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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.

It provides a rigorous and structured approach – that relies on a collaborative team effort – to help manage and improve quality and performance, and to solve complex problems.

The different levels of certifications are divided into belt colours. The highest level of certification is a Master Black Belt (guru), then Black Belt signifying a deep knowledge of Lean Six Sigma principles. Below the Black Belt are the Green and Yellow belts. For each of these belts, the BQF offers training (through our partner organisations) and certification. BQF certification is a very well-recognised qualification in industry that will enhance your career prospects, develop your practical problem-solving approaches and on completion, your name will be added to our prestigious register of practitioners

Benefits of using Lean Six Sigma:

For the business:

  • Provides a systematic way to improve efficiency and effectiveness across all processes
  • Enhances your business’ focus on its customers
  • Reduces internal waste ie. non value-added activities
  • Improves employee morale and motivation by involving everyone in CI improvement activities
  • Quantifiable financial and operational benefits
  • Helps leadership teams to focus on key strategic priorities
  • Will ensure Everyday Operational Excellence
  • Creates a positive leadership environment and agile mindset
  • Helps to ensure the businesses processes are ‘looked after’
  • Breaks down silo thinking and focuses on team potential

For the individual:

  • Increases your self-esteem and value to your employer. BQF Certification is highly regarded by employers
  • Broadens your mind providing a wide variety of practical tools and techniques ranging from analytical to creative and innovative approaches
  • Helps you to engage with Stakeholders and embrace Change
  • Develops your practical problem-solving approaches which you can apply in improvement projects and in your day to day role.
  • Enhances your career prospects
  • Affirms your commitment to quality
  • 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:

  • to be confirmed

 Virtual programmes:

  • 6-7 October 2020, 2-days
  • 1-2 December 2020, 2-days

Open Training dates- to be confirmed once government restrictions are lifted:

  • 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:

  • Contact us for details for ‘inhouse’ virtual options

 Virtual Training dates:

  • 8 September 2020, 6-days, 3 days live Zoom per week for 2 weeks
  • 13 October 2020, 6-days, 3 days live Zoom per week for 2 weeks
  • 8 December 2020, 6-days, 3 days live Zoom per week for 2 weeks

Upcoming Open Training dates (to be confirmed once government restrictions are lifted):

  • November 10-13 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 Introduction to Lean Six Sigma –Free hourly webinars (11am) –

Thursday 17th September 2020

BQF Coffee and Conversation Events

The Lean Startup – key concepts & how the thinking can be used in all sizes of organisations – James Dwan, Catalyst Consulting – 1st September 2020, 11-12.30