This five-day in-house programme aims to provide participants with a sound knowledge of Lean Thinking, its key principles, concepts, and tools, and an awareness of the importance of Managing Change techniques to help ensure successful improvement.

Gain a deep understanding of the Lean tool-kit.

 Further your Lean Journey

Influence change within your organisation.

Know when to apply key techniques to ensure the right approach is used.

Chris Merriman, Director of Catalyst, Introduces Lean Advanced Practitioner

Last in a series of 3 introductory videos

Training Approach

Catalyst delivers Advanced Lean Practitioner programmes, in-company - through virtual or face-to-face classroom

In-Company Programme

Our Advanced Lean Practitioner programme is designed for in-company delivery where we use your own processes and projects to demonstrate the theory.

Delivery can be virtual or face-to-face classroom.

Programme Details

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The programme content takes participants further on their Lean Journey than our Lean Practitioner course, though it is not essential for people to have undergone that training first.

Following the course, participants should be able to show how they influence change within their respective organisations and provide a level of support to assist project teams and managers within their respective organisations. They should also be able to plan, execute and follow up on Kai Sigma Rapid Improvement Events to ensure a successful outcome.


The course content is designed to enable participants to attain Advanced Practitioner level certification with the British Quality Foundation (BQF). It covers the principles, concepts and origins of Lean Thinking and how they have evolved, including an awareness of the Toyota Way philosophy and its principles.

In particular, the focus is on:


  • The importance of Customers, Suppliers and Stakeholders
  • How the work gets done and how well
  • Optimising process flow
  • Understanding the importance of team working
  • Participating in and leading improvement activity
  • Project scoping and strategic awareness
  • Enabling participants to use and facilitate a comprehensive range tools and techniques

Importantly, the emphasis is on applying these techniques in both a service and manufacturing environment.

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How do I know this is the right course for me?

If you need to know how to rapidly design innovative new products or services which meet customer needs from the outset then this is the right programme for you. But do call us – we’d love to discuss!

Call today on  +44 (0)845 345 2282 or drop us a line on and we’ll call you back.

Are there any pre-requisites to the course?

You’ll need to have attended Yellow or Green Belt training before you can take this programme. If it’s an in-house programme, we can build this in.

How long do I have to complete a online course?

You will have online access for 12 months.

Do you offer discounts for groups?

Yes, we offer discounts for groups, please call us on  +44 (0)845 345 2282 for further information or email us at

Do I need a project to complete the course?

No. We do not require a project for training, though we strongly recommend that you accompany the coursework with a meaningful project.

A real-world project will significantly enhance the learning experience because you can use it to directly practice the concepts and tools as you complete the course. Successful project work is also required for any certification process.

What support do you offer to help me with the training?

Online delegates will be assigned one of our specialist  trainers as your personal tutor. Classroom delegates will be able to seek advice from their trainer and we can also provide consulting support for your projects if required.

Do I receive a training certificate?

Yes, you’ll be issued with an e-certificate which you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

How many CPD points is the course worth?

Our Lean Six Sigma for Design course is equivalent to 40 CPD points.

Can I upgrade to other courses after completion?

You can upgrade to Black Belt or Master Black Belt following this programme – Design for Lean Six Sigma is an optional module for Black Belts but compulsory for Master Black Belts.