Six Sigma Green Belt

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Need Black Belt certification too? Sit the combined Lean Six Sigma Green Belt & Black Belt course in just ten days.

Lean Six Sigma Process

Six Sigma is a business management strategy originally developed by Motorola, USA in 1986. Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimising variability in manufacturing and business processes.

It uses a set of quality management methods, including statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization (e.g. "Black Belts" and "Green Belts") who are experts in these methods. Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organisation follows a defined sequence of steps and has quantified financial targets (cost reduction or profit increase).

Lean was originally used to describe the Toyota Production System, and is an approach used to maximise customer value whilst minimising waste. In simple terms this is creating more value for customers with fewer resources.

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The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification is suitable for anyone looking to generate business improvements in areas such as: customer satisfaction, service delivery, cost control, process performance, & new product introduction. Lean Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology. Project and change management are ineffective without process management.

The course is designed for all business professionals from a wide variety of manufacturing or service / transactional environments. You will be involved in the deployment of Business Improvement or Green Belt projects as part of your job role / function.

A Six Sigma process is one in which 99.99966% of the products being manufactured are expected to be free of defects (3.4 defects per million).

Estimates place the quality levels of key processes in successful businesses today within the three - four sigma range. But an entire world operating at a four sigma level would incur:

  • At least 20,000 wrong drug prescriptions dispensed per year
  • Ninety-six crashes per 100,000 airline flights
  • Unsafe drinking water for almost one hour each month
  • No telephone service or television transmission for nearly ten minutes each week

A world operating at a six-sigma level would be much safer, with far fewer errors and far more happy customers.

The course covers both Lean and Six Sigma methodology, meaning that activities focused around the speed and quality of business processes are addressed.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Green Belt certified in just 5 days. With us, you’ll be Green Belt trained in record time
  2. Our Green Belt course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Green Belt first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Green Belt faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Green Belt with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 72,589 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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You will gain your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification in only five days. You'll also get:

  • In-depth understanding of Six Sigma and Lean, and hands-on application of the Green Belt tool-kit applied to real-life problems in the industry
  • Insights on how to establish meaningful business metrics that align process performance with financial performance
  • A detailed view of Cycle Time Reduction, Process Variation and Risk Management
  • An actionable plan for identifying, scoping and chartering process improvement projects and selecting the right people to execute those projects
  • Build your personal abilities to support your organization by attaining Green Belt Certification, upon successful completion of this program.

Traditional Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training lasts 20 days. This normally includes a month between each module, meaning that it can take up to four months to complete. This is compared to ten days (Green + Black Belt) at Firebrand. Plus, our course contains case studies and exercises - it is not just theory.

What is a Green Belt?

  • Is trained in a subset of the Six Sigma and LEAN methodology and tools
  • Works on small scope business improvement projects, typically as part of their job role
  • Promotes and apply a common set of behaviors and practices to drive acceptance of Lean and Sigma concepts in the organization
  • Can be an effective team member on a Black Belt team

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. What is Lean Six Sigma?

A. Lean Six Sigma is a management philosophy that is used to transform organisations, helping them improve performance to become more effective and efficient. The Lean Six Sigma principles use tools from Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma to improve quality quickly.

Q. What is the difference between Green Belt Six Sigma and Black Belt Six Sigma?

A. There are actually four levels of Lean Six Sigma Training - Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt and Champion:

  • Yellow Belts are trained in the basics of Lean Six Sigma, and can typically carry out performance improvements within their teams.
  • Green Belt Six Sigma professionals are trained and certified at a more advanced level, in the tools and approach of Lean Six Sigma. They tackle change within their business in addition to their other responsibilities.
  • A Black Belt is fluent in the use of the Lean Six Sigma approach and tools, often delivers major performance or efficiency transformation for a business. Typically, they are Change Leaders within the business.
  • The Champions are those that sponsor performance improvement projects. Typically, they are managers of processes and business areas that are trained to pinpoint where transformation / improvement needs to occur they remove barriers to the implementation of changes.

Q. Where should I train?

A. For Lean Six Sigma training, UK students prefer to study in a distraction-free environment. This helps them focus on learning and passing. Firebrand’s training courses are outside major cities.

Q. What is Sig Sixma?

A. Sig Sixma is a common mis-spelling for Six Sigma. It doesn't exist.

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You will learn advanced Lean Six Sigma Practitioner skills, to lead and implement business process improvement projects. This course will help you to solve specific problems, develop and / or implement plans, and address specific opportunities.

You will cover the following content:

Enterprise

  • Lean Fundamentals
  • Six Sigma Fundamentals
  • Six Sigma DMAIC Cycle (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control)
  • Lean Six Sigma Principals
  • Deploying Lean Six Sigma in the business

Define

  • Define the business problem / project
  • Product families
  • Develop customer-focused metrics
  • Project Charter
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Team
  • Change Adoption

Measure

  • Process mapping
  • Managing by Metrics
  • Root Cause Analysis and Y = f(x)
  • Basic Statistics
  • Measurement System Analysis
  • Stability and Capability
  • Data collection and sampling

Analyse

  • Minitab
  • Future state Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
  • Analyse time and work
  • Equipment analysis
  • Refine the future state VSM
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) to quantify and prioritise risk within a process, product, or system and then track actions to mitigate that risk
  • Logical (non-statistical) tools

Improve

  • Generate and select solutions
  • Seven basic quality tools (Ishikawa diagram, Pareto chart, Check sheet, Control chart, Flowchart, Histogram, Scatter diagram)
  • Test selected solutions
  • Initial control planning
  • Implementation plan
  • Critical to Quality (CTQ)
  • Lean and Cycle Time Reduction
  • Process Variation and Defect Management
  • Green Belt (Advanced) Tool-kit application

Control

  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Deploying your solutions and closing your project

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As part of the course you will sit the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt exam.

This is a multiple choice exam, which requires a 70% pass mark. You will walk away with proof that you are competent in process management and improvement.

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Included:

  • Official Firebrand Green Belt courseware
  • The Six SIGMA Memory Jogger II: A Pocketguide of Tools for Six SIGMA Improvement Teams
    ISBN: 9781576810446

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +32 (0)2 234 77 05.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

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Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our GIAC, CREST or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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You will have an interest in business process improvement as part of your job role. No relevant experience in this field - or project management - is necessary.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +32 (0)2 234 77 05 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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