Lean and Six Sigma Training Courses

Bywater offers a range of Lean training courses and Six Sigma training courses based on the principles of ISO 18404 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:

Introduction to Lean Training Course

Duration: 1 Day
Public Course Locations: Manchester; Greenwich, London; Daventry, Northamptonshire; London

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 Implementation and ISO 18404 Lean Practitioner training courses.

Next course: 28 January 2019 in London

Lean Implementation Training Course

Duration: 3 Days
Public Course Locations: Staverton, Northamptonshire; Daventry, Northamptonshire

This 3 day Lean Implementation course is aimed to further the understanding of Lean principles following the Introduction to Lean course. It enables delegates to begin their own implementation of Lean methods to their business, reducing waste and increasing profitability.

Next course: 05 - 07 December 2018 in Daventry, Northamptonshire

ISO 18404 Lean Practitioner Training Course

Duration: 4 Days
Public Course Locations: Manchester; Greenwich, London; Daventry, Northamptonshire; London

This course is designed for delegates who already have a good understanding of Lean principles, either through experience or gained from our 1 day Introduction to Lean training course. This 4 day ISO 18404 Lean Practitioner course will further your proficiency in Lean, giving you the ability to  apply Lean principles within your organisation and deliver successful Lean and business improvement projects.

Next course: 29 January - 01 February 2019 in London

ISO 18404 Lean Expert Training Programme

Available in-house only
Public Course Locations: Leeds, West Yorkshire; Greenwich, London; Staverton, Northamptonshire

This programme of training is designed for Lean managers and senior management figures wishing to implement Lean practices and supervise a team of Lean practitioners. The programme will be tailored to the delegates’ current competencies and will teach advanced technical content, including the use of specialised software.

Next course: 04 - 08 February 2019 in Staverton, Northamptonshire

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training Course

Duration: 3 Days
Public Course Locations: Coventry, West Midlands; Staverton, Northamptonshire

This Yellow belt course is intended for people that would like to apply the 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 Six Sigma Green Belt Training Course (below).

Next course: 26 - 28 November 2018 in Staverton, Northamptonshire

Six Sigma Green Belt Training Course

Duration: 10 Days
Public Course Locations: Coventry, West Midlands; Staverton, Northamptonshire

This 10 day Six Sigma Green Belt course includes everything covered in our Six Sigma Yellow Belt 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 stakeholder’s requirements
  • Six Sigma implementation

Next course: 26 - 30 November 2018 in Staverton, Northamptonshire

Six Sigma Black Belt Training Course

Duration: 20 Days
Available in-house only

This training course follows on from a Green Belt level and is intended to develop delegates into Six Sigma leadership experts. Successful delegates will be eligible to apply to the RSS for independent certification.  

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.