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Choosing the Right Lean Six Sigma Course - Your 3-minute Guide

How to Choose the Right Lean Six Sigma Course

Originally published, July 2020. Updated January 2022.

Acquiring knowledge, skill and certification with Lean Six Sigma is a smart move for individuals and businesses alike.

With so much information about Lean Six Sigma certifications available online, it can be difficult to decide on the right starting point for your training or your team’s development.

We have created this article as a short, introductory guide to choosing the right Lean Six Sigma course to help you achieve your goals.

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This guide also includes helpful resources on understanding Lean Six Sigma, the different belts and roles, and the benefits you can achieve by using a process improvement approach.

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Why Lean Six Sigma Now?

Adopting a “Lean culture” has been a growing trend among Irish and international organisations for the past decade. It is one of the most powerful transformational moves any business can make.

With the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit over the last two years, the process improvement and streamlining capability of Lean Six Sigma has become more valuable than ever.

Those who understand and are confidently capable with Lean Six Sigma are in demand everywhere.

If you are thinking about expanding your capabilities with Lean Six Sigma knowledge and certification or implementing Lean Six Sigma within your organisation, this article and our accompanying PDF guide can point you in the right direction.

What are your goals?

Understanding your Aims for Lean Six Sigma Training

It’s useful to take some time to define your goals at the start of your research.

By answering the following questions you can create a picture of what you want to achieve with Lean Six Sigma training.

Getting clear about your goals will give you a solid touchstone you can refer to throughout your decision-making process.

A Good Idea For Your Research
  • What has prompted you to research Lean Six Sigma certification?

    Have you spotted a gap in your existing skills? Do you have some experience with process improvement and wish to progress your knowledge and credibility? Do you want to change how things are done in your business?

  • What do you want to be able to do at the end of training?

    Contribute to or lead process improvement initiatives in your company? Streamline your business processes and culture to save money and improve productivity? Make a career move into a process improvement role?

  • Are you seeking certification to help your career, skills to improve your business, or a little of both?

    Many people attend Lean Six Sigma training for both reasons, but it's helpful to know if both elements are important to you before you begin.

Choosing a Course: 3 Helpful Tips

Stick to your Goals

1. Stick to your goals

Once you start researching different Lean Six Sigma courses, it can be easy to get side-tracked by the different options available.

Always refer back to the key goal or goals you identified in the previous section and evaluate whether the course you’re considering meets those goals.

Be Informed

2. Be well-informed

Some background reading can prove extremely helpful for anyone considering a Lean Six Sigma certification.

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Talk to an Expert

3. Talk to an expert

Ask prospective providers about their courses and about the right choice for your training.

Experienced training consultants will be able to offer helpful advice on which training option will work best for you. They can answer any questions you may have and provide you with detailed course outlines and information.

You can get in touch with our team at Freephone 1800 910 810 or by clicking below to ask a question or request a call back.

Understanding Our Courses

Now that you have a good idea of what you’re hoping to gain, it will be beneficial to get some insights into what is covered on a Lean Six Sigma course.

Below, you can take an at-a-glance look at what is covered on our most popular courses: Yellow Belt, Green Belt, and Black Belt.

You can also download each course brochure to gain a more detailed view of the course content.

Yellow Belt: A Perfect Jumping-Off Point

We recommend our Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course for anyone who is completely new to the concept of Lean Six Sigma.

If you want to dip your toes into Lean Six Sigma, our short, 2-day course is the best first step for you.

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Format: Online (live virtual)
  • Experience Needed: none
  • Certification: Professional Development Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Yellow Belt

You Will Gain:

  • A foundational understanding of Lean Six Sigma
  • The ability to contribute to Lean Six Sigma projects
  • A Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certificate

Green Belt: Gain a Confident Understanding

Our Green Belt Training has the most course dates scheduled and receives the highest number of participants.

This course is for anyone who really wants to get to grips with understanding and being able to apply Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques to active projects within their role.

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Format: Online (live virtual)
  • Experience Needed: none, although some process improvement knowledge is helpful
  • Certification: Professional Development Lean Six Sigma Green Belt + QQI Certificate in Lean Manufacturing Tools
Green Belt

You Will Gain:

  • A range of process improvement skills you can utilise in any business environment.
  • The ability to run a Green Belt level project and contribute to Black Belt projects.
  • A more in-depth knowledge and understanding of Lean Six Sigma.
  • Two recognised Lean Six Sigma certifications.

Black Belt: Take your expertise to a new level

If you’re considering a Black Belt certification, you will already be in your stride with process improvement and / or Lean Six Sigma methods. Learn more about the role of Six Sigma Black Belt here…

Our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt programme is designed to support you in becoming a high-achieving, qualified Black Belt practitioner.

It is a Black Belt programme like no other, blending active project work with intensive theoretical learning and ASQ exam preparation.

  • Duration: 14 days
  • Format: Online (live virtual)
  • Experience Needed: Yes. You can read about the eligibility requirements by downloading our PDF brochure or visiting our Black Belt webpage.
  • Certification: Professional Development Lean Six Sigma Black Belt + ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB).
Black Belt

You Will Gain:

  • Established international credibility through the prestigious ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt qualification.
  • A versatile, effective, Black Belt level skill-set.
  • Guidance and insight from expert, Black Belt qualified trainers. Our Black Belt trainers bring years of consultation, implementation, and training expertise to each programme.

Tailored Solutions for Teams & Businesses

If your goals around Lean Six Sigma training and certification are focused on creating improvements or a culture change in your business, our tailored solutions will be the best fit.

With this style of in-company training, we can deliver Lean Six Sigma programmes exclusively to your team on dates you choose.

We will customise the course content to focus on what you want to achieve in your business.

Our Yellow, Green, and Black Belt courses can be delivered in this tailored format. We also have a series of high-impact, 1 and 2-day workshops that are popular with clients who wish to focus on a particular aspect of Lean Six Sigma.

For a full consultation on what will have the most impact for your business, get in touch with our Director of Training. You can use the buttons below or call us at Freephone 1800 910 810.

Why Choose Us?

For 33 years, we have been one of Ireland’s leading training and certification providers in diverse areas of business excellence.

In recent years, Lean Six Sigma has become one of our key specialities. With a wealth of expertise on our training and consultancy team, we have developed a robust suite of Lean Six Sigma certification programmes and workshops.

We deliver public courses for individuals and tailored, in-company programmes for corporate clients in both classroom and live online formats.

We are known for our practical approach to Lean Six Sigma learning, our skilled Lean Six Sigma training and consultancy team, and our respected international certification programmes.

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