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Lean Six Sigma Training courses

accredited by

Six Sigma (TKA), on behalf of TKA

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Official Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt & Green Belt Exams

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course Outline

This Six Sigma Green Belt training course will explore the following areas:

Part 1: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Course Objectives and Agenda

  • An Introduction to Six Sigma
  • What is Six Sigma?
  • Six Sigma Belts
  • Processes
  • Key Terminology and Concepts
  • Customers, Value, and Waste
  • Key Metrics

The DMAIC Cycle

  • What is DMAIC?
  • Define
  • Measure
  • Analyse
  • Improve
  • Control

Yellow Belt Tools and Techniques

  • The Lean Triad - 5S, Poka Yoke, SMED
  • Voice of the Customer
  • SIPOC
  • Value Stream Analysis
  • Heijunka
  • Variation and SPC
  • Data and Process Capability
  • Process Efficiency
  • Identifying the Root Cause
  • Solving Problems
  • Kaizen Events
  • Lean Teams

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Examination

Part 2: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

  • Objectives of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training
  • The Role of the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Agenda

Improvement Methodologies

  • DMAIC
  • 3Cs
  • 8Ds
  • Plan, Do, Check, Act
  • Kaizen
  • DFSS

SPC Basics

  • Terminology
  • Data Types
  • Normal Distribution and Standard Deviation
  • Process Capability

Lean Management and Cell Theory

  • The Role of the Lean Manager
  • Work Cells
  • High Performing Teams (HPTs)
  • Rapid Action Teams (RATs)
  • Visual Management
  • Bruce Tuckman’s Group Development Model
  • Emotional Cycle of Change (ECOC)
  • Personality Styles
  • Dealing with Resistance

Risk Management

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Risk Management
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

DMAIC for Green Belts

  • Define Phase
  • Measure Phase

SPC Tools and Techniques

  • Frequency Distribution Tables
  • Bar Charts and Histograms
  • Pareto Charts
  • Box and Whisker Plots
  • Normal Distribution and Control Charts
  • Calculating Process Efficiency
  • Scatter Diagrams and Regression

DMAIC for Green Belts

  • Analyse Phase
  • Improve Phase
  • Control Phase

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Examination

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Who should attend this Lean Six Sigma Training?

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is designed for anyone interested in business performance development.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training course, because the Yellow Belt is covered within this Green Belt. Thus, anyone can attend this course. There will be some pre-course work reading for delegates to complete before the Green Belt course begins. We will send you this pre-course reading, along with a Course Preparation Guide. We recommend you spend some time looking at these materials as they will prepare you effectively for the training course.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course Overview

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is the second in the Lean Six Sigma Belt sequence, which provides delegates with essential and practical knowledge of Six Sigma and its methodology. This course combines Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training, supplying delegates with an in depth and comprehensive training experience.

Our training instructors are experts in the sphere and are renowned worldwide for their ingrained industry knowledge of Six Sigma. The ability of our trainers to transfer their expertise is unrivalled and thus results in the evolution of delegates who are efficient and confident in applying Green Belt notions.

During this certification, candidates gain the knowledge required to effectively assist with data collection and analysis for Black Belt led projects. In addition to this desired skill, training enables delegates to be a part of Green Belt Six Sigma teams on company-wide quality improvement projects. Six Sigma tools, processes, and the value of these to an organisation are key areas of focus and delegates are taught how to apply the techniques to any quality improvement project. Such tools and processes are significant for enterprises due to the business benefits that they can generate.

This course is delivered in two segments - the first will cover the Yellow Belt certification and exam, and the second will cover the Green Belt certification and exam. The Yellow Belt component will ground delegates in the fundamentals of the Six Sigma methodology whilst the Green Belt section covers its practical application and leading a Six Sigma Improvement team.

