Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt - Only 5 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your Black Belt course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be Black Belt certified in just 5 days. With us, you’ll be Black Belt trained in record time
  2. Our Black Belt course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Black Belt first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more Black Belt. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Black Belt faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Black Belt with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 64,877 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Black Belt courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 64,877 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.54% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:



"Long days, hard work. But all worth it."
Stuart Anwyl, Balfour Beatty Mott Macdonald. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (20/2/2016 to 24/2/2016)

"Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and the learning environment was perfect."
Ben Richards, Magellan Aerospace. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (20/2/2016 to 24/2/2016)

"Having recognised the business improvement benefits of Lean Six Sigma to my organisation, I researched thoroughly for providers for my Lean Six Sigma black belt training. Firebrand come out on top on all levels. During my training, support from the clerical team was excellent; the pace and delivery from my tutor was excellent. You get my drift. Thoroughly recommend Firebrand for Six Sigma training!"
Steve Howells, Gatwick Airport. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (20/2/2016 to 24/2/2016)

"This was the second element of my training and I found it as challenging and rewarding as the first. The pace was demanding and i really appreciated the understanding the tutor showed. He really gave me confidence when i wobbled. I found the experience very hard but very rewarding, Thanks!"
Andrew Johnson, Longdogs UK. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (10/10/2015 to 14/10/2015)

"Comfortable, educational, enjoyable. Sorry I have to leave."
Anonymous - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (10/10/2015 to 14/10/2015)

"Learn how to put the practice into the real world."
Alan Davidson. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (27/6/2015 to 1/7/2015)

"Intense learning mixed with a good sense of humour! Cant wait to apply all of my new learning at the company!"
Stine Gerdes, FL Smidth. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (27/6/2015 to 1/7/2015)

"This course is not for the faint hearted - it is intense and detailed but the instructor was so knowledgeable and adaptable and the training material so detailed, that you can't help but leave feeling energised to use this new knowledge, out in the real world."
Lorna Roberts, Leading CRO. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (27/6/2015 to 1/7/2015)

"The black belt course was harder than expected, after taking the green belt six months ago. But the Tutor made everything sound easy with examples to match, covering all the material. Working in teams of three, there was a lot of time for our project and to ask questions. The days were long, but worthwhile. The staff are very helpful on the front desk and I feel they do an excellent job, running all the various exams and making sure we are happy during our stay. The Reception and food was excellent at the Hotel, which was only a two minute work away, allowing plenty of time for study. I would recommend this training company over all others"
David Wheeler, Amazing IT Ltd. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (27/6/2015 to 1/7/2015)

"A very intensive learning experience, great for those who want success but are limited with time."
Helen Ashdown, Randstad Inhouse Services. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (6/12/2014 to 10/12/2014)

"Excellent facility & great learning environment. I will recommend Firebrand Training to colleagues."
Michael Scott, Magellan. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (6/12/2014 to 10/12/2014)

"Excellent course, great instructor, looking forward to going back to work to implement what I have learnt."
John Greaves, Torbay Economic Development Company Ltd. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (18/10/2014 to 22/10/2014)

"Although very intense, the structure of the course, the expertise of the the tutor and the surrounding allow you all the tools required to obtain the skill and learning."
Nigel Peters, LSS-BB. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (28/6/2014 to 2/7/2014)

"The atmosphere was conducive for the learning and the lecturer was very good at delivery."
James Ishola, BTMU. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (28/6/2014 to 2/7/2014)

"I have enjoyed the course and the instructor took time out to go through things that i felt i was out of my depth."
Karen Hooper, Griffith Laboratories. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (1/2/2014 to 5/2/2014)

"We had intensive five days, that gave us both a good overview and a great insight "
Wolfgnag Weiss, Avery Dennision Zweckfor. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (16/3/2013 to 20/3/2013)

"Great trainer, Great material, Great learning and interaction good "
Gary Fowmes, Avery. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (16/3/2013 to 20/3/2013)

