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Certified Lean Practitioner Course Outline

Module 1: Managing and Building Lean Teams

  • Managing Teams
  • Lean Teams
  • Features of Lean Teams
  • High Performing Teams (HPT)
  • High Performance Challenge
  • Contrasting Team Structures
  • Managing Progress and Demonstrating Control
  • Kanban Board
  • MoSCoW Prioritisation
  • Daily Stand-Ups
  • Work Cells
  • Self-Managed Team Philosophy
  • Lean Manager and the Self-Managed Team
  • Personality Styles
  • Autonomous HPTs

Module 2: Problem-Solving

  • Problem Solving
  • Problem Solving Framework
  • A Seven-Step Problem Solving Methodology
  • Prioritisation Tools

Module 3: Visual Management

  • Introduction to Visual Management
  • Guidelines for Visual Management
  • Advanced Intelligence Methods
  • Ways of Gathering the VOC
  • Intelligence Gathering: Top Tips
  • Critical to Quality Trees

Module 4: Advanced VOC

  • Advanced Intelligence Methods
  • Ways of Gathering the VOC
  • Intelligence Gathering: Top Tips
  • Critical to Quality Trees

Module 5: Lean Metrics

  • Metrics
  • Measures and Targets
  • Metrics Drive Behaviour
  • Traditional Vs Lean Metrics
  • Choosing the Right Metrics
  • Things to Consider When Selecting Metrics
  • Useful Metrics
  • First and Second Project Metrics
  • Metrics and Measures Roadmap

Module 6: Process Measurement

  • What are Lean Process Measurements?
  • Two Level Measures
  • Four Sub-Metrics
  • Calculating OEE and TEPP
  • OEE is Not a Magic Number
  • First Time Quality
  • Work in Progress
  • Completed Orders Metrics
  • Delivery Metrics
  • Warranty Metrics
  • Customer Feedback Metrics
  • Reporting Metrics
  • Aims of Data Collection
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Process Measurement Points
  • List of Criteria for a Good Measure
  • Gauge R and R
  • Measurement System Resolution
  • Brief Description of Data Collection Planning
  • Five Steps of Data Collection Process
  • Data Collection Sheet
  • Frequency and Sample Size
  • Evolving Data Collection Plan

Module 7: Total Productive Maintenance

  • TPM in a Nutshell
  • What is TPM?
  • TPM: Goals
  • Why is TPM Needed?
  • Benefits of TPM
  • TPM: What to Focus On?
  • TPM: Where Should it be Applied?
  • TPM Maturity Levels
  • TPM Health Check
  • Implementation Structure of TPM
  • Establish Infrastructure
  • Eliminate Top Issues
  • Training
  • Conduct Autonomous
  • Conduct Planned Maintenance
  • Design Maintenance Prevention

Module 8: Process Levelling (Heijunka)

  • Heijunka
  • Heijunka in a Nutshell
  • Process Levelling Overview
  • Production Levelling
  • Demand Levelling
  • Sequencing
  • Sequencing Concepts
  • Single Piece Flow
  • First in First Out
  • Pull
  • Kanban
  • Three-Bin System
  • Kanban Operation Rules
  • Andon
  • Process Levelling
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Theory of Constraints and TOC Process
  • Other Techniques to Enable Level Scheduling
  • Process Levelling in the Office
  • What is the Minimum Cycle Time for a Form?
  • Putting it All Together
  • Lean Office: How it Was?

Module 9: Value Stream Mapping

  • Process Maps
  • Swim Lanes
  • Typical Process Map Contests
  • Value Stream Maps
  • Headache Tablets: Value Stream Mapping
  • On the Ground Instructions (OTGIs)
  • Creating the “As Is” VSM
  • Investigating and Understanding the Process
  • Process Boxes
  • Useful VSM Metrics and Square Wave
  • Creating an Improved Process
  • Steps for Building a Value Stream Map
  • Action Plans
  • Identifying Priorities: Effort/Impact Grid


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Who should attend this Certified Lean Practitioner Course?

