Lean Programme

Optimise services and reduce costs. Improved performance through sustainable change.

Lean Programme

Lean Programme

In an FE landscape being reshaped by Area Reviews, driving sustainable and effective performance is every senior manager’s top priority.

To meet the challenge FE Associates partnered with business improvement specialists Bentley Management & Consulting to create a new development programme for the benefit of colleges and training providers.

The result is the Lean Programme: a tailored solution which delivers significantly greater benefits than the cost of its implementation.

Our team works with each institution to understand specific improvement opportunities. The result is operational improvement which is clearly measurable and focussed on implementation.


  • Core college processes simplified, with non value-add activity reduced
  • Support services focused on the learner and agreed benchmarked service levels


  • The organisation streamlined and more productive
  • Increased commercial opportunities


  • Improved accountability for performance with leadership training
  • Embedding of a commercial and continuous improvement mindset

The Lean Programme: based on 6 Sigma methodology and lean principles

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We understand every college and provider is different. Our experts are ready to explain, support and embed the programme - from the individual to organisation-wide.

What to do now?

Click here to request details of the Lean Programme, including the initial five-day appraisal.

Contact Judith Richardson at FEA now: Judith.Richardson@fea.co.uk or 01454 617707



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