Driving Goods Vehicles

Driving Goods Vehicles

Certificate In Driving Goods Vehicles is a Level 3 Qualification. This programme has four different pathways to choose from depending on the vehicle type you wish to be certified in. They are as follows:

Pathway 1 – Motor / Pedal Cycle
Pathway 2 – Van
Pathway 3 – Rigid Vehicle
Pathway 4 – Articulated or Draw Bar Vehicle

These qualifications cover all the essential skills and knowledge you need for a successful career as a courier or delivery driver, and all modes of transport from cycles and motorbikes to cars, vans and lorries. These courses are run in groups so minimum numbers of candidates may apply, please get in touch to find out more.

Team Leading

Team Leading

The effective leadership of a Team is crucial to the achievement of results. It’s only achieved through the development of highly effective leadership tools.

Team Leaders are best perceived as being part of a Team; first and foremost they are practitioners or operators, working alongside other Team members. Being leaders of Teams augments this role, but does not significantly affect their general responsibility to engage in the same or complementary job tasks as the other Team members. Given that Teams are likely to contain relatively small numbers of people (probably in the range six to twelve), the Team Leader’s span of control is quite small. The programme outlined below is structured and forms the basis of a nationally recognised qualification.

Role of the Team Leader

The Team Leader role is distinct from that of the First Line Manager in its tendency to focus on the shorter term, on the day-to-day performance of the Team and its members. This means a responsibility for allocation of tasks between Team members, for ensuring that individuals are supported in the performance of their job role, and that output conforms to the requirements of the organisation and its customers. Communication between the Team and its Managers is a significant part of the Team Leader role.

Team Leaders can be expected to be aware of the need to satisfy customer or supplier requirements as agreed by the organisation, and to be alert to these as they are notified to the Team. Team Leaders are expected to encourage team members to respond appropriately to these requirements within the parameters laid down by the organisation. They will have no power to amend standard practices but may have to decide on more complex decisions within tightly defined boundaries (e.g. whether a product meets the quality standards or a customer fits into a particular pricing category). This decision-making primarily reflects the Team Leader’s perceived superior technical competence or experience, rather than being a managerial quality, and we teach techniques that the Team Leader can use to maximise the potential of all the individuals within the Team. BEA uses the Five Element Competency framework when developing Team Leaders.

What does it cost?

All organisation are expected to contribute 50% of the base funding

Large organisations (those organisations employing or being part of a group of companies employing more than 1,000 people) are required to make an additional contribution of 25%. We always try to minimise the cost and this will depend on group size and the ability to release participants for training.

The costs are inclusive of all other expenditure (registration Fee, administration and expenses

How long will it take?

Ten to twelve months, this includes five to six training days followed by one day a month on-the-job mentoring and assessment. This could take the form of face to face meetings, web conferencing or email at the candidate’s site.

Where will it take place?

Training will take place on site
Mentoring will take place at the candidates site

The Apprenticeship is essentially in three parts:

1. The Team Leading Technical Certificate (the knowledge) all participants will take the same units

2. NVQ Certificate in Team Leading at Level 2 (the competence) the units will be selected for each participants, dependent on need

3. Key Skills

• Application of Number – Level 1 (assessed by test)
• Communication – Level 2 (assessed by test)
• ERR (Employers Rights & Responsibilities)

Business Improvement Techniques

Business Improvement Techniques

What is Business Improvement Techniques?

The primary objective of Business Improvement Techniques training programmes is to improve business performance as a whole. This can only be done by empowering the people who make up the organisation; this means the top-level management, middle management, supervisory and all other employees who will have a part to play in improving the performance of their business. The change starts with the Business Improvement Techniques qualification (BIT), which enables companies to train their employees towards the competencies they will need to achieve this qualification, in many cases FREE of CHARGE or heavily subsidised. It is intended to maximise the company profits and revenues by the elimination of waste, to create flow through the business by reducing cost and variation and to improve responsiveness through making more effective use of people and physical assets.

It is clear, that if we address improvement activity in an ad hock way we will achieve more improvement than if we had done nothing. Hence the saying “If we always do what we have always done, we will always have what we always had”.

Just imagine what could be achieved if we involved a range of appropriate people, gave them some relevant underpinning knowledge, demonstrated to them the power of the tools and techniques and mentored them in the application of continuous improvement in live situations in their workplace.

BIT Training Programmes:
• BIT Lean Pathway
• BIT Six Sigma Pathway
• BIT Certificate
• Performing Engineering Operations
• Performing Manufacturing Operations
• Lean Sigma Apprenticeship

Here in this section is a range of programmes that would support Business Improvement performance in your organisation, including the Business Improvement Techniques NVQ Diploma levels 2 / 3 & 4.

These programmes are funded by the government, so whilst your commitment is to release the participant, the benefits are real improvement in the workplace and the participants receive a national qualification.