Six Sigma Black Belt Overview

Six Sigma Black Belt Course Outline

The Six Sigma Black Belt Course covers the following topics:

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 and 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
  • 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
  • Testing for Means
  • t-tests Consider More than Just the Means…
  • t-test Exercise
  • Z test
  • Testing for Medians

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
  • 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 & Refresher
  • Key Control Charts
  • Data Collection Planning for Control Charts

Module 16: Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

  • Overview
  • Understanding Gauge R&R
  • Minitab walkthrough

Module 17: Lessons from Queue Theory

  • Modeling Queues
  • Psychology of Queuing

Module 18: Lean Metrics

  • General overview
  • Key Metrics
  • Using Lean Metrics

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Who should attend this Six Sigma Black Belt Course?

Six Sigma Black Belt Course is designed for individuals who want to become experts in Six Sigma and lead process improvement projects. The following professionals can benefit from attending this course:

  • Experienced Six Sigma Practitioners
  • Project Managers
  • Process Development Engineers
  • Operating System Specialists
  • Business Process Analysts
  • IT Professionals
  • Data Scientists
  • Project Engineers
  • IT Professionals
  • Operations Managers and Executives

Prerequisites of the Six Sigma Black Belt Course

Delegates must acquire the Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt certifications before pursuing this Six Sigma Black Belt Course.

Six Sigma Black Belt Course Overview

Six Sigma Certification has become a hallmark in the realm of process improvement, emphasising efficiency and quality. This methodology, epitomised by the Six Sigma Black Belt Course, is pivotal for professionals seeking mastery in process optimisation and error reduction.

Understanding Six Sigma is crucial for professionals across industries, especially those involved in project management and quality control. This certification equips individuals with the tools to enhance processes and deliver measurable results, making it indispensable for those striving for operational excellence.

The Knowledge Academy's 10-day Six Sigma Course offers a focused and comprehensive training experience. Delegates will gain practical insights, tools, and methodologies necessary to lead impactful process improvement initiatives, ensuring they are well-prepared to apply Six Sigma principles in their respective roles.

Course Objectives:

  • To comprehend the fundamental principles of Six Sigma Certification
  • To master statistical tools for data-driven decision-making
  • To lead and execute Six Sigma projects effectively
  • To apply DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) methodology
  • To attain Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Upon completion of this Six Sigma Certification, participants will possess a robust skill set, empowering them to drive process improvements, make data-driven decisions, and contribute significantly to organisational efficiency and quality enhancement.

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

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

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Six Sigma Black Belt Qualification

The Knowledge Academy's Six Sigma Black Belt training course is divided into two modules. The first module will teach the Six Sigma Yellow Belt, which outlines the main components of Six Sigma. The first module will also cover the 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. Delegates are required to take and pass the Six Sigma Yellow, Green and Black Belt Examinations to be Awarded with the Six Sigma Black Belt Qualification.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam information:

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

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 40 
  • Pass Mark: 70%, or 28/40 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes

Delegates are required to attend the Six Sigma Yellow Training Course before sitting this exam.

Six Sigma Green Belt Exam information:

To achieve the Six Sigma Green Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 
  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 30 
  • Total Marks: 85 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 75%, or 60/85 Marks 
  • Duration: 120 Minutes  

Six Sigma Black Belt Exam information:

To achieve the Six Sigma Black Belt, 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

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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. 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, 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. 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 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 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


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


Team building opportunity

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


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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 FAQs

Six Sigma is a globally recognised, data-driven methodology which aims to eliminate defects through successive business process improvement. To find out more, visit our Six Sigma training topic page.
After obtaining the Green Belt certification, you can choose to use this certification for the attainment of a role within a business as a Six Sigma Green Belt, leading Quality Improvement Project teams. Alternatively, you can decide to continue on your training journey and enrol on the more advanced Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade training course with The Knowledge Academy. The latter option will enable you to enhance your Six Sigma knowledge and job prospects even further.
Here at The Knowledge Academy, we offer Six Sigma Green Belt training courses in locations all over the UK, as well as abroad. We make it easy to find a training venue near you!
All our Six Sigma trainers have a wealth of knowledge and experience in using the Six Sigma methodology. In addition, our trainers are engaging, providing delegates with interesting, informative, and interactive sessions to enhance your learning experience.
The training fees for Six Sigma Black Belt certification in the United Kingdom starts from £4595
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Six Sigma Black Belt.
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Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


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