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Certified Lean Six Sigma Courses

Lean Six Sigma is a statistical approach and methodology to measuring and reducing variation to eliminate waste and improve performance. Lean Six Sigma not only reduces process defects and waste, but also provides a means for achieving a culture for continuous improvement. The approach is particularly relevant for those involved in optimising processes and resources relating to:

  • Defects
  • Over-Production
  • Waiting
  • Non-Utilized Talent
  • Transportation
  • Inventory
  • Motion
  • Extra-Processing

For more information or to apply to any of these courses, please contact ceps.cpd@uws.ac.uk. You may also be interested in our MSc Quality Management course.

Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt 2 day intensive training course - 12-13 August 2019

  • Start Date: 12 August
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Cost: £500 + VAT
  • Location: Paisley Campus
  • Assessment: Multiple Choice Examination

This course will introduce course participants to the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma, providing introduction, knowledge and practical application of some key tools and techniques to help bring about process improvement.

This intensive 2-day course is high in practical content and is made up of 17 modules of varying length. These modules cover an introduction to:

  • Six Sigma
  • Lean
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Systems and Process Thinking
  • DMAIC
  • Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Variation
  • Kaizen
  • 5-S
  • Value Stream Mapping

The course also covers: Total Productive Maintenance, Problem Solving and the Seven Tools of Quality Improvement, Team Work, Process mapping, Measurement Systems Analysis Validation of learning is through an extensive probing examination. It is a one-hour, open-book, multiple-choice examination consisting of 50 questions. The pass mark is 60%.

Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 5 day intensive training course - 12-16 August 2019

  • Start Date: 12 August
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Cost: £2000* + VAT
  • Location: Paisley Campus
  • Assessment: Multiple Choice Examination

The complete course will encompass both an introductory element (Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification) and an advanced element (Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification).

Introductory Element (Yellow Belt)

This five-day comprises both the Yellow and Green Belt Certification.

The introductory element will introduce course participants to the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma, providing introduction, knowledge and practical application of some key tools and techniques to help bring about process improvement.
This element (Yellow Belt) of the certification has a practical focus and comprises 17 modules. These modules cover an introduction to:

  • Six Sigma
  • Lean
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Systems and Process Thinking
  • DMAIC
  • Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Variation
  • Kaizen
  • 5-S
  • Value Stream Mapping

The introductory element also covers: Total Productive Maintenance, Problem Solving and the Seven Tools of Quality Improvement, Team Work, Process mapping, Measurement Systems Analysis

The introductory element is assessed though an extensive, probing examination. The assessment is a one-hour, open-book, multiple-choice examination consisting of 50 questions. The pass mark is 60%.

Advanced Element (Green Belt Certification)

This element builds on the introductory element (Yellow Belt course) to broaden knowledge of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques to enable participants to select and manage an improvement project to provide an understanding of relevant statistical tools and techniques.

This intensive 3-day course is high in practical content and comprises of 13 modules. These modules cover the following:

  • Project and Change Management
  • Advanced Lean Techniques
  • Lean and Six Sigma Measures
  • Costs of Quality
  • Lean Six Sigma Project Selection and Management
  • DMAIC for Green Belt
  • Statistics for Green Belts

The advanced element is also assessed though an extensive, probing examination. It is a one-hour, open-book, multiple choice examination consisting of 50 questions. The pass mark is 60%.

* A discounted Green Belt Course fee is available to individuals who book both Yellow and Green Belt Certificate Short courses at the same time. The fee is reduced to £1900 + VAT if both elements are booked at the same time.

 

Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt top-up 3 day intensive training course (for candidates who already possess a Yellow Belt) - 14-16 August 2019

  • Start Date: 14 August
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Cost: £1500* + VAT
  • Location: Paisley Campus
  • Assessment: Multiple Choice Examination

This course builds on the UWS Yellow Belt course to broaden knowledge of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques; to enable participants to select and manage an improvement project; and to provide an understanding of relevant statistical tools and techniques.

To undertake this course on an intensive 3-day basis candidates are required to have successfully completed the UWS intensive Yellow Belt Certificate. The Green Belt Certificate is high in practical content and is made up of 13 modules of varying length.

These modules cover the following:

  • Project and Change Management
  • Advanced Lean Techniques
  • Lean and Six Sigma Measures
  • Costs of Quality
  • Lean Six Sigma Project Selection and Management
  • DMAIC for Green Belt
  • Statistics for Green Belts

Validation of learning is through an extensive probing examination. It is a one-hour, openbook, multiple choice examination consisting of 50 questions. The pass mark is 60%.

*A discounted fee is available to clients who book both Yellow and Green Belt Certificate Short courses at the same time of booking.

Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt top-up 5 day intensive training course (for candidates who already possess a Green Belt) - 2-6 December 2019

Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt top-up 5 day intensive training course (for candidates who already possess a Green Belt) - £5000 + VAT 

  • Start Date: 2 December
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Cost: £5000 + VAT
  • Location: Paisley Campus
  • Assessment: Learning will be evaluated via a 90 minute open book examination. Candidates must achieve a minimum of 60% to attain the Black Belt..

Candidates should already possess a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and have participated in at least ONE Green Belt project in their workplace.

This five day course will allow candidates to top-up their Green Belt to a Certified Black Belt. The course is accredited by the Institute of Six Sigma Professionals.

The course comprises a series of modules that cover the following topics:

  • Waste Reduction
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Flow
  • Pull v Push
  • Perfection
  • Visual Management
  • Benchmarking
  • Assumption Busting
  • Workshops and Facilitation
  • Process Variation
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Process Capability
  • Design of Experiments
  • Hypothesis Testing. 

The course also includes ‘Statistics for Black belts’ and an ‘Introduction to Minitab’ as well as an in-class LSS DMAIC project.

Course Leaders

Dr Alex Douglas has been training, researching and consulting on Lean Six Sigma for over 10 years. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a Fellow of the Institute of Six Sigma Professionals for whom he is an accredited trainer. Alex has trained hundreds of students/candidates to Yellow, Green and Black Belt levels in the UK and East Africa where he has delivered Yellow, Green and Black Belt courses programmes to people and organisations across a broad spectrum of industrial sectors including manufacturing, services, financial services, supermarkets, telecommunications, power generation, education and training and agriculture. (Dr Alex Douglas will only be involved in the delivery of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course).

Dr Michele Cano is a mechanical and manufacturing engineer and senior lecturer
specialising in quality and project management with over 20 years’ experience within multidisciplinary environments. Her research interests include lean manufacturing, quality management and business improvement. She has provided consultancy and CPD training courses for the manufacturing, food and drink and public sectors and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. As founder and programme leader for the MSc in Quality and Project Management, her specialist areas of teaching include quality management, lean manufacturing and lean six sigma, change management and project management. Michele currently sits on the ‘Future of Work’ Advisory Panel for the Chartered Quality Institute and is a reviewer for journals and conferences in quality and lean six sigma.

Dr Farhad Anvari has over 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry with a wide range of expertise in Engineering Management such as TPM, Lean Manufacturing, Total Quality and Kaizen. He holds degrees in Electronic, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering and is a certified ISO 9000 Assessor and a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Farhad has provided training and implementation methods in areas of Maintenance Engineering, Quality and Project Management and Hoshin Kanri. His current research activities include Through-life Engineering, Industry 4.0 and Sustainable Operations. (Dr Farhad Anvari will not be involved in the delivery of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course).

Last updated: 20/11/2018