Location: Dublin

Cost: Course Fee €4750 – ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet funding €3800


23, 24 January 2020.

06, 07 February 2020.

05, 06, 19, 20 March 2020.

16, 17 April 2020.

14, 15 May 2020.

11, 12 June 2020.

10, 11 September 2020.

15, 16 October 2020.

12 November 2020.

Special Purpose Award,
QQI Level 8, 30 ECTS Credits
Awarded by Cork Institute of Technology


A certified Lean Sigma Black Belt is a professional who is an expert in Lean Sigma philosophies and principles, including supporting systems and tools.  A Black Belt will demonstrate team leadership, understand team dynamics and assign team member roles and responsibilities. Black Belts have a thorough understanding of all aspects of the DMAIC/DMADV models.  They have a thorough knowledge of Lean enterprise concepts, are able to identify non-value added elements and activities and are able to use specific tools.  The course draws on both the basic problem-solving tools and advanced statistical principles.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Lean Sigma
  • DMAIC Methodology and Tools
  • Change Management
  • Project Control
  • Team Building and Facilitation
  • Return on Investment
  • Lean Sigma Supply Chain
  • Critical Success Factors
  • Measurement System Analysis
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Regression
  • Control Charts
  • Process Capability
  • Design of Experiments

Mentoring and Support

A work-based project is undertaken as part of the course.  Students will receive project support and mentoring.

Online Support

Online resources are provided for students to support classroom learning.

Entry Requirements

Level 6/7 qualification preferred.  Green Belt qualified or a demonstration of several years of work experience in a supervision role in service or manufacturing industry is required.  Experience in Lean or Six Sigma principles is desirable.

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