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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt ISO 18404 Classroom Course in Bristol

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

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 in Bristol 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. 

We also provide a 3-day Black Belt upgrade for anyone who has recently passed their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training, which would suit anyone looking to study towards the top level of knowledge and understanding of Lean Six Sigma. 

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

Work towards becoming Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified - Enrol today!

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  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exams: Included with one free resit
  • Mock Exams Included
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • 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
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Certified & Experienced Trainers
  • Interest-Free Payments
  • ISO 18404 Standard
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*
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Understanding Lean Six Sigma 

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.

Read our Blog to discover the 3 ways Six Sigma will improve your life.

Is the Black Belt qualification right for me? 

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

This Black Belt training course in Bristol 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.

Why choose to study with e-Careers 

With over 10 years’ experience in the education and training sector, e-Careers has fine-tuned our processes, course materials and delivery methods, to help delegates get the most out of their training. We want the best for you! To support this, we have been recognised within our industry as providing high-quality service and, resulting in multiple awards, and we continue to innovate and reinvest in our business.  

Benefits of learning Lean Six Sigma in Bristol with e-Careers: 

  •    You will earn the only Lean Six Sigma qualification, that meets the global ISO 18404:2015 standard.
  •    Our course materials are accredited by CEPAS and are heavily weighted towards the modern-day requirements for Lean, moving away from the dated focus on statistical analysis, helping you to implement essential methodologies. 
  •    As a Certified professional, we will publish you on the CEPAS public register. 
  •   We offer a range of learning methods, from Virtual Classrooms to eLearning courses. We can also arrange to meet with your organisation On-site. 
  •    We offer volume discounts for organisations with larger volume requirements, and we can develop bespoke training for you.
  •    Price match guarantee.
  •    Interest-free payment plans are available.
  •    Mock exams, exams and certifications are included.
  •    These courses are delivered by our team of training and industry experts

Career Opportunities with Lean Six Sigma Black Belt 

Once you have passed your Black Belt exam you can start to apply for a range of senior and managerial job roles, 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)

About ISO 18404:2015 

Since 2015 ISO 18404:2015 has been the benchmark for Lean Six Sigma methodologies, which are globally recognised. 

ISO 18404:2015 defines essential approaches that companies must adhere to comply with the required standards. 

What does an ISO 18404:2015 certificate mean for me? 

ISO 18404:2015 used to be complex and a difficult standard to achieve. Now, thanks to CEPAS, Bureau Veritas and e-Careers, this process has become simpler and more affordable to achieve. 

By complying with ISO 18404:2015 standards, you can show others that you comfortably meet this single standard of Lean Six Sigma, which makes delegates valuable and even more employable, in managerial roles. 

About CEPAS, a Bureau Veritas company 

Bureau Veritas is the global leader in inspection, testing and certification services, and they have been for close to 200 years, now.   

  •    They generate over €5 billion in revenue a year
  •    In 2016, Bureau Veritas acquired CEPAS to be able to focus on the people certification market
  •    As an organisation, Bureau Veritas has over 74,000 employees, in 1,400 offices and laboratories
  •    They are recognised in over 140 countries

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Syllabus 

This 8-day course in Bristol includes 5-days for Green Belt training, so if you have already completed a Green Belt Certification within a 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

 What is Pareto Analysis and how is it used in Lean Six Sigma?

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 format 

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

Green Belt Exam format 

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

Black Belt Exam format 

  •    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 

1 Free Examination Resit is included in the price. 

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

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 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.

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 resit exam, this would need to be purchased at an additional cost.

Please note there is 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.

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