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CEPAS - Lean Six Sigma Training and Certification

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

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 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 10-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 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. 

This course benefits from our Exam Pass Guarantee*.

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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"e-Careers came out top of our list of companies we looked at for having an efficient and cost effective delivery programme supported by their promise of a high pass rate. Their knowledgeable and calm approach during the discussions gave us confidence in their ability to take this training on. We have now put over 60 people through their Lean programme and their engagement, support and understanding of the subject has been unsurpassed. Feedback on the course content and their trainers has been excellent from participants and e-Careers continue to provide revision and exam support to our colleagues after the training."

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Why study the CEPAS Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course with e-Careers? 

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 625,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 13,000 students. 

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

You will also benefit from:

  •    Exam Pass Guarantee*.
  •    Fast-track your learning with our Virtual Classroom course.
  •    Enhance your career prospects.
  •    Learn from expert trainers with vast experience in this field.
  •    We offer interest-free payment options.

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

How does the Exam Pass Guarantee work?

We have found our 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 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; this would need to be purchased at an additional cost.

Is the CEPAS Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course right for me? 

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.

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

Once you have passed your Black Belt exam, you can 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)

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Syllabus 

This 10-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 10-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

 2 Days for MiniTab Software Training 

 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?

CEPAS Lean Six Sigma 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

Exam format - Online proctored Multiple-choice.  

Number of questions - 50.

Duration - 50 minutes.

Pass mark - 38/50 (75%).

Green Belt Exam 

Exam format - Online proctored Multiple-choice.  

Number of questions - 60.

Duration - 50 minutes.

Pass mark - 45/60 (75%).

Black Belt Exam  

Exam format - Online proctored Multiple-choice.  

Number of questions - 70.

Duration - 60 minutes.

Pass mark - 53/70 (75%).

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.

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.

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

About ISO 18404:2015 

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

ISO 18404:2015 defines essential approaches that companies must adhere to 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 hard 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 can comfortably meet this single standard of Lean Six Sigma, which makes delegates valuable and even more employable in managerial roles. 

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