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Advanced Green Belt Programme [EP1]

Self Study Edition

Advanced Green Belt Programme [EP1]

Self Study Course Beginning with Green Belt

Advanced Green Belt Programme [EP2]

Self Study Upgrade from Green Belt

Programme Overview

The Lean Six Sigma Advanced Green Belt programme comprises the Green Belt plus two further modules which add a comprehensive set of process measurement and analysis tools to the framework. Perfect for technical roles, business analysts and Green Belts who need to upgrade their skill set.

The Lean Six Sigma Advanced Green Belt upgrade from Green Belt programme comprises two modules which add a comprehensive set of process measurement and analysis tools to the framework. Perfect for technical roles, business analysts and Green Belts who need to upgrade their skill set.

Full Course

£2200 (plus VAT)

Upgrade from Green Belt

£1218 (plus VAT)

In-Company Training

Group Discount

Introducing Advanced Green Belt

Substantial process improvements can frequently be brought about using the structured approach and the basic Lean Six Sigma problem solving tools (as covered on Level Green Belt training). However, sometimes you need more powerful tools. This may be after the low hanging fruit opportunities in your business have been addressed but some people will need these skills from the outset.

At A Glance

Advanced Green Belt
Now Showing Entry Point 1 – Whole CourseEntry Point 2 – Upgrade from Green Belt
Price Self Study: £2200 + VATSelf Study: £1218 + VAT
Duration Equivalent to 126 days
CPD Points 160
Accreditations BQF
Prerequisites NoneAttendees must have already passed Green Belt
Delivery Modes Self-Study Online & In-Company
Delivered By Jo DowdallMarie-Helene Vander ElstMoore AlisonChris MerrimanJames Dwan

Advanced Green Belt consists of 3 modules:

  • Green Belt (equivalent to 6 days)
  • Process Measurement and Control (equivalent to 3 days)
  • Data Analysis Techniques (equivalent to 3 days)

Advanced Green Belt upgrade from Green Belt consists of 2 modules:

  • Process Measurement and Control (equivalent to 3 days)
  • Data Analysis Techniques (equivalent to 3 days)

Minitab LogoThe data and analysis centric modules are based on Minitab statistical software which is used throughout. Minitab data files are provided. As well as building proficiency in the use of Minitab, this intensive course provides a solid grounding in these essential techniques:

• Process sampling
• Assessing measurement system performance
• Using Statistical Process Control Charts (SPC) to display and interpret the data
• Process Capability Analysis (Cp/CpK)
• Graphical Data Analysis
• Hypothesis Testing
• Simple and Multiple Regression Analysis
• Introduction to Logistic Regression and Design of Experiments
• The background statistical knowledge to correctly apply, interpret and communicate the above

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Lean Six Sigma Advanced Green Belt Minitab Sample Video

Advanced Green Belt, rather than standard Green Belt, is usually necessary for practising engineers, scientists, business analysts who have roles which typically require the significant use of measurement and data analysis. It’s also taken by Green Belts who now need to start using data more extensively. Advanced Green Belt is also an interim stepping-stone on the way to Black Belt. If you’re not sure which course is best suited for you, give us a call today on  +44 (0)845 345 2282 or drop us a line on info@catalystconsulting.co.uk and we’ll call you back.

Who should consider the Advanced Green Belt?

Green Belts who now need to upgrade their skill set, business analysts, quality professionals, engineers, scientists, business consultants, managers with process management responsibilities. In  addition to the skills taught on the Green Belt Programme you would like to know how to:

  • Present data to engage and influence your stakeholders
  • Validate the integrity of your data
  • Understand the right way and the right amount to sample a process
  • Use Statistical Process  Control (SPC) Charts to interpret and control processes
  • Assess process capability (Cp/CpK)
  • Use the appropriate metrics for reporting and improvement
  • Analyse process data using a variety of hypothesis and regression tests
  • Make decisions with data – correctly!

Although you do not need a project to complete the course we encourage you to put the tools into use on a project or in your day-to-day role as soon as possible. For BQF Green Belt certification you need to complete a project.


If you’re interested in upgrading from Green Belt to Advanced Green Belt then a prerequisite is Green Belt! This training may have been completed through another provider in which case we’d ask you to get in touch to make sure it’s compatible – it usually is and we can close the gaps through reading or e-learning if needs be.

What are the outcomes of the Advanced Green Belt?

Outcomes for your business:

The Lean Six Sigma Advanced Green Belt powerful tools will enable your improvement projects to take performance to the next level and promote the development of data-based decision making in your organisation.

Outcomes for your personal development:

The ability to use data with confidence to understand and analyse processes and influence your colleagues. You will receive an Advanced Green Belt e-certificate which you can add to your LinkedIn profile. The Green Belt programme is worth 80 CPD Points and the upgrade from Green Belt to Advanced Green Belt is worth an additional 80 CPD Points. You can progress from here to Black Belt level by completing 2 remaining modules – Managing Change and Advanced Black Belt Tools.

What are the Follow-on Options for Advanced Green Belt

You can upgrade from Advanced Green Belt to Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with two or three additional modules, Lean Six Sigma for Innovation and Design (Design for Six Sigma) is recommended but currently optional for BQF Black Belt certification:

Other Options

  • Project Coaching Support Service

Lean Six Sigma Advanced Green Belt training includes:

  • Printed copies of the training slides
  • Online access to:
    • PDF copies of the training material.
    • 200 bite-sized videos covering all the course topics.
    • Downloadable tools and templates.
    • Supplementary reference guides to support you in your projects.

Online delegates will be assigned one of our classroom trainers as your personal tutor. Our trainers are all experienced Lean Six Sigma practitioners who have been there and done it for real prior to joining Catalyst. Classroom delegates are encouraged to contact their trainer at any time after training, for example to discuss the use of data in their projects

In-company classroom  

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

The 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.

This course is typically delivered over 12 days, consecutively or spread out over half-days sessions. Whatever is most convenient to you!


  • 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
  • Introduction to Basic Statistics and Graphical Analysis using Minitab
  • This session introduces Minitab and builds up your knowledge of the software (no previous experience required) using a case study. Tools include –
    • Frequency Plots
    • Scatter Plots
    • Pareto Charts
    • Time Series Plots


  • Process Sampling with continuous and discrete (attribute and count) data
  • Sample Size calculations for continuous and discrete data
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
    • Gauge R&R Study
    • Attribute Agreement Analysis
  • Recap of Understanding Variation and SPC, Tests for Special Causes
  • Individuals (X-moving Range) SPC Charts
  • Control Charts in Practice



  • Statistical Thinking
    • The Normal Distribution
    • Normality Testing
    • Data Transformation and when to use it
    • Introduction to p-values
    • Central Limit Theorem
  • Six Sigma Measures and Process Capability
    • DPU/DPMO and determining number of opportunities
    • Sigma Calculations
    • Capability Indices (Cp/CpK, Z)
    • Six Sigma Shift
  • Hypothesis Testing
    • T tests for comparing 2 groups
    • Type I and Type II Errors
    • Power and Sample Size
    • ANOVA and Test for Equal Variances for comparing multiple groups
    • Proportions and Chi Square tests for 2 or more groups – discrete data


  • Regression Analysis
    • Linear Regression
    • Multiple Linear Regression and Model Building
    • Curvilinear regression
    • Introduction to Logistic Regression


  • Control Charts
    • Charts for Attribute Data (p, np, c, u, Laney)
    • Charts for sub-grouped data (Xbar-R, Xbar-S, X-MR-R/S)
  • Introduction to Design of Experiments – Factorial Experiments
  • Case Study/Revision Exercise

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