What is the experience of the instructor(s) delivering my course?
All of our instructors have over 20 years world class experience including deep expertise in the implementation of best practice in work optimisation, supply chain management and the use of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies
What do The Knowledge Academy provide me on the course?
We provide pre-course reading, The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, certificates and refreshments.
Is there pre-study work?
Yes, following confirmation of booking The Knowledge Academy will send the Pre-Course work to the delegate. This work consists of; Course Preparation Guide & Pre-course Reading PDF
Are there any prerequisites for the examinations?
There are no prerequisites for the Yellow Belt examination, however, candidates must achieve a pass at the Yellow Belt level before completing the Green Belt examination.
What is the structure of the exams?
The Yellow Belt exam is multiple choice and the Green Belt exam is multiple choice
Are there exams included
Yes, both Yellow & Green Belt exams are provided
What time shall I arrive at the venue?
Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am
The Knowledge Academy
The Knowledge Academy Materials and Trainers
The Knowledge Academy’s Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course materials are designed to ensure delegates receive a consistently high
standard of training. Our Green & Master Black Belt trainers have over 20 years world class experience including deep expertise in the implementation of best practice in work optimisation, supply chain management and the use of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. They have worked at leading management consultants working on high profile assignments with significant experience managing & implementing Lean Six Sigma best practices in the manufacturing, utilities, retail, life sciences, engineering, construction and central Government sectors.
The Knowledge Academy Lean Six Sigma Green Belt events are designed to maximise delegates’ potential in the Lean Six Sigma training
Following confirmation of booking The Knowledge Academy will send the Pre-Course work to the delegate.
This work consists of - Course Preparation Guide & Pre-course Reading PDF
The Knowledge Academy’s Lean Six Sigma event training event is an intensive 5 days course that includes the Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt examinations within the course. Upon booking, Joining Instructions that describe the course location and other administrative details will also be emailed.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Examination
A 50 question multiple choice examination with a pass mark of 70%. Success in this examination indicates that the candidate would be able to act as a practitioner member of an improvement management team using the Lean Six Sigma method within a process improvement environment supporting Lean Six Sigma. Please note that success in the Foundation examination (yellow belt) is a pre- requisite for that candidate to move forward to the Lean Six Sigma green belt examination.
During The Knowledge Academy’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 3 day course, delegates will spend time preparing for both the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt examination and a case study project taken on the final day of the course (please note case study on the final day is optional, dependent on group size).
The Knowledge Academy Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 3 day course covers the following topics:
- Project Charter
- Business Case
- Stakeholder Analysis Communication Plan Voice of the Customer
- Identify and Segment Key Customers
- Critical to Quality (CTQ) Requirements Verifying CTQs
- House of Quality
- Hi-level Process Map (S.I.P.O.C)
- Project Plan
- Understanding Variability
- Measurement Basics Measurement Process and Plan Selecting Measures
- Data Definition and Sources
- Measuring Yield and Capability
- Implementing the Measurement Plan
- Data Analysis
- Pareto Charts
- Frequency Charts Run Charts Scatter Diagrams
- Variation and Defect Analysis
- Process Mapping and Analysis
- Value Stream Analysis
- Cause and Effect Analysis
Improve Process Vision Brain Storming Lean Principles
- Enabling the Flow
- Level Scheduling
- Visual Management
- Theory of Constraints Selecting Solutions Developing Solution Options
- How to Run Kiazen events and Improvement Teams
- Risk analysis
- FMEA Risk Analysis
- Implementation Planning
- Simple and appropriate documentation
- Mistake Proofing
- Statistical Control
- Control Charts
- I, X Bar and R Charts
- Process Management
- Lean Six Sigma Scorecards
- Project Close and Handover
- The Knowledge Academy Lean Six Sigma courseware folder
- Experienced Instructors
- “I personally found the trainer’s style and delivery both motivating and engaging. I also enjoyed that the trainer was willing to share with the group their significant knowledge and experience to bring to life the theories and explain them on a practical level. I found this incredibly inspirational. I hope to do additional courses with the Knowledge Academy and will be seeking to progress with more training in 2012.”By Connie Hooper (Quality Supervisor) from London
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Classroom Based Training
Whilst online base training has many advantages there are also several hindrances to taking this approach. The most common being the lack of direct and immediate access to an instructor. Should you find yourself unable to progress or need clarification on an aspect of your course you would have to start an email correspondence and wait for a reply. This can be incredibly interrupting to your learning, especially if you find yourself motivated, enthusiastic and raring to go only to find yourself sitting around hoping for a swift response from your instructor.
Consequently, this is the biggest advantage to classroom training. In a classroom environment there is an element of teamwork and interaction that online teaching cannot replicate. The fact that there are others around you in the same situation can be a fantastic motivator, giving you instant access to the instructor and the opportunity to take part in debates and discussions about your course, reinforcing what you are learning along the way.
Unfortunately these advantages can pass by some students. It can sometimes be difficult for an instructor to recognise and engage some people, especially those that may be shy or introverted. Those who are more vocal can dominate discussions and potentially drown out the quieter members of a classroom, partly negating the advantages of the social aspect of classroom learning.
The biggest difference between the two, and the main reason that online courses have received a boom in popularity is that unlike classroom training, online courses can reach hundreds to even thousands more people at once in a swift and effective manner. This method ensures consistency in the course content, and for the companies training, a steady stream of data that helps them ascertain what is and isn’t working in their courses, helping them to develop, adapt, and provide a better service moving forward.
Ultimately, the decision of which approach to choose is entirely down to the customer. If you think that you have the desire and motivation to milk every last drop of learning possible from an online course, then it may just be the best approach for you.
However, if you prefer a social aspect to your learning and the possibility to bounce ideas off others in the same position as you, as well as instant and constructive advice from a tutor, perhaps a classroom based approach is the optimal route.
Fortunately at The Knowledge Academy we offer expert training in both approaches to learning. We have an efficient customer service department we do our best to ensure that you get the best result possible from whatever course you decide to take. When all is said and done, our priority is that you receive first-rate training that enables you to move forward better prepared and in a far better position than which you first contacted us in.