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Certified Lean Six Sigma

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.

Our Lean Six Sigma courses (Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Yellow & Green Belt combined, Black Belt) are offered as intensive courses over a 2, 3 or 5 day period respectively.

For more information on any of these courses, please contact ceps.cpd@uws.ac.uk.

You may also be interested in our MSc Quality Management course.

*This represents a discounted fee.

Apply for Lean Six Sigma - Yellow & Green Belt
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Audience

The Lean Six Sigma 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

Participants are drawn from a number of sectors including manufacturing, consultancy, health care improvement etc.

This course combines both the introductry Yellow Belt Certified course and the Green Belt Certified course to both intriduce you to Six Sigma and then built upon this developed knowledge to allow you to broaden your knowledge of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques; to enable you to select and manage an improvement projects; and to provide an understanding of relevant statistical tools and techniques.

Course content

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). The introductory element is delivered over 2 days and the advanced element is delivered over the remaining 3 days.

Yellow Belt (Introductory element)

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 delivered intensively over 2 days.

Green Belt (advanced element)

This Certified Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) qualification comprises 13 modules delivered intensively over 3 days.

This course builds upon the introductory element and will broaden your knowledge of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques; enable you to select and manage an improvement project; and provide you with an understanding of relevant statistical tools and techniques.

Modules

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

Introductory Element (Yellow Belt)

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

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 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

Assessment

Yellow Belt

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%.

Green Belt

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%.

Course Tutors

Dr Alex Douglas

Alex 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

Michele 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

Farhad 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).

We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.