FE College: Getting Best “Value For Time”

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Sector: Further Education College


With settlements and budgets reducing this leading UK college needed to improve external delivery performance and reduce cost to the taxpayer. They had experience of delivering Business Improvement Training and NVQ’s with external companies and wanted to try the techniques on their own processes.


To create a waste-free Employer Business Unit, built on lean principles, that is responsive to employer needs whilst delivering excellent value to the public.

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Understand the “current state” using value stream mapping.

Identify waste and areas for improvement.

Definition of a waste-free “future state” process.

Increase flexibility and multi-scheme capability.



2 Contracts managed

YPG and 6m+ with 38 major Steps


5 Contracts managed

YPG, 6m+, SOVA, MITP, ASOS with 34 major Steps

With the same staff.