Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training Course
This course combines the 2 proven methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma to improve processes, deliver savings, and drive continuous improvement in any business using the DMAIC cycle.
No Experience Needed
If you have an interest in learning Lean Six Sigma and want to achieve your first certification, this course is ideal for you. All you need to attend this course is a keen interest in Lean Six Sigma, and a commitment to the classroom training and assessment work.
Green Belt Course Benefits
There are many benefits to attending this course – we could go on for quite a while! Instead, we’ve picked our Top 5 Benefits for you:
1. Get to Grips with Lean Six Sigma
If you’re new to Lean Six Sigma or have limited experience with it, the jargon and implementation can seem daunting at first. This course gives you solid foundation knowledge in Lean Six Sigma, breaking it into practical, digestible chunks.
2. Gain Confidence to Implement
We know that it’s one thing to attend a course and come away with a theoretical knowledge of a subject, and it’s another to feel ready to put your new skills into practice. Our goal is to blend theoretical and practical learning, so that once the course is finished, you’ll feel ready to get started using Lean Six Sigma in your working environment.
3. Achieve a Respected Certification
There’s no denying that certification is important. New and potential employers need proof that you can do what you say you can, and existing employers want assurance that your training has met certain criteria. This course works towards a QQI (formerly FETAC) Level 5 certificate in “lean manufacturing tools” (although the content is ideal for those in every industry), and a Professional Development Green Belt.
4. Begin Delivering Savings and Improvements
We’re interested in delivering training that makes a difference to your working environment. The skills you gain from attending this course will help you to start transforming things where you work, improving processes and delivering sustainable savings.
5. Advice and Helpful Feedback from Qualified Black Belt Trainers
Our trainers bring their extensive experience working as Black Belt consultants to the delivery of each course. They will advise you on the best approaches to different projects, and provide feedback as the course progresses.
*An additional fee of €95 is required to achieve the QQI certification.
What is covered on this Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course?
The delivery of our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Business course centres around the DMAIC Model (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control), which lies at the core of successful Lean Six Sigma.
Module 1: Introduction
Introduction to our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Programme
The certification process
Introduction to Lean and Six Sigma Concepts
Key requirements to successfully launch a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Project
Module 2: Define
The Project Charter
The Voice of the Customer
Team Dynamics and Managing Change
Module 3: Measure
Develop a factual picture of the current state and identify weaknesses
Develop Current State Value Stream Map
Identify Current Time & Quality Metrics
Identify Waste (8 Lean Waste Streams)
Identify Obstacles to Flow
Develop a Data Collection Plan
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
Module 4: Analyse
Understand the drivers of poor process performance and select focus areas for improvement
Graphical analysis of data to illustrate current state: Control Charts, Pareto Analysis
Team Creativity Techniques to generate causes
Root Cause Analysis, 5 Whys
Decision Making: Prioritise possible sources and solutions, Pick Charts
Module 5: Improve
Develop and implement optimum sustainable solutions
Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM)
Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED)
Construct Future State Value Stream Process Map
Module 6: Control
Verify effective implementation of solutions and ongoing controls are established
Control techniques for ongoing process control
Communicate recommendations for further improvement to stakeholders
Documenting Process Improvement Metrics – Time, Quality, Financial
Identify Future Opportunities for Improvement
PDCA Cycle – Review and Action on a continuous basis
Who is this course for?
We recommend for this course for anyone who wants to learn how to use Lean Six Sigma methodologies and achieve a recognised, respected certification. You don’t need any previous experience to attend, just a strong interest and readiness to focus during the training.
This course is suited to all industries and businesses. Traditionally, Lean and Six Sigma have been associated with the manufacturing industry. However, in recent years we have seen a dramatic increase in other sectors adapting these waste reduction methodologies. A typical Lean Six Sigma Green Belt public course will include delegates from telecommunications, biopharma, retail, finance, government agencies, and manufacturing sectors to name a few.
How is this Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course delivered?
This is a very practical workshop including group activities, discussion, and practical exercises. We give you the opportunity to apply your learning to your own project, if you have one available. If you do not have an existing project in mind to work with, the learning will be just as effective with a hypothetical project.
Who delivers this course?
Our trainers are qualified, experienced Lean Six Sigma Black Belts. We choose to work with trainers who are passionate about Lean Six Sigma, and the positive change that its application brings in an organisation. You’ll find that every one of our trainers has a friendly, approachable manner. They create a supportive learning environment, where delegates can engage in discussion, and feel free to ask questions as needed.
Where is this course delivered?
Public (Open) Courses
Our public Lean Six Sigma Green Belt courses take place in various Dublin venues. For convenience, each venue has been chosen for its close proximity to the M50, easy access, and complimentary parking. All training venues are accessible by public transport.
We run Lean Six Sigma Green Belt courses as tailored, in-company programmes in any location around Ireland. Depending on your preference, we can deliver the training at your premises, or at a nearby venue chosen by you.
Frequently Asked Questions: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course
Do I need experience to attend this course?
No previous experience is needed – delegates on this course include those with some experience, and those completely new to the concept of Lean Six Sigma. This is a course for anyone who wants to learn about Lean Six Sigma processes and achieve a recognised certification. The only requirement that we have is that you are prepared to focus during the course, and devote the necessary time for study and assessment work in the 8 weeks following the training.
What certification will I receive?
When you successfully complete this course and its accompanying assessments, you will achieve 2 certifications:
- QQI (formerly FETAC) Level 5 Certification in “Lean Manufacturing Tools”
- Professional Development Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate
It is worth noting that although the official name of the QQI certification is “lean manufacturing tools”, the syllabus is suited to all sectors. The QQI code for this course is 5N5407, and it is worth 15 credits towards a major award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
How do I achieve my certification?
You must attend all 5 days of training and successfully complete the accompanying assessment work to achieve this certification. You have 8 weeks from the end of your training course to complete and submit your assessment work. We provide full guidance and briefing for your assessment work during the course, and detailed course materials and an assessment brief for you to reference while completing your assessment work.
Isn’t Lean Six Sigma only used in manufacturing companies?
This is a common misconception. Lean originated within the car manufacturing industry from a need to reduce waste. Six Sigma was introduced in the telecommunications sector in the 80s. Over the years, both methods have been adopted in every kind of organisation from hospitality, to IT, to retail. We see this wide variety of backgrounds on every public Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course we run.
Is Lean Six Sigma only suited to larger organisations?
No, Lean Six Sigma can be effective in organisations of every size and type. The essence of Lean Six Sigma is to reduce waste and variation. These are concerns for every business or organisation, regardless of size.; Therefore the implementation of Lean Six Sigma is beneficial anywhere.