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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Virtual Classroom | Includes Yellow & Green Belt Courses & Exams



£2,395 inc VAT
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Flexible payment options available - 0% interest over 12 months.

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Online with live classes
8 days, Full-time
Black Belt Level
Green Belt Level
Yellow Belt Level
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price

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Many training providers offer Lean Six Sigma certifications, however only a very few deliver the ISO 18404:2015 standard. The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt eLearning course is certified by an independent examination body to e-Careers, therefore elevating it to a professional certification that is recognised by employers and clients globally.

Our virtual classroom package includes everything you need to get qualified:

  • Comprehensive training materials
  • Exam fees for Yellow, Green & Black Belt with 1 free exam resit!
  • Certificates for Yellow, Green & Black Belt
  • Your registration on the CEPAS international public register of Lean Six Sigma certified professionals!

As a Lean Six Sigma qualified individual, you and your skills will be in high demand, particularly your ability to problem-solve, helping organisations ensure greater customer satisfaction, reach business solutions, and save costs. Black Belt certified professionals can expect to earn in the region of £75,000*, and with associated qualifications you can earn more!

Our virtual classroom training has provided high pass rates, which has made us confident to offer an Exam Pass Guarantee**, so you know we’ll support you until you are certified. The e-Careers Virtual Class is an interactive experience, giving you the opportunity to learn from some of the leading Lean Six Sigma trainers as well as network with fellow students, in the safety and comfort of your own home.

*Source: PayScale


Black Belt Level

Green Belt Level

Yellow Belt Level

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Learning outcomes: Yellow Belt

  • List the fundamental tools and principles that underlie the Lean Six Sigma improvement model
  • Identify opportunities to improve a process
  • Define project improvement goals
  • Identify how to plan for and conduct data collection to uncover root causes
  • Describe how to verify root causes of process issues
  • List how to implement simple but effective improvement techniques and concepts
  • Identify how to sustain the gain of process improvements
  • Understand what Pareto Analysis is, and how is it used in Lean Six Sigma

Learning outcomes: Green Belt

  • Understand problem-solving and process improvement methods
  • Plan and manage a real Lean Six Sigma DMAIC project
  • Identify the elements of Cost of Poor quality and waste in a process
  • Structure a measurement system and identify the appropriate metrics to support quantitative process improvement efforts
  • Understand root cause analysis and value analysis methods Understand Process Improvement strategies
  • Communicate with key stakeholders and drive change in the organisation
  • Use many of the common process improvement tools.
  • Begin to develop the competencies required by ISO 18404:2015 through knowledge and practice of a series of technical tools

Learning outcomes: Black Belt

  • Learn about analytical and graphical tools associated with Six Sigma at Black Belt level.
  • How to correctly select, utilise, and interpret results from several core analytical tools.
  • The correct usage of objective data in improvement projects.
  • The competencies required by ISO 18404:2015 through knowledge and practice of a series of technical tools.

Our CEPAS Yellow Belt qualification includes

  • Fundamental Lean and Six Sigma principles
  • The benefits of blending the two in a unified approach
  • The DMAIC methodology
  • Project targeting criteria
  • What makes a great Lean Six Sigma project?
  • Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools
  • Key elements of successful Lean transformation
  • Project selection
  • Team roles
  • Voice of the Customer (VoC)
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Value-Add versus Non-Value-Add
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Fishbone Diagrams
  • Lean Flows & Work Cells
  • 5S’s (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardise & Sustain)
  • Visual Tools
  • Capacity and Bottlenecks

Green Belt Course Modules

  • Module 1: Define
  • Module 2: Measure
  • Module 3: Analyse
  • Module 5: Control

Black Belt Course Modules

Module 1: The Black Belt Role

  • Black Belt Role
  • Other Belts
  • Black Belt Responsibilities
  • Black Belt Qualities

Module 2: Organisational Planning

  • Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals
  • Lean Specifics
  • Six Sigma Specifics
  • 6 Improvement Methods
  • Business Systems
  • Strategic Planning Tools

Module 3: Organisational Management

  • Leadership
  • Team Development
  • Team Roles
  • Motivations
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Personal Development

Module 4: Organisational Measures

  • Business Performance VS Process Performance
  • Business Financial Measures
  • Business Benefits
  • Benchmarking

Module 5: Organisational Change

  • Change and Learning
  • Learning Styles
  • Organisational Culture
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Communication Planning

Module 6: Organisational Deployment

  • Strategic Deployment
  • Impact Analysis
  • Project Tracking

Module 7: DMAIC for Black Belts

  • Deliverables of a Lean Six Sigma Project
  • Advanced Lean Tools
  • Advanced Six Sigma Tools
  • Understanding KPI’s
  • Advanced Data Collection
  • Probability and Analysis
  • Generating Solutions
  • Risk Management
  • Sustaining Change
  • Design for Six Sigma

Exam Details

Through the Yellow, Green and Black Belt exams, you will have your knowledge of this syllabus and key competencies tested and verified, as set out by the ISO 18404:2015:2015. Your exam fees are included in the cost of this course.

