Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Special Purpose Award
Field of Study
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Type of Course:
Type of Qualification:
LEVEL 8 Special Purpose Award
Type of Study:
Application Closing Date:
Full-time course duration:
21 days over six months.
A demonstration of several years work experience in a technical role in manufacturing or a service industry is required. A grounding in six sigma principles is desirable.
Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Eng
Regular Fee €8,500*
External Support funding may be available for this course. Please contact email@example.com to enquire.
Discounts available for groups of three or more.
Note: Places are limited for this course. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.
A certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a professional who is an expert in Six Sigma philosophies and principles, including supporting systems and tools. A Black Belt should 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 model in accordance with Lean Sigma principles.
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 both the basic problem solving tools and advanced statistical principles including DOE (Design of Experiments) and SPC (Statistical Process Control).
Dave Murphy, 2011 attendee: "I have an Honours Degree and a background in technical and quality management. My most recent job was a customer support specialist for eleven years for customers of Fujitsu Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) in Ireland. In December 2010 I became unemployed. I read about the Springboard funded Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course and with my Quality background, I immediately recognised the importance of the course in my efforts to get back into the workplace.
I was very much aware of the high value that employers put on Lean and Six Sigma so I applied for the CIT CAMMS Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course and was offered a place. I was particularly impressed by expert subject tutors who delivered the various Lean Six Sigma Modules and felt that all lessons learned would be of practical benefit. My final point is that in early March I finally secured a Senior Engineering role at EMC in Co. Cork."
A demonstration of several years work experience in a technical role in manufacturing or a service industry is required. Experience in Lean six sigma principles is desirable.
- Introduction to Lean and Six Sigma, DMAIC Methodology
- Change Management, Team Building, Facilitation, Conflict Resolution
- Project Control, Return on Investment, Critical Success Factors
- Statistical Techniques
- Measurement System Analysis
- Hypothesis Testing, Regression, Control Charts, Process Capability
- Design of Experiments
- Lean Sigma Supply Chain
Throughout their training, and until the completion of their projects, Lean Sigma Black Belts will receive support and mentoring from their tutor.
Twenty one full days over six months. Click here for course schedule for 2013-14.
CIT: Thirty credits at Advanced Level on the National Framework Qualifications. Candidates who complete the Six Sigma Black Belt Programme are eligible to sit the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Six Sigma Black Belt exam. (Examination fees separately payable to the ASQ).
The ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt requires two completed projects with signed affidavits or one completed project with signed affidavit and three years of work experience in one or more areas of the Six Sigma Body of Knowledge.
Applications are now open for the September 2013 intake.
- Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered.
- Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.
- Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the next intake.