Lean and Six Sigma Training Courses

Bywater offers a range of Lean training courses and Six Sigma training courses in partnership with some of the world’s leading experts in these fields.  We can teach you how to think ‘lean’ and how to use specific methodologies, tools and techniques and apply them to improve customer satisfaction and drive continual improvement within your organisation.

To view our range of lean and six sigma training courses, please select from the links below:

Lean Practitioner Training Course

Duration: 3 Days
Public Course Locations: Coventry, West Midlands; Leeds, West Yorkshire; Manchester; Greenwich, London; Daventry, Northamptonshire

This three day Lean Practitioner training course is suitable for all, with no prior knowledge necessary. The course will cover key topics such as the 7 wastes, Value Stream Mapping and PDCA cycles - equipping delegates with the necessary skills to start their own Lean improvements.

Next course: 29 - 31 July 2019 in Greenwich, London

Lean Leader Training Course

Duration: 2 Days
Public Course Locations: Coventry, West Midlands; Leeds, West Yorkshire; Manchester; Greenwich, London; Daventry, Northamptonshire

This two day Lean Leader course directly follows on from the Lean Practitioner training course and when booked together as five consecutive days a £100 discount is available. The course will cover advanced Lean principles, Lean measuring tools, and skills for overcoming resistance to change.

Next course: 01 - 02 August 2019 in Greenwich, London

Lean Basics Training Course

Duration: 1 Day
Available in-house only

This training course is intended for those who wish to understand the core principles to Lean. It gives a foundation to further Lean training courses such as our Lean Practitioner training courses.

Value Stream Mapping Training Course (VSM)

Duration: 1 Day
Available in-house only

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a technique used to visualise process flows in order to identify and eliminate nonvalue adding activities. This highly interactive one-day in house Value Stream Mapping training course is suitable for all and covers topics such as VSM basics, Seven Wastes, Push vs Pull systems, Takt Time, and creating Future State Maps.

5S Training Course

Duration: 1 Day
Available in-house only

5S is part of the Lean toolset and is used to organise and improve productivity in the workplace. 5S gets its name from the five Japanese words that roughly translate to:

  • Sort
  • Set
  • Shine
  • Standardise
  • Sustain

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training Course

Duration: 3 Days
Public Course Locations: Coventry, West Midlands; Manchester; London

This Yellow belt course is intended for people that would like to apply the Lean Six Sigma approach to their businesses. It will give delegates the basic skills and understanding necessary to successfully increase productivity and quality in the workplace. This course doubles up as the first three days of our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Foundation Training Course (below).

Next course: 14 - 16 October 2019 in Coventry, West Midlands

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Foundation Training Course

Duration: 5 Days
Public Course Locations: Coventry, West Midlands; Manchester; London

This five-day Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Basics training course introduces the Lean and Six Sigma approach covering topics such as DMAIC methodology, Lean Six Sigma tools, Kanban, measurement system analysis and Lean Six Sigma application. The course incorporates the Yellow Belt stage meaning no prior training is necessary.

Next course: 14 - 18 October 2019 in Coventry, West Midlands

Six Sigma Green Belt Training Course (Advanced)

Duration: 10 Days
Public Course Locations: Coventry, West Midlands; Manchester; London

This ten-day Six Sigma Green Belt course includes everything covered in our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Basics training course, and in addition it provides delegates with an advanced understanding of:

  • The Six Sigma approach and toolkit
  • Analysing statistical data
  • Applying statistics to achieve results
  • Managing stakeholders’ requirements
  • Six Sigma implementation

Next course: 14 - 18 October 2019 in Coventry, West Midlands

Six Sigma Black Belt Training Course

Duration: 10 Days
Public Course Locations: Daventry, Northamptonshire

This Six Sigma Black Belt training course follows on from the Green Belt stage and is intended for those that would like to become experts in six sigma, gaining the necessary skills to manage and implement Six Sigma improvement projects. Key areas covered are: 

  • DMAIC methodology 
  • MSA
  • Six Sigma Management Principles 
  • Six Sigma Implementation 
  • Six Sigma Certification for Businesses and Individuals 

Next course: 20 - 24 January 2020 in Daventry, Northamptonshire

What is Lean, Six Sigma and ISO 18404?

Lean and Six Sigma are both process improvement approaches where ‘Lean’ focuses on reducing waste and delivering value for the client and ‘Six Sigma’ focuses on reducing variation and eliminating defects.

ISO 18404:2015 is the international standard for Lean and Six Sigma that defines management systems requirements for implementing and managing Lean and/or Six Sigma, and the required competencies for people adopting and applying these two approaches.  Before the publication of ISO 18404, there was no single agreement as to what these competencies were, for example, what constitutes a ‘Black Belt’ or ‘Green Belt’, or what is required in an organisation which uses these two approaches.

We offer tailored, bespoke training interventions as well as public training courses and encourage you to contact us to discuss your particular requirements. Please call our Training Team on 0333 123 9001 or email us at contact@bywater.co.uk.