CEPAS - Lean Six Sigma Training and Certification

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt ISO 18404 Training Course (inc MiniTab)

Course Overview

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training course has been developed for those working in a Continuous Improvement job role and for senior leaders, responsible for business strategy and improvement.

Lean Six Sigma offers the best of both the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, helping to standardise work, eliminate waste and defects, improve customer satisfaction, and help the business become more profitable.

A certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is an expert that understands all the advanced Lean Six Sigma methodologies and tools needed to manage complicated projects in all sections of a business. They can share their knowledge with Yellow Belt and Green Belts to help improve efficiency.

This 8-day course incorporates CEPAS Yellow and Green belt training and is perfect for all individuals that want to become Black Belt certified.

We also offer a 3-day Black Belt upgrade for holders of a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate looking to update their knowledge and be black belt certified.

This worldwide recognised certification meets the strict ISO 18404:2015 standard.

You will be able to implement statistical problem solving and make data-driven decisions at a strategic and enterprise-level.

We're proud of our excellent rating on Trustpilot, with over 14,000 reviews from our past students.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exams: Included with one free resit
  • Mock Exams Included
  • Certified & Experienced Trainers
  • Interest-free Payments
  • ISO 18404 Standard
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*

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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exams: Included with one free resit
  • Mock Exams Included
  • Certified & Experienced Trainers
  • Interest-free Payments
  • ISO 18404 Standard
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*
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Is the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt ISO 18404 course suitable for me?

You should consider this course if you have completed the Green Belt and want to enhance your skills and understanding. This will help you excel through your career and get more advanced roles such as a senior manager. The Black Belt level provides the means for all individuals to mentor, advise, and support all Yellow and Green Belts while carrying out senior project tasks.

If you have little or no experience in project management, this Lean Six Sigma professional course will also be ideal.

How will the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt ISO 18404 course benefit me? 

These tried and tested methodologies taught from the course help all businesses enhance their productivity while reducing costs. Delegates also benefit from improved efficiency, and your organisation will see an increase in reputation with customers.

Lean - If carried out correctly, businesses can look to reduce costs and improve efficiency that impacts the customer, providing a better customer experience.

Six Sigma - This systematic approach reduces product and process differences to provide better alternatives.

Both Lean and Six Sigma combined help all individuals use the methodologies to boost morale from employees, improve customer satisfaction, and reduce costs.

Certified professionals are currently in high demand by employers in a variety of countries. With their problem-solving skill set and ability to reduce costs and improve the company’s effectiveness, there are many reasons why Black Belt holders are in high demand in the industry.

Exam Pass Guarantee

We have found virtual classroom training has provided higher pass rates, which has made us confident to offer an ‘Exam Pass Guarantee’, so you know we’ll support you until you are certified.

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 the materials and 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 re-sit exam, this would need to be purchased at an additional cost.

Please note there are an Annual Maintenance and Recertification cost, which varies by location. Black Belt Annual Maintenance cost ranges from £26-£42. Black Belt Recertification cost ranges from £69-£119 and occurs every 5 years.

What jobs can I apply for after my Lean Six Sigma Black Belt ISO 18404 training?

After earning your Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certificate, you can apply for a wide range of jobs, including:

  •  Process Improvement Manager – £45k
  •  Continuous Improvement Manager - £48k
  •  Quality Manager - £50k
  •  Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager - £51k
  •  Quality Assurance (QA) Director - £65k
  •  Operations Director - £73k

(Source: Payscale)

Why choose to study the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt ISO 18404 course with e-Careers?

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 625,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 10,000 students. 

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates. 