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Whats included in this Lean Six Sigma Training

The following is included in our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course:

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Exam
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Lean Six Sigma instructor
  • Refreshments

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Examination

As this training course is comprised of both Yellow and Green Belt content, delegates are required to sit and pass both the Yellow and Green Belt Lean Six Sigma exams in order to acquire the Green Belt qualification. Delegates are provided with everything they need (content and support) to pass the Green Belt assessment first time.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam information:

  • 30 questions worth 60 marks in total
  • Pass mark is 42/60
  • Multiple choice
  • 1 hour long
  • Open book

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt exam information:

  • 30 questions worth 100 marks in total
  • Pass mark is 70/100
  • Multiple choice and Reflective Questions
  • 2 hours long
  • Open book

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accredited by

Six Sigma (TKA), on behalf of TKA

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Classroom (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course Outline

This Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training course covers the following areas:

  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
  • Lean, Six Sigma, and Lean Six Sigma
  • The Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control (DMAIC) cycle
  • The Lean Triad (5s, Poka Yoke, SMED)
  • Voice of the customer
  • Understanding Value Stream Maps
  • Heijunka
  • Introduction to variation and SPC
  • Identifying the root cause
  • Solving problems
  • Kaizen events
  • Lean teams

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Who should attend this Lean Six Sigma Training Course?

This Yellow Belt training course is suitable for anyone interested in business performance development.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course, hence anyone can attend. There will be a small amount of work to complete prior to the course. We will provide you with a course preparation guide and some pre-course reading to familiarise yourself with the Lean Six Sigma basics.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course Overview

The Yellow Belt certification is the first belt in the Lean Six Sigma series, thus provides a general introduction to the principles of Lean Six Sigma. This Yellow Belt training course teaches delegates how to work as part of a Lean Six Sigma team, and exist as a support for the more advanced Green and Black Belts.

Although such Lean Six Sigma Green Belts and Lean Six Sigma Black Belts tend to lead Lean Six Sigma projects, team members are the ones who will conduct the research, analysis, and solution development. Therefore, the role Yellow Belts play is of profound importance.

This training course will clarify the team member’s awareness of their responsibilities, and the roles of their team members. This will, in turn, achieve enhanced efficiency of team members, which will produce a boost in performance quality and overall project accomplishments.

Lean Six Sigma is all about improving business processes, thus with the Yellow Belt, delegates will learn the basics of Lean Six Sigma methodologies and how these can be applied in the workplace for the purpose of quality improvement. As the Yellow Belt is the first of the Lean Six Sigma certifications, completion of this qualification ensures access to the higher level belts. Hence, this Yellow Belt course provides a good introduction to the functions and methodology of Lean Six Sigma. 

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What's included in this Lean Six Sigma Training Course?

Our Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course comes with the following:

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments

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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam information:

  • 30 questions worth 60 marks in total
  • Pass mark is 42/60
  • Multiple choice
  • 1 hour long
  • Open book

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accredited by

Six Sigma (TKA), on behalf of TKA

Online Instructor-led (10 days)

Classroom (10 days)

Online Self-paced (80 hours)

Official Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Green Belt & Black Belt Exams (3)

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course Outline

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training course will cover the following areas:

The Role of the Black Belt

Black Belt DMAIC

  • How Black Belts help Green Belts during DMAIC
  • Predefine and Define
  • Measure Phase
  • DMAIC Programmes
  • Governance

 

Enterprise Risk Management

 

Physical Cell Design & Optimising Flow

  • Task & Work Cells
  • Flow Improvement Objectives
  • Practical Layout Design

 

Black Belt as a Trainer

  • Characteristics of Adult Learners
  • Three Common Learning Styles
  • Preparing the Training
  • Top Tips

 

Statistics Basics

  • Introduction and SPC Refresh
  • Common Terminology
  • Measuring Uncertainty
  • Minitab run-through

 

Process Capability

  • Process Capability: Review from Green Belt
  • Using Minitab to Estimate Process Capability

 

Introduction to Hypotheses Testing

  • Hypotheses Tests
  • Type I and Type II Errors
  • Values Used By Minitab

 

