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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Programme


 

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Programme [EP1]


Full Course beginning with Green Belt

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Programme [EP2]


Upgrade from Green Belt

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18-day Programme Overview

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Black Belts are equipped with the data, change management and problem solving skills required to tackle high-profile, complicated business problems. They are Lean Six Sigma experts who coach Green Belts and support senior management in the deployment of continuous improvement thinking and methods in the business.

Modular & Flexible

Upgrade Your Current Belt

Full Course

£4358 [plus VAT]

Upgrade from Green Belt

£3257 [plus VAT]

Group Discount

Full Course

£2305 [plus VAT]

Upgrade from Green Belt

£1723 [plus VAT]

Introducing Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt programme consists of five modules. Depending on your existing level of training  you can join the programme at different entry points.

All course modules are available through our Open enrolment training or as a bespoke In-Company programme.

Introducing Lean Six Sigma Black Belt EP2 – Upgrade from Green Belt

If you are already Lean Six Sigma Green Belt qualified, this is the route for you to obtain BQF Accredited Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Green Belt is the first module of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program.  Building on your knowledge of the Green Belt Continuous Improvement toolkit and the DMAIC problem solving methodology you can now progress your learning to obtain the advanced skills of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt leader.

At A Glance

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Now Showing Entry Point 1 – Full CourseEntry Point 2 – Upgrade from Green Belt
Price Virtual Open Classroom: £4358 + VAT
Self Study Online: £2305 + VAT
Virtual Open Classroom: £3257 + VAT
Self Study Online: £1723 + VAT
Duration 1812 days
CPD Points 240
Accreditations BQF, CQI
Prerequisites NoneAttendees must have already passed Green Belt
Delivery Modes Virtual Classroom, Online Self Study & In-Company
Delivered By Jo DowdallMarie-Helene Vander ElstMoore AlisonChris MerrimanMark JonesJames Dwan

Black Belts are equipped with the data, change management and problem solving skills required to tackle high-profile, complicated business problems. They are Lean Six Sigma experts who coach Green Belts and support senior management in the deployment of continuous improvement thinking and methods in the business.

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Programme EP 2 – Upgrade from Green Belt Consists of five four modules which align directly with BQF certification:

  1. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (6 days)
  2. Facilitating and Leading Change (3 days)
  3. Data Driven Insights and Decisions (4 days)*
  4. Further Process Measurement and Analysis Techniques (2 days)*
  5. Advanced Black Belt Tools (3 days)*

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*Minitab software required for these modules

We have found that breaking the subject matter into short blocks facilitates learning and minimises the impact of time spent away from work. The modules can be taken in rapid succession in one training wave or spread out over a longer time period.  If you have already completed some of the modules, you can upgrade to Black Belt from your current position.

 

How can I take this training?

  • We run these modules regularly through our open programme either virtually or at our London training venue
  • The modules are all available as online self-study training courses with support from a Catalyst tutor
  • As in-house training – virtually or at your premises
  • Combinations of the above
  • Each module can be taken independently

Why Choose Catalyst?

  • Catalyst’s instructors are highly experienced subject-matter experts who have honed their skills in business and industry before becoming trainers
  • Catalyst is the British Quality Foundation’s primary Lean Six Sigma Partner – all of our courses and instructors up to Master Black Belt level are accredited by the BQF
  • We are one of only two Lean Six Sigma training providers recommended by the Chartered Quality Institute
  • We use Minitab statistical software, by far the most widely used package to support Lean Six Sigma
  • Our courses are highly interactive and use relevant examples and case studies

 

Our standard programme is aligned with the BQF Body of Knowledge and certification but we do also deliver ASQ versions and a bridge from BQF to ASQ

Who should consider the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt?

