Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Overview

Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course Outline

Module 1: Role of the Black Belt

  • Black Belts’ Place in the Business
  • Black Belt Skill Set
  • Green Belts’ View of the World
  • Black Belts’ View of the World
  • How the Industry Identifies Black Belts?
  • Who does the Black Belt Work with?
  • Case Study

Module 2: Black Belt DMAIC

  • How the Black Belt helps the Green Belt During DMAIC?
  • Measure Phase
  • DMAIC Programmes
  • Governance

Module 3: Enterprise Risk Management

  • Risks Lie in Two Areas
  • Who Should Handle Risk?
  • DMAIC Risk
  • A view of Business Risk Management
  • Basic Risk Management Procedure
  • Business Risk Management in a Nutshell

Module 4: Physical Cell Design and Optimising Flow

  • In a Nutshell
  • Task & Work Cells
  • Flow Improvement Objectives
  • Practical Layout Design

Module 5: Black Belt as a Trainer

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

Module 6: Statistics Basics

  • Introduction and SPC Refresh
  • Common Terminology
  • Flow Improvement Objectives
  • Measuring Uncertainty
  • Minitab Run-through

Module 7: Process Capability

  • Process Capability: Review from Green Belt

Module 8: Hypotheses Tests

  • Introduction to Hypotheses Testing
  • Working with Hypotheses Tests
  • Hypothesis Test Roadmap
  • Anderson Darling Normality Test
  • To Open the Worksheet
  • The Results
  • Testing for Means
  • t-tests Consider More than Just the Means…
  • t-test Exercise
  • Z test
  • Testing for Medians
  • Where Could I Use Median Tests?
  • Median Hypothesis Tests
  • Testing for Standard Deviation (Variance)
  • Equal Variance Hypothesis Tests
  • Exercise: Test for Equal Variance
  • Interpreting the Results
  • Using Bartlett’s Method
  • Testing for Proportions and Percentages
  • Proportions and Percentages Hypothesis Tests

Module 9: Exercise Using Minitab’s – 2 Proportion Test

  • Scenario
  • Abbreviated Instructions
  • Reviewing the Results

Module 10: Exercise Using Minitab’s - Chi-Square Test

  • Scenario
  • Abbreviated Instructions
  • Interpreting the Results

Module 11: ANOVA

  • Required conditions for ANOVA
  • The ANOVA “family”
  • ANOVA Terminology
  • Hypotheses Tests and One-way ANOVAs
  • Exercise - One-way ANOVA
  • Exercise - Multi-way ANOVAs

Module 12: Data Collection Planning for Hypotheses Tests

  • General Points
  • Sample Size
  • How a Greater Sample Size Reduces Uncertainty?
  • Case Study

Module 13: Design of Experiments (DOE)

  • Overview of DOE
  • Where to Use Design of Experiments?
  • DOE Terminology (1)
  • Design of Experiments Flow Diagram
  • Walkthrough: SB Glass Co
  • Step 1: Investigate the Process
  • Step 2: Gather Data
  • Recording the Data: Building the Worksheet
  • Minitab Creates an Initial DOE Worksheet
  • Team Completes the Worksheet
  • Step 3: Analyse Data
  • Teams’ First Analysis of the Data
  • Minitab does its Stuff

Module 14: Probability Distributions

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

Module 15: Advanced Control Charts

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

Module 16: Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

  • General overview
  • Key Metrics

Module 17: Lessons from Queue Theory

  • Overview
  • Understanding Gauge R&R
  • Minitab Walkthrough

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Who should attend this Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course?

Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course is typically open to individuals with a Six Sigma Green Belt certification and some experience in leading Six Sigma projects. The following professionals can benefit from attending this course:

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certified Professionals
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Business Strategists
  • Team Leaders
  • Transformation Managers
  • Organisational Leaders

Prerequisites of the Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course

Delegates must have earned the Six Sigma Green Belt certification before pursuing this Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course. It is also suggested that candidates review the topics covered during their Yellow and Green Belt Training Courses

Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course Overview

Six Sigma is a data-driven methodology aimed at reducing defects and improving processes through statistical analysis and systematic problem-solving. The Black Belt Upgrade is a highly knowledgeable training course that demonstrates Six Sigma expertise and an individual's ability to control and guide business development projects using the Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) model.

For organisations, this training fosters a culture of continuous improvement, leading to optimised performance and a competitive edge in the marketplace. Studying this training will help learners handle complex projects while easily implementing Six Sigma methodology. Pursuing this Six Sigma Certification training will also help individuals get familiar with Six Sigma strategies that will help them be successful in their career prospects and enhance opportunities to work in multinational companies.

This 5-Day Six Sigma Training by The Knowledge Academy is designed to provide delegates with principles and methodologies of Six Sigma. Delegates will recognise the Black Belt's major areas of responsibility, including control frameworks and collecting data. They will also learn the importance of a data collection plan in order to have the right data to analyse the success of the project. In addition, delegates will be introduced to advanced statistical and distribution theory terminology. Our highly experienced trainer will conduct this Six Sigma Training and equip delegates with knowledge of Six Sigma.

Course Objectives:

  • To learn statistical tools and techniques for data-driven decision making
  • To focus on real solutions to an area’s biggest problems
  • To foster the ability to identify, analyse, and reduce process defects
  • To get familiar with the key stages of the emotional cycle of change
  • To make use of methods that provide a framework for improvement 
  • To establish the current process defect level and a baseline for future 

After attending this Six Sigma Certification, delegates will be able to implement numerous applications of Six Sigma in their businesses without much adjustment. They will be able to control and guide business development projects efficiently.

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What’s included in this Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course?

  • Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors    
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Certificate  
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Six Sigma Black Belt Qualification

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

Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Exam Information

To achieve the Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 25 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 80%, or 40/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade sessions.


Highly experienced trainers

Boost your skills with our expert trainers, boasting 10+ years of real-world experience, ensuring an engaging and informative training 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

Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment


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Streamline large-scale training requirements with The Knowledge Academy’s In-house/Onsite Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade at your business premises. Experience expert-led classroom learning from the comfort of your workplace and engage professional development.


Tailored learning experience

Leverage benefits offered from a certification that fits your unique business or project needs


Maximise your training budget

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


Team building opportunity

Our Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade offers a unique chance for your team to bond and engage in discussions, enriching the learning experience beyond traditional classroom settings


Monitor employees progress

The course know-how will help you track and evaluate your employees' progression and performance with relative ease

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Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade FAQs

Six Sigma is a globally recognised, data-driven methodology which aims to eliminate defects through successive business process improvement.
After obtaining the Black Belt Upgrade certification, you can choose to use this certification to obtain a role as a Six Sigma Black Belt, leading multiple Green Belt teams and providing expert advice. Alternatively, you can take the next step and enrol on our most advanced Six Sigma course, Six Sigma Master Black Belt training.
We offer Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade training courses in locations all over the UK and abroad, making it easy to find a training venue near you!
Minitab a popular statistical package for analysing data. It is often used for projects involving Six Sigma and will be used in the Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade training course.
The training fees for Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade certification in the United Kingdom starts from £2995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade.
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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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