Continuous Improvement Techniques (Kaizen)


Price is per online user of this course. UK buyers pay £36 including VAT.

The content of this course has been mapped to the underpinning knowledge within the unit ‘Contributing to the Application of Continuous Improvement Techniques (Kaizen) – Level 2’ on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

Successful manufacturing is based on three main elements: having the right product in the right place, at the right time, and at the right cost. This is achieved by having continuously improving quality assurance, cost management and delivery systems, often abbreviated to quality, cost and delivery (QCD).

This online training has been developed to provide learners with an understanding of the Kaizen philosophy, in order to encourage the setting and continuous improvement of standards which will improve productivity, safety and effectiveness while reducing waste.

See below for further information.

Sold By: Virtual College


Course Aims

By completing the online course you should:

  • Understand the principles of Kaizen and Continuous improvement.
  • Recognise the eight ‘wastes.’
  • Understand ‘benchmarking.’
  • Recognise improvement types.
  • Understand the improvement cycle (PDCA).
  • Recognise Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
  • Understand standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
  • Recognise the change environment.

This unit is a mandatory unit within the following qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Business Improvement Techniques (QCF).

Lesson Plan

Areas covered will include:

  • Introduction to Manufacturing and Kaizen
  • Kaizen and Continuous Improvement
  • Eight Wastes – Non-Value Added Activities
  • Benchmarking, Types of Improvement and the Improvement Cycle (PDCA)
  • KPIs, SOPs and Change Environment + Summary


On completion of this course you will be able to download a certificate of completion.


Approximately 1 hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

Target Audience

Originally developed for those undertaking the Level 2 Certificate in Business Improvement Techniques, this course is also suitable for anyone wanting to learn about running their business more efficiently.


“I felt the module was informative, clear and concise, the system easy to use and overall enjoyed using it.” TH

“Explanations were made clear and simple with keyword definitions being provided to help with understanding.” CE


10 to 49 users – 10% discount

50 to 99 users – 20% discount

100 to 249 users – 33% discount

250 to 499 users – 50% discount

500 to 999 users – 60% discount

1000 to 1999 users – 75% discount

2000+ users – 80% discount

To find out about discounts on mixed course purchases please phone a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218.

Discounts are calculated during the checkout process.

Payment Options

The most straight forward method of payment is to select the number of users you require and add the product to your shopping cart by selecting Add to Cart. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a Paypal account. If you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice please contact a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 or email [email protected]

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