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Lean Six Sigma Training - Lean Six Sigma Certifications

  • Fully accredited Lean Six Sigma Training
  • Includes pre-course material, manuals, exams and certificates
  • Very high Lean Six Sigma delegate pass rates
  • Courses delivered by world class Lean Six Sigma training instructors
  • Earning potential with Lean Six Sigma Training between £55k and £90k

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 06/06/2016 3 places left London
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The Knowledge Academy


This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge required to pass the Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt exams and become a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. The course lasts five days and includes both exams.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is a globally sought-after qualification which indicates the holder has the knowledge required to be a successful member of a Lean Six Sigma project team or even lead their own smaller Lean Six Sigma projects.


Pre-Course Reading

We will provide you with a few handouts to read before the course starts. It is advised you read these, as they will give you the best possible start to your training.



Anybody can attend this course, and it has no prerequisites.


Who Should Attend?

We recommend this course for anybody interested in business performance improvement.


Course Outline

  • The course is in two parts
  • The first two days will cover Yellow Belt certification, which will teach you the main principles behind Lean Six Sigma
  • The final three days will focus on Green Belt certification, which will provide you with the knowledge required to apply Lean Six Sigma Tools to projects in the workplace


Course Content

The course covers the following areas:


  • Project Charter
  • Business Case
  • Key Customers
  • House of Quality
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Voice of the Customer
  • Critical to Quality Requirements (CTQ)
  • Verifying CTQs
  • Identify and segment
  • Hi –level Process map
  • Project Plan



  • Understanding Variability
  • Measurement Basics
  • Measurement Process and Plan
  • Selecting Measures
  • Data Definition and Sources
  • Sampling
  • Measuring Yield and Capability
  • Implementing the Measure Plan



  • Data Analysis
  • Scatter Diagrams
  • Run Charts
  • Pareto Charts
  • Frequency Charts
  • Variation and Defect Analysis
  • Process Mapping & Analysis
  • Value Stream Analysis
  • Complexity
  • Cause & Effect Analysis (CNX)
  • Hypotheses Analysis
  • Verifying Causes



  • Brain Storming
  • Process Vision
  • Lean Principles
  • Enabling Flow
  • Level Scheduling SMED
  • Kanban
  • Visual Management
  • Selecting Solutions
  • Theory Constraints
  • Developing Solution Options
  • How to run Kaizen events and Improvements teams
  • FMEA Risk Analysis
  • Implementation Planning


  • Simple and necessary documentation
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Statistics Control
  • Variation
  • Control Charts
  • Bar and R Charts
  • Process Management
  • Lean Six Sigma Score Cards


Why choose The Knowledge Academy?

  • We provide world-class learning material
  • We make the learning experience enjoyable
  • We are trusted by globally leading brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony as a learning partner of choice.
  • We provide pre- and post-course support so you never feel alone
  • All of our training is hands-on, using real world examples
  • As a market leader, we have an extremely high global pass rate
  • Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training
  • We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader for professional qualifications
  • We provide value for money and trained over 50,000 delegates in 2014
  • We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide


About Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma is a methodology for business process improvement which combines two established business improvement philosophies: Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. Lean is a system for removing waste from the manufacturing process and ensuring the delivery of maximum value to the customer. Six Sigma focuses on process improvement by managing quality and reducing defects. Combining these two methods means businesses get the best of both worlds: the speed of Lean with the quality of Six Sigma.

Case Study

FMG Support, an independent fleet management services provider in the UK, used Lean Six Sigma to improve their customer service and efficiency.

The company started their Lean Six Sigma implementation process by having their Business Improvement Manager trained to become a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt over the course of a year. One he had been trained, he was able to pass on the Lean Six Sigma skills he’d learnt to the rest of his team, instilling a continual process improvement culture throughout the whole company.

As a result of the analysis tools provided by Lean Six Sigma, FMG brought in new web-based solutions, speeding up their processes and delivering savings totalling £800,000 (over 1 million US dollars).

  • Course Availability

    The spaces remaining on all courses across the website reflect the availability of the maximum printed course materials and equipment available in stock for any given event. If the spaces remaining do not appear, then there is comfortably enough lead time to provision course materials and equipment upon booking.

  • What experience does the course instructor have?

    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 does The Knowledge Academy provide me with on the course?

    We provide pre-course reading, The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, certificates and refreshments.

  • Does the course include exams?

    Yes, both Yellow & Green Belt exams are provided.

  • Are there any prerequisites for the examinations?

    There are no prerequisites for either exam.

  • What is the structure of the exams?

    Both the Yellow and Green Belt exams are multiple choice.

  • What is the pre-course work?

    We will send some pre-course reading, including a Course Preparation Guide. We advise you to read this, as it will help you at the start of the course.

  • What time shall I arrive at the venue?

    Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am.

  • What are the hours of the course?

    Course hours are 9am to 5pm.

  • Is there homework?

    There will be some homework throughout the course. Completing this will ensure you have the best possible chance of passing the exam.

  • How long until I receive course confirmation details?

    You will receive confirmation details as soon as your place has been booked and confirmed.

