How many Six Sigma courses are there?
Six Sigma training is traditionally run as 4 different programmes:
Black Belt: An in depth study of the DMAIC principles trained over 3, 1 week sessions (15 days). The intention is to equip full time business improvement resources with a comprehensive toolkit to run advanced Six Sigma projects. This programme includes 12 months eLearning access that includes videos of our instructors, voice over narrations, templates & toolkits, SigmaXL License, quizzes and an online exam for certification.
Green Belt: The DMAIC principles are trained over 2, 1 week sessions (10 days). The intention is to develop part time resources with good understanding of Six Sigma to support and assist Black Belts to run projects. The programme includes 6 months eLearning access that includes videos of our instructors, voice over narrations, templates & toolkits, SigmaXL License, quizzes and an online exam for certification.
Yellow Belt: Aimed at the shop floor, the yellow belt is trained within 1 week (5 days). The intention is to provide fundamental problem solving skills, that will be applied in conjunction with larger scale projects to measure, identify and resolve everyday issues. The programme includes 3 months eLearning access that includes videos of our instructors, voice over narrations, templates & toolkits, quizzes and an online exam for certification.
White Belt: The white belt is typically a 1 day overview of six sigma, intended to provide senior executives with an understanding of Six Sigma and their role to support Projects and Black Belts within the business.
What is the difference between Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt?
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is intended for part-time project managers supporting Black Belts and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is for full time project managers. It is not a pre-requisite to complete Green before Black Belt. Black Belt includes additional modules such as Stakeholder Management, Project Scoping and behavioural root causes.
What is DMAIC?
DMAIC is an acronym for the five phases that a Six Sigma project progresses through, namely Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control.
How long will it take me to complete the eLearning requirements?
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: 12 months access
160 hours self-study time
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt: 6 months access
120 hours self-study time
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt: 3 months access
50 hours self-study time
Is this certification recognised?
Yes – you will receive an international certification through IACET (International Association for Continuing Education and Training)
What is the difference between TLC and other Six Sigma Service providers?
TLC’s Master Black Belts have developed our curriculum and incorporated their years of experience into the training material. This enables us to provide relevant, up to date course material using our industry experience to develop the most competent six sigma practitioners.