guidance and training. Timely, accurate reporting ensures seamless support for everyone involved in the apprenticeship program.

Apprenticeships deliver a swift return on investment by fast-tracking Belt certifications, enabling projects to yield measurable ROI. Smaller projects provide continuous ROI throughout apprenticeship training.

Certification support encompasses mock exams, discussions, learner presentation preparation, and individualized learning support. We regularly assess each apprentice’s progress to ensure readiness for the end-point assessment.

For employers, we offer a comprehensive consultation process to identify the right apprenticeships and candidates, creating a tailored plan that benefits all parties, thanks to our flexible approach.

Where do we run our training courses?

In the UK (London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, York, Leeds, Birmingham), Germany, Netherlands, USA, Australia, South Africa, Spain, France, Sweden and Denmark.

Six Sigma vs. Lean Six Sigma Training

Lean and Six Sigma work so well together because they were designed with the same goal in mind. Both aim to reduce the waste and variation in processes to improve the quality of outputs for the customer. Both are customer focused. Both rely on data, rather than gut feel. And, both come with a core set of tools and structures to guide the improvement.
The main difference is how they identify the root cause of problems, and the language surrounding them.
For this reason, we at 100% Effective, think that they work better together than apart. Change agents and those introducing Business Improvement have more (and more varied) tools at their disposal. We think that, when it comes to improvement, the more you can bring to the table, the better. This is why we offer Lean Six Sigma as our standard.
Six Sigma is a data-driven approach to eliminate defects and improve quality for the customer. It is not, and should not be considered, to be simply a cost-saving measure. The term Six Sigma refers to the number of standard deviations between the mean value and the specification limit of any given process or output. The higher the Sigma, or standard deviations, the fewer products or outputs fall outside of the specification.
Six Sigma means that 99.9996% of the process output falls within the specification limit. So the output is defective or poor quality just 3.4 times for every million opportunities.
Any process from manufacturing to transactional, and products to services, can be measured in terms of its Sigma level. Businesses that adopt a Six Sigma approach, use a structured framework to gradually increase the Sigma level of their processes, with the aim of achieving Six Sigma quality.

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