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Aimed at the advanced practitioner, your accelerated Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification will teach you to generate business improvements in areas such as: customer satisfaction, service delivery, cost control, process performance, & new product introduction.
This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification is delivered by PEEC, an IASSC accredited Lean Six Sigma training provider, meaning you will benefit from accredited instructors and curriculum. During the 5 day course you will be introduced to both Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, meaning that activities focused around the speed and quality of business processes are addressed.
Your accelerated course meets the ISO 18404 standard applicable to all PEEC programs. Delivered in line with the International Standards for Lean Six Sigma, as described in the ISO 13053-1 and ISO 13053-2 standard, you will attain an internationally recognised certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Traditional Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training lasts 10 days. This normally includes a month between each module, meaning that it can take up to two months to complete. This is compared to five days at Firebrand. Plus, our course contains case studies and exercises - it is not just theory.
As a Six Sigma Black Belt practitioner you will:
This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course is designed for all business professionals from a wide variety of manufacturing or service / transactional environments. Ideally, you will be tasked with delivering major performance or efficiency transformation for a business, typically working as a Change Leader within the business.
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.
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.
On the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification course you will learn expert level Lean Six Sigma skills, to enable you to identify, lead and deliver business process improvement projects.
You'll gain Black Belt level skills in these essential areas:
You'll also develop expert level skills in the following Lean Six Sigma Black Belt capability areas:
As part of the course, you will sit the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt exam.
This is a multiple choice exam, which requires a 70% pass mark. You'll walk away with proof that you are competent in process management and improvement.
You will be taught more advanced customer requirement analysis methods, more advanced change and project management methods, as well as more advanced Six Sigma statistical measurement & analysis techniques. You will work on an in-class Case Study designed to simulate projects that typically take up to 6 months to solve at work. You will walk away with deep competencies in all 5 LEAN principles as well as extensive competencies in how to test improvement choices, and control process performance.
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 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.
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.
You'll have at least one and a half years of project management experience, either directly as a Project Manager or as part of a team.
You'll also have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office; such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Previous exposure to process improvement or Lean Six Sigma philosophies is helpful, but not essential.
You must have attended and passed a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course previously, or are attending it as part of this course.
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on +27 87 550 2195 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.
Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 70,652 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.74% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.
Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.
"The Firebrand Black Belt course was intense and far exceeded my expectations. I learned the practical application of the tools and techniques in the real world through exercises and case study. If you want more than just a certification and want to learn HOW to apply the knowledge and skills to improve your Company... then go with Firebrand!"
Jack White, DynCorp International. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (13/9/2013 to 17/9/2013)
"The training is very good and easy to understand. It's a mix of practical & theory work. the examples and method of teaching is very closely related to my daily routine work which makes it easy to apply in my daily life. "
Raza Khan, ATIC. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (13/9/2013 to 17/9/2013)
Hazem Youssef, Al khalij Commercial Bank Qatar. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (4/3/2012 to 8/3/2012)
"Excellent value for time and money"
Charles Johns, Schlumberger. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (4/3/2012 to 8/3/2012)
"Awesome course, this is my second course with Firebrand and I'm sure it won't be my last! "
D.K. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (4/3/2012 to 8/3/2012)
"Class is good, training materials are good, instructor is excellent."
Ahsan Abbas, UIS. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (4/3/2012 to 8/3/2012)
"Very pleased with the experience, will certainly do it again and recommend it! "
R.T.. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (12/5/2018 to 16/5/2018)
"Doing the Black Belt training with Firebrand was very good. Organisation and time for the training were well elaborated. Instructor was excellent! "
Barbara Hedler. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (9/12/2017 to 13/12/2017)
"Training was very complete and helped me to complete the picture of BB and tools to use in the future"
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (24/6/2017 to 28/6/2017)
"Long days, hard work. But all worth it."
Stuart Anwyl, Balfour Beatty Mott Macdonald. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (20/2/2016 to 24/2/2016)
"Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and the learning environment was perfect."
Ben Richards, Magellan Aerospace. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (20/2/2016 to 24/2/2016)
"Having recognised the business improvement benefits of Lean Six Sigma to my organisation, I researched thoroughly for providers for my Lean Six Sigma black belt training. Firebrand come out on top on all levels. During my training, support from the clerical team was excellent; the pace and delivery from my tutor was excellent. You get my drift. Thoroughly recommend Firebrand for Six Sigma training!"
Steve Howells, Gatwick Airport. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (20/2/2016 to 24/2/2016)
"This was the second element of my training and I found it as challenging and rewarding as the first. The pace was demanding and i really appreciated the understanding the tutor showed. He really gave me confidence when i wobbled. I found the experience very hard but very rewarding, Thanks!"
Andrew Johnson, Longdogs UK. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (10/10/2015 to 14/10/2015)
"Comfortable, educational, enjoyable. Sorry I have to leave."
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (10/10/2015 to 14/10/2015)
"A good instructor"
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (31/8/2015 to 4/9/2015)
"Learn how to put the practice into the real world."
Alan Davidson. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (27/6/2015 to 1/7/2015)
"Intense learning mixed with a good sense of humour!
Cant wait to apply all of my new learning at the company!"