"Firebrand training is an excellent way to learn the environment is professional but relaxed the training is intensive, but not hard going. Instructor was excellent and made every member of the course feel at ease and valued"
Daneil Pallatt, Avery Dennison. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (16/3/2013 to 20/3/2013)

"Excellent course good location"
Ryan Cleary, Amgen. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (16/3/2013 to 20/3/2013)

"THE EXPERIENCE AND THE GROUP WERE VERY NICE. INTENSIVE LEARNING IN A COOL ENVIOURONMENT"
Marco Misurelli, Avery Dennison. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (16/3/2013 to 20/3/2013)

"Tutor interaction good use of explanation techniques, sociable, approachable, personality. whilst maintaining tutor/learner relationship - handed difficult challenging situations very well presented & explained in an effective way- thank you - for making the learning process enjoyable - sharing a wide range relevant experence."
Laurie Heald, Develop-u. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (26/1/2013 to 30/1/2013)

"The trainer is great at explaining the theory and making it practical - applying it to real work situations which made learning easy to understand, memorable and fun thank you"
Lisa Leonce, efil limited. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (26/1/2013 to 30/1/2013)

"the course was all encompassing and extremely well delivered by a knowledgeable trainer who managed to explain even the most complex concepts in a way that enabled understanding. I found the practical content of the course outstanding and the model was based on theory- practice - assess."
alex douglas, Liverpool john moore university. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (26/1/2013 to 30/1/2013)

"A very knowleadgeable trainer who had vast peronal experience to call upon"
tommy musgrave, Self-employed. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (1/12/2012 to 5/12/2012)

"This is a real life and rare training experience, the materials are extensive rich and real. I would definatly recommend Firebrand to any professional that needs to stand out excellently"
Anonymous - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (29/9/2012 to 3/10/2012)

"Easy to book, easy to access, well structured training in plesant surroundings"
Anonymous - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (29/9/2012 to 3/10/2012)

"A fast paced course with a very knowledgable and patient instructor"
Anonymous - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (29/9/2012 to 3/10/2012)

"A very practical course, hard work but very worth the effort"
Anonymous - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (29/9/2012 to 3/10/2012)

"The course is intense and very demanding but a very good learning experience. The case study gave a realistic insight into the deployment of many of the lean six sigma tools."
Anonymous - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (29/9/2012 to 3/10/2012)

"Intense"
Anon., g4s. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (17/3/2012 to 21/3/2012)

"Yet again excellent facilities and tutor."
John Dewhurst, Siemong. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (11/2/2012 to 15/2/2012)

"Strongly recommended for understanding and knowledge of the instructor also very pragmatic, easy to apply to the industry."
Svein Kalvatn, spenncon a/s. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (11/2/2012 to 15/2/2012)

"Professionally delivered course with an excellent tutor has given me extra usable and relevant skills that I can take back to my work immediately."
Ian Harper, xaarjet ltd. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (11/2/2012 to 15/2/2012)

"I found the pace, content and style of the course really good. The mix of theoretical vs practical application to cement understanding worked well."
Martin Asker. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (11/2/2012 to 15/2/2012)

"Excellent delivery of material and great learning experience. Will leave with exactly what I was looking for, tools which will help to deliver Six sigma projects and the confidence to be able to use data analysis to back up and challenge findings. "
Tracy Jackson, NHS. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (11/2/2012 to 15/2/2012)

"The course went at a very good pace and the instructor was very helpful."
Neil Taylor, britton group. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (11/2/2012 to 15/2/2012)

"Excellent delivery and pace, learnt a lot in short time. Thank You."
A.F, nhs. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (11/2/2012 to 15/2/2012)

"Good solid grounding and training in both Lean and Six Sigma, Change management and Stats. "
S.T. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (26/11/2011 to 30/11/2011)

"Very intense learning but well worth it! Instructor was very approachable and helpful."
Neil Taylor, Britton Group. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (26/11/2011 to 30/11/2011)

