International Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training Course (IASSC)

This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, confidence and capability to manage Black Belt projects successfully. This programme also functions as an intensive exam preparation for the international IASSC Black Belt exam.

We run this 15-day programme in short, focused instalments over 4 months. The objective of this course is to provide you with practical, best-practice approaches to Black Belt projects, while preparing you, with sample questions and answers, to achieve a respected, international Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.

A Complete Solution: Our Black Belt price includes training, SigmaXL software, course materials, black belt exam, and certification.
  • What Are The Benefits?
  • Course Content & Objectives
  • Who Attends?
  • FAQ

What are the benefits of this IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course?

  • Top and Bottom Line Metrics

    Applying the skills gained during this programme will allow you to deliver sustainable top and bottom line improvements within any role.
  • Manage Business Process Excellence

    Learn how to lead, mentor and support cross-functional teams to promote business process excellence on every level.
  • International Certification with Credibility

    IASSC (the International Association for Six Sigma Certification) is an internationally recognised accrediting body, committed to promoting and upholding best-practice Lean Six Sigma standards.
  • Global Standards of Excellence

    This course covers exam preparation to sit and pass the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt exam to gain a globally respected IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
  • Enhanced Career Prospects

    Professional Development is an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) with IASSC and our trainers are IASSC Accredited Training Associates (ATA).

Course Objectives

  • Objective 1: Gain Knowledge to sit IASSC International Black Belt Exam

  • Objective 2: Apply the Knowledge to a Project

  • Objective 3: Develop Your Managing People Skills

Course Content

  • Month 1, Days 1 - 4 - Define & Measure Phases

    Introduction to the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Programme:
    About IASSC, the exam application and format
    About your project

    Define Phase
    Understanding Six Sigma:

    General History of Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement
    Deliverables of a Lean Six Sigma Project
    The Problem Solving Strategy Y = f(x)
    Voice of the Customer, Business and Employee
    Six Sigma Roles and Responsibilities

    The Lean Enterprise:
    Understanding Lean
    The History of Lean
    Lean & Six Sigma
    The 8 Elements of Waste

    Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects:
    Building a Business Case and Project Charter
    Developing Project Metrics
    Financial Evaluation and Benefits Capture

    Lean Six Sigma Project Structure:
    Governance Structures
    Roles and Responsibilities
    Selecting team members

    Measure Phase:
    Process Definition:
    Cause and Effect / Fishbone Diagrams
    Process Mapping, SIPOC, Value Stream Map
    XY Diagram
    Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

    Six Sigma Statistics:
    Basic Statistics
    Descriptive Statistics
    Normal Distributions and Normality
    Graphical Analysis


  • Month 2, Days 5 - 8 - Measure & Analyse Phases



    Review of progress with project
    Sample Exam Questions: Define
    Measure Phase Continued
    Measurement System Analysis:
    Precision and Accuracy
    Bias, Linearity and Stability
    Gage, Repeatability and Reproducibility
    Variable and Attribute MSA

    Process Capability:

    Capability Analysis
    Concept of Stability
    Attribute and Discrete Capability
    Monitoring Techniques

    Analyse
    Analyse Process Maps

    Patterns of Variation

    Multi-Vari Analysis
    Classes of Distributions

    Inferential Statistics

    Understanding Inference, Sampling Techniques and Uses
    Central Limit Theorem

    Hypothesis Testing

    General Concepts and Goals
    Significance: Practical vs Statistical
    Risk: Alpha and Beta
    Types of Hypothesis Test
    Hypothesis Testing with Normal Data
    Hypothesis testing with Non-Normal Data
    Chi-Squared (Contingency Tables) including tests of equal variance, normality testing and sample size calculation, performing tests and interpreting results