Other benefits of learning this course with us include:

  •  High-trained professionals teach all courses offered.
  •  You will gain access to mock exams, exams, and certifications once passed.
  •  We won’t be beaten on price.
  •  Financial plans including interest-free options that are available.
  •  Businesses that are looking to enrol many employees are provided with discount rates.
  •  From Classrooms or eLearning to virtual classrooms, you can learn exactly how you prefer.
  •  Become registered on CEPAS public register once certified.
  •  Earn the Lean Six Sigma qualification that is in line with the global industry standard.
  •  All material provided is reviewed by CEPAS, as well as being designed for the up-to-date features of Lean (Distancing the previously used statistical analysis which is heavily outdated).
  •  Use the skills learnt to implement the methodologies into project management roles.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Syllabus

This 8-day course includes 5-days for Green Belt training, so if you have already completed a Green Belt Certification within the past 3-years, you have the option to attend just the last 3-days of training.

Our Black Belt training course includes comprehensive training materials, exams, certificate, and we will also register you onto the CEPAS public register of Lean Six Sigma certified professionals.

Throughout our CEPAS Black Belt qualification, you will cover a wide range of topics over 8-days.

Day 1

  •  Lean Fundamentals
  •  Six Sigma Fundamentals
  •  Voice of the Customer (VoC)
  •  SIPOC
  •  Introduction to Value and Value Stream Mapping
  •  Identifying Waste
  •  Introduction to Flow and Pull
  •  Root Cause Analysis
  •  Exam Practice Quiz

Day 2

  •  DMAIC methodology
  •  Introduction to Six Sigma Statistics
  •  Measurement System Analysis
  •  Introduction to Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  •  Exam Practice Quiz

Day 3

  •  Introduction to Minitab
  •  Pareto Charts and 80/20 rule
  •  Kano Analysis
  •  Pugh and other X-Y Matrices
  •  Six Sigma Statistics
  •  Measurement System Analysis

Day 4

  •  Process Capability
  •  Inferential Statistics
  •  Correlation and Regression Analysis
  •  Intro to Hypothesis Testing
  •  Design of Experiments
  •  Mock exam practice

Day 5

  •  Review of mock exam and exam preparation
  •  See ‘Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Classroom Exams’ for more info

Day 6

  •  The Role of a Black Belt
  •  Advanced use of DMAIC
  •  Risk Analysis for Black Belts
  •  Change Management
  •  Hypothesis Testing Non-Normal Data
  •  Advanced Regression Analysis

Day 7

  •  Advanced Design of Experiments
  •  Fractional Factorial Experiments
  •  Response Surface Methods and Method of Steepest Ascent / Descent
  •  Prep Black Belt exam #2 (equivalent to Green Belt)

Day 8

  •  Review of mock exam
  •  Final exam preparation
  •  Exam

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  •  Utilise a wide array of analytical and graphical tools associated with Six Sigma (at the Black Belt level).
  •  Correctly select, utilise and interpret the results from several core analytical tools.
  •  Demonstrate a robust knowledge of the correct usage of objective data in improvement projects.
  •  Begin to develop the competencies required by ISO 18404:2015 through knowledge and practice of a series of technical tools.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow, Green & Black Belt Exams

Through these exams, you will have your knowledge of key competencies tested and verified, as set out by the ISO 18404:2015. 

Yellow Belt Exam Details

Exam format - Multiple-choice, online, proctored exam.

Number of questions - 32 questions.

Open book - No.

Duration - 30-mins.

Pass mark - 24/30 (75%). 

Green Belt Exam Details

Exam format - Multiple-choice, online, proctored exam

Number of questions - 40 questions

Open book - No.

Duration - 40-mins.

Pass mark - 30/40 (75%).

Black Belt Exam Details

Exam format - Multiple-choice, online, proctored exam

Number of questions - 60 questions

Open book - No.

Duration - 60-mins.

Pass mark - 45/60 (75%). 

1 Free Examination Re-sit is included in the price. 

Provisional exam results are provided immediately, and official exam results are provided within 5 working days. 

We recommend taking the CEPAS Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Exam within the first 6 weeks after your course completion date. Please note: the exam voucher fee is included in the classroom course fee.

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

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