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Lean Sigma Yellow Belt for Operations & Service

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

  • Type of Course:

    Special Qualification

  • Type of Qualification:

    Special Purpose Award

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Please see Apply Tab for various course delivery dates

Admission Requirements:

Candidates must have a total of 4 years of combined industrial experience, Lean experience, and academic study.

Course summary

Lean Sigma is a very successful methodology for continuous improvement in all organisations. Lean Sigma is based on the elimination of waste and the reduction of variability in processing through engagement and respect for all staff. The Lean Sigma Yellow Belt course introduces the methods and tools for interpretation of customer requirements for service design and operations in all industry sectors. These include Public Service, Healthcare, Biopharma, Insurance, Hospitality, Charities, Software, Call Centre Service, and Manufacturing.


Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Eng

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.


Course Fee:  €995* includes course notes and exam fee.
* 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.



Five days over three months.


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A certified Lean Sigma Yellow Belt is a professional who will be capable of applying Lean and basic Six Sigma principles and tools as part of a team to drive improvements and show measurable results. The programme consists of assessment of theory by examination, as well as assessment of practice by portfolio. The portfolio is based on the achievement of class project assignments by candidates. The course draws on both the basic problem solving tools and waste identification in processes.

Course Content
  • Introduction to Lean Sigma concepts

  • Improving service processes

  • Understand Voice of the customer

  • DMAIC Methodology

  • Continuous Improvement Tools

  • Tools for eliminating waste

  • In class project work

  • Workplace identification of improvement opportunities

Awarding Body

10 ECTS Credits at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications, awarded by Cork Institute of Technology.


  • Online application is open.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.




Course Start Date: 5th October 2020
Closing Date: 6th October 2020


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Course Start Date: 15th February 2021
Closing Date: 16th February 2021


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Course Start Date: 14th October 2020
Closing Date: 15th October 2020


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Course Start Date: 18th February 2021
Closing Date: 19th February 2021


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Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems
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