Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Programme

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Programme Overview

Our 2-day Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt programme provides the route to attaining benchmark British Quality Foundation Yellow Belt Certification. It provides an introduction to the Lean Six Sigma approach and tools, equipping delegates to be members of improvement teams and to lead small improvement projects themselves. 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.

Self-Study Online

£339 (plus VAT)

Virtual Open Classroom

£640 (plus VAT)

Venue Open Classroom

£640 (plus VAT)

In-Company Training

Group Discount

BQF Certification provides independent verification of competency in the application of Lean Six Sigma

The objective of our two day Lean Six Sigma Yellow belt programme is to provide an introduction to Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques enabling delegates to be members of improvement teams or to lead small improvement projects themselves. The course leads to certification through the British Quality Foundation where required.

Perfect for improvement project teams and team leaders.

  • You would like a detailed introduction to Lean Six Sigma
  • You would like to be able to make significant independent contributions as a Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt project team member
  • You would like to be able to run your own tightly focused “mini” improvement projects
  • You would like to learn, in an experiential way, a comprehensive set of continuous improvement tools which you could put to immediate use in your day to day activities and project work

Outcomes for Your Business

Yellow Belts are key in building the foundations of the operational excellence culture which works with management to sustain process performance and drive ongoing Continuous Improvement.

Outcomes for Your Personal Development

Following successful demonstration of application of the training completion, you will have ability to apply continuous improvement tools with confidence in your workplace and the option to be certified by the British Quality Foundation with the ensuing recognition and career advancement opportunities.

This course is worth 40 CPD points.

‘Self-study’ Yellow Belt Online training  – equivalent to 2 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. 

  • 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 70 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 Yellow Belt exam, open book

40 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 – 2 days

Inside the Virtual Open Classroom  

The training delivery format is a 2-day course 

The programme is 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 

  • Access to Catalyst’s online Yellow Belt video library covering the entire course content for 12 months.
  • A printed and pdf copy of the training materials.
  • A downloadable pack of templates.
  • A copy of The Lean Six Sigma Improvement Journey book.
  • The Lean Six Sigma Improvement Journey Pocket Guide.
  • BQF Yellow Belt multiple choice open book exam

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.

Michelle Egan, MHCLG

In-company classroom  

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

The Yellow 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 2 day course consecutively or spread out over half-day sessions. Whatever is most convenient to you!

For international programmes we can start at anytime. 


The objective of our two day Lean Six Sigma Yellow belt programme is to provide an introduction to Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques enabling delegates to be members of improvement teams or to lead small improvement projects themselves. The course leads to certification through the British Quality Foundation where required.


  • Improvement Charter and Problem Statement
  • Understanding customers (VOC)
  • Understanding the process (SIPOC)


  • Process stapling and mapping
  • Customer focused measurement
  • Operational definitions
  • Data collection
  • Introduction to control charts


  • Fishbone diagrams and 5 Whys
  • Pareto Charts
  • Value add and non-value add process steps
  • Moments of truth
  • The 7/8 Wastes
  • Bottlenecks
  • Financial & Tollgate reviews
  • Introduction to Multi-Generational Plans


  • Creativity techniques
  • Improving flow and reducing batch size
  • 5S
  • Risk Analysis and error proofing (poka-yoke)


  • Control plans
  • Process management charts
  • Visual management
  • Holding the gain
  • Final Review / Post Project Review
  • Recognition

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