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Six Sigma Black Belt Course Outline

The Six Sigma Black Belt course covers the following topics:

New ways of working

  • Meeting management
  • Responsibility charting
  • Improvement wheel
  • Emotional cycle of change
  • Motivation and communication
  • How to run a critical issues workshop

Advanced tools

  • Cycle time/Takt time
  • Work balancing
  • RRS
  • T and F tests
  • Value stream mapping
  • Gage R&R
  • Design of experiments
  • Advanced control charts

Operational Performance Management

  • Designing a performance management dashboard
  • Using performance management dashboard
  • Trend interpretation
  • Using visual management
  • Building a business case
  • Performance management reporting


  • The five leadership principles
  • Building a high-performance team
  • Situational leadership
  • How to run quick win teams and rapid action teams
  • Managing resistance
  • Coaching and feedback

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Who should attend this Six Sigma Training Course?

This course is recommended to individuals who have little to no knowledge of Six Sigma and want to gain a high level of understanding to earn a Black Belt role within an organisation. Therefore, these individuals should be prepared and committed to leading and managing Six Sigma Green Belts and Six Sigma Yellow Belts in business improvement projects. Professionals who may be interested in this Six Sigma course include:

  • Process Development Engineers
  • Operating System Specialists
  • Business Process Analysts
  • Data Scientists
  • Project Engineers


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

This course contains pre-course work involving exercises and reading.

Six Sigma Black Belt Course Overview

By achieving a Six Sigma Black Belt certification from The Knowledge Academy, candidates will gain the leadership skills to be able to manage and lead quality improvement projects. This course aims to optimise Six Sigma understanding so that Black Belts can effectively apply the Six Sigma methodologies to a business, via a management role. Six Sigma Black Belt covers Yellow, Green and Black Belt content in one combined ten-day course.

This highly in demand certification demonstrates to employers an excellent understanding of the Six Sigma methodologies and how to effectively apply them to business improvement projects. Six Sigma Black Belts are well-known for having an astute business improvement acumen and the capability to take charge of dynamic project teams, assigning roles and responsibilities efficiently. Black Belts also possess a comprehensive knowledge of the Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control (DMAIC) model in accordance with Six Sigma principles.

These qualities, which are developed through attending a Six Sigma Black Belt course with The Knowledge Academy, are sought-after by prospective employers. Therefore, this qualification could significantly improve career prospects and opportunities.

It is important to note that it is required for delegates to pass the Six Sigma Yellow, Green and Black Belt exam to attain this qualification. Also, it is required that delegates bring along a laptop that has up to date Minitab statistical computer software. The trial version of Minitab lasts for a period of 30 days, so it is possible to time the download so that it remains active for the duration of this course. Details of how to install Minitab are included in your pre-course reading document. 

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What's included in this Six Sigma Training Course?

The following is included in this Black Belt course:

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam
  • Six Sigma Green Belt exam
  • Six Sigma Black Belt exam
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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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 Examination information:

This Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam is formatted in the following way:

  • Type: Multiple Choice
  • Total Questions: 40 with a combined total of 80 marks
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Open Book: Yes
  • Pass Mark: 56 (70%)

Six Sigma Green Belt Examination information:

This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt exam is formatted in the following way:
  • Type: Multiple Choice
  • Duration: 120 Minutes
  • Questions: 30 questions
  • Total Marks: 85
  • Pass Mark: 60/85

Six Sigma Black Belt Examination information:

This Six Sigma Black Belt exam is formatted in the following way:

  • Type: Multiple Choice & Scenario Based Questions
  • Duration: 150 Minutes
  • Open Book: Yes
  • Multiple Choice: 40 Questions
  • Scenario Based: 10 Questions

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Why choose us

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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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 price for Six Sigma Black Belt certification in the United Kingdom starts from £2795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Six Sigma Black Belt.

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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