Lean Education And Development

Continuous Improvement

"Delivering skills today, for investment in a sustainable tomorrow"

It is universally accepted among successful businesses, that engaging with all employees and accessing the improvement potential they each have is the key to remaining competitive. It is vital that we constantly look at all our processes and procedures and ask ourselves…

“Is there a better way?”

We all have a role to play in contributing our skills and expertise to challenge traditional methods, drive out waste, improve our products and services – and delight all our customers, (both internal and external).

Continuous Improvement is the key to driving your business further, developing essential ongoing workplace skills and helping your business stay ahead of the competition by upskilling and empowering staff.

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LEADing the way through our COVID-19 Ofsted Interi…

We have now received the final report from Ofsted after the interim visit on 30th September and 1st October 2020. Please see attached the report from Ofsted detailing how LEAD have continued to strive for excellence throughout such a challenging time, making sure…

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ESFA increase non-levy funding from 3 – 10 a…

The ESFA  review apprenticeship funding policy on an ongoing basis to ensure it supports growth in quality apprenticeships and provides opportunities for all in an affordable and sustainable way, which delivers value for money for the taxpayer. Parts of the policy may be adapted in future…

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Apprenticeship funding rules update (Covid-19)

The 2020 to 2021 funding rules are being published following the policy changes and flexibilities introduced in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). The 2020 to 2021 funding rules apply to apprenticeships starting between 1 August 2020 and 31 July 2021. There are different…

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New flexibility issued by the ESFA

Confirmation that where an apprentice has been made redundant, but is continuing their apprenticeship study, they can claim Universal Credit (UC) as long as they satisfy all eligibility criteria. Announcement that the ESFA will be launching a service for redundant apprentices. The…

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Apprenticeships given a BOOST by the Chancellor

As the UK tentatively recovers from the impact of Covid-19, the Chancellor has introduced measures to help employers stimulate their respective industries by attracting talent through apprenticeships, traineeships and long-term funded work placement routes.   Apprenticeships …

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LEAD feature in the Parliamentary Review

LEAN EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT FEATURES IN THE PARLIAMENTARY REVIEW Theresa May’s foreword for The Parliamentary Review focuses on four ‘grand challenges’: “harnessing artificial intelligence and the data revolution; leading in changes to the future of mobility; meeting…

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Testimonial – DHL Supply Chain

We had some fantastic feedback from the team at DHL: “I am very much enjoying the Lean Apprenticeship. The group is very varied in experience, some are quite new to Lean tools and others with a lot of experience. Personally, I have previously completed CI Academy and the…

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LEAD receive highest accolade during OFSTED monito…

Lean Education And Development Limited (“LEAD”) have obtained the highest possible grade from Ofsted during a monitoring visit which took place on April 24th and 25th at our Hagley head office. This monitoring visit was undertaken as part of a series of monitoring visits to a sample…

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Testimonial – Dennis Eagle

Functional Skills (English and Maths) – Additional Support At Dennis Eagle we have utilised the services of LEAD Limited since 2013 for our employee Lean training, this has been via the delivery of the BIT Level 2 qualification and includes mandatory functional skills. We have…

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