Attending this certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course equips delegates with Six Sigma skills at an expert level. The knowledge they gain enables them to identify and assess potential business process improvements and manage multi-disciplinary teams to successfully carry out those changes. The focus of projects could be lower operational costs, greater productivity, reduced waste or higher quality, for example, within the context of factors such as stakeholder and customer demands.

The 10-day course combines our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training course with further advanced training to give delegates a complete education in Six Sigma tools and techniques, from introduction through statistical analysis to leadership skills.

Students can practice their learning during the course through case studies and exercises.

At the end of the course students will receive a recognised Six Sigma Black Belt training certificate.

This course is suitable for individuals who:

  • want an expert level understanding of Six Sigma and a recognised Six Sigma Black Belt certificate
  • will be responsible for training and coaching others on the use of process improvement techniques
  • will lead/manage improvement projects using the define, measure, analyse, improve, control (DMAIC) methodology
  • need to deliver agreed benefits of a Six Sigma project within an organisation
  • are taking a leadership role with responsibility for stakeholder needs during Six Sigma implementation projects
  • will be required to identify gaps in competencies within the team or organisation

We offer alternative paths to Black Belt qualifications to suit different needs.  Delegates who have previously completed our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training course or similar will benefit most from attending our Six Sigma Green Belt to Black Belt upgrade course.

Anyone seeking to apply for Six Sigma certification against ISO 18404 through the RSS 18404 Sector Scheme may like to look at our 13-day RSS 18404 Six Signa Black Belt Development Programme.

As the course incorporates our Six Sigma Green Belt training, students do not need prior knowledge to attend.

Students can attend the 10-day course in full over two consecutive weeks, or book two 5-day courses separately.

Please note this course incorporates advanced mathematical and statistical elements. Delegates are required to use Excel, or equivalent, during the course.

The course will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • overview of ISO 18404
  • introduction to Lean, Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma
  • Lean Six Sigma toolkit
  • change management
  • define, measure, analyse, improve, control and transfer (DMAIC(T)) project management
  • Lean principles
  • customer focus
  • stakeholder management
  • risk management
  • presentation and reporting
  • statistics, data and problem solving
    • frequency distributions
    • hypothesis testing
    • root cause analysis (RCA)
    • localisation
  • Six Sigma tools
    • measurement system analysis (MSA)
    • statistical process control (SPC)
  • role and competency requirements for Black Belts
  • training, coaching and mentoring Six Sigma Green Belts
  • gap analysis
  • benchmarking
  • advanced Lean
  • integrity of data
  • design of experiments
  • full factorials and fractional factorials
  • analysing Big Data sets
    • data acquisition
    • statistical software
    • statistical techniques

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

  • facilitate and lead improvement projects using the DMAIC methodology
  • participate in all gate reviews directly through prepared presentations of the work accomplished to date
  • organise multi-disciplinary teams
  • work with others to identify and quantify opportunities for improvement
  • acquire data and analyse Big Data sets to identify and quantify opportunities for improvement
  • fully understand the Six Sigma principles and how to implement them

When provided on a dedicated basis, this Six Sigma Black Belt course can be tailored to the organisation’s requirements, such as bespoke case studies and workshops, to allow delegates to practice skills that they will apply within the workplace. For example, on the last day of the course teaching can be focused to cover specific topics such as process design, survey design or Taguchi methods. Dedicated training is often a convenient and cost-effective approach to training several colleagues at once, enabling you to choose the location and time to suit your business.

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