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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt ISO 18404

Course Overview: 

A certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a professional who is trained in advanced Lean Six Sigma methodologies and tools, responsible for leading complex improvement projects in all areas of an organisation, as well as training and mentoring Yellow and Green Belts. 

This Lean Six Sigma certificate course for Black Belt runs over 8-days and includes both the Yellow Belt and Green Belt training and is ideal for anyone who wants to become Black Belt certified.

The course will prepare you for statistical problem solving and data-driven decision making at a strategic and enterprise-level, for any organisation that uses Lean Six Sigma.

Who should attend: 

Our Lean Six Sigma training course for Black Belt would be ideal for individuals who currently hold a Green Belt certificate and who are looking to take their knowledge and experience to the next level, as a senior manager. At Black Belt level, you will mentor, advising, and support Yellow and Green Belts, and take on senior project responsibilities.

This Black Belt training course is also suitable for individuals with little to no experience, who are looking to move into a project management role as a Lean Six Sigma professional.


This course is accredited by CEPAS and complies with ISO 18404:2015 which is the globally recognised benchmark for Lean Six-Sigma methodologies. On successful completion of the Six Sigma exams delegate will be awarded their Lean Six-Sigma Certifications.


Lean Six Sigma methodologies have been tried and tested, and enable organisations to improve their productivity while reducing operational costs. These methodologies will also help organisations improve and increase their customer satisfaction. 
Lean – Methodologies which once implemented into your businesses, can increase and improve customer value, in turn improving and reducing resource wastage.

Six Sigma – Methodologies used to help continually reduce product and process variation. This is achieved through defined project approaches.
When we combine Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, we can expect to see reduced costs, a boost in employee morale, and an increase in customer satisfaction. 

Individuals who have obtained their Lean Six Sigma professional certifications are in high demand by employers around the world because they can use a range of problem-solving techniques to help save company costs and deliver high customer satisfaction.

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 595,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training.

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

Learning objectives: 

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

Topics covered: 

This 8-day course includes the 5-days training for Yellow and Green Belt, so if you have already completed your 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)
  • 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

Introduction to IF

We have been delivering significant and measurable performance improvements for leading global manufacturers for more than 25 years and believe there is no one size fits all approach to driving competitiveness across the industry. Toyota, Rolls Royce and Electrolux are among the brands who have tapped into our expertise to ensure they remain on top in their own fiercely competitive markets.

Leading Expertise
We don’t employ “trainers”, rather a team of experienced industry experts who are able to apply their knowledge to your business

Proven Capability
We have been helping organisations like yours for over 25 years to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement

Attainable Results
We know what’s possible and how to help you achieve it by utilising our tried and tested techniques for long term success

Robust Execution
We believe that training should be through a ‘learn by doing’ approach with coaching and mentoring wherever possible

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