How is it assessed – Yellow Belt

To achieve this qualification, students are required to pass one closed book exam. The exam is included with the price of this course.

  • Online, proctored exam
  • Multiple-choice
  • 32 questions
  • A mixture of knowledge and insight questions and Lean Six Sigma statements
  • 30-minute duration
  • 75% pass mark

How is it assessed – Green Belt

  • To achieve this qualification, students are required to pass one exam.
  • Online, proctored exam
  • Multiple-choice
  • 40 questions
  • A mixture of knowledge and insight questions and Lean Six Sigma statements
  • 40 minute duration
  • 30/40 (75%)

How is it assessed - Black Belt

  • Online, proctored exam
  • Multiple-choice
  • 60 questions
  • Closed book
  • A mixture of knowledge and insight questions and Lean Six Sigma statements
  • 60-minute duration
  • 75% pass mark

Exam Requirements

  • Photo ID (Passport, Driving Licence)
  • Laptop or PC with an internet connection, Webcam and Microphone
  • You must be alone and not have any study materials around you (This will be checked by the examiner, before your exam starts)
  • Exams can be taken 24/7, depending on available time slots
  • Scheduling for your exam can be booked up to 3 days after registering with ProctorU. Full instructions will be provided upon redeeming your exam voucher.

We recommend taking the CEPAS Lean Six Sigma Certification Exams within the first 6 weeks after your course completion date.

Please note there is a Black Belt Annual Maintenance and Recertification cost. For those in the UK, the Annual Maintenance cost is £42, and the Recertification cost is £119, paid every 5 years. Fees vary by country.

**With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the same training again for free.

All we ask is that you:

  • Attend all class days and complete all assignments
  • Take the exam within 30 days of completing your virtual classroom training
  • Request your course re-enrolment within 30 days of the failed exam attempt

Please note: Students retaking the course are required to use any materials or books distributed to them in their original course session. Failure to provide these materials will result in the student being charged for replacement materials. Exam Pass Guarantee does not include the resit exam.

Why choose e-Careers?

We are one of only two training organisations offering ISO18404:2015 Lean Six Sigma aligned training.

This training course is accredited by CEPAS, a Bureau Veritas company, and certified professionals are published on the CEPAS public register.

Course content is more heavily weighted towards modern-day requirements for Lean, rather than heavy statistical analysis. This allows a more practical approach to implementing methodologies.

We also:

  • Have a high pass rate
  • Are fully accredited by CEPAS
  • Include the exams & certificates in the cost
  • Give you the best price guaranteed like-for-like
  • Offer 0% finance to spread the cost
  • Have a 5 Star Trustpilot score

So whatever direction you want to take your career, e-Careers can help you - enquire today to speak to one of our expert course consultants about the best next steps in your career!

Who is this course for?

If you’re looking to become an expert in implementing Lean Six Sigma Projects, this course is for you. You will learn the Lean and Six Sigma principles, techniques, and methodologies, to be able to implement them into an organisation.

On completion of your Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training and exam, you can start working in senior job roles. Typically, you will lead, motivate, and influence project teams, to implement the Six Sigma vision as instructed by Master Black Belts. You must be comfortable managing and driving change, as this makes up a large part of your job role. You will also need to be a clear and effective communicator, as you will be responsible for communicating with employees at all levels of the business, from the C-suite down to the shop floor.


There are no prerequisites to enrol onto this course.

Career path

Job titles and salaries accessible include:

  • Early Career: Process Improvement Manager - £38,500
  • Early Career: Continuous Improvement Manager - £38,500
  • Early/Mid Career: Six Sigma Black Belt Engineer - £45,000
  • Mid-Career: Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager - £51,600
  • Senior Level: Operations Director - £61,000
  • Senior Level: Quality Assurance (QA) Director - £75,000

Source: PayScale

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