The Seven Levels of Competency
The LCS qualifications framework has seven competency levels, ranging from Level 1a to Level 3b.
They are grouped into three categories: 1) Fundamental, 2) Technical and 3) Strategic. The levels cover a broad range of competency, from awareness of core principles of lean, right up to strategic lean leadership.
An accredited organisation can initially accredit to one or several levels and can add levels to its accreditation at any point in its two year licence period. Accredited courses need to be aligned to a particular level, which allows certificates to be issued to those who successfully complete the course assessment.
Each Level has a Descriptor, which states what knowledge and practical capability an individual should possess. The key focus of each descriptor is shown below – click Learn more on each level to view it in detail and to download a descriptor PDF.