Lean Six Sigma Black Belts
drive business improvement in top organisations globally
Around the world, leading companies trust Lean Six Sigma experts to solve complex problems, implement strategic initiatives and create measurable value.
To build this competitive capability in your organisation – choose your preferred programme below.
Top organisations use Lean Six Sigma methodologies to drive competitive advantage and operational excellence.
Build this capability in your organisation through our leading-edge programmes that have delivered proven Return on Investment (ROI).
Our programme is designed to ensure practical application, not merely academic theory training, and includes real-world scenarios, data sets, simulations and interactive learning exercises. Our curricula are developed by experienced Master Black Belts using real life case studies and data sets, to ensure participants can apply the tools practically in any industry for measurable results.
If you are an individual looking to boost your own career with a Black Belt certification, we can support you with eLearning and (optional) coaching sessions. You will benefit from the same programmes and study at your own pace.
TLC’s exclusive eLearning Portal, The Leadership Centre hosts interactive learning material to study independently from the comfort of your home.
Increase business profits by decreasing costs and improving throughput and efficiency
Create a Continuous Improvement Culture
Solve more complex problems with your organisation
Develop your people to become capable problem solvers
Deliver step-changes in Customer satisfaction levels
Identify, scope and motivate for Lean Six Sigma projects
Apply the DMAIC methodology (Define, Measure Analyse, Improve and Control) to deliver complex improvement projects successfully
Determine the Voice of your Customer (VOC)
Translate the VOC to Critical to Quality measures (CTQ)
Use structured tools for Root Cause Analysis (RCA), including both statistical and non-statistical tools
Apply statistical analysis to complex data sets, to quantify process capabilities, demonstrate relationships between variables, identify root causes and select optimal solutions
Use structured methods to design and implement process improvements
Apply effective monitoring tools and statistical analysis to quantify the impact of implemented solutions
Implement controls to sustain gains
Navigate statistical analysis software (SigmaXL or Minitab) for rapid analysis of complex data sets
Apply skills in project management, process management, Lean, statistical analysis, change management, and team dynamics
Fulfil your role in leading functional or cross-functional projects, overseeing Green Belt projects, and collaborating to deliver large-scale Lean Six Sigma deployment
Evaluate, close out and handover projects effectively to process owners
Comprehensive LSS Black Belt eBook per phase
Lean Six Sigma using the DMAIC Methodology; Introduction, Define, Measure, Analyse,Improve and Control.
A Case Study
This is a hypothetical case study that is included in the Standard Certification programme. There are two simulated projects to choose from: BubbleSim, a manufacturing case study; and Prosim, a service industry case study.
Practical learning exercises and activities
These are woven throughout both the instructor-led and self-paced online courses, to ensure participants gain confidence to use the skills in the real world.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Template Toolkit
From our experience, we have assembled a Lean Six Sigma Toolkit. This toolkit assists practitioners to remain focused on their project work, rather than creating “templates”. The Toolkit includes templates for each phase of the DMAIC methodology.
SigmaXL Licence (Perpetual Licence)
This statistical analysis software tool allows learners to analyse data sets with ease during the course, and in future projects in their careers. Contact us if you wish to use Minitab or alternative statistical packages.
There are 5 online exams, one per DMAIC Phase. Learners are required to pass each phase with 80% in order to certify. The exam consists of multiple-choice questions.
LSS Black Belt Administration and Learner Support
Our dedicated online support team offer extended office hours to assist all learners in accessing their course material, writing their exams and submitting their projects.
For groups, we also provide regular progress reports to designated line managers and HR managers.
We are accredited with the IACET. On successful completion, learners receive a formal certificate confirming all details of their achievement.
15 days Classroom Training for Group On-site Training and VILT
12 months online access for Self-paced Online Training
Our dedicated online support team offer extended office hours to assist all learners in accessing their course material, writing their exams and submitting their projects. For groups, we also provide regular progress reports to designated line managers and HR managers.
Phase 1: INTRODUCTION
Lesson 1.1 – IntroductionPhase 2: DEFINE
The Define phase is where you learn to understand your customer, define and scope your problem.
Lesson 2.1 – Introduction
Lesson 2.2 – Identify & Scope a project
Lesson 2.3 – Voice of the Customer (VOC) & Critical to Quality (CTQ’s)
Lesson 2.4 – Stakeholder Management
Lesson 2.5 – Develop a Project Plan
Lesson 2.6 – Project Charter
Define Phase Simulated ProjectPhase 3: MEASURE
This is the phase where you look at the evidence and measure the problem.
