Lean Six Sigma course comparison

Lean Six Sigma is  a set of principles, methods, tools and techniques that evaluate and enable process improvement. Depending on the nature of your role, will determine the belt level you should train in. Detailed below is a comparison of each belt level to help you decide which is the right course for you.

yellow belt

Foundation Level

This certification provides an insight to the tools and techniques of Lean and Six Sigma and its process improvement methodologies.

As a Yellow Belt you will be ready to participate as a core team member or subject matter expert on a project within your company.  It provides a stronger understanding of processes, enabling each individual to provide meaningful assistance in process improvement to achieve the organisation's objectives.

Yellow Belt completion provides the stepping stones towards Green Belt and Black Belt Certification.

green belt

Practitioner Level

This certification introduces the more complex Six Sigma statistical methods. It also presents the Lean Leadership styles and developing a Lean Culture in the workplace.

As a certified Green Belt you will be capable of leading teams and coaching and mentoring team members or subject matter experts within your company.  

The course will enhance the problem solving skills and leadership skills of the attendee and stimulate them to take positive action for process improvement when they return to their workplace.

black belt

Advanced Level

This certification is designed for professionals who have recently passed the IASSC Green Belt training and want to progress to an advanced understanding and application of Lean Six Sigma.

The certified Black Belt incorporates the statistical tools taught at Green Belt level and builds on the understanding of Lean Six Sigma methodology necessary to make strategic decisions. 

The training emphasises a disciplined and data-driven decision making approach for leading problem-solving projects. 

Course Pre-requisites


A basic understanding of mathematics (GCSE level or equivalent). Yellow Belt certification is beneficial, but not essential

Students must have completed the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

IT Requirements


Laptop with Windows 7 or higher operating system.

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Course Timings & Duration

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

What's Included?

  • Course slides in personal file
  • Excel tool-kit
  • Examination fees
  • Yellow Belt certificate
  • Course slides in personal file
  • Excel tool-kit
  • Examination fees
  • Green Belt certificate
  • Course slides in personal file
  • Excel tool-kit
  • Examination fees
  • Takeaway case studies
  • Black Belt certificate

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