What's Included?
  • Exam
  • The Knowledge Academy Lean Six Sigma courseware folder
  • Certificates
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Refreshments

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State school students at disadvantage regardless of ability

It’s always been a common perception that privately educated people achieve better jobs and better opportunities in their careers, but what does the research actually tell us. The Sutton Trust have been publishing reports on the schooling backgrounds of Britain’s elite for over a decade now. And, today, they have published the results of their Leading People report for 2016 and it more or less confirms that idea of a private school privilege.

UK public vs private education pie chart

Provenance over prominence

100 elite schools (87 private and 13 grammar) make up just 3% of schools and sixth forms in the UK, yet contribute just under a third (31.9%) of admissions to Oxbridge. The overrepresentation is clear. Which begs the question whether academic performance will get you a fair opportunity alone? Is it really the case that no matter how well a student performs in school, just because they studied at a comprehensive school would limit their opportunity? It seems the emphasis for Oxbridge is in the wrong place. Where, from university to the job market, provenance is preferred over prominence.

Oxbridge representation of privately educated and state school students

According to the Centre for Market and Public Organisation “attending a private school has an additional advantage over and above demographic differences, prior achievements and selection into post-graduate education.” Even when accounting for differences between how well graduates have performed there is still a disproportionate advantage to those who attended private schools.

The average exam scores for independent school students are higher than the average of state schools, but it’s not just academic achievement that’s putting the privately educated at an advantage. Sutton Trust suggest that elite schools and universities impart their students with a set of skills on top of the high-value curricular education they pride themselves on. It's soft skills like confidence, drive and resilience which the “elite” FTSE 100 companies are searching for. As well as aspiration and ambition. The Trust’s investigation implies that these non-cognitive skills are often preferred over higher-achieving candidates that come from universities with less prestige. It has also been found that students from lower socio-economic backgrounds focus more on their academic studies at university instead of anything else. But if academic excellence alone is not enough to achieve the best jobs in top professions, then there is a major problem.

The report, in plain terms confirms that no matter how hard you work in the UK workplace, you can only reach a ceiling set by where you studied. 

The report pointed to three distinct advantages those with a paid-for education may have over public school pupils; 

  • Cultural capital which relates to the ability to talk about a broad variety of topics and perform well in interviews. 
  • Social capital which is the people private school students are put in contact with and therefore have a higher quality social network of contacts and opportunities.
  • Financial capital that allows privately educated graduates more time to search for jobs.

This is a problem for the rest of the country, as if the top jobs are dominated by one creed, then this limits social mobility in the UK. When the majority of this country’s leaders are all of a certain social background, and they are the ones making all of the decisions, in terms of our legal development, policies, what we’re told in the media and defence strategies.

Academic achievement alone is not what top employers are searching for. Latest research suggests non-academic skills and extra-curricular achievements are just as important as academic performance. The pattern that privately educated students achieve the best jobs is imitated over the ten broad professions researched.

So what professions do you stand the most chance of reaching the top after a state education?

state vs private education profession graph

The Arts – Music and Film

Coldplay at the Brits
Credit to: itv.com

You’ve got the best chance of reaching the top (winning a BRIT award) for your talents in music. Which makes sense, because your education does not dictate your talent, and should not dictate your success. Take shows like the X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice, where winners of these shows come from all kinds of backgrounds, and the belief that anyone can make it if they are good enough is a strong theme running throughout. Being privately educated has the least influence over your chances of success in the music industry.

Equally, you stand a good chance of winning a BAFTA if you are state schooled, with 58% of all-time BAFTA winners not from private education. There’s a fair split in a handful of professions including journalism, politics and the civil service, with the balance sitting at around 50% of all top jobs being occupied by state educated people.

The Military

The British Army General and private education
Credit to: zimbio.com

The military has traditionally been seen as a career path that is open to everyone, regardless of academic ability. However, restrictions still exist for those looking to reach higher positions within the forces without a good education. 

It should be noted that the Military has a unique approach to post-18 education routes which are wholly different to other professions on this list. But 71% of top military officers attended independent schools, and one in seven studied at Oxbridge. Whereas at the other end of the scale, Army recruits fall way below the national average for GCSE attainment. With an average of 45% young people leaving school achieving 5 GCSEs graded A-C, but just 17% of all army recruits only had English at A-C level. And 60% left school with no qualifications whatsoever. So the gulf in education between socio-economic backgrounds of military servicemen from the top to the bottom is substantial.

The worst gap between privately educated and state-schooled individuals with the highest paying jobs is in law. With 74% of top judges working in the High Court and appeals Court being privately educated.

So what can or is being done?

Sir Peter Lampl, Chair of the Sutton Trust, says the way to improve social mobility is to “open up independent schools to all pupils based on merit and not money, as well as support for highly able pupils in state schools.” Better careers education is required at an earlier age and on a national scale in all state schools. The government need to invest in developing strategies to implement social mobility. Former Health Secretary Alan Milburn was recently appointed as head of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Comission, designed to directly challenge elitism across the job market. Yet the Primeminister himself points out that "just opening the door and saying we’re in favour of equality of opportunity - is not enough".

So what are taxpayers paying for, if not a better future for their children? A future unequal to one the rich can only afford. 


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