"I find the training useful and the way it was built up in the combination of theoretical and practical case study. This way made it easier for me to understand the tools and methods."
G.C.A. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (24/9/2011 to 28/9/2011)

"I found this course very rewarding and have gained a lot more understanding of the process of six sigma. The instructor made the course very enjoyable, and his practical knowledge was really useful to help relate to the some of the subject matter. You need to be prepared to work hard and put the effort in. This was a great way to learn Six Sigma."
A.W. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (24/9/2011 to 28/9/2011)

"I believe in Firebrand so much that I came back a second time. Firebrand Training provides the complete learning experience with the added benefit of accelerated accreditation. The training is justifiably intense and the expertise of the instructors provides reassurance of success. The facilities are superb and the ultimately the whole package provides excellent value for money. I will certainly be coming back in the future and highly recommend it to business or individual considering enhancing their personal or professional development opportunities."
Ben Stevens. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (24/9/2011 to 28/9/2011)

"Its a hard and intense 10-day training course, but the best way to gain so much information in such a short time period."
Andreas Rein, rein-digital. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (24/9/2011 to 28/9/2011)

"Good Luck and be prepared"
Anonymous - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (30/7/2011 to 3/8/2011)

"Course was intensive, yet stimulating and informative. Hard work but worth the effort."
Iain Hayes. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (30/7/2011 to 3/8/2011)

"The instructor delivered the course very well and explained everything thoroughly. Even though there was a lot of content to cover, it didn't feel overbearing or as intense as it could have been. The methods used enabled the theory to be picked up quickly and applied to the case study done within the 5 days. I would definitely recommend Firebrand Training!!"
Sarah Hyde, BAE Systems. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (30/7/2011 to 3/8/2011)

"Excellent hands on training focused on getting us to become practitioners rather than just pass the exam. The Trainer was excellent and supported the class well throughout the 10 day process from the Green belt through to the Black Belt completion. Would recommend the process and the training style to anyone."
Simon Riley, Halton Borough Council. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (21/5/2011 to 25/5/2011)

"Our instructor is a knowledgeable trainer and the course material tests understanding rather than rote learning - recommended!"
Andrew Brown, BAE SYSTEMS. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (21/5/2011 to 25/5/2011)

"Very enjoyable 5 days, it was challenging but very balanced with regard to practical and theory, it has given me a appetite to take my learning further."
Michael White, Business Improvement. - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (10/1/2011 to 14/1/2011)

"Training was very complete and helped me to complete the picture of BB and tools to use in the future"
Anonymous - Lean Six Sigma Training Black Belt (5 days) (24/6/2017 to 28/6/2017)

Need Green Belt certification too? Sit the combined Lean Six Sigma Green Belt & Black Belt course in just ten days.

Lean Six Sigma Process

Aimed at the advanced practitioner, your accelerated Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification will teach you to generate business improvements in areas such as: customer satisfaction, service delivery, cost control, process performance, & new product introduction.

This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification is delivered be PEEC, an IASSC accredited Lean Six Sigma training provider, meaning you will benefit from accredited instructors and curriculum. During the 5 day course you will be introduced to both Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, meaning that activities focused around the speed and quality of business processes are addressed.

Your accelerated course meets the ISO 18404 standard applicable to all PEEC programs. Delivered in line with the International Standards for Lean Six Sigma, as described in the ISO 13053-1 and ISO 13053-2 standard, you will attain an internationally recognised certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Traditional Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training lasts 10 days. This normally includes a month between each module, meaning that it can take up to two months to complete. This is compared to five days at Firebrand. Plus, our course contains case studies and exercises - it is not just theory.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand Six Sigma and Lean and have hands-on application of the Green Belt tool-kit applied to real-life problems.
  • Establish meaningful business metrics that align process performance with financial performance.
  • Have a detailed view of Cycle Time Reduction, Process Variation and Risk Management.
  • Prepare an actionable plan for identifying, scoping and chartering process improvement projects and selecting the right people to execute those projects.
  • Lead teams in managing and preventing defects in products, processes or services.
  • Redesigning existing products, processes or services to achieve Six Sigma levels of performance over the life cycle.
  • Understand how an enhanced value stream can illuminate areas of opportunity through the application of Lean principles to reduce cycle time.
  • Apply a practical understanding of how to lead strategic change, manage a team and transfer Lean Six Sigma knowledge to develop robust breakthrough products, services and processes that perform flawlessly on launch.
  • Prepare an actionable plan for supporting your organisation, and tools to build continuous improvement capability that deliver substantial and meaningful business results.

