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Six Sigma Training courses

accredited by

Six Sigma (TKA), on behalf of TKA

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official Six Sigma Yellow Belt & Green Belt Exams

Six Sigma Green Belt Training Course Outline

This Six Sigma Green Belt course covers the following topics:

Define:

  • Project Plans
  • Business Cases
  • Main Customers
  • Analysing Stakeholders
  • Houses of Quality
  • Customer Voices
  • Critical to Quality Requirements (CTQ)
  • Segments and Identity
  • Process Maps on Hi-Level
  • Project Charters

Measure:

  • Basics of Measurements
  • Process and Plans for Measurement
  • Variability
  • Selecting Measurements
  • Defining and Sourcing Data
  • Samples
  • Capability and Yield Measurements
  • Implementing Measurement Plans

Analyse:

  • Pareto, Frequency and Run Charts
  • Analysing Data
  • Defects and Variation Analysis
  • Mapping and Analysing Processes
  • Analysing Value Streams
  • Complexities
  • Cause and Effect Analysis
  • Analysing Hypotheses
  • Verification Causes

Improve:

  • Kanban
  • Brainstorming
  • Managing Visuals
  • Principles of Lean
  • Envisioning Processes
  • Flows
  • SMED (Level Scheduling)
  • Solution Selections
  • Running Kaizen Events and How to Organise Improvements Teams
  • Constraints of Theories
  • Options for Solutions
  • Analysing FMEA Risk
  • Planning Implementation

Control:

  • Documentation Management
  • Control, R and Bar Charts
  • Controlling Statistics
  • Proofing for Mistakes
  • Managing Processes
  • Variations

 

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Who Should Attend this Six Sigma Training Course?

A Six Sigma Green Belt training course with The Knowledge Academy would substantially ameliorate the job prospects of individuals who wish to enter into the sector of business improvement. This course is suited to anybody with an interest in business process improvement and would especially be of use to managers and other team members involved in product development and quality control. The professional titles of these individuals may include:

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

Six Sigma Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites required in order to attend this course.

Pre-course reading of the pre-course handout is essential in order to ensure delegates are fully prepared for the training course. 

Six Sigma Green Belt Training Course Overview

The Six Sigma certification is the second Six Sigma Belt that provides delegates with essential and practical knowledge of Six Sigma and its methodology. This course combines Yellow Belt and Green Belt training, supplying delegates with an in depth and comprehensive training experience.

The Six Sigma Green Belt certification aims to provide candidates with the knowledge required to effectively assist with data collection and analysis for Black Belt led projects. In addition, training enables delegates to be a part of Green Belt Six Sigma teams on company-wide quality improvement projects. Six Sigma tools, processes, and the value of these to an organisation are key areas of focus and delegates are taught how to apply the techniques to any quality improvement project.

This course is delivered in two segments - the first will cover the Yellow Belt certification and exam, and the second will cover the Green Belt certification and exam. The Yellow Belt component will ground delegates in the fundamentals of the Six Sigma methodology whilst the Green Belt section covers its practical application and leading a Six Sigma Improvement team. 

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What's included in this Six Sigma Training Course?

The following is included in this Six Sigma Green Belt Training Course:

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Exam
  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Six Sigma instructor
  • Refreshments

 

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Six Sigma Green Belt and Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam Details

This course includes both the Yellow Belt exam and the Green Belt exam.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam Details

The Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam follows this format:

  • 30 questions worth 60 marks in total
  • Pass mark is 42/60
  • Multiple Choice
  • 1 hour
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Exam Details

The Six Sigma Green Belt exam consists of:

  • Open book
  • 30 questions worth 100 marks in total
  • Pass mark is 70/100
  • Multiple choice and Reflective Questions
  • 2 hours

Exam Pass Guarantee

Here at The Knowledge Academy, we provide delegates with an Exam Pass Guarantee which ensures that you will pass your exam after attending our training course.

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accredited by

Six Sigma (TKA), on behalf of TKA

Online Instructor-led (1 days)

Online Self-paced (8 hours)

Official Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course Outline

As this course is ideal for Six Sigma beginners, it covers the basic principles of Six Sigma and allows delegates to acquire an understanding of how Six Sigma operates. The content which will be covered over the course is detailed below:

  • What is Six Sigma?
  • How to utilise the variability of resources
  • Reducing waste and poor quality production
  • Basic Data Analysis
  • Process Mapping
  • Plan, Do, Check, Act Processes
  • Problem Solving Skills

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Who should attend this Six Sigma Training Course?

This two-day training course is suited to entry-level individuals who have little or no prior relevant experience of working with Six Sigma techniques. Professionals who may be interested in this Six Sigma course include:

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

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

There is some pre-course reading in the form of the course preparation guide and delegates are also supplied with exercises and course notes.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course Overview

The Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification is the lowest level of Six Sigma training course, providing delegates with an understanding of the basics of the Six Sigma methodology. This certification is the first step towards becoming an expert in Six Sigma and enhancing your potential within business improvement.

