Duration: 3 consecutive days 11 Certification: Attainment (Level 2)
Location: Your location (1) or St Andrews (2) 11 ISO18404 equivalent: Lean Practitioner
Cost: (1): £2000 per day + expenses* 11 University of St Andrews Credits: 3
(2): £500 per person per day 11 CPD Hours: 24
Prerequisites: Lean Practitioner Foundation Part 1
No. attendees: 4-15
Note: * Price for four participants; negotiable thereafter


After completing your theory training it is time to put it into practice. This session usually runs the three days immediately following Part 1, meaning you get to apply your knowledge straight away.

We organise a simulated Rapid Improvement Event around a process that all of the attendees have either been a part of or will be familiar with (e.g. invoice processing or recruitment). Initially, attendees take on the role of RIE team members, getting a feel for what it is like to be a part of the redesign process. As the days progress, however, practitioner-trainees are expected to take on a leadership and facilitator role.

The RIE is run in the same way as if it was redesigning a real process, which involves current state mapping, waste identification and removal, and ideal and interim future state mapping. All of the tools and techniques that are covered in Part 1 will be useful for this exercise, although not all of them will be employed. For more information about what happens during an RIE have a look at our Lean Project Facilitation page.

Your performance throughout the three days will be continually assessed, and successful attendees will be awarded with a certificate of attainment, endorsed by St Andrews Lean Consulting and the University of St Andrews. Furthermore, at this stage in your training you will have satisfied the requirements for “Lean Practitioner” under ISO18404. Should you wish to gain endorsement through the Royal Statistical Society, as assessors of ISO18404, you will be well prepared for their assessment.