What is a Six Sigma Green Belt?

What is a Six Sigma Green Belt?

If you’re interested in learning how to make improvements within any business role and deliver sustainable savings, it’s no surprise that you’ve landed on this page.

Lean thinking and six sigma processes are becoming increasingly important in an economy geared towards doing more with less. Green Belts are key players in this thriving, streamlined business environment.

Let’s take a look at how Green Belts make a difference, and why a Green Belt certification could elevate your career and the role you work in.

About Lean and Six Sigma…

Lean and Six Sigma

First things First: What is Lean Six Sigma?

To understand what a green belt does, you need a clear picture of lean, six sigma, and how they are combined as a dynamic duo.

If you have a little time, why not read our detailed “What is Lean Six Sigma?” article to delve deeply into the origin and outline of these process improvement methodologies.

For the purpose of this article, here’s our shortest description of lean six sigma:

  • Lean is geared towards identifying and eliminating waste.
  • Six Sigma focuses on statistics to reduce variations and defects in a process.
  • Both are effective as standalone methodologies. When used together, they are transformational.

What does “Green Belt” mean?

The ‘belt’ system applies mostly to six sigma, and it’s a way of structuring the level of knowledge, input, and responsibility of each six sigma practitioner.

Green Belts are instrumental to the progression of any process improvement project, and work closely with Black Belts to achieve significant improvements and savings.
What is a Green Belt?

Is there a difference between a “Lean Six Sigma Green Belt” and a “Six Sigma Green Belt”?

Some certifications focus solely on the six sigma methodology. Our Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Business combines both approaches.

We have chosen this method of learning, as it gives each practitioner a fully rounded knowledge of how to transform a business environment.

What does a Green Belt do?

A Green Belt is someone who is actively involved in process improvement projects, often under the guidance of a Black Belt practitioner.

Green Belts work towards solutions and are key contributors to the progress and success of any process improvement project.

10 Reasons to Go for Green

Why should you achieve a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification? There are so many reasons to work towards this qualification. We’ve given our top 10 here with 5 for individual development, and 5 for organisational benefit.

Your Career

Green Belt for your career and personal development…

1. Gain an understanding of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques

No matter where your career takes you, understanding these approaches to mapping processes, identifying areas for improvement, and knowing how to use tools to carry out these improvements will prove invaluable.

2. Confidence and practical skills

Any comprehensive Six sigma green belt certification training worth its salt will include practical learning. You’ll leave feeling confident in your ability to get started and put your knowledge into action.

3. Supercharge your career

Certified lean six sigma practitioners are like gold dust in all sectors. We live in an age of fast paced growth and change. Those who know how to get the most from every process within a business are in demand in companies of all sizes, in every industry.

4. Satisfaction

Never forget the importance of job satisfaction. Successfully implementing lean and six sigma methodologies is hugely rewarding.

Working in a green belt role means you’ll always have new challenges to rise to, problems to solve, and fresh strategies to devise. Perfect for those who want to remain inspired in their role.

5. Options for progression

Although you can feel happily challenged at a green belt level for several years, you’ll always have the option to progress to black belt level.

Six Sigma Black Belt practitioners have a whole new set of goals and areas of responsibility.

Your Organisation

Green Belt for improvements and savings in your company

1. Reduce Waste

Lean targets waste. All organisations would like to get rid of waste. If you’re the person who can do that, you’ll be highly valued.

2. Improve quality and efficiency

By utilising lean and six sigma tools, you’ll determine how to improve how things work in each area of the business. You’ll also contribute to implementing safeguards against defects and mistakes in a process, thereby improving the quality level and efficient running of the business.

3. Deliver sustainable savings

Waste reduction, better quality, higher levels of efficiency and productivity all lead to savings across the board. What’s more, the structured approach of lean six sigma ensures that these savings are sustainable year on year.

4. Gain a competitive edge

Successfully implementing a lean six sigma culture ensures that your organisation is working towards performing at an optimum level. This gives you an edge over competitors who are working harder, rather than working smarter.

5. Implement a process improvement culture

Green belts feature prominently in championing a culture of process improvement within any business.

How can you become Six Sigma Green Belt Certified?

Getting Started

There are many approaches to becoming green belt certified.

We’ve developed a course that combines practical and theoretical learning in a focused, intensive timeframe.

Here’s what you need to know about achieving our Green Belt Certification:

  • How long does it take?

    Our Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Business course is 5 days in length. We run the course from Monday to Friday, beginning at 9.30am and finishing at 5.00pm daily.

    You will have 8 weeks to complete and submit your assessment work after the training dates. The work then goes through grading and verification processes.

    Your certificate will be issued approximately 5 – 6 months after you have submitted your assessment work.
  • How much does it cost?

    Our course costs €1,295. This fee includes both training and certification fees.
  • Do I need experience?

    No prior experience is required for those who wish to attend our Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Business course and achieve certification.
  • What is the certification process?

    Following training, you will work on a process improvement project and written assignment. We will provide a detailed assessment brief, guiding you in the requirements for both assessment techniques. During the course, your trainer will provide guidance on tips on the best way to structure your self-directed learning and assessment work.

    Following training, you will have 8 weeks to complete and submit your work.

Training a Team Of Six Sigma Green Belts

We offer a fully tailored Lean Six Sigma training and certification for in-company (in-house) training.

This is a wonderful solution for organisations that want to train a team of process improvement specialists, or introduce a culture of continuous improvement.

Take Action Today

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