What is a Competitiveness & Growth (C&G) Provider?
Providers deliver the provision of Training, Coaching & Mentoring services for the SC21 Competitiveness & Growth (G&G) Programme
Each Provider will be approved to deliver 1 or more of the 122 National Manufacturing Competitiveness Level (NMCL) Improvement Modules.
The syllabus of distinct Improvement Modules has been developed to cover 4 key areas of a business:
- Competitive Strategy & Management Systems
- New Product Introduction
- Manufacturing Operations
- Supply Chain
The specific Improvement Modules to be delivered within each specific SC21 C&G Project is defined in a tailored improvement plan which identifies the improvements that can be made by embedding key skills into the participant through training, coaching and mentoring. This plan is determined by a standardised Capability Assessment undertaken by accredited assessors and also includes a credible financial business case.
The SC21 Competitiveness & Growth programme has been jointly developed by the ADS Group and SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) and is the Aerospace and Defence sector’s deployment mechanism of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Level (NMCL) programme.
The aim of the SC21 Competitiveness & Growth (SC21 C&G) programme is to have a single, national, quality assured, best practice approach to improving the competitiveness of manufacturing supply chain companies, this will raise workforce capability and boost economic growth and exports. Thus helping to deliver HM Government’s Industrial Strategy and the goals of each sector’s Growth Strategies. The automotive sector programme was announced in the 2018 Automotive Sector Deal.
The process that participants follow covers a standardised Capability Assessment undertaken by accredited assessors, a self-review of Competitiveness against peers, and a Competitiveness review against peers by 3 nominated customers. The output of these is combined to develop an improvement plan and a credible financial business case with the beneficiary. The business case will point to improvements that can be made by embedding key skills into the organisation through training, coaching and mentoring.
To ensure a common approach is used across the sectors, a syllabus of 122 distinct Improvement Modules has been developed which cover 4 key areas of a business, Competitive Strategy & Management Systems, New Product Introduction, Manufacturing Operations and Supply Chain.
Initial Pilots have been conducted and the first tranche of participants on the programme are undergoing their Capability Assessments. It is envisaged that 194 participating companies, both within the Aerospace and the Automotive sectors, will engage with the Programme over the next 3 year period.
Become a provider
To register your interest, please send an e-mail with the Subject “SC21 C&G Improvement Modules – Expression of Interest” to NMCL@ADSGROUP.ORG.UK.