Lesson 3.1 – Introduction
Lesson 3.2 – Process Mapping
Lesson 3.3 – Basic Stats Part 1
Lesson 3.4 – Basic Stats Part2
Lesson 3.5 – Process Capability
Lesson 3.6 – MSA
Lesson 3.7 – Identifying Inputs
Lesson 3.8 – Screening Inputs
Lesson 3.9 – Data Collection Methodology
Lesson 3.10 – Real Life Values
Measure Phase Simulated ProjectPhase 4: ANALYSE This is the phase where you discover the root causes.
Lesson 4.1 – Introduction
Lesson 4.2 – Plan for Analyse
Lesson 4.3 – Displaying Data
Lesson 4.4 – Statistical Tools
Lesson 4.5 – Correction and Regression
Lesson 4.6 – Analyse Process ‘8 Types of Waste’
Lesson 4.6 – Analyse Process ‘Analyse Process Constraints’
Lesson 4.6 – Analyse Process ‘Value Add and Non-value Add”
Lesson 4.6 – Analyse Process ‘Validate Root Cause”
Lesson 4.6 – Analyse Process ‘Validating Financial benefits’
Lesson 4.6 – Analyse Process ‘Behavioural Root Causes ABC’
Lesson 4.6 – Analyse Process ‘Behavioural Root Causes BOC’
Analyse Phase Simulated Project
Phase 5: IMPROVE This is the phase where you implement solutions.
Lesson 5.1 – Introduction
Lesson 5.2 – Further Experimentation
Lesson 5.3 – Introduction to DOE
Lesson 5.4 – Creating Ideas
Lesson 5.5 – Creating and Prioritising Solutions
Lesson 5.6 – Lean Tools
Lesson 5.7 – Cost Benefit Analysis
Lesson 5.8 – Risk Assessment
Lesson 5.9 – Implementation Plan
Improve Phase Simulated ProjectPhase 6: CONTROL This is the phase where you sustain the improvement.
Lesson 6.1 – Introduction
Lesson 6.2 – Control Charts
Lesson 6.3 – Control Plan
Lesson 6.4 – Error Proofing and Behavioural Controls
Lesson 6.5 – Hand Over Solution
Lesson 6.6 – Validate Solutions
Lesson 6.7 – Sustain Changes
Control Phase Simulated Project
Who is eligible to attend this course?
With TLC’s Lean Six Sigma courses, it is not a pre-requisite to have completed a Yellow Belt course before you embark on your Green Belt course. Equally, you do not need to complete a Green Belt course before undertaking Black Belt studies.
We recommend our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course for business improvement professionals, project managers, engineers and operations managers. Skills in project management, statistical analysis and leadership are key requirements to become a certified Black Belt.
Exam & Certification
About Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam & Certification
There are 3 options to certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
1. Basic Certification (Level 2):
Complete all course content and pass each phase of the online exam with a minimum of 80%.
2. Standard Certification (Level 3):
Complete all course content, pass all online quizzes, pass each phase of the online exams with a minimum of 80% and complete a simulated project.
3. Advanced Certification (Level 4):
Complete all course content, pass all assignments, pass each phase of the online exam with 80%, and complete one workplace improvement project. This option is best suited for people whose roles include (or will include) responsibility for leading complex workplace projects.
What’s included in the Case Study/Simulated Project?
For Standard Certification (Level 3), your training includes a case study, which has been designed to assist you in learning how to apply the theory as you progress through your training. The project, a case study-style assignment, allows you to apply the DMAIC methodologies and tools to a complex business problem. Standard certification confirms that you have completed your course material, passed your exams, and submitted and passed the final review of your simulated project.
For Advanced Certification (Level 4) you are not required to submit a case study project, although it is helpful to use the project to practise your skills. You will need to submit an actual business impact project, and will require expert coaching to support you for success. Advanced Certification confirms that you have completed your course material, passed your exams, and submitted and passed the final review of your own project, including coaching from one of our Master Black Belts in order to certify.
About the exam
You are required to pass an online multiple-choice exam. The exam compromises of 1 exam per DMAIC phase to measure comprehension of the body of knowledge.
Each exam is a timed, open-book exam. You may complete the exams in any order, and are not required to complete all exams .
Why choose us
We are Internationally accredited with IACET
Our courses are developed and facilitated by Master Black Belts
Over twenty years’ experience in multiple industries
Comprehensive curriculum including Lean methods and tools