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About
CPD Lean Courses

Mettle Training was created as a response to requests for bespoke training by our clients to up-skill staff in their roles and our passion for training. 

 

Our business consultancy company is an international leader in business transformation utilising our unique lean expertise and delivering recognisable value to clients.

 

We have a wealth of experience providing our services to a wide range of sectors including maritime, automotive, defence, aerospace, rail, healthcare, engineering, logistics and manufacturing industries.

Our online courses are aimed at fundamental areas of business operations that require staff to perform to the highest standard. Upon completion of one of our courses, you will be better equipped to deal with the tasks of your role effectively and efficiently.

This is done through studying relevant and forward-thinking best practices beyond  the functional processes of Lean and Continuous Improvement individual and team activities.

 

The online training courses provide a skillset to assist in-house project efficiencies and furthering their careers within an organisation.

People seeking employment will also benefit from these online courses to support their job applications.

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We also work with agencies helping ex-military service men and women to attain relevant qualifications for their skillsets, in order that they can find suitable employment upon completion of military service and transition to civilian life.

 

These individuals offer a significant benefit to industry, and we enhance their qualities with our support and qualifications.

 

For improvement to be meaningful, it must be sustainable. Investing in your staff CPD and completing our online  courses create a long-term, self-sustaining culture and behavioural change from within. 

 

This results in driving your business and staff forwards, reducing overheads, waste, staff turnover and more so that there are visible and tangible continual improvements.

Health & Safety - COVID 19

We have created these free downloadable documents to allow people or businesses to safely conduct a review of their areas to ensure that the environment is safe and that the correct questions are asked to enable each area to be as safe as possible.

Document 1: Accident Prevention

Document 2: COVID 19 questionnaire

Video: Demonstration of available Web App for H&S compliance

Course Duration: 1 Hour

Price: Free

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Lean Basics

This course provides an understanding of lean principles, methodology, tools and techniques for business optimisation.

Throughout the sessions, you will be taught the fundamentals of a Lean operating system.

What you will learn:

 

  • How the Lean techniques fit together

Brief description of:

  • 5S Workplace Organisation

  • Total Productive Maintenance

  • Visual Management

  • Standardised Work

  • Problem Solving

  • Just In Time

  • Built-In Quality / Jidoka

  • Human-Centred Work

  • Continuous Improvement / Kaizen

Course Duration: 1 Hour

Price: £10.00

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Lean Practitioner Module 1

This all encompassing and fully comprehensive Lean practitioners course aims to increase your capabilities to perform the rollout of Lean systems as a facilitator in a Lean and Continuous Improvement environment. It provides an in-depth awareness of key skills to assist you in transformation practices within organisational strategy.

 

Leading cultural and behavioural change requires innovative and sustainable processes; the tools for this are taught in theoretical approach with a supporting assessment to provide confidence in the knowledge retained in these techniques, enabling you to effectively manage yourself and a team.

 

Although Lean was originally based in engineering, it crossed over into all public and private workspaces as a way for businesses to effectively manage capacity against customer demands. The tools and techniques for business improvement will be taught and hopefully used on a daily basis following completion of this extensive training.

Topics included are: 

  • 5S Workplace Organisation

  • Visual Management and Transparency

  • Continuous Improvement and Kaizen

  • 7 Waste and Waste Elimination

Course Duration: 4 Hours

Price: £50.00

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Lean Practitioner Module 2

This all-encompassing and fully comprehensive Lean practitioners course aims to increase your capabilities to perform the rollout of Lean systems as a facilitator in a Lean and Continuous Improvement environment. It provides an in-depth awareness of key skills to assist you in transformation practices within the organisational strategy.

 

Leading cultural and behavioural change requires innovative and sustainable processes; the tools for this are taught in theoretical approach with a supporting assessment to provide confidence in the knowledge retained in these techniques, enabling you to effectively manage yourself and a team.

 

Although Lean was originally based in engineering, it crossed over into all public and private workspaces as a way for businesses to effectively manage capacity against customer demands. The tools and techniques for business improvement will be taught and hopefully used on a daily basis following completion of this extensive training.

