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Accreditation Options Summary

For ORGANISATIONS wanting to issue industry recognised lean qualifications. The LCS can accredit your current lean training system or help you implement one from scratch.

Standard Accreditation

  • For organisations with their own lean training capability for staff.
  • For consultants or training companies with a lean training capability for clients’ staff or for public programmes.
  • Provides independent endorsement of lean training, indicating it is well managed, professionally delivered, technically robust.
  • With Standard Accreditation, the organisation is responsible for all assessment activities and for issuing LCS certificates to learners.
  • The initial accreditation can be for any number of LCS levels and more levels can be added at any point.
  • Accredited organisations are licenced for two years and issue learners with Certificates of Lean Competency.
  • Fees are based on the number of certificates to be issued over the 2 year licence period. There are six fee bands.

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SME Accreditation

  • Designed for the needs and operating conditions start-ups or smaller companies.
  • The accredited company delivers lean training aligned to the LCS framework, though does not administer knowledge tests.
  • The LCS organises SME knowledge tests via its on-line testing facility and issues LCS Certificates of Lean Competency to successful candidates.
  • Accredited companies pay a lower, fixed accreditation fee up front, plus a £75/€85 fee per test passed/certificate issued to learners after training courses..
  • Accredited organisations are licenced for two years and can promote and market their SME lean accredited status.
  • Learners who receive LCS certificates can register as Practitioner Members of the LCS community FREE OF CHARGE.
  • An SME accredited organisation can transfer to Standard accreditation at any point in its 2 year licence period.

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