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We are delighted to announce the public launch of our new and exciting Business Black Belt programme

In today’s rapidly changing business world, multi-skilled practitioner-leaders are needed to constantly transform the business and drive operational excellence.

Drawing on the combined expertise of our highly experienced consultancy team with guidance from our client forum, this new Business Black Belt programme equips dynamic individuals with the latest techniques and approaches to thrive in the most demanding environments.

Equal in extent and rigour to our traditional BQF Black Belt programme, the programme is fully accredited by BQF and leads to BQF Black Belt level certification status.

All course modules are available virtually through open enrolment training or as a bespoke in-company programme.

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No matter what your business sector, if you work in an operational, improvement or transformation role, this programme will be directly relevant and will supercharge your skillset and enhance your career prospects.

We’ve already had positive feedback from delegates in service industries, transactional functions, logistics and manufacturing as well as many different areas of the public sector.

Delegates who have already attended Green Belt training and who aspire to further their knowledge and skills but who don’t feel comfortable with the advanced statistics covered in our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course may find the balance of skills covered in the Business Black Belt more suited to their personal development needs. The Business Black Belt certification is on an equal footing in rigour and status to our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

We offer conversion programmes for delegates who have attended Lean Practitioner or Advanced Lean Practitioner certification either from the BQF or LCS or similar high-quality Lean accreditation organisations as well as other Continuous Improvement programmes.

We’ve also had delegates with traditional Lean Six Sigma Black Belt qualifications who wish to benefit from upgrading ‘horizontally’ by attending selected modules of the Business Black Belt programme.

Outcomes for your personal development

You will learn a comprehensive set of contemporary tools and approaches with strong foundations in Lean, Six Sigma, Change Management and Agile

You will be equipped to deploy the latest best practice in building a culture of continuous improvement in your organisation

You will be equipped with a business transformation toolbox enabling you to think and act strategically across business functions

Outcomes for your business

Your business will gain a rounded, versatile consultant who can drive and nurture continuous improvement and transformation initiatives

  • Hard-copy and pdf of all slide materials
  • Downloadable tools and templates
“This is an operations-focussed toolset. You don’t need a degree in Applied Maths, Engineering or Science to understand the content. It’s Lean Six Sigma essentials mixed with Agile thinking. It’s not dry, it’s exciting. It’s fast to learn and fast to apply. It makes sense. You can relate to it.”
Sophie Breslin, Athensis

“Really interesting to see Catalyst pioneering a new wave of blackbelt. Are organisations ready for these rock stars? I’m not sure but I am sure the new cohort is going to keep pushing. Great energy and personal touches throughout make them such a credible provider.

Gareth Scott, G4S