This course is suitable for:

  • Engineers, Scientists, Business Analysts, Quality Professionals, Process Managers, Change Agents, Consultants
  • Existing Green Belts, Lean Practitioners, Continuous Improvement professionals who now need to upgrade their data and change management skills
  • Your company is deploying Lean Six Sigma/Continuous Improvement/Operational Excellence and you need to create experts to help guide and support the rollout
  • Previous highly satisfied delegates have come from Manufacturing, Public Sector, Telecoms, Finance, Utilities, “Big Four” Management Consultants, Independent Consultants and Contractors, NHS, R&D, Pharma, IT, Oil & Gas…in fact just about every sector

Prerequistites for the full courseEntry Point 2

There are no prerequisites for the full Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course

What are the outcomes of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt?

Outcomes for your business

Black Belts are trained to tackle the most challenging of problems and deliver substantial benefits to the business and customers. They are an enabling component of becoming an Operationally Excellent organisation.

Outcomes for Your Personal Development

Effective Black Belts are highly valued by the business and demonstrated success is a pathway to a senior operational or internal consultant role.

 

Follow-on Options

All course modules are available virtually through our Open enrolment training or as a bespoke In-Company programme.

Our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt programme consists of five modules. Depending on your existing level of training  you can join the programme at different entry points:

  • Join at Entry Point 1 if you have not previously undertaken training in any of the modules
  • Join at Entry Point 2 if you are already Green Belt trained
 
Entry Point Module Duration
1 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 6-days : 3 days live instructor-led Zoom per week for 2 consecutive weeks
2 Facilitating and Leading Change 3 consecutive days live instructor-led Zoom
Data Driven Insights and Decisions** 4 consecutive days live instructor-led Zoom
Further Process Measurement and Analysis Techniques 2 consecutive days live instructor-led Zoom
Advanced Black Belt Tools 3 consecutive days live instructor-led Zoom

 


 

The modules must be taken in strict order except for Facilitating and Leading Change, that can be taken any time after Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

If you don’t want to complete the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Programme, you are welcome to enrol in any individual or combination of modules.

**Please note that Minitab software is needed for this module. There is a free 30 day trial available to cover the training period

 

 Discover More About Each Module

Support Pack

Each delegate will receive*

  • Access to Catalyst’s online Black Belt video library covering the entire course content of all the modules for 24 months – included in the price
  • A printed and pdf copy of the training materials for each module*
  • A downloadable pack of templates
  • A copy of The Lean Six Sigma Improvement Journey book*
  • Lean Six Sigma Project Guide
  • The Lean Six Sigma Improvement Journey Pocket Guide*
  • British Quality Foundation online Black Belt exam

*Online delegates will receive soft copies of all materials only

In-Company Training  

For more than 4 delegates attending the same programme this is the most cost effective option.

The Business Black Belt programme can be delivered on-site or virtually.

The sessions will be bespoke, lively and interactive delivering a memorable learning experience for the delegates.

We will discuss your objectives prior to the delivery, and help you to plan the most effective delivery and support to your team of delegates.

We can deliver individual modules or a bespoke version of the full programme to suit the delegates. In-company Lean Six Sigma Black Belt programmes can range in duration from 15 days to 18 days depending on the requirement.

The dates for modular delivery will be mutually agreed and the timings of the days (or half-days) planned up front.

For international programmes we can start at anytime of the day.

‘Self-study’ Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Online training  – equivalent to 18 days

Our unique approach to online training brings the classroom experience to you! The core of our learning material is bite-sized videos, recorded in live training sessions so that you can learn by watching real people delivering a real course to real delegates. 

How it works

Each delegate receives a logon to the Business Improvement Zone – Catalyst’s state-of-the-art Learning Management System. There you will have access to the video materials as well as an extensive set of learning and project resources. To help ensure success, one of our experienced Master Black Belt trainers will be assigned to you personally to support you as you progress through the training programme. 

The videos are organised into a series of courses which align with the Lean Six Sigma project structure. You can view our free sampler.

