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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade

Key points about this course

Duration: 5 Days*

Pre-requisites: - Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Pre-course Reading: 2-5 Hours

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  • Includes course material, exercises, exams, and certificates
  • Industry recognised Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade training globally

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade 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.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Outline

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

  • A Black Belt’s role

  • Black Belt DMAIC

  • Statistical foundation

  • Black Belt as a trainer

  • Process capability

  • Hypotheses tests

  • Design of Experiments (DoE)

  • Probability distributions

  • Advanced control charts

  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

  • Lean metrics

Who should attend?

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.



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 is a methodology for the improvement of business processes. It combines the ideologies of Lean and Six Sigma.
Job roles for Lean Six Sigma Black Belts include: Business Process Improvement Managers, Change Managers, Product Engineers, and Project Managers.
Yes, the Green Belt is required in order for you to experience Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade training.
Yes, there is an examination worth 50%. The other 50% is achieved through the completion of a case study activity.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Examination

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade assessment is divided into two parts. Delegates will complete a case study exercise in the classroom that is worth 50% of their overall mark, whilst the other 50% will be through examination. 


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

  • The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Exam

  • The Knowledge Academy Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Manual

  • Experienced Instructor

  • Certificate

  • Refreshments

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Key points about this course

Duration: 5 Days*

Pre-requisites: - Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Pre-course Reading: 2-5 Hours

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