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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


  • 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.


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, Analyse, 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 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 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.

What our customers are saying

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 price for Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade certification in Philippines starts from $1995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade.

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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