The Six Sigma Yellow Belt is recognised all over the world and is highly sought-after by those who wish to demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the Six Sigma methodology. Obtaining this renowned and prestigious qualification confirms to employers that the individual has an exceptional understanding of Six Sigma and would be a valuable team member, with the ability to work effectively with Six Sigma Green Belts and Six Sigma Black Belts in quality improvement projects.

This certification provides delegates with an understanding of the basics of the Six Sigma methodology and the role of a Yellow Belt. Thus, information is conveyed which covers the topics of Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control (DMAIC), data collection, and the process analysis tools required by Yellow Belt team members. In addition, training covers the roles of other Six Sigma team members, allowing delegates to become aware of how they will fit into a Quality Improvement Project team. 

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What's included in this Six Sigma Training Course?

The following is included in this Six Sigma Yellow Belt course:

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Six Sigma Trainer
  • Refreshments

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Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam Details

The Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam takes place on the second and final day of the training course and tests all that has been learned. The exam format is as follows:

  • Multiple choice
  • 30 questions worth 60 marks in total
  • 42/60 required to pass
  • 1 hour duration

Exam Pass Guarantee

Here at The Knowledge Academy, we provide delegates with an Exam Pass Guarantee which ensures that you will pass your exam after attending our training course.

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accredited by

Six Sigma (TKA), on behalf of TKA

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Official Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Green Belt & Black Belt Exams (3)

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

Leadership

  • 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 in order 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

Prerequisites

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 greatly 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 Examination Details

This course includes three exams: Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam

The Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam follows this format:

  • 60 questions
  • Multiple Choice
  • 40/60 required to pass
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Exam

The Six Sigma Green Belt exam follows this format:

  • Open book
  • 30 questions
  • Multiple choice and Reflective Questions
  • 2 hours

Six Sigma Black Belt Exam

The Six Sigma Black Belt exam follows this format:

  • 100 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 70% pass mark

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accredited by

Six Sigma (TKA), on behalf of TKA

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Official Six Sigma Black Belt Exam

Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course Outline

The Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade course covers the following topics:

New ways of working:

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

Advanced tools:

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

Operational Performance Management:

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

Leadership:

  • 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 highly suited to Green Belts who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of managing Six Sigma project teams and wish to advance in their career to this level.

Prerequisites

It is required for candidates to have previously earned the Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Candidates will be supplied with pre-course reading before the course starts.

It is also suggested that candidates review the topics covered during their Yellow and Green Belt training courses. This will allow candidates to have a fresh grounding in the Six Sigma techniques, which will prove useful when attending the Black Belt Upgrade course.

Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course Overview

This course can be taken by individuals who have previously taken and passed the Six Sigma Green Belt course and wish to upgrade their knowledge to the Black Belt level. Delegates will attain the leadership skills to be able to manage and govern quality improvement projects. This course aims to maximise Six Sigma knowledge so that Black Belts can effectively apply the Six Sigma methodologies to business, via a management role.

Businesses that wish to improve the quality of their processes require capable leaders to guide Business Quality Improvement teams to attain their goals. When using a Six Sigma-based approach to quality improvement, organisations desire Black Belts to take on this challenging role. Six Sigma Black Belts have an astute business improvement acumen and the ability to take charge of a dynamic Six Sigma Project teams, assigning roles and responsibilities efficiently and productively. Black Belts also possess a comprehensive knowledge of the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) model in accordance with Six Sigma principles.

This training course with The Knowledge Academy focuses on the use of practical techniques to allow newly-qualified Black Belts to use what they have learned from the offset of their new job role. Formal exercises and group discussions will provide an interactive setting for delegates to learn and apply newly acquired knowledge. 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?

This Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade course includes the following:

  • Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Exam
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Six Sigma Trainer
  • Refreshments

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Six Sigma Black Belt Examination Details

This course includes three exams: Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam

The Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam follows this format:

  • 60 questions
  • Multiple Choice
  • 40/60 required to pass
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Exam

The Six Sigma Green Belt exam follows this format:

  • Open book
  • 30 questions
  • Multiple choice and Reflective Questions
  • 2 hours

Six Sigma Black Belt Exam

The Six Sigma Black Belt exam follows this format:

  • 100 questions
  • Multiple choice

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accredited by

Six Sigma (TKA), on behalf of TKA

Online Instructor-led (10 days)

Online Self-paced (80 hours)

Official Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt & Master Black Belt Exams (4)

Six Sigma Master Black Belt Course Outline

This Six Sigma course covers advanced information surrounding the Six Sigma methodology:

  • DFSS Methodology
  • Integration and Versatility of Six Sigma Deployment
  • Cross Cultural Project Leadership and Deployment
  • Statistical Analysis including modelling techniques, Multi-linear Regression and Polynomial Regression
  • Performance Tracking and Management
  • Encouraging the Six Sigma Culture
  • Transforming Sigma Strategies to reflect Business Intentions
  • Beyond Six Sigma - TPM, DFSS, and Formal Kaizen
  • Coaching and Communication Strategies
  • Delivering Educational Presentations to a varied audience concerning Transformational and Process Changes
  • Consulting Skills

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Who should attend this Six Sigma Training Course?

This course is suited to individuals who are qualified Six Sigma Black Belts and wish to advance their understanding even further.

