Ensure understanding of Six Sigma Black Belt tools and techniques with this comprehensive and practical Royal Statistical Society (RSS) certified ISO 18404 Six Sigma Black Belt Development Programme.

This 13-day course comprises:

  • our 5-day Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training course, teaching delegates the knowledge and skills to identify and quantify opportunities for improvement, identify stakeholder interests, reduce variation within processes, and evaluate risks associated with Green Belt projects
  • 5 days focusing on Black Belt competencies, providing delegates with the ability to lead improvement projects, facilitate Green Belt projects using the define, measure, analyse, improve, control (DMAIC) methodology, participate in gate reviews, and analyse Big Data sets
  • 2 days on the practical application of Lean Six Sigma Black Belt competencies through a case study approach
  • 1 day preparation for Black Belt certification with the Royal Statistical Society under the RSS 18404 Sector Scheme. Delegates will also receive 2 hours of 1-1 coaching with a Master Black Belt.

This RSS ISO 18404 Six Sigma Black Belt Development Programme is designed for delegates who wish to:

  • become a certified Six Sigma Black Belt against ISO 18404 through the RSS 18404 Sector Scheme
  • gain an advanced understanding of Six Sigma and acquire practical experience of applying ideas learned

The course is also recommended for those who are responsible for:

  • justifying business process improvement
  • identifying process issues, root cases and solutions
  • leading improvement projects using the define, measure, analyse, improve, control (DMAIC) methodology
  • analysing Big Data sets to identify opportunities for improvement
  • delivering agreed benefits of a Six Sigma project within an organisation
  • taking a leadership role with responsibility for stakeholder needs during Six Sigma implementation projects
  • identifying gaps in competencies within the team or organisation
  • training others to perform at a Green Belt or Black Belt level

As the course incorporates our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training course, no prior knowledge is required.

If a potential delegate has previously completed our Six Sigma Green Belt training course or similar, please contact our team to book just the final 8 days of this course.

Please note this course includes advanced mathematical and statistical elements. Delegates require a laptop with Excel, or similar, for the duration of the course.

  • role and competency requirements for Green Belts and Black Belts
  • DMAIC(T) project management
  • stakeholder management
  • Lean principles
  • leading change, sustainment and customer focus
  • statistics, data and problem solving
  • training, coaching and mentoring Green Belts
  • benchmarking
  • advanced Lean
  • Six Sigma approaches and tools
  • analysing Big Data sets
  • practical application of Six Sigma Black Belt competencies
    • defining the project
    • justifying business process improvement
    • identifying benefits and project risks
    • identifying process issues and root causes
    • identifying and proving solutions
    • documenting and presenting projects and solutions
    • training others to perform at the same level
  • preparation for Black Belt certification with the RSS
    • review of ISO 18404 competency requirements
    • building a portfolio of competencies
    • progress review
    • RSS mock assessment centre

On successful completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • understand the RSS 18404 Sector Scheme certification process
  • define a project, justify business process improvement and identify benefits and project risks
  • prepare a Project Charter for a Six Sigma Black Belt process improvement project
  • identify process issues and root causes
  • apply appropriate Six Sigma tools and statistical techniques
  • lead improvement projects and facilitate Green Belt projects using the DMAIC methodology
  • participate in all gate reviews directly through prepared presentations of the work accomplished to date

Upon achieving ISO 18404 certification delegates will be eligible to join the RSS register, which is used by organisations to identify certified Lean and Six Sigma professionals.

When provided on a dedicated basis, the course can be tailored to reflect your business, including bespoke case studies and workshops, to allow delegates to practice ideas in the context of their organisation. For your convenience, dedicated training can take place at your premises or within our virtual classroom on your preferred date, and this option may be more cost effective if you have several delegates to train.

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