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Process Leader.

Level 4
From 18 Months


Process Leaders are found in organisations with high volume manufacturing or advanced manufacturing processes in which large volumes of products are made in assembly, moulding, metal processing, chemical processing, pharmaceutical, or similar processes.

The broad purpose of a process leader is to undertake and direct production activities and operations and deliver against core production Key
Performance Indicators (KPIs).

A Process Leader apprentice will learn:

  • Leadership styles and how to lead and manage teams
  • Delegation / Decision making / Ownership / Trust
  • To provide technical/specialist input and direction to their own team and to others
  • Determining and managing budgets and resources
  • Using core production KPIs as the basis of  a continuous improvement cycle
  • Managing health, safety and environment within their area of responsibility
  • Motivation – building and promoting self esteem
  • Coaching/Mentoring – team development
  • Conflict – Appraisal/performance issues – KPI setting
  • Collaboration with other departments

Typical Job Roles

  • Production lead
  • Section leader
  • Process lead manager
  • Process leader

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have a Level 3 Process Tech or Manufacturing qualification or have equivalent relevant experience. The apprentice must also have or be capable of achieving GCSE/Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and English prior to taking end-point assessment.

Process Leader

Trailblazer Employer Group Includes

The Trailblazer employer group includes: Siemens, WHS Plastics, BMW UK, Activate Apprenticeships, Movetech, Mahle, Rolls Royce, Nasmyth Group, De La Rue, Bath ASU, Toyota, Nissan, CMFED, Textile Training, National Skills Academy for Food & Drink


It will typically take a minimum of 18 months to complete this apprenticeship, although the exact duration will be dependent on the previous experience of the individual. Cogent Skills Training will liaise with the employer to establish the duration of the programme.

From 18 Months

How it works

Free Consultation
1. Free Consultation

We provide a free scoping session, which includes everything from identifying training to match job descriptions, to understanding the apprenticeship levy funding process.

2. Enrolment

We enrol/induct the learner and develop a bespoke delivery plan based on the requirements of the business and/or apprenticeship standard.

3. Delivery

Over the duration of the training we support the learner in the workplace with face to face and remote delivery. We also provide any support needed for the apprentices mentor or line manager.

4. Assessment

We arrange all relevant end point assessment and prepare the learner on what to expect during end point assessment.

5. Certification

Following the successful completion of the training the learner receives their certification.

Virtual Learning Environment

As part of our commitment to use the latest technology to enhance our provision we use a leading Virtual Learning Environment called Canvas

With personalised notifications and web app integration, Canvas allows us to engage with students where they already hang out, on social networks and mobile platforms. And with real-time interaction and rich multimedia, we can keep them engaged, too.

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Outsourced Employment

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