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Level 2 Assessment – Wits University Students

Welcome to the Level 2 assessment page for students from Wits University who attended John Bicheno’s lean course in February 2018. 

In order to be awarded the LCS Certificate of Lean Competency at Level 2a, candidates need to pass a knowledge test and submit an implementation report demonstrating the effective application of lean principles and tools in an organisation.

These pages provide details on the overall assessment process, registration, payment of the assessment fee, taking the test and submitting a project.

Click on the Registration tab to formally register for the assessment.

Test Structure, Method & Preparation

Information on the test method and structure is shown below, while general advice can be seen via the General Advice & Technical tab. When you are ready to start the test, click on the Taking the Test tab.

  • The on line test contains 50 questions, which are mainly multiple choice (eg select one of four options), plus multiple answer and add in the missing word. There are some questions with images.
  • The questions are based on the material delivered in course you have taken.
  • All questions attract the same mark
  • The first test window will be open for 2  weeks from 18th June to 1st July 2018; you are allowed two attempts during this time.
  • The pass mark is 66%; you will receive a system message with your result as soon as you have finished and submitted the test. You will also receive a list of those questions you answered incorrectly, which you should study carefully if you need to re-sit the test.
  • You have 45 minutes to complete the test (a countdown timer will be shown).
  • The test cannot be paused; you must finish it in one sitting.
  • The test is open book – that is, you can refer to course material, reference books, web pages, etc.
  • The questions appear in random order – that is, questions are in a different order for different test takers and for a repeat; one question per page is shown.
  • All questions must be answered; you can change answers by back tracking at any stage (within the time limit).
  • Your answers are saved as you submit each one, not at the end of the test. This means you will not lose any work.
  • Avoid using the browser back button as this will not work. Use the Previous button which will be under your Questions.
  • Access to the test is via your email and a password (to be emailed to you) via the link in the Taking the Test tab.

Complete the form to register for the assessment.

The assessment fee is £170.00 (approximately R2,900), which will be payable two weeks before the assessment process starts. If you intend to pay via the LCS shop, (it is under LCS Assessments) use the special Wits student coupon at the checkout – WITSL2DISC

LCS Level 2 Assessment Registration Form
Please complete the calculation correctly before submitting.

Technical Guidance, Test Conditions

  • If you are using a laptop unplugged from a power supply, make sure there is sufficient battery power to take the test.
  • Ideally, find a quiet area without distractions for taking the test.
  • If your internet connection is through a wireless connection, make sure you have a good quality signal. Clearly, fast internet connection speeds will lead to a better test experience in terms of speed of response etc.
  • If your test page freezes, you can always click refresh on your web browser and the test will
    again load on the same question/s you were on. Note: If you have written any long answers on the frozen page, make a copy of these answer/s first so you do not lose them.
  • If your computer or web browser has a problem or they are closed, using the same web
    browser, re-open your web browser go to the start link for the test and you will be taken back
    to the last question you were on, where you will be able to resume your test.
  • While the test is open book, take care not to spend too much time on a question, as the test will end and be submitted after the allotted time and you need to ensure you complete as many questions as possible.
  • If you fail the test, you can contact the LCS for feedback before you attempt it for a second time.

If you experience technical problems when taking the test, email

Taking the Test

Click below to access the test when the test window opens.


By accessing the test area and taking the test you agree to:

  • not seek any assistance from other persons in answering questions
  • undertake it on an individual basis
  • not take copies of questions or communicate them to any other party.

Access the test button

Guidelines & Format

Download the guide to writing project reports

Guide to LCS level 2 project reports

Submission date

Your implementation report must be submitted by 31st December 2018. It should be submitted by email to