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Level: 2

Location: Distance Learning

Years: 0

Weeks: 12

Hours: 14.00

Start: 13/09/2021

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Tuition (£): 0.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This a remote learning knowledge qualification.

Improving business performance is vital for any business. Making improvements that are more efficient - such as saving on time or costs - can have huge benefits for an organisation, particularly in competitive business environments.

This qualification aims to build knowledge of business improvement techniques, including workplace organisation, building effective teams and managing working relationships. It will also teach the importance of improving processes and procedures using visual management systems and flow process analysis.

Entry requirements

You need to be aged 19+ and to have lived in the UK/EU for over three years.

Course Content

  • Safe and effective team working
  • Principles and techniques that support workplace organisation
  • An understanding of continuous improvement techniques (Kaizen) and their application in the workplace
  • How to use visual management systems
  • Problem-solving techniques
  • How to carry out flow process analysis

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via an online portfolio.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

You can continue to further study of business topics.

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Jamie Quince-Starkey

Jamie Quince-Starkey

College creative writing course leads to Quad documentary premiere

Aero-engine worker Jamie Quince-Starkey used creative writing skills learned at Derby College to create a pilot documentary about his ambitious city environment project.  
 
Rolls-Royce employee Jamie, 26, who was brought up in Allestree, founded The Down to Earth Project as a result of the conflict he felt between his job and the natural world. He had also always had a love for reading, writing and story-telling.  
 
Jamie enrolled for creative writing evening classes at the Roundhouse to “get back into learning things” and to develop his ideas. He found the course gave him the toolkit to plan out a pilot film documenting The Down to Earth Project.  
 
It was screened at the Quad venue in front of an audience of 150 people, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Derby. The pilot documents the community aspects of the project’s allotment off Markeaton Street. Jamie said he launched the project to help people reconnect with the natural world.  
 
He created the pilot with the help of (Nottingham Trent University) photography student Jason Sheehan and other volunteers. Jamie feels the documentary fills a community niche missed by major documentaries.    
 
Now he hopes to create a series of documentaries about the project and pitch them to TV, or to run them online as a webseries.

I was so happy how the pilot went at Quad: people I knew from school in Allestree bought tickets and said they wanted to get an allotment. Derby College helped 100 per cent. It doesn’t matter what it is: it could be a book, or a movie or a documentary, there’s always a story being told and a way to get it across. The course taught me how to approach the planning and writing. It’s a buzz when you find you have a creative side. I’d recommend it highly.


Without the support of Derby College, and the support of my lecturer Tina Jay, I don’t think I’d be at the point that I am with The Down to Earth Project.

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