Working with Hypotheses Tests

  • Hypothesis Test Roadmap
  • Testing for Normality
  • Testing for Means
  • Testing for Medians
  • Testing for Standard Deviation
  • Testing for Proportions and Percentages

 

Data Collection Planning for Hypotheses Tests

Design of Experiments (DOE)

 

Probability Distributions

  • Overview
  • Normal Distribution
  • Binomial Distribution
  • Poisson
  • Exponential
  • Weibull

 

Advanced Control Charts

  • Introduction and refresher
  • Key Control Charts
  • Data Collection Planning for Control Charts

 

Measurement System Analysis

  • Overview
  • Understanding Gauge R&R
  • Minitab Walkthrough

 

Lessons From Queue Theory

  • Modelling Queues
  • The Psychology of Queuing

 

Lean Metrics

  • General Overview
  • OEE and TEPP
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • Total Effective Process Performance
  • First Time Quality
  • Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY)
  • Dock to Dock Time
  • Build to Schedule
  • Work in Progress (WIP)
  • Order Fulfilment Metrics
  • Using Lean Metrics

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Who should attend this Lean Six Sigma Training Course?

This training course is recommended for anyone interested in business performance improvement, particularly managers as the Black Belt certification displays a commitment to business efficiency development. Some other professions that may benefit from this qualification include Project Engineers, Business Analysts, Process Developers, and anyone working in production.

Prerequisites

As this Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training course also covers the Yellow and Green Belts, there are no prerequisites hence anyone can attend. The Knowledge Academy will provide you with some work to do before the Black Belt course begins. This comprises of various pre-course guides.

You will also need a laptop with a copy of Minitab installed for the Black Belt section of the course. A 30-day trial version is available, and details of how to install this are included with your pre-course reading materials. You must time your download of Minitab correctly, as the 30 days must cover the duration of the Black Belt course. Please note that Minitab is currently unavailable for Macs.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course Overview

This Black Belt training course is the third Lean Six Sigma certification in our range.

This Black Belt training course is divided into two modules. The first module will teach Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, which outlines the main components of Lean Six Sigma. The first module will also cover the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, which builds upon knowledge acquired at the Yellow Belt level and introduces the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) model. The second module will focus on the Black Belt itself.

Ultimately, the Black Belt provides delegates with everything they need to establish themselves as Lean Six Sigma experts. Delegates will be introduced to a variety of tools they can use to analyse and identify where business developments should occur.

The Black Belt produces efficient managers who possess extensive analytical skills, which allow them to determine appropriate resolutions to business problems. By the end of the course, Black Belts will be able to implement DMAIC methodology effectively, and be capable of delivering and managing Lean Six Sigma projects successfully.

 

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What's included in this Lean Six Sigma Training Course?

This course includes the following:

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt exam
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt exam
  • Certificates
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Examination

As this course covers all Yellow, Green, and Black Belts, delegates need to sit three examinations in order to gain the Black Belt qualification. Delegates will learn everything they need to pass the Black Belt assessment first time. The exams are listed below.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam

  • 1 hour
  • 40 multiple choice questions
  • Open book

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Exam

  • 2 hours
  • 30 multiple choice and reflective questions
  • Open book

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam

  • 2.5 hours
  • 40 multiple choice questions
  • Open book

The Black Belt exam is worth 50% of a delegate's overall mark for Black Belt certification. There will also be a case study exercise in the classroom that is worth the other 50% of the overall mark. This consists of 10 exercises plus a final case study based on a given scenario.

