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CePAS Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training course overview

Our CePAS Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training has been developed with Process Improvement team members in mind, as well as those who are new to Lean and Six Sigma methodology and principles. This certification is globally recognised in accordance to the ISO18404 standard.

If you are currently a member of a process improvement team, or you would like to change careers and move into a role requiring Lean Six Sigma skills, knowledge and certification, this is a great entry point for you. You will be provided with high quality, interactive online courseware, through our eLearning portal, and you will be trained to an exceptional high standard, recognised internationally as ISO18404.

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. 

Gain your Lean Six Sigma Qualification. Enrol today!

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Included
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Study anytime, anywhere
  • Join a community of over 555,000 learners
  • Interest Free Payments
  • ISO 18404 Standard
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Included
  • Tutor Support Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Study anytime, anywhere
  • Join a community of over 555,000 learners
  • Interest Free Payments
  • ISO 18404 Standard
Course Details

Understanding the benefits of Lean Six Sigma

The methodologies shared through Lean Six Sigma training have been developed to help individuals and organisations improve productivity, increasing customer satisfaction, all while reducing operational costs.

Lean teaches you how to maximise your customer value, while minimising areas of waste in processes. This helps to create higher customer satisfaction with less resources wasted. Six Sigma teaches you how to continually reduce process and product variation, with a defined project approach. When you combine the methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma you get a wide range of improvements to your business, including a reduction in spending, greater business retention, higher morale within your teams, and an increase in customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Lean Six Sigma professionals are in high demand, as they can use problem-solving techniques to resolve business issues, help save costs and gain higher customer satisfaction.

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

Is this course right for me?

The CePAS Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training is the entry point for individuals considering a career in Project Management, and who are looking to understand the Lean Six Sigma methodologies.  

This course would be suitable for the following:

  •    Career Changes looking to move into a project team
  •    Process team members, looking to gain an international recognised qualification to the 18404 standard, to demonstrate basic competencies and understanding of the Six Sigma methodology
  •    Project team members looking to upskill in order to gain basic process improvement knowledge and skills
  •    Process improvement consultants who need certificated proof of basic expertise and industry-recognised ability to clients
  •    Project managers and process improvement team members who are looking for more successful ways of raising standards and improving operational efficiency are ideal candidates for the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training course


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 via virtual classroom or through our eLearning platform
  •    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

Career opportunities with a 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

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 enables 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 gives you 6 months to go through the required online lessons and practice questions. Once you have taken and passed your exams, you will earn your Yellow Belt certificate and become registered onto the CEPAS public register of Lean Six Sigma certified professionals.

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

  •    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
  •    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

Once you have completed your Yellow Belt training, 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

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CePAS 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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