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Lean Six Sigma

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a set of powerful tools and techniques that will help you and your organisation improve efficiency, productivity and customer satisfaction. You will also able to enhance your career prospects, develop your practical problem-solving approaches and you will be recognised on our register of practitioners. Lean Six sigma has a proven track record in businesses of all sizes and in all sectors.

Benefits of using Lean Six Sigma:

  • Develops your practical problem solving approaches which you can apply in improvement projects and in your day to day role.
  • Enhances your career prospects, increases your self-esteem and value to your employer.
  • Affirms your commitment to quality.
  • Recognises performance excellence
  • Creates a common language and expectation of capability.
  • Provides many transferable skills.
  • You will be recognised on our register of practitioners.

Enter The BQF Academy Lean Six Sigma Award

The BQF Academy Lean Six Sigma Award recognises innovation and a measurable improvement from a project employing Lean, Lean Six Sigma or other performance improvement methodologies.

To find out more about this award and how to apply please visit the award webpage.

Training

Our Lean Six Sigma training is delivered by Catalyst Consulting. The courses have been updated using the latest best practice and customer feedback, and include case studies and examples from service and manufacturing organisations.

There are a range of Lean Six Sigma training programmes on offer which lead to certification at different levels and you will be able to choose from three types of training methods to suit you and your company.

Certification

Internationally recognised and respected, the BQF Lean Six Sigma certification schemes provide independent verification of competency in applying the Lean and Lean Six Sigma methodologies across the full range of expertise levels.


Certifications include:
BQF Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, BQF Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, BQF Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, BQF Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Lean Six Sigma Programmes

We are currently delivering all of our programmes remotely.

The great bonus of remote delivery is that whilst learning Lean Six Sigma techniques, there is the added bonus of boosting your online working skills; critical skills for best managing the current situation. All of the remote training on offer can lead to full BQF Certification.

Online Training:

What is your preferred learning style?

You can choose from three types of remote training to suit you and your company: Self-paced; ‘Managed’ or Virtual.

Self-Paced Learning: You will study the same content as our open classroom training at your own pace and time. Includes comprehensive online training resources plus expert tutor support from one of our MBB trainers.

Managed Online Training: Consists of a combination of live Instructor-led training sessions combined with self-study online learning. The series of interactive webinars are timetabled, which dictate the pace of the training, helping to overcome the self-discipline challenge of completing regular online training. Our Master Black Belts facilitate the sessions and keep up the pace. Supporting individuals in between the scheduled dates as required.

Virtual ‘Classroom’ Training:  Highly interactive instructor-led live sessions, exercises, break out rooms and self-study. We include activity-based exercises and simulations. The tools will provide a dynamic and hands-on experience and enable candidates to easily get involved with interactive sessions. The sessions will be fun and informative – learning by doing in the virtual world.

In-house Training / Virtual Classroom Training: For more than 4 delegates this is the most cost-effective option. The sessions will be bespoke, lively and interactive delivering a memorable learning experience for your teams.

Once the government has lifted restrictions, we will be able to provide training to be delivered inside your company or at a venue of your choice worldwide.

Open Training: See online dates below.

The Open Training programmes are based in London, Birmingham and Edinburgh. The flexible training programmes run throughout the year on a rolling basis so you can pick and choose to take your modules at different locations to suit your diary.

Prices include comprehensive training materials, access to online learning resources and full BQF certification – plus all refreshments throughout the day including lunch.  Overnight accommodation is not included.  There is also a financial benefit to booking modules together as a programme package rather than separately.

Please contact us for more information.

Perfect for: Improvement project teams and team leaders.

You will:

  • Build the foundations of an Operational Excellence Culture.
  • Apply continuous improvement tools throughout your workplace.
  • Work with management to improve process performance.

Training prices-

Self-paced online: £300 including BQF certification.

Managed online: £465 including BQF certification.

Virtual: £684 including BQF certification.

In-house Training / Virtual classroom– Please contact us if you have more than 4 delegates interested in attending the same course.

Open Training – £784 including BQF certification (2 days training).

