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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification

Six Sigma Yellow Belt training course provides an overview of the DMAIC improvement methodology and covers the basic tools of variation reduction, problem-solving and quality improvement.

What is Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt?

  • Lean Six Sigma is a method that teaches the tools and techniques to improve business processes and performance by reducing lead-times, process variation and errors.

  • Lean Six Sigma teaches how to understand, measure and manage processes.

How is the course structured?

  • The two days of training is engaging, practical and hands-on, giving the learner everything they need to start supporting improvement activity in their workplace.

  • Lean Six Sigma belt colours are used to define the roles and qualification levels of it’s practitioners, starting with White, then Yellow, Green, Black and after many years of practice - Master Black Belts.

  • This course covers all requirements for Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Qualification.

How will the course help me and my company?

  • Yellow Belt is an internationally recognised qualification and applies to a multitude of industries from manufacturing and aerospace to banking, HR, healthcare and IT. 

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belts understand the underlying theories and different methods that can be applied to streamline business processes, improve quality, reduce costs, and increase revenue - all of which leads to a better bottom line, and happier customers.

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt training and certification allows you to start supporting Continuous Improvement projects in the workplace and progress towards future Green Belt qualification.

  • You’ll receive certification after completing the course. 

This course is for:

  • Anyone currently supporting Continuous Improvement (CI) activity.

  • Someone who wants to progress with their personal development.

  • An employee who wants to progress to a Green Belt qualification in the future.

  • People simply interested in the subject and who wants to understand Lean Six Sigma in more detail.

  • It’s recommended but not essential that CI Essentials (LCS 1A) is completed prior to this course.

Course Content Overview 

  • Introduction - Key principles of Lean and Six Sigma:

    • LSS Culture & history

    • Waste and Flow

    • Introduction to the DMAIC Methodology

  • Define Phase - Clearly define and scope the problem / project: 

    • Voice of the Customer

    • Defining the problem

    • Setting Objectives

    • Understanding scope

  • Measure Phase - Measure the process performance in its current state in order to understand the problem:

    • Understand variation

    • Cycle time

    • Data types

    • Value Stream Mapping

    • Process Mapping

    • Process Metrics

    • Process Yield

  • Analyse Phase - Analyse data to find and validate the root causes of business problems:

    • Root cause analysis

    • Pareto

    • Cause & Effect

    • Scatter Plots

  • Improvement Phase - Develop solutions, focus on eliminating the root causes and implementing the improvements:

    • Creative thinking & Innovation

    • 5S & visual workplace 

    • Mistake proofing

    • Managing change

    • Facilitation skills

  • Control Phase - Implement process and behavioural changes, write standards and  procedures, training and implementation of measurement & monitoring systems:

    • Visual Management 

    • Roles & responsibilities

    • Standard work

    • SOPs

    • Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)


Upcoming Courses

  • Autumn Cohort

    • 30th & 31st October 2024

  • 08:30 - 16:00

  • Manufacturers Network, Trafford Park, Manchester

  • Practitioner: Ian Wilson

  • Investment: £450 +VAT per delegate 

Reserve your place. 

Please complete the form, and a team member will contact you with a formal proposal. If you are happy to proceed with the booking, invoice or credit/debit card payments can be made. 

If you would like to discuss a private and/or bespoke programme for your organisation, please contact us using the details below. 


Call: 0161 533 1617

WhatsApp: +44 (0)7399 322 662

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