The Certified Lean Practitioner Course is designed for professionals who are looking to improve their business with Lean thinking. This course will be more beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Operations Managers
  • Quality Control Professionals
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • IT Professionals
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Personnel
  • Managers and Department Heads

Prerequisites of the Certified Lean Practitioner Course

The Certified Lean Practitioner Course demands a proper understanding of the basic Lean tools and Lean thinking. It is also recommended to complete the Introduction to Lean or Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course before taking up this Certified Lean Practitioner Course.

Certified Lean Practitioner​ Course Overview

Lean is a set of management methods used to enhance productivity and efficiency by removing waste from the process. The essence of Lean is focused on diminishing and eliminating non-valuable actions and waste. It is one of the most popular management strategies utilised globally and can be effectively applied to many industries. The Lean technique plays a vital role in improving customer satisfaction by achieving quality control. Many professionals and organisations use it for enhancing their operational processes. Thus, understanding Lean and practically applying Lean practices could benefit businesses of any size or type. Attending this Certified Lean Training will enable individuals to gain skills required to implement Lean that will help them get more advanced job opportunities.

This 1-day Lean Practitioner course is designed to explore a wide range of Lean topics. This course will ensure that the delegates get a well-rounded, in-depth understanding of Lean and its advantages to the business. They will learn how to review processes, identify problems, find and eliminate waste, and improve workflow. Delegates will also learn concepts like lean metrics, metrics that drive behaviour, useful metrics, lean process measurements, measurement system resolution, and many other concepts that will support business performance. Our highly skilled and experienced trainer will conduct this course with newly devised engaging and interactive methods to develop delegates’ knowledge of using Lean practices.

Other than the above concepts, delegates will also learn the following topics:

  • High-performance challenge
  • Traditional vs Lean metrics
  • Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY)
  • Five steps of the data collection process
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

At the end of this training course, delegates will be able to use the Lean metrics for greater control of the processes for continuous quality. They will become well-versed in perceiving key performance indicators and rise as leaders in their respective fields and be able to transform their teams using Lean practices.

If delegates want to acquire more business improvement skills, then they can choose courses like Lean Awareness TrainingLean Processes and Tools TrainingEnterprise Integration FundamentalsEnterprise Integration Advanced training, and many more from our Lean Training section.

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What’s included in this Certified Lean Practitioner Course?

  • Certified Lean Practitioner Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Certified Lean Practitioner Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack 

Certified Lean Practitioner Exam Information

To achieve the Certified Lean Practitioner, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 60 
  • Total Marks: 60 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 65%, or 39/60 Marks 
  • Duration: 80 Minutes
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

Why choose us

Our Virtual venue


Free Wi-Fi

To make sure you’re always connected we offer completely free and easy to access wi-fi.

Air conditioned

To keep you comfortable during your course we offer a fully air conditioned environment.

Full IT support

IT support is on hand to sort out any unforseen issues that may arise.

Video equipment

This location has full video conferencing equipment.

Online Instructor-Led

Live classes - Join a scheduled class with a live instructor and other delegates

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Virtual | Online Instructor-Led - Join from anywhere at any time.

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Lean Training | Certified Lean Practitioner Training in Virtual FAQs


All our instructors are fully certified and have over ten years of experience in Lean methodologies.
An excellent understanding of Lean, Lean thinking and the basic Lean tools (can be acquired on the Introduction to Lean Course or equivalent course through another provider).
We can provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts.
Lean methodology is a way of optimising the resources, efforts, people, and energy of an organisation to produce value for the consumer.
Lean helps to decrease waste activities and improve customer value, resulting in improved productivity and profitability.
Improved efficiency, better quality control, reduced waste, boosted morale, reduced costs are the main benefits of implementing Lean.
This Certified Lean Practitioner Training is designed to make you proficient in implementing Lean practices. Attending this course will equip you to distinguish waste in the workplace, design and update work areas, recognise opportunities for advancement, implement lean improvement projects, and establish metrics to monitor processes to become a skilled professional with the ability to deliver value.
In this Certified Lean Practitioner Training course, you will learn about Lean and where it is used. You will also learn many essential topics of Lean like high-performance management, Lean metrics, process maintenance, and many more valuable concepts that will help you develop Lean thinking and implement it for organisational growth.
The price for Certified Lean Practitioner certification in Virtual starts from £1295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Certified Lean Practitioner.
Please see our Lean Training courses available in Virtual

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

Joshua Davies, Thames Water

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"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

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