This course is available for in-company training only. See our public Black Belt Course

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt In-Company

This IASSC Six Sigma Black Belt is aimed at experienced process improvement teams who want to progress their skills and expertise. Here, we combine practical learning with intensive exam preparation. It is an ideal programme for in-company training delivery. We provide the training in instalments, working in harmony with your team’s busy schedules and allowing time for study and application between modules.

We also offer this black belt programme for individuals to attend. Our public IASSC Six Sigma Black Belt course runs twice a year.

  • Benefits
  • Course Content
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  • FAQ

What are the benefits of running an IASSC Six Sigma Black Belt programme within my organisation?

  • Next-Level Process Improvement

    If you’re an organisation that already operates process improvement, or if you have a number of individuals who work on streamlining and improving how things are done in your day-to-day business, black belt training and certification can take your savings and advances in productivity to the next level.
  • A Complete Black Belt Solution

    Our IASSC Six Sigma Black Belt programme includes 15 days intensive classroom training, SigmaXL software for each participant, all course materials (both physical and online), and costs for exam and certification.
  • Rewarding Challenges for Your Team

    Those who are experienced with Lean Six Sigma and process improvement may have reached their potential at a certain level. Completing Black Belt training will present them with new challenges and perspectives, and a renewed sense of enthusiasm.
  • Global Standards of Excellence

    IASSC (the International Association for Six Sigma Certification) champion best-practices in implementing six sigma on a global scale. As an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) for IASSC, we train to these standards.

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 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
    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, CuSum 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

More Information about this Black Belt Programme

Programme Hours

Black Belt Programme Hours

Our black belt programme meets the IASSC requirement for a minimum of 140 hours through a combination of classroom-based training, self-directed study, and project work.

How does In-Company Training Work?

In-company training is extremely effective, and an excellent choice if you have a number of people who require black belt training.

We come to you to deliver training at your premises, or a venue you choose. This cuts down on disruption to the trainee’s productivity, and eliminates travel costs.

We will also run each instalment on a date that works best for you. For example, scheduling training at your busiest time of month would be counterproductive, so we’ll work with you to find a time when each participant can attend easily.

Who Attends?

The ideal candidate for black belt training is someone who has a lot of experience leading and working on process improvement projects.

If you are unsure about whether your team fit that requirement, why not give us a call on Freephone 1800 910 810 to get tailored advice?

Why Choose In-Company Training?

  • Are there any eligibility requirements for this programme?

    Yes, this programme is suited to those who have worked extensively with process improvement in the past. You can read the detailed eligibility requirements for this IASSC Six Sigma Black Belt programme in our brochure.

    If your team is new to lean and six sigma, why not consider Green Belt training? You can learn more about our Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Business by clicking here.

  • How is the Black Belt certification achieved?

    There are 2 elements to achieving this Black Belt certification.

    Project Work

    Throughout the training, each participant will work on a project. On the last day, of the programme, each person makes a presentation on their project work. 8 weeks after completion of training, all projects are submitted for assessment.


    Block out study time to prepare for sitting the IASSC Black Belt examination. Once you are ready, schedule and complete your IASSC examination to gain the certificate.

  • Can I attend this course as an individual?

    Yes, this IASSC Black Belt programme is open for individuals to attend. We run the full programme twice a year in Dublin. Click here to learn more and request our current schedule.

  • What is the best way to get started?

    If you want to enquire about scheduling a black belt programme in your organisation, the best place to start is by consulting with our Director of Training. All elements of training, and requirements you may have are discussed before we send you a detailed proposal.

    You can reach us by calling Freephone 1800 910 810, or clicking below to ask a question or get an in-company quote.

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