Who Can Apply?
Level 2 APLE Certification is designed for experienced practitioners and while there is no precise formula that can be used, the information below will provide an indication of the ideal characteristics.
Approximate minimum time undertaking lean management roles in employment
2a: 5 years
2b: 7 years
This can include consultancy roles
Number of different lean/CI related roles
2a: Two +
2b: Four +
This can include redefined roles as well as new jobs in the same or different organisations
Number of different organisations in which roles undertaken
2a: Two +
2b: Three +
‘Different organisation’ encompasses different divisions/ groups, within large organisations, as well as separate organisations
Functional background of roles
Production, operations, service delivery, planning, CI, business/operational excellence
Scope of responsibility
Encompassing departments, cross-functional teams, value streams
Scope can be determined by the size of the organisation and will differ for consulting roles. Responsibility could be product delivery based or programme/project based
Involvement in transformation projects
2a: Contributing 2+
2b: Contributing 4+
A transformation project is one that makes major changes in how business is conducted.
General qualifications, lean/CI knowledge
L2 managers will often be educated to degree level, and/or with vocational, postgraduate or professional qualifications.
Note that significant experience can compensate for the lack of formal qualifications.