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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Programme


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Programme Overview

Our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt programme provides the route to attaining benchmark British Quality Foundation Green Belt Certification but is equally for delegates who simply want to find out in detail what Lean Six Sigma is, and how it works. The course can be attended via our Open programme - either Virtual or in person, at one of our training venues. For In-Company programmes the course can be delivered either virtually or on-site. The prices below include BQF certification.

Self-Study Online

£954 (plus VAT)

Virtual Open Classroom

£1804 (plus VAT)

Venue Open Classroom

£1804 (plus VAT)

In-Company Training

Group Discount

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Introduction

This programme provides the route to attaining benchmark British Quality Foundation Green Belt Certification but is equally for delegates who simply want to find out in detail what Lean Six Sigma is and how it works. We have a variety of training formats to suit you: Online, via our Open Programmes or In-Company.

This course is the first module of our BQF Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and BQF Business Black Belt certification programmes.

  • You would like to get a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of Lean Six Sigma and learn how to apply it in your workplace
  • You would like to implement Lean, Lean Six Sigma or Continuous Improvement but don’t know how
  • You would like a proven systematic approach to tackle business problems and inefficiencies without the need for sophisticated statistical tools
  • You know very little about process improvement or…
  • You already have a lot of experience in process improvement and would like to understand how the techniques you know about fit together in a powerful, coherent structure
  • You are from a service or manufacturing organisation.
  • You would like to become a British Quality Foundation Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt with the associated career enhancement opportunities
  • You are ready to begin your journey towards becoming a Black Belt – we’ve found that learning the project principles first and then adding advanced tools through further training modules is a much more effective way to learn.

This course teaches you how to lead process improvement projects using Lean Six Sigma principles, methods and tools under the DMAIC (Define Measure Analyse Improve Control) framework. It focuses on how to collaborate to identify waste, solve problems, manage change and implement significant and sustainable performance improvements.

Outcomes for Your Business:

Delegates are equipped to deliver customer service and quality improvements, business efficiency and productivity improvements and a more effective and satisfying working environment.

Outcomes for Your Personal Development:

Following successful completion of your first successful project, you will have the option to be certified by the British Quality Foundation with the ensuing recognition and career advancement opportunities.

This course is worth 80 CPD points.

‘Self-study’ Green Belt Online training  – equivalent to 6 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 classroom 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 Green Belt exam, open book

80 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. 

 

Virtual Open Classroom – 6 days

Inside the Virtual Open Classroom  

The training delivery format is a set of 2 x three day sessions typically spread over weeks.  

The programmes are delivered live over Zoom by our experienced Master Black Belt instructors.  We use a wide variety of techniques to create and engaging, participative and fun experience for the learners including breakout room exercises, polls/quizzes, online collaboration tools, hands-on exercises (where you have to stand up and move!) as well as live discussions.  

Learning by doing in the virtual world!

Support Pack 

Prices include comprehensive training materials, access to online learning resources and full BQF Certification.

All virtual classroom delegates receive 

  • 12 months access to Catalyst’s online Business Improvement Zone – over 150 short videos recorded live in the classroom covering the entire course content 
  • Hard copy pack (delivered by courier) 
  • Printed copy of the course slides 
  • The Lean Six Sigma Improvement Journey Book  
  • The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Guide and Managing Change Pocket Guide
  • Downloadable Green Belt project Tools and Templates
  • Pdf copy of the course slides
  • Downloadable guide on using Excel to understand process data
  • Lean Six Sigma Project Guide 
  • Project Storyboard Guide 
  • British Quality Foundation Lean Six Sigma Green Belt exam (open book)

We are currently delivering all of our Open Programmes remotely.

See Virtual Open Classroom

Once restrictions are lifted we will be able to resume face-to-face delivery and provide training at our London, Birmingham and Edinburgh venues once again.

In-company classroom  

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

The Green 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 a 4, 5 or 6 day course depending on the level of Change Management and Project Support content required.

Consecutively or spread out over half-days sessions. Whatever is most convenient to you!

For international programmes we can start at anytime. The example the format for virtual delivery can be a series of 10 half day sessions typically spread over 2 to 3 weeks.  

Contents

This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course teaches you how to lead process improvement projects using Lean Six Sigma principles, methods and tools under the DMAIC (Define Measure Analyse Improve Control) framework. It focuses on how to collaborate to identify waste, solve problems, manage change and implement significant and sustainable performance improvements.
The programme will introduce you to:
  • Key principles and foundations of Lean and Six Sigma
  • Waste and Flow
  • Variation and Sigma values
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Project Selection
  • Introduction to Change Management

The programme then follows the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) phases,  covering relevant tools and techniques under each of these headings as follows:

Step 1 – Select the Problem

  • Improvement Charter
  • SIPOC
  • Focus on the Customer
  • Voice of the customer and business
  • Critical To Quality requirements
  • In frame / out of frame
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Elevator speech

Step 2 – Understand the Current Situation

  • Process Stapling
  • Value added flow analysis
  • Process mapping: Deployment Flow Charts and Value Stream Mapping
  • Moments of Truth
  • Data collection
  • VOC to CTQ Matrix
  • CTQ to Output Measures matrix
  • Operational Definitions
  • Measurement Plans
  • Continuous and Attribute data
  • Introduction to Gauge R and R
  • Data collection methods
  • Y to X (output to inputs) matrix
  • Output, Input and In-process measures
  • Introduction to Sampling methods
  • Variation
  • Statistical Process Control Charts
  • Special & Common Cause Variation
  • Process Capability
  • Process Sigma

Step 3 – Identify & Check the Possible Causes

  • Fishbone/Ishikawa diagrams
  • Negative Brainstorming
  • Interrelationship Diagrams
  • Developing measurements of possible causes
  • Process Flow and Waste
  • Introduction to Data Analysis Techniques
  • Pareto Charts
  • Basic Graphs
  • Scatter diagrams
  • Hypothesis Tests
  • Regression Analysis
  • Introduction to Design of Experiments
  • Logical Cause testing
  • Financial & Tollgate reviews
  • Introduction to Multi-Generational Plans

Step 4 – Generate Possible Solutions

  • Lean Solutions
  • SMED
  • Batch size reduction
  • Pull processing
  • Product Families, 3Rs and Cells
  • Introduction to Theory of Constraints
  • Process Levelling and Sequencing
  • 5S
  • Creative thinking
  • Assumption Busting
  • Catalyst
  • Ideas Box

Step 5 – Select the Solution

  • N/3 and Paired Comparisons
  • Prioritisation Matrices
  • Force Field Analysis
  • XY grids

Step 6 – Plan & Test the Solution

  • Process Pilot
  • FMEA
  • Poke Yoke
  • Financial Review – Cost benefit analysis

Step 7 – Implement & Standardise the Solution

  • Process management
  • Visual Management
  • Control Plans
  • Standardisation
  • Documentation
  • Response Plan
  • Control Charts

Step 8 – Assess Achievements & Lessons

  • Storyboards
  • Final Review / Post Project Review
  • Recognition

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