IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course

Interactive self paced eLearning course


    Six Sigma is a data-driven improvement philosophy that views all activities within an organization as processes whose inputs can be controlled to effect significant improvements in process outputs. Six Sigma uses a rigorous and systematic methodology known as DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) and a number of qualitative and quantitative tools for driving process, product, and service improvements aimed at reducing defects and variation. Companies across various industries are striving to become faster and more responsive to customers, achieve near perfect quality, and operate using world-class cost structures.

    The representation of Six Sigma describes how a process is performing in statistics. To meet the Six Sigma standard, a process cannot produce anymore than 3.4 defects in a million opportunities. A Six Sigma defect means anything outside of what the customer will expect or specify.

    According to the Six Sigma Academy, Black Belts can save companies on average £230,000 per project and are able to complete four to six projects per year. (The average Black Belt salary is £65,000 in the United Kingdom, making it a fantastic return on investment.) General Electric, one of the most successful companies implementing Six Sigma, has made an extra £10 billion from the first five years of implementing the strategy.

    Six Sigma Black Belt

    Part of your role as a Six Sigma Black Belt would normally include becoming a Project Leader/Consultant or a Sigma Six Trainer. Our course will cover the Basics (Yellow Belt), Intermediate (Green Belt) and Advanced (Black Belt) levels for Six Sigma, as mentioned before, no prior knowledge is required.

    You will learn; How to improve a business, demonstrate the help various businesses can get from Six Sigma, understand and identify the more common implementation issues, understand customer significance and importance in all business sectors, how to analyse data correctly to make the right decisions, how to train others in Six Sigma, impact on permanent problem resolutions, a full understanding of Six Sigma principles, tools and techniques and show how a business can be structured using DMAIC.

    What the course will teach you:

    • How to structure a business using DMAIC
    • How to analyse data correctly
    • How to make good decisions based on data
    • How to teach Six Sigma to others
    • Six Sigma terminology
    • How to identify implementation issues
    • Customer importance in all sectors


    Module 1: Organization­ – Wide Planning and Deployment

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Wide Planning And Deployment – Part 1

    1.3 Wide Planning And Deployment – Part 2

    1.4 Wide Planning And Deployment – Part 3

    Module 2: Leadership

    2.1 Leadership – Part 1

    2.2 Leadership – Part 2

    Module 3: Organizational Process Measures and Management

    3.1 Organizational Process Measures And Management – Part 2

    3.2 Organizational Process Measures And Management – Part 1

    Module 4: Team Management

    4.1 Team Management – Part 1

    4.2 Team Management – Part 2

    4.3 Team Management – Part 3

    4.4 Team Management – Part 4

    Module 5: Define Phase­ – Overview of the Define Phase and the Voice of the Customer

    5.1 Overview Of The Define Phase And The Voice Of The Customer – Part 1

    5.2 Overview Of The Define Phase And The Voice Of The Customer – Part 2

    5.3 Overview Of The Define Phase And The Voice Of The Customer – Part 3

    Module 6: Define Phase – Business Case and Project Charter

    6.1 Business Case And Project Charter – Part 1

    6.2 Business Case And Project Charter – Part 2

    Module 7: Define Phase­ – Analytical Tools

    7.1 Analytical Tools

    Module 8: Measure Phase­ – Process Analysis and Documentation

    8.1 Process Analysis And Documentation – Part 1

    8.2 Process Analysis And Documentation – Part 2

    8.3 Process Analysis And Documentation – Part 3

    Module 9: Measure Phase­ – Data Collection

    9.1 Data Collection

    Module 10: Measure Phase – ­Measurement Systems

    10.1 Measurement Systems – Part 1

    10.2 Measurement Systems – Part 2

    Module 11: Measure Phase­ – Basic Statistics

    11.1 Basic Statistics – Part 1

    11.2 Basic Statistics – Part 2

    Module 12: Measure Phase­ – Probability

    12.1 Probability

    Module 13: Measure Phase­ – Process Capability

    13.1 Process Capability

    Module 14: Analyze Phase – Measuring and Modeling Relationships

    14.1 Measuring And Modeling Relationships

    Module 15: Analyze Phase­ – Hypothesis Testing

    15.1 Hypothesis Testing

    Module 16: Analyze Phase­ – FEMA and Additional Analysis Methods

    16.1 FEMA And Additional Analysis Methods – Part 1

    16.2 FEMA And Additional Analysis Methods – Part 2

    16.3 FEMA And Additional Analysis Methods – Part 3

    16.4 FEMA And Additional Analysis Methods – Part 4

    Module 17: Improve Phase­ – Design of Experiments (DOE)

    17.1 Design Of Experiments – Part 1

    17.2 Design Of Experiments – Part 2

    Module 18: Improve Phase­ – Lean Method

    18.1 Lean Method – Part 1

    18.2 Lean Method – Part 2

    18.3 Lean Method – Part 3

    Module 19: Improve Phase -­ Implementation

    19.1 Implementation

    Module 20: Control Phase­ – Statistical Process Control (SPC)

    20.1 Statistical Process Control

    Module 21: Control Phase­ – Other Controls

    21.1 Other Controls

    Module 22: Control Phase­ – Maintain Controls and Sustain Improvements

    22.1 Maintain Controls And Sustain Improvements

    Module 23: DFSS

    23.1 DFSS

    Module 24: Exam Review­ – Prep and Key Concepts

    24.1 Prep And Key Concepts – Part 1

    24.2 Prep And Key Concepts – Part 2

    24.3 Prep And Key Concepts – Part 3

    24.4 Prep And Key Concepts – Part 4

    24.5 Prep And Key Concepts – Part 5

    24.6 Conclusion

    A common concern with eLearning is that you will be un-supported as a learner.  With our courses this is not so.  Not only will you be able to see questions asked by previous learners through subject forums, but you will be able to directly message the trainer if you are stuck or don’t understand something.

    Trainers will respond to your question(s) within 24 hours, but usually much quicker.

    Furthermore, our courses use multi-media and have been carefully designed to cater for different learning styles, preferences and abilities:

    • Visual Learners – our courses are visually engaging, with many diagrams and images to illustrate and highlight key points
    • Auditory Learners – our courses contain clear audio, delivered by subject specialists rather than actors, which we find helps ensure that emphasis is placed on the most important aspects
    • Kinaesthetic Learners – our courses have many test questions and inter-active exercises embedded within them to aid those who learn best through practising what they have learnt
    • Course Accessibility – if you have a hearing impairment, or need to turn the audio off a full transcripts are available within our courses

    Some benefits of eLearning include:

    • Learning can occur at a time and place to suit you – around your work commitments and lifestyle
    • You can repeat the course units, exercises and tests as many times as you like, until you are confident
    • It is often cheaper than classroom courses, and there are no travel costs!
    • Associated exams can also be taken at home, on-line at a time to suit you using ProctorU service
    Although the exam is not included, please find exam info below:
    • Multiple Choice 150 questions
    • 70% pass mark
    • Closed Book exam
    • 240 minutes duration
    tick Special Dispensations

    There are some conditions (such as dyslexia) that qualify for extra time in the examinations. If you think you may qualify for extra time please let us know when you book your exam.
    Please note that you will need to provide documentary evidence of the condition to qualify for extra time and give us 20 days’ notice of your booking.

    tick Exam Hints / Tips

    Many people are understandably nervous when taking an exam.   We offer the ProctorU service because it is real-time remote proctoring which minimises the risk of administrative issues during the exam.  Furthermore, our courses are fully accredited and cover the appropriate syllabus.  We also have guidance providing you with detailed hints and tips regarding exam techniques.

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