Stine Gerdes, FL Smidth. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (27/6/2015 to 1/7/2015)
"This course is not for the faint hearted - it is intense and detailed but the instructor was so knowledgeable and adaptable and the training material so detailed, that you can't help but leave feeling energised to use this new knowledge, out in the real world."
Lorna Roberts, Leading CRO. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (27/6/2015 to 1/7/2015)
"The black belt course was harder than expected, after taking the green belt six months ago. But the Tutor made everything sound easy with examples to match, covering all the material.
Working in teams of three, there was a lot of time for our project and to ask questions. The days were long, but worthwhile.
The staff are very helpful on the front desk and I feel they do an excellent job, running all the various exams and making sure we are happy during our stay.
The Reception and food was excellent at the Hotel, which was only a two minute work away, allowing plenty of time for study.
I would recommend this training company over all others"
David Wheeler, Amazing IT Ltd. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (27/6/2015 to 1/7/2015)
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (21/3/2015 to 25/3/2015)
"Good and intense course"
Nicolai Heidemann , Martin Professional. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (21/3/2015 to 25/3/2015)
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (21/3/2015 to 25/3/2015)
"Great course, Great instructor"
Andy Almey . - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (21/3/2015 to 25/3/2015)
"Very good. Practical examples. Useful."
Stuart Webb, Dexterisys. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (21/3/2015 to 25/3/2015)
"An opportunity to truly learn in an environment of excellence!"
Mark Warren, LEGO Systems A/S. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (13/12/2014 to 17/12/2014)
"Very satisfied with how optimal the course was scheduled and set up: Facilities, service , location.
Tanja Nygren , Unknown. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (13/12/2014 to 17/12/2014)
"A very intensive learning experience, great for those who want success but are limited with time."
Helen Ashdown, Randstad Inhouse Services. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (6/12/2014 to 10/12/2014)
"Excellent facility & great learning environment. I will recommend Firebrand Training to colleagues."
Michael Scott, Magellan. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (6/12/2014 to 10/12/2014)
"Instructor absolut top."
Karl Ibsen , Telenor. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (25/10/2014 to 29/10/2014)
"Fast Learning in a short period of time."
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (25/10/2014 to 29/10/2014)
"Excellent course, great instructor, looking forward to going back to work to implement what I have learnt."
John Greaves, Torbay Economic Development Company Ltd. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (18/10/2014 to 22/10/2014)
"I have had the privilege of attending ten intensive days of training. The instructor has shared from his vast knowledge and experience, in a patient and wncouraging way, giving us valuable insight into Lean Six Sigma"
Ojvind Johnsen . - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (5/7/2014 to 9/7/2014)
"This course is just fantastic! I learned a lot in absolutely no time and the concept let you focus on learning, no other things, that could taka a lot of time, lik transports, hotel etc."
Jafar Zareen , Contiga. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (5/7/2014 to 9/7/2014)
"Very intense couple of days. Great opportunity for networking with new poeople."
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (5/7/2014 to 9/7/2014)
"Although very intense, the structure of the course, the expertise of the the tutor and the surrounding allow you all the tools required to obtain the skill and learning."
Nigel Peters, LSS-BB. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (28/6/2014 to 2/7/2014)
"The atmosphere was conducive for the learning and the lecturer was very good at delivery."
James Ishola, BTMU. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (28/6/2014 to 2/7/2014)
"Great Learning, at a great speed and with great fun."
Jesper Kristensen, NETS A/S. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (22/3/2014 to 26/3/2014)
"Valuble insights and a great course in Lean Six Sigma BB"
Emil Borgman , Odigo. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (22/3/2014 to 26/3/2014)
"I have enjoyed the course and the instructor took time out to go through things that i felt i was out of my depth."
Karen Hooper, Griffith Laboratories. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (1/2/2014 to 5/2/2014)
Johnny Wolfbrandt , Cleanergy. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (30/11/2013 to 4/12/2013)
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (30/11/2013 to 4/12/2013)
"Fast Learning, good Environment for it, and pleasant and dedicated instructor. "
Kristian Kaufmann . - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (12/10/2013 to 16/10/2013)
"A really good, hard, intensive training"
Stellan Danielsson , Cleanergy. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (12/10/2013 to 16/10/2013)
"Excellent training provider with high quality regarding teaching, support, facilities."
Armando Tafreshi, Ericsson. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (12/10/2013 to 16/10/2013)
"A fantastic educator. He makes really complex things easy to understand and with a great sense of humor. ."
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (6/7/2013 to 10/7/2013)
"Heavy, tough, focused, and very rewarding."
Anonymous, IKEA - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (6/7/2013 to 10/7/2013)
"We had intensive five days, that gave us both a good overview and a great insight "
Wolfgnag Weiss, Avery Dennision Zweckfor. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (16/3/2013 to 20/3/2013)
"Great trainer, Great material, Great learning and interaction good "
Gary Fowmes, Avery. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (16/3/2013 to 20/3/2013)
"Firebrand training is an excellent way to learn the environment is professional but relaxed the training is intensive, but not hard going.
Instructor was excellent and made every member of the course feel at ease and valued"
Daneil Pallatt, Avery Dennison. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (16/3/2013 to 20/3/2013)
"Excellent course good location"
Ryan Cleary, Amgen. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (16/3/2013 to 20/3/2013)