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Innovation – Level 5 Award in Understanding Innovation in the Water Industry

Learning & Development Associates has substantial experience in designing and developing flexible role-focused, bespoke interventions, which provide learners from varied backgrounds with the necessary skills to better understand the principals of Innovation at a level appropriate to their roles.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand Innovation and its purpose within the organisation
  • Understand the innovation process and its purpose within the organisation
  • Understand how personal skills and behaviours can promote innovation
  • Apply the principles and processes of innovation within your own role


Key Themes
We will address the following key themes and their impact on the Water Industry as it prepares for PR19 and beyond.

  • Innovation and business performance and using innovation to improve operational processes throughout the business.
  • Financial and social benefits
  • Radical and incremental innovation
  • Innovation as a form of competitive edge
  • Creativity and innovation – what conditions and processes are required to encourage them?

Think of organisations like Apple and Virgin or even Ryanair who have truly come up with new ways of doing things in order to revolutionise their businesses. Innovation in my mind is not just tinkering with what we already have, it is completely starting again and not being defined by anything that has gone before.But then you have radical and incremental innovation – so is this where you have already got the iPad and now you are taking it to the next level, still innovation but not on the large radical initial scale?It would give us a competitive edge to always be thinking about the something new, innovation suggests passion and excitement whereas change is more of the because we have to.AssessmentCandidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge and/or skills described in the units. Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification. Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.Upon successful completion of their qualification, learners are able to progress to further learning within the suite of Water Level 5 Qualifications – i.e. completing an Award or Certificate and topping up to Foundation Degree and on to Honours Degree.Learners may also wish to further their ongoing personal and professional development by accessing other qualifications.

Level 5
Number of Credits 2
Guided Learning Hours 16
Course Duration 2 Days
Course pre-requisites There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.

Role Suitability

This course is suitable for the following roles within the Water and Environmental Industries.