Prerequisites

It is required that delegates have previously attained the Six Sigma Black Belt qualification in order to enrol on this course.

Reviewing notes from the Black Belt training course will be of use to candidates as this will allow for a refreshed understanding of Six Sigma terminology, methodology and its application to the workplace setting.

Approximately 2-3 hours of evening work is required consisting of revision, research, and exercises.

Six Sigma Master Black Belt Course Overview

The Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB) certification is the most advanced of all Six Sigma courses on offer. MBB’s have such an exceptional knowledge of Six Sigma that they represent the organisations’ Six Sigma internal consultant and overlook all quality improvement projects.

Earning a Master Black Belt (MBB) certification indicates the highest level of understanding of Six Sigma. These individuals are crucial for the determination of the correct strategic direction of projects and for overseeing the roles of Six Sigma Green Belts and Six Sigma Black Belts within all quality improvement projects. MBB’s possess exceptional leadership qualities and are committed to improving and advancing quality within a business.

This fifteen-day training course is directed at individuals who have earned all previous certifications and therefore have an in depth and meticulous understanding of the concepts of Six Sigma and a wealth of experience in applying them to industry. Our highly experienced and capable trainers apply an interactive and engaging approach to teaching and also use case studies to illustrate how MBB’s are utilised within organisations to improve quality and reduce financial expenditure. Delegates will be required to 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?

This course includes:

  • Six Sigma Master Black Belt Examination
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Six Sigma Instructor
  • Refreshments

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Examination

As this course covers all Yellow, Green, and Black Belts, delegates need to sit three examinations in order to gain the Black Belt qualification. Delegates will learn everything they need to pass the Black Belt assessment first time. The exams are listed below.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam

  • 1 hour
  • 40 multiple choice questions
  • Open book

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Exam

  • 2 hours
  • 30 multiple choice and reflective questions
  • Open book

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam

  • 2.5 hours
  • 40 multiple choice questions
  • Open book

The Black Belt exam is worth 50% of a delegate's overall mark for Black Belt certification. There will also be a case study exercise in the classroom that is worth the other 50% of the overall mark. This consists of 10 exercises plus a final case study based on a given scenario.

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Examination

The Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt assessment is comprised of a classwork case study task worth 50%, and an examination also worth 50%.

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Online Instructor-led (1 days)

Online Self-paced (8 hours)

DMAIC Training Course Outline 

Introduce to DMAIC

  • What is Lean?
  • Introduction to Lean 6 Sigma
  • DMAIC: Brief Introduction

Define in DMAIC

  • Define the Problem
  • Problem Statement
  • Goal Statement
  • Process Maps
  • Customer Requirements

Measure Phase

  • Map Out the Current Process
  • Determine Current Performance
  • Planing Data Collection
  • Ensure Data Reliability
  • Update Project Character 

Analyse

  • Identify the Cause of the Problem
  • Examine the Process
  • Visually Data Inspections
  • Verify the Cause of Problem

Improve

  • Implement Solutions
  • Brainstorm Solutions
  • Select the Practical Solutions
  • Select and Implement the Solutions
  • Measure Improvement

Control

  • Maintain the Solution
  • Process Improvement Using Lean Principles
  • Ensure the Working of the Process

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Prerequisites

This course is specially designed without a single prerequisite. Anybody who wants to improve their work area is fit for this course.

Audience

This course is highly recommended for employees requiring a standardised approach to solve the problem for continuous improvement in quality management.

DMAIC Training​ Course Overview

The highly recommended DMAIC principles for lean methodology is beneficial to solve real-life problems in an organisation. Lean manufacturing DMAIC principals is one of the first steps taken by most of the successful companies in implementing Lean 6 Sigma.

To solve existing process problems with unknown causes, the DMAIC model uses the following five-phase methods:

  • Define: In this phase, the project team drafts a project character and clarifies the problem to be fixed.
  • Measure: In this phase, the project team try to find how does the project currently form. 
  • Analyse: Analyse phase ensures the real cause of the problem and its base source.
  • Improve: After analysing the cause of the problem, the project team plan how to solve the problem from the root.
  • Control: In this phase, the project team ensure that how to sustain the improvement.

The Knowledge academy’s 1-day course DMAIC Lean Six Sigma Training is like the route of paradise for those who are finding the best training course to solve the real-life problem with six sigma. Delegates will know how they can implement each step of Six Sigma DMAIC methodology from root to solve the real-life problem in their company and convert the disorganised organisation to clean and organised work area.

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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor

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Yes, a certificate of achievement will be issued to each candidate who passes their exam.
We offer Six Sigma training courses in locations all over the UK, as well as abroad. We make it easy to find a training venue near you!
Minitab is the most popular standard software option required for projects using Six Sigma and will be used in Black Belt, Black Belt Upgrade and Master Black Belt training courses.
We recommend taking a look at the following book to aid your understanding of Six Sigma and support your learning experience with us; Six Sigma for Managers: 24 Lessons to Understand and Apply Six Sigma Principles in any Organisation - Greg Brue.
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for Six Sigma Training.
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