Formal lean qualifications for individuals
If you are an individual looking for lean qualifications, there are several routes to consider. Most individuals become LCS certified through an LCS Accredited organisation, where they are employed. You can also become certified through a consultant’s public or client programme or, if you are an experienced lean practitioner, via the LCS Approved Prior Learning & Experience Route (APLE) at Level 2 and Level 3.
The APLE route is designed for practitioners with few or no formal lean qualifications, or recognition of their credentials. These practitioners will have a track record of leadership and lean implementation at a strategic level, plus an in-depth knowledge of lean thinking principles and techniques gained through roles in employment and lean related education.