Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training Course - Classroom

Lean Six Sigma Training - Yellow Belt Course Overview

A Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is a professional who, as a Lean expert, leads and sustains Lean Six Sigma implementation projects as part of their regular work responsibilities. 

Our Yellow Belt Classroom training provides you with a 2-day classroom learning experience, providing you with a basic understanding of the Lean Six Sigma methodology, tools and techniques used. 

This classroom course will be taught by our qualified trainers, with extensive practical industry knowledge of the Lean Six Sigma methodology at all Belt levels. We provide you with the highest standard of training to ensure you gain the necessary knowledge to implement these methodologies throughout your career in Project Management. 

We offer a range of Lean Six Sigma Courses. The Yellow Belt qualification leads on to the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt qualification. 

This certification is globally recognised in accordance to the ISO 18404 standard. 

Gain your Lean Six Sigma Qualification. Enrol today!

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  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exam: Included
  • Mock Exams Included
  • Accredited & Experienced Trainers
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Exam results within 5 Business Days
  • Interest Free Payments
  • ISO 18404 Standard

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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exam: Included
  • Mock Exams Included
  • Accredited & Experienced Trainers
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Exam results within 5 Business Days
  • Interest Free Payments
  • ISO 18404 Standard
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Understanding the benefits of Lean Six Sigma 

Lean Six Sigma is a proven methodology aimed at improving productivity, increasing customer satisfaction, and reducing operational costs. 

Lean refers to maximising customer value and minimising the areas of waste in processes, creating enhanced customer satisfaction and less wasted resources. Six Sigma is the ongoing effort to continually reduce product and process variation through a defined project approach. 

Combining these two approaches results in a range of benefits including, reduced costs, retained business, improved staff morale, and increased customer satisfaction. 

ISO 18404:2015 is the international standard for Lean Six Sigma, which defines management systems requirements for implementing and managing Lean Six Sigma, and the required competencies for people adopting and applying these two approaches.  

Lean Six Sigma professionals are in high demand due to their ability to use problem-solving techniques to reach business solutions, save costs, ensure higher customer satisfaction, and improve efficiency in all areas of the business. All of this is achieved while assuring high-quality control throughout the process. 

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

Is the Yellow Belt qualification right for me?

Yellow Belt is an entry-level starting point for individuals looking to start their Project Management career. If you have little to no experience in Project Management or the methodologies of Lean Six Sigma, this course is the ideal level to get started. 


There are no prerequisites for this course except a willingness to participate and an open mind.

Why choose to study with e-Careers

  •    We have the only Lean Six Sigma Certification that meets the global ISO 18404 standard that is certified by an independent third party
  •    Our course is accredited by CEPAS, a Bureau Veritas company
  •    Certified professionals are published on the CEPAS public register
  •    Course content is more heavily weighted towards modern day requirements for Lean, rather than heavy statistical analysis.  This allows a more practical approach to implementing methodologies.
  •    Course content is always up to date and covers current working environments and a wide range of industries
  •    Can be delivered in public classroom, virtually or on-site
  •    Volume discounts available for corporate clients
  •    Bespoke training to meet business requirements can be developed and delivered
  •    ISO 18404 made both simple and affordable
  •    Price match guarantee
  •    Interest-free payment plans available
  •    Everything included in the price including examinations, certifications and mock exams
  •    Courses delivered by experts who have both industry and training experience

Career Opportunities with Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Once you have passed your Yellow Belt exam you can start to apply for a range of jobs, within different sectors, including: 

  •    Quality Control Inspector - £21k
  •    Process Improvement Analyst - £28k
  •    Process Engineer - £32.5k 

*Source: Payscale 

There is the opportunity for you to continue studying by enrolling onto the Green Belt and Black Belt courses, where upon completion of your course and exams, you will be able to apply for more senior, higher paying job roles.

About ISO 18404

In 2015, the creation of ISO 18404 brought about a globally recognised benchmark for the Lean Six Sigma methodology. 

  •    ISO 18404 defines the approaches organisations need to have in place to meet the required standards
  •    With the ISO 18404 accreditation, companies will be able to check your competency against your certification 

What does an ISO 18404 certificate mean for me? 

Meeting ISO 18404 standards enable you to tell employers that you meet the single standard of Lean Six Sigma. 

Traditionally, ISO 18404 was a complex standard to meet. e-Careers, CEPAS and Bureau Veritas have now made it both simple and affordable. 

Meeting ISO 18404 competencies will go a long way in making you more valuable and employable in a wide variety of managerial roles. 

About CEPAS, a Bureau Veritas company 

Since 1828, Bureau Veritas has been a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services.

  •    Generates over €5 billion in revenue per annum
  •    Bureau Veritas procured CEPAS in 2016 to provide further focus on the people certification market
  •    74,000 employees across 1,400 offices and laboratories
  •    Recognised in over 140 countries

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Syllabus

This course involves 2 days of classroom training and includes comprehensive training materials, exams, certifications and you will also be registered onto the CEPAS public register of Lean Six Sigma certified professionals.

Throughout our CEPAS Yellow Belt qualification, you will cover the below topics: 

Day 1 

  •    Fundamental Lean and Six Sigma principles
  •    The benefits of blending the two in a unified approach
  •    The DMAIC methodology
  •    Project targeting criteria
  •    What makes a great Lean Six Sigma project?
  •    Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools
  •    Key elements of successful Lean transformation
  •    Project selection
  •    Team roles

Day 2 

  •    Voice of the Customer (VoC)
  •    Value Stream Mapping
  •    Value-Add versus Non-Value-Add
  •    Root Cause Analysis
  •    Fishbone Diagrams
  •    Lean Flows & Work Cells
  •    5S’s (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardise & Sustain)
  •    Visual Tools
  •    Capacity and Bottlenecks

 On completion of the course you will be able to: 

  •    List the basic tools and principles that underlie the Lean Six Sigma improvement model
  •    Identify opportunities to improve a process
  •    Define project improvement goals
  •    Identify how to plan for and conduct data collection to uncover root causes
  •    Describe how to verify root causes of process issues
  •    List how to implement simple but effective improvement techniques and concepts
  •    Identify how to sustain the gain of process improvements 

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

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam 

The purpose of this exam is to verify that you have gained the necessary Yellow Belt skills, knowledge and competencies, as defined 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 

Exam Requirements 

  •    Photo ID (Passport, Driving Licence)
  •    Laptop or PC with 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 Yellow 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.

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