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accredited by

Six Sigma (TKA), on behalf of TKA

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Official Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course Outline

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade training course will cover the following areas:

The Role of the Black Belt

Black Belt DMAIC

  • How Black Belts help Green Belts during DMAIC
  • Predefine and Define
  • Measure Phase
  • DMAIC Programmes
  • Governance

Enterprise Risk Management

Physical Cell Design & Optimising Flow

  • Task & Work Cells
  • Flow Improvement Objectives
  • Practical Layout Design

Black Belt as a Trainer

  • Characteristics of Adult Learners
  • Three Common Learning Styles
  • Preparing the Training
  • Top Tips

Statistics Basics

  • Introduction and SPC Refresh
  • Common Terminology
  • Measuring Uncertainty
  • Minitab run-through

Process Capability

  • Process Capability: Review from Green Belt
  • Using Minitab to Estimate Process Capability

Introduction to Hypotheses Testing

  • Hypotheses Tests
  • Type I and Type II Errors
  • Values Used By Minitab

Working with Hypotheses Tests

  • Hypothesis Test Roadmap
  • Testing for Normality
  • Testing for Means
  • Testing for Medians
  • Testing for Standard Deviation
  • Testing for Proportions and Percentages

Data Collection Planning for Hypotheses Tests

Design of Experiments (DOE)

Probability Distributions

  • Overview
  • Normal Distribution
  • Binomial Distribution
  • Poisson
  • Exponential
  • Weibull

Advanced Control Charts

  • Introduction and refresher
  • Key Control Charts
  • Data Collection Planning for Control Charts

Measurement System Analysis

  • Overview
  • Understanding Gauge R&R
  • Minitab Walkthrough

Lessons From Queue Theory

  • Modelling Queues
  • The Psychology of Queuing

Lean Metrics

  • General Overview
  • OEE and TEPP
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • Total Effective Process Performance
  • First Time Quality
  • Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY)
  • Dock to Dock Time
  • Build to Schedule
  • Work in Progress (WIP)
  • Order Fulfilment Metrics
  • Using Lean Metrics

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Who should attend this Lean Six Sigma Training?

We recommend this training course for any Lean Six Sigma Green Belt holder looking to enhance their knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and manage Lean Six Sigma projects.

Prerequisites

Delegates must possess the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification in order to attend this training course. The Green Belt qualification can be obtained with The Knowledge Academy.

We will provide you with some reading to do before the course begins. We also recommend revising the Yellow and Green course material in order to restore prior knowledge. You will also need a laptop with a copy of Minitab 16 or later installed. A 30 day version is available, so details of how to install this will feature in your pre-course package. You must ensure that you download Minitab at the correct time so that you have it for the duration of the course. Please note that Minitab is not currently compatible with Macs.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course Overview

This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade course is designed for Green Belt certification holders who wish to upgrade to the Black Belt. The Black Belt is a highly sought-after certification, which demonstrates Lean Six Sigma expertise and individual ability to control and guide business development projects using the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) model.

This Black Belt Upgrade training course focuses on the practical application of Lean Six Sigma that delegates can implement to their own businesses without much adjustment. Elements such as analysis, statistical training, and management techniques will be addressed in order to ensure delegates can govern Lean Six Sigma projects.

The difference between Black and Green Belts is the devotion that Black Belts possess for Lean Six Sigma. Consequently, they tend to work with Lean Six Sigma methodologies each day within their own improvement projects, whereas Green Belts collaborate with such methods on a more irregular basis.

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What's included in this Lean Six Sigma Training Course?

The following is included in this Lean Six Sigma training course:

  • The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Exam
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Examination

As this course covers all Yellow, Green, and Black Belts, delegates need to sit three examinations in order to gain the Black Belt qualification. Delegates will learn everything they need to pass the Black Belt assessment first time. The exams are listed below.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam

  • 1 hour
  • 40 multiple choice questions
  • Open book

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Exam

  • 2 hours
  • 30 multiple choice and reflective questions
  • Open book

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam

  • 2.5 hours
  • 40 multiple choice questions
  • Open book

The Black Belt exam is worth 50% of a delegate's overall mark for Black Belt certification. There will also be a case study exercise in the classroom that is worth the other 50% of the overall mark. This consists of 10 exercises plus a final case study based on a given scenario.

