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

Bywater offers a range of Lean and Lean Six Sigma training courses online and in person, in partnership with some of the world’s leading experts in these fields.  Based on the international standard for Lean and Six Sigma, ISO 18404:2015, our courses will teach you how to think ‘lean’ and how to use specific methodologies, tools and techniques to improve customer satisfaction and to drive continual improvement within your organisation.

Our Lean Six Sigma training courses take place online in our Virtual Classroom and at venues in Leeds, Coventry, Kensington, Greenwich, Manchester and Daventry.  The Lean Practitioner and Lean Leader course run consecutively and a discount is available when booking the two together.  Please select the Dates & Venues button next to your preferred course from the Lean & Six Sigma Course Listing below to view all events.

In addition to our published Lean and Six Sigma training courses, we offer tailored and bespoke training interventions and encourage you to contact us to discuss your particular requirements by requesting a quote, or calling us on 0333 123 9001

Let our Master Black Belt consultants support your organisation in reducing waste and variation with our Lean Six Sigma Consultancy services.

Lean and Six Sigma Course Listing

  • Lean Practitioner Training Course | 3 days

    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: 16 - 18 August 2021 Online
  • Lean Leader Training Course | 2 days

    This two day Lean Leader course directly follows on from the Lean Practitioner training course and when booked together as five consecutive days a £195 discount is available. The course will cover advanced Lean principles, Lean measuring tools, and skills for overcoming resistance to change.

    Next Course: 19 - 20 August 2021 Online
  • Value Stream Mapping Training Course (VSM) | 1 day

    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.

    Next Course: 11 August 2021 Online
  • 5S Training Course | 1 day

    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

    Next Course: 10 August 2021 Online
  • Kaizen and 5S Training Course | 1 day

    Kaizen is about creating a culture of continuous improvement. The Japanese concept mixes improvement philosophy, culture and approaches, employing tools such as 5S, RCA and Poka-Yoke mistake proofing. This one-day training course introduces delegates to what Kaizen is and how a Kaizen culture can be implemented into an organisation with the use of a wide tool range, including 5S. 

  • Introduction to Six Sigma Training Course | 0.5 day

    • Understand how Six Sigma could help to reduce operational costs and maximise customer value. 
    • Introduces delegates to DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control) and Root Cause Analysis 
    Next Course: 09 August 2021 Online
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training Course | 3 days

    This Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training 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 training course forms the first three days of our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Essentials) Training Course.

    Next Course: 13 - 15 September 2021 Online
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Essentials) Training Course | 5 days

    This five day Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Essentials) Training Course introduces the latest Lean and Six Sigma approaches covering topics such as DMAIC methodology, Lean Six Sigma tools, Kanban, Measurement System Analysis (MSA) and Lean Six Sigma application.

    The course incorporates the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt stage meaning no prior knowledge is necessary.

    Next Course: 13 - 17 September 2021 Online
  • Six Sigma Green Belt (Advanced) Training Course | 10 days

    This ten day Six Sigma Green Belt (Advanced) Training Course incorporates our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Essentials) Training Course and in addition, 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

    It is suitable for individuals seeking ISO 18404 certification with the Royal Statistical Society under the sector scheme RSS18404.

    Next Course: 13 - 17 September 2021 Online
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Training Course | 20 days

    This Six Sigma Black Belt training course incorporates 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 include: 

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

Other Subject Areas

Root Cause Analysis Training Courses

Root Cause Analysis Training Courses

Identify the root causes of problems, prevent recurrence and improve customer satisfaction with our Root Cause Analysis training courses, for all industry sectors.
Core Tools Training Courses

Core Tools Training Courses

Develop new products and processes more efficiently and reducing the risk of product and process failure with our Core Tools (FMEA, SPC, MSA, APQP & PPAP) training courses.
ISO 9001 Training Courses

ISO 9001 Training Courses

Improve consistency and increase customer satisfaction with our ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS) training courses.