Topics included are: 

  • Standardised Work

  • Built-In Quality - Error Proofing

  • Built-in Quality - Andon

  • Just In Time

Course Duration: 4 Hours

Price: £50.00

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Lean Practitioner Module 3

This all encompassing and fully comprehensive Lean practitioners course aims to increase your capabilities to perform the rollout of Lean systems as a facilitator in a Lean and Continuous Improvement environment. It provides an in-depth awareness of key skills to assist you in transformation practices within the organisational strategy.

Leading cultural and behavioural change requires innovative and sustainable processes; the tools for this are taught in theoretical approach with a supporting assessment to provide confidence in the knowledge retained in these techniques, enabling you to effectively manage yourself and a team.

 

Although Lean was originally based in engineering, it crossed over into all public and private workspaces as a way for businesses to effectively manage capacity against customer demands. The tools and techniques for business improvement will be taught and hopefully used on a daily basis following completion of this extensive training.

Topics included are: 

  • Total Productive Maintenance

  • Quick Changeover / SMED

  • Value Stream Mapping

Course Duration: 4 Hours

Price: £50.00

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Practical Problem Solving

On this course we will work through the 8 Step Process to problem resolution, understanding methodology and techniques to reach robust root cause analysis and countermeasure.

The aim of the course is to learn and practice how to use all quality tools and problem solving approaches to identify contributing factors and root cause, capturing findings in a logical document for presentation and tracking.

At the end of the course you should have an understanding of Problem Solving Tools and be able to practice problem solving in the workplace..  

Methods discussed:

  • Problem Solving Funnel

  • Cause and Effect Diagrams

  • 5 Why Analysis

Course Duration: 4 Hours

Price: £50

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Lean Management

This course brings performance management and leadership to the forefront, by defining what outcomes we want to achieve, or asking “are we doing the right things?” Lean starts with defining the problems to solve, or asking “are we doing the right things well?”

Performance management establishes the strategic direction, and Lean helps employees improve their processes to get there. You can also look at performance management as diagnostic tool to identify the key problem areas — but even after drilling down several layers, few performance management approaches fix the issue. At this point, Lean provides a remedy for processes that are slow or wasteful.

At the of this course, you will benefit by understanding the key approaches to shop-floor management and the coaching styles applied to ensure all Lean tools and techniques are successful and sustained.

Course Duration: 8 Hours

Price: £100

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Quality Core Tools

The Quality Core Tools are defined as five supplemental techniques and/or methods that support the expectations of IATF 16949. The traditional five core tools are listed in their order of use when designing products or processes:

•Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) 

•Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

•Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)

•Statistical Process Control (SPC)

•Product Part Approval Process (PPAP)

Topics covered are:

  • The importance of measurement and metrics

  • Quality, Cost, Delivery

  • Data types

  • Data Graphing and plotting methods

  • Use of Minitab to input, understand and analyse data

  • Interpreting results

  • Causes of Variation

  • Process capability

  • Review ‘type’ of data what chart it requires

  • Association and detail of Process Flow – FMEA – Control Plan

  • APQP structure and purpose

  • PPAP constituents and link to APQP

Course Duration: 4 Hours 

Price:  Coming Soon

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Effective Auditing

This Auditing course covers the auditing process for accreditation purpose or process adherence within an organisation, detailing the process steps and discipline required to carry out both internal and external auditing.

 

By the end of the sessions all participants will be able to:

  • Know what is required to plan and carry out an audit

  • Be able to identify the benefits of carrying out internal audits

  • Know the methods and techniques of auditing people and the processes

  • Know the steps in the audit process based on PDCA methodology

  • Understand how to score audits

  • Be able to identify how to prioritise internal audits

  • Understand how to escalate non-conformities, especially Major NC’s and safety issues.

  • Understand how the internal audit process contributes to continuous improvement.

  • Be able to plan follow-up audits and identify audit status using the CCAR methodology

  • Understand the importance of audit traceability and archive requirements

 

Course Duration: 2 Hours

Price: £30

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