Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Level 4 of 4) training gives senior professionals the skills required to solve complex, cross-functional problems using a system backed by empirical evidence drawn from multiple business contexts.
Solutions are created using structures that prevent problems from recurring - for example, Black Belt practitioners become adept in avoiding unintended consequences which can threaten business improvement planning efficacy over time.
This Black Belt training covers Lean and Six Sigma techniques, and is further strengthened by the inclusion of change management skills training.
By combining change management theory and application with Lean Six Sigma learning at Black Belt level, a higher level of sustained improvement is baked in to outcomes, critical when investing the time and focus of talented leadership team members.
Black Belt Lean Six Sigma practitioners transform organisations.
They facilitate improvements that impact all levels of the business, drive cultural change and maintain progress over time. Certification at Black belt level endows leaders with the knowledge and perspectives to reach their full potential.
As with Green Belt (Level 3 of 4), live projects provide the gold standard as learning contexts while working with Lean Six Sigma, but if individuals are between projects or prefer to develop in hypothetical scenarios, appropriate case studies can be provided.
Learning options are fully flexible. Attainment of a Black Belt qualification can be combined with Yellow, Green and Change Management courses. Black Belt status confers Lean Six Sigma lifetime support from experts and places leaders in a worldwide community of like-minded professionals.
To achieve this, the training represents the best interactive and engaging eLearning. Resources and experiences stimulate learning potential and work for every learning style.
The course employs -
Professional British voice overs.
Simulations, animations, videos and games.
Online study guides including Minitab.
Downloadable content to support offline learning.
Knowledge checks, quizzes and exams.
Case studies which unpack DMAIC* step by step.
Templates and articles.
Exercises to apply learning.
Progress tracking towards completion and certification.
Individuals do not need to have completed White, Yellow and Green Belts (Levels 1-3) of the Lean Six Sigma Training programme to take the Black Belt course.
Individuals certified as Lean Six Sigma Black Belts are in high demand. A certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt can expect an average salary of £78,000, and the top 10% earn more than £100,000 (figures true of August 2019). Lean Six Sigma Black Belts become an invaluable resource to their companies saving them money, providing leadership and driving change.
On completion, Black Belts receive 130 internationally-recognised CPD points which prove continual career development and add real value to the organisation's people assets.
Following completion of the training course, individuals will be able to:
Improve a business using DMAIC* and Lean Six Sigma across any function.
Apply Lean Six Sigma principles, tools and techniques and explain the concepts to others.
Lead improvement teams to solve complex multi-functional problems.
Understand and implement business change.
Apply and understand the Voice of the Customer in all areas of offer.
Collect and analyse data correctly to support informed decision making.
Use data to identify the root causes of problems.
Develop and implement solutions, using advanced methodologies, to ensure problems are solved permanently.
Act as a Lean Six Sigma ambassador within an organisation of any size, sector and function.
The benefits to business are on record. Research reveals that the average Black Belt will earn their company a minimum of seven times the cost of training in the first project they complete using the principles. Many will deliver much more due to the focus on productivity and waste reduction - most Black Belts deliver three projects per year – the value added quickly accumulates in line with increased job satisfaction and talent retention.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training is strongly recommended for anyone looking to manage teams, take a leadership role, run major projects or solve complex cross functional problems.
The benefits are wide ranging and positively interact with one another - developing change management, project management, soft skills, Lean skills, Six Sigma skills as well as mastering problem solving tools and techniques add up to a significant asset for any company.
Certification and Exams
To fully realise the value of Certification, candidates must complete two elements. Some training companies claim full completion via an exam pass - but this does not guarantee a Black Belt certificate will be recognised. The milestones included in this programme will guarantee full certification.
End of course exam demonstrate understanding of the theory (Multiple choice with 50 questions)
Open book covering curriculum for CSSC, IASSC, ASQ
Pass mark = 70% (our pass rate is 90% first time)
Complete 2 Projects or case studies to prove application of learning
Submit a storyboard – template provided
Reviewed by Master Black Belts
Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certificate issued – 100% pass rate built in due to support included until certification and beyond
Option to use a comprehensive case study if required
Validation of certification – all certificates come with a unique number so employers can validate certificates
Certification for life - no need to pay to re-certify after a number of years
Completing 1 project provides a certified Green Belt certificate.
Curriculum covers content required by CSSC, IASSC, ASQ, BQF and adheres to ISO 18404. Completion confers eligibility to apply for CSSC certification by completing further level of accredited training. CSSC are the largest Lean Six Sigma certification body in the world.
*The training material is delivered following the DMAIC project approach, which provides a clear structure for the implementation of the project from the initial phase to the consolidation of the results obtained:
D(Define), Definition – Description of the problem and initiation of the project.
M(Measure), Measurement – Data collection and calculation of indicators of current processes.
A(Analyze), Analysis – Statistical analysis, determination of significant factors.
I(Improve), Improvement – Development of improvement measures.
C(Control), Control – Evaluation of the results of changes.
This course includes:
Access on all devices, including mobile and TV
High quality videos and images
In-course quick reviews
End of course test (If applicable)
Nationally recognised Certificate of Completion
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