  • Month 3, Days 9 - 12 - Improve Phase & Managing People

    Improve Phase
    Running Kaizen Events
    Implementing Pull and Kanban Systems
    Error Proofing
    Implementing 5S
    Simple Linear Regression, correlation, regression equations, residuals analysis
    Multiple Regression Analysis, non-linear and multi-regression, confidence and prediction intervals, residuals analysis, data transformation, Box Cox
    Designed Experiments (Objectives, Methods, Considerations)
    Full Factorial Experiments
    Fractional Factorial Experiments
    Managing People:
    Self-awareness and Emotional Intelligence
    Understanding and adapting your social and leadership style
    Managing Change and Resistance
    Team Dynamics
    Leadership Skills
    Managing Performance
    Communication and Assertiveness Skills
    Influencing Stakeholders
    Coaching Team Members
    Handling Difficult Situations

  • Month 4, Days 13 - 15 - Control Phase, Project Presentation

    Project Work
    Sample Exam Questions
    Control
    Lean Controls, 5S Kanban, Poka Yoke (Mistake Proofing)
    Standardised procedures
    Visual Workplace
    Statistical Process Control (SPC), Data Collection for SPC, I-MR Chart, Xbar- R Chart, U Chart, NP Chart, X - S Chart, CumSum Chart, EMWA Chart, Control Methods, Control Chart Anatomy, Subgroups, Impact of Variation, Frequency of Sampling, Centre Line and Control Limit Calculations
    Six Sigma Control Plans, Cost Benefit Analysis, elements of control plan, elements of response plan
    Day 15: Project Presentation
    Presentation of Projects for Professional Development Black Belt Certification
    30 minute PowerPoint Presentation
    Submit assessments

Who Attends This IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course?

Here is a brief overview of the types of people who attend this course:


  • People with experience leading an managing process improvements, ideally at a Green Belt level.

  • Anyone seeking global credibility as a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt practitioner.

  • Those wishing to become proficient at managing cross-functional process improvements.

Are you new to Lean Six Sigma?


If Lean and Six Sigma are new areas for you, our Professional Development Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course may be the best starting point for you.

Why not give us a call on Freephone 1800 910 810 to discuss the best option for your training? Alternatively, click on the button below to Ask Us A Quick Question.


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Frequently Asked Questions: IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

  • Do I need previous experience in Lean Six Sigma?

    Yes, previous experience in a lean or six sigma environment, preferably at a Green Belt Level is needed for this course. This is because Black Belt is an advanced level of Lean Six Sigma implementation.

    If you are a beginner, or have very little experience in the area of Lean Six Sigma, why not click below to Ask Us A Quick Question below or read about our Professional Development Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course?

  • I am unsure if I have enough experience for the Black Belt course. What should I do?

    Don't worry, we can offer helpful guidance. You can call us on Freephone 1800 910 810 to discuss your level of experience or click below to Ask A Quick Question and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • How is this course delivered?

    This programme is 15 days in total, delivered in 3 x 4 day modules and 1 x 3 day module over a period of 4 months. A combination of theoretical and active learning is provided to give you well-rounded training in Black Belt skills, along with exam preparation. The practical aspects of your learning will include interactive activities, Sigma XL software exercises and application of tools to your project. We also provide sample exam questions for each module.

  • Who delivers this course?

    Our trainers are experienced Lean Six Sigma Black Belts who have led cost saving improvement projects across a range of business areas.

  • What certification will I receive?

    When you successfully complete training and project work, you will receive a Professional Development Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate. Further study and passing your IASSC exam, will earn an IASSC certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt practitioner.

  • Who are IASSC?

    IASSC, or the International Association for Six Sigma Certification are a globally recognised certifying body for awarding certification in six sigma and promoting standards of excellence in all credential holders.
  • How do I gain my certification?

    Attend our Black Belt course and complete the related project work to achieve a Professional Development Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate. Allocate study time and apply for your IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt exam. Once you have successfully passed your exam, you will be awarded an IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate.

  • Do you have any other questions?


    We will be more than happy to advise you on the best path for your Lean Six Sigma training. You can phone us on Freephone 1800 910 810, or click below to Ask a Question


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