*Please note that the price is per delegate, excluding VAT.

Upcoming Training dates-

Self-paced online: can start anytime to suit the learner

Managed online:

  • Starts 14th May 2020, 1hr weekly sessions for six weeks every Thursday at 10am
  • Starts 18th May 2020, (1hr EVENING SESSIONS), 18 & 21 May; 26 & 28 May; 1 & 4 June
  • Starts 23rd July 2020, 1hr weekly sessions for six weeks every Thursday at 10am

 Virtual:

  • 5-6 May 2020, 2-days starting 10am
  • 16-17 June 2020, 2-days starting 10am
  • 4-5 August 2020, 2-days starting 10am

Open Training dates-

  • June 23-24 2020 (London)
  • December 2-3 2020 (London)

Certification achieved: BQF Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification.

Please contact us to find out more and to book your training.

Perfect for: Improvement project leaders.

You will:

  • Learn Lean Six Sigma’s problem-solving approach and core principles.
  • Learn how to understand, measure and manage processes.
  • Learn how to develop, implement and sustain improvements

Training prices-

Self-paced online: £875 including BQF certification.

Managed online: £985 including BQF certification.

Virtual: £1450 including BQF certification.

In-house Training / Virtual Classroom – Please contact us if you have more than 4 delegates interested in attending the same course.

Open Training – £1,650 including BQF certification (4 days training).

*Please note that the price is per delegate, excluding VAT.

Upcoming Training dates-

Self-paced online: can start anytime to suit the learner

Managed online dates:

  • Starts 28th May 2020, 1hr weekly sessions for six weeks every Thursday at 2 pm
  • Starts 14th July 2020, (1hr EVENING SESSIONS), for six weeks every Tuesday evening at 6.30 pm

 Virtual Training dates:

  • 12-13 May and 19-20 May and 26-27 June 2020, 6-days starting 10 am

Upcoming Open Training dates:

  • June 2-5 2020 (London)
  • September 8-11 2020 (London)

Certification achieved: BQF Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Please contact us to find out more and to book your training.

We also offer the Advanced Green Belt, which consists of Green Belt plus two additional modules focused on statistical tools using Minitab software. If you are interested please contact us.

Perfect for: Those who want to become an improvement specialist and internal consultant. Black Belt continues from Green Belt with further modules covering expert level statistical tools and change management skills.

You will:

  • Tackle high profile, complicated business problems.
  • Lead significant improvement projects and coach Green Belt projects.
  • Become a process improvement expert and internal consultant.

Training prices:

Online Training (self-paced) – £2,600 (£3,030 including BQF certification).

Open Training – £4,920 including BQF certification (16 days training in total).

In-house Training – Please contact us for more information.

*Please note that the price is per delegate, excluding VAT.

Certification achieved: BQF Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.

Please contact us to find out more and to book your training.

Perfect for: Those who want to gain the British Quality Foundation’s ultimate level of certification in Lean Six Sigma. This training is designed to be tailored to your individual needs.

You will:

  • Be a go-to resource for solving the most challenging business problems.
  • Be an expert and role model in the use of process data and Lean Six Sigma best practice.
  • Support and influence business leaders in building a Continuous Improvement culture.

Certification achieved: BQF Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification.

Please contact us to find out more and tailor your training.

Lean Six Sigma Webinars

Want to understand more about Lean Six Sigma before committing to a training course?

Attend one of BQF’s Introduction to Lean Six Sigma webinars, which will introduce you to the key concepts and benefits of Lean Six Sigma, including a brief introduction to the importance of the ‘softer skills’ needed for successful projects and change.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the background, principles and fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma, learn about the roles and responsibilities of individuals and organisations in Lean Six Sigma projects, and understand some of the key issues involved in planning and implementing Lean Six Sigma in your organisation.

Upcoming dates

Free hourly webinars (11am) –

Thursday 28 May 2020
Monday 29th June 2020
Monday 27th July 2020
Monday 7th September 2020

Using Lean Six Sigma Tools in the Virtual World (1-day)

Thursday 14 May 2020