Six Sigma Black Belts are recognised for their ability to identifying and quantify opportunities for process improvements, manage improvement projects to deliver the agreed benefits and organise multi-disciplinary teams. Six Sigma Black Belts utilise Six Sigma tools and techniques to support the organisation’s goals, for example, to reduce waste, enhance customer satisfaction and achieve costs savings whilst taking into consideration factors such as the voice of the customer, stakeholder requirements and the sustainability of the project.

This 10 day RSS certified Six Sigma Black training course covers the key tools and techniques of Six Sigma, as well as Six Sigma project management and leadership development, equipping delegates with the necessary skills and knowledge to lead process improvement projects at an expert level.

The first 5 days of this course incorporates our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training course, providing delegates with the knowledge and skills to utilise Six Sigma tools, apply practical problem-solving skills, define the project mission and lead change. The final 5 days focus on the Six Sigma Black Belt competencies, teaching delegates advanced lean approaches, benchmarking and the skills to utilise statistical techniques and six sigma tools to analyse big data sets. Through engaging modules, practical exercises and case studies, delegates will practise ideas learnt.

Six Sigma Black Belt certification demonstrates that delegates have successfully acquired the knowledge and skills to manage improvement projects at a Black Belt level and have secured a strong understanding of the Green Belt and Black Belt competencies as outlined in ISO 18404, the international standard for lean and six sigma.

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

Key topics include:

  • Overview of ISO 18404
  • Introduction to Lean, Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma
  • Lean Six Sigma Toolkit
  • Change Management
  • DMAICT Project Management
  • Lean Principles
  • Customer Focus
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Management
  • Presentation & Reporting
  • Statistics, Data & 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
  • Train, Coach and Mentor Six Sigma Green Belts
  • Gap Analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • Advanced Lean
  • Integrity of Data
  • Design of Experiments
  • Full Factorials & Fractional Factorials
  • Analysing Big Data Sets
    • Data Acquisition
    • Statistical Software
    • Statistical Techniques

This course incorporates our 5 day Six Sigma Green Belt training course and therefore no prior knowledge is required. If you have previously completed our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training course or similar please view our 5 day RSS Six Sigma Green Belt to Black Belt course.

This RSS certified Six Sigma Black Belt course is highly suitable for those who:

  • wishing to develop an expert level understanding of Six Sigma and achieve a recognised Six Sigma Black Belt certification
  • will be responsible for training and coaching others on the use of process improvement techniques
  • will lead/manage improvement projects using the DMAIC methodology
  • wish 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
  • are required, or will be required, to identify gaps in competencies within the team or organisation

For delegates seeking to apply for Six Sigma certification against ISO 18404 through the RSS 18404 Sector Scheme, we would recommend viewing our 13 day RSS 18404 Six Signa Black Belt Development Programme.

This course can be undertaken consecutively across two weeks or, alternatively the second week of the course can be undertaken on a pre-selected date later in the year.

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

  • 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
  • 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 towards the organisation’s requirements including bespoke case studies and workshops to allow delegates to practice ideas learnt which will be of benefit within the workplace. For example, day 10 of the course topics can be focused based on your requirements to cover specific topics such as process design, survey design or Taguchi methods.

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