  • We don’t use animations. Voiced-over Power Points are only used occasionally to introduce or summarise some topics
  • There are quizzes at the end of each course so you can check your knowledge

The videos are complemented by an extensive set of resource materials

  • 12 months access to Catalyst’s online Business Improvement Zone – over 150 short videos recorded live in the classroom covering the entire course content
  • Detailed learning guides to help structure your learning and lead you through the videos
  • A pdf copy of our famous, GO Book (found on Amazon)
  • A project guide to explain everything you need to know about Lean Six Sigma projects
  • Tools and Templates
  • Project storyboard guide and example storyboards
  • British Quality Foundation Lean Six Sigma Black Belt exam, open book
  • Step by step Minitab guidelines

240 CPD Points

Support for Groups of Learners. For multiple online learners from the same company, we can, if required, form cohort groups and set a learning milestone plan. 

Each delegate will receive*

  • Access to Catalyst’s online Black Belt video library covering the entire course content of all the modules for 24 months – included in the price
  • A printed and pdf copy of the training materials for each module*
  • A downloadable pack of templates
  • A copy of The Lean Six Sigma Improvement Journey book*
  • Lean Six Sigma Project Guide
  • The Lean Six Sigma Improvement Journey Pocket Guide*
  • British Quality Foundation online Black Belt exam

*Online delegates will receive soft copies of all materials only

Contents & Entry Point Costs

All course modules are available virtually through our Open enrolment training or as a bespoke In-Company programme.

Our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt programme consists of  five modules. Depending on your existing level of training  you can join the programme at different entry points.

For example, already Green Belt qualified? Start at Entry Point 2.

You can also attend each module separately.

Call us to discuss if you are unsure.

  • The core DMAIC based problem solving approach and tools
  • Six Sigma and Lean Principles and Lean Solutions
  • Learn to map and measure the process, using process data and understanding variation
  • Root cause analysis, solution generation and control plan

Join at Entry Point 1 if you have not previously undertaken training in any of the modules.

The programme comprises the following modules (all virtual classroom) :

  1. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (6 days)
  2. Facilitating and Leading Change (3 days)
  3. Data Driven Insights and Decisions (4 days)*
  4. Further Process Measurement and Analysis Techniques (2 days)*
  5. Advanced Black Belt Tools (3 days)*
  • Understand how change happens in organisations, the culture of your organisation and how to manage change within this context
  • Clarify your role as a change agent, able to use appropriate interpersonal skills to engage with, influence and help others to accept change
  • Facilitating productive sessions (meetings, workshops, etc) – increasing engagement, gaining consensus and buy-in

Join at Entry Point 2 if you are already Green Belt trained.

  • Highly experienced subject matter expert trainers
    Hard and soft copy materials
  • BQF  Certification included
  • Live Instructor-Led Zoom Sessions

The programme comprises the following modules (all virtual classroom)

 

  1. Facilitating and Leading Change (3 days)
  2. Data Driven Insights and Decisions (4 days)*
  3. Further Process Measurement and Analysis Techniques (2 days)*
  4. Advanced Black Belt Tools (3 days)*
  • Apply the correct techniques to measure, interpret and communicate process performance.
  • Develop a working knowledge of key data techniques and be able to apply them using Minitab software
  • Learn how statistical tools and the robust approach required to apply them enhances your thinking and promotes process learning
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
  • Central Limit Theorem
  • Combining distributions
  • Box-Cox and data transformation
  • Process Capability
  • Hypothesis Testing review
  • Multiple Regression
  • Introduction to Design of Experiments
  • Advanced ANOVA
  • Further t-test topics
  • Non-Parametric Hypothesis Tests
  • Advanced Regression
  • Logistic Regression
  • Design of Experiments
  • Time-Weighted Control Charts
  • Time Series and Seasonality

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Forthcoming Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Modules


To find dates for forthcoming Lean Six Sigma Black Belt modules just select your chosen entry point and the month you want to begin. You can choose to see modules in their natural order, or ordered to give the shortest overall completion time. Unsure which entry point is right for? Just check our handy guide!

 

If your company has an account with us or you do not wish to purchase online using a credit card then please contact us to make your booking.




Which Entry Point is Right for Me?


Join at Entry Point 1 if you have not previously undertaken training in any of the modules

Join at Entry Point 2 if you are already Green Belt trained.

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