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accredited by

Six Sigma (TKA), on behalf of TKA

Online Instructor-led (15 days)

Classroom (15 days)

Online Self-paced (120 hours)

Official Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt & Master Black Belt Exams (4)

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Course Outline

The Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training course will cover the following areas:

  • How an organisation can develop, and more importantly, sustain a culture of Lean Six Sigma
  • What strategies could be adopted to evolve a Lean Six Sigma capability?
  • Timescales and leading change
  • Leadership: what makes a good leader?
  • More complex SPC modelling techniques including multi-linear and polynomial regression
  • Toyota and Lean: the 4PS and the ‘Toyota Way’
  • Programme management elements, including risk, estimation, value propositions, and planning techniques

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Who should attend this Lean Six Sigma Training Course?

The Master Black Belt training course is intended for holders of the Black Belt certification who wish to build on their existing Lean Six Sigma knowledge.

Prerequisites

It is necessary to possess a Black Belt qualification in order to attend this training course. The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification can be acquired through The Knowledge Academy.

We will send you a pre-course pack containing some reading that you should complete. Before the course begins, delegates will need to install Minitab 16 on a laptop that they need to bring to the training course. A 30-day trial version is available, so instructions on how to install this programme will be in your pre-course package. Please ensure that you time your installation of Minitab correctly so that you have it for the duration of the training course. Please note, Minitab is not available on Macs.

Delegates should expect to engage in 2-3 hours of work per evening, which will consist of research, exercises, and revision.

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Course Overview

The Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification is the topmost qualification that delegates can obtain. The Master Black Belt demonstrates absolute expertise of Lean Six Sigma, therefore it is a highly sought-after and credible award that confirms managerial greatness. The Master Black Belt builds upon skills attained from previous belt levels and expands these to a strategic level. Delegates acquire the skills and capabilities to construct business frameworks that will assist progression.

Master Black Belt holders emerge as excellent team leaders who can undeniably lead project teams to success. By the end of this training course, delegates will be experts of business development procedures and Lean Six Sigma methodologies. Teaching will bring to light case studies, which will force delegates to formulae reactions to typical challenges that they may face in real working life.

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What's included in this Lean Six Sigma Training Course?

We provide you with the following in this Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt course:

  • Master Black Belt exam
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Lean Six Sigma Instructor
  • Refreshments

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Six Sigma Black Belt Examination Details

This course includes three exams: Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam

The Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam follows this format:

  • 60 questions
  • Multiple Choice
  • 40/60 required to pass
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Exam

The Six Sigma Green Belt exam follows this format:

  • Open book
  • 30 questions
  • Multiple choice and Reflective Questions
  • 2 hours

Six Sigma Black Belt Exam

The Six Sigma Black Belt exam follows this format:

  • 100 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 70% pass mark

Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Examination Details

The Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade course with The Knowledge Academy involves one exam that delegates must pass in order to earn this prestigious qualification. This exam consists of:

  • 100 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 70% pass mark

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FAQ's

There are no formal requirements for completing Yellow, Green, or Black Belts , however in order to complete the Master Black Belt certification, candidates must hold the Black Belt qualifications. Candidates who pass their Lean Six Sigma examinations will receive a certificate.
We provide 5 days of classroom teaching, the Yellow and Green Belt exams, a comprehensive course workbook, a pre-course handout, certificates and refreshments.
Yes, the Yellow & Green Belt exams are provided.
There are no prerequisites for either exam.
Both the Yellow and Green Belt exams are multiple choice.
There will be some work to complete outside of Lean Six Sigma training course hours. Completing this homework will enhance your chances of passing the examination first time. The higher the belt level, the more homework there may be to complete.
The Knowledge Academy runs Lean Six Sigma training courses in thousands of locations all over the world, so wherever you are based, there will be a Lean Six Sigma course nearby.
Yes, candidates will receive some pre-course reading, which will include a Course Preparation guide. We recommend you complete this reading to give you the best chance of success with Lean Six Sigma.
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for Lean Six Sigma Training.
The price for Lean Six Sigma Training certification in the United Kingdom starts from £995.

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