What is a Black Belt?

As a Six Sigma Black Belt practitioner you will:

  • Be responsible for leading, executing, and completing business improvement projects
  • Provide expert knowledge and thought leadership around Six Sigma & LEAN with particular emphasis on turning operational process improvements into tangible customer & financial benefits
  • Teach team members the Six Sigma & LEAN methodology and tools
  • Assist in identifying project opportunities and refining project details and scope
  • Report progress to the project champions and the process owners and manage stakeholder expectations and involvement
  • Transfer knowledge and coach other Green Belts and the organisation.

This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course is designed for all business professionals from a wide variety of manufacturing or service / transactional environments. Ideally, you will be tasked with delivering major performance or efficiency transformation for a business, typically working as a Change Leader within the business.

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Benefits of your IASSC accredited Lean Six Sigma course:

  • IASSC accredited curriculum
  • IASSC accredited instructors
  • ISO 18404 certified - delivered in line with the International Standards for Lean Six Sigma as described in the ISO 13053-1 and ISO 13053-2 standard, you will attain an internationally recognised certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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On the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification course you will learn expert level Lean Six Sigma skills, to enable you to identify, lead and deliver business process improvement projects.

You'll gain Black Belt level skills in these essential areas:

  • Lean Principles
  • Data Collection and Root Cause Analysis including Y=f(x)
  • Six Sigma Principles including the Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) Cycle
  • Lean and Cycle Time Reduction
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Process Mapping and Managing by Metrics
  • Seven Basic Quality Tools (Ishikawa diagram, Pareto chart, Check sheet, Control chart, Flowchart, Histogram, Scatter diagram)
  • Project / Problem Definition
  • Critical to Quality (CTQ)
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Logical (non-statistical) tools
  • Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Process Variation and Defect Management
  • Black Belt Tool-kit application
  • Change Management
  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Black Belt Tool-kit
  • Project Management
  • Solution Thinking
  • Effective Team working and Facilitation skills

You'll also develop expert level skills in the following Lean Six Sigma Black Belt capability areas:

  • Minitab and advanced statistics including data manipulation
  • Distributions
  • Central Limit Theorem
  • Sampling
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Hypothesis Testing I
  • Coaching practice
  • Analysis Of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Hypothesis Testing II
  • Surveys
  • Multiple Linear Regression
  • Advanced Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Change Adoption
  • Logistic Regression

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As part of the course, you will sit the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt exam.

This is a multiple choice exam, which requires a 70% pass mark. You'll walk away with proof that you are competent in process management and improvement.

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Included:

  • IASSC accredited curriculum
  • The Six SIGMA Memory Jogger II: A Pocketguide of Tools for Six SIGMA Improvement Teams
    ISBN: 9781576810446

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt students are not fully certified until they have completed a project. Firebrand students complete the project as part of the course.

Other training providers often require you to complete additional projects after the course, before you can gain your certification.

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 01 9010 151.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses.
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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You'll have at least one and a half years of project management experience, either directly as a Project Manager or as part of a team.

You'll also have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office; such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Previous exposure to process improvement or Lean Six Sigma philosophies is helpful, but not essential.

You must have attended and passed a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course previously, or are attending it as part of this course.

Need Green Belt certification too? Sit this and the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification course together in just ten days.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 01 9010 151 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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