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,Online

  • Application Closing Date:

    Please see Apply Tab for various course delivery dates

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.

Admission Requirements:

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


Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Eng

All part-time programmes at MTU 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 2022-2023 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.


This course is Springboard+ funded. Check availability and visit: Am I Eligible For a Springboard+ Course? 



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 Munster Technological University.

  • Applications are now open for Springboard funding for courses starting in February 2023

  • Applications are made online through the springboard website however, you must register first in order to apply for this course: https://springboardcourses.ie/register.

  • You can check your eligibility for springboard funding at the following link: https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility

    It is important to upload a copy of your academic transcripts and CV for ease of processing. Once all your documents have been uploaded and reviewed to ensure that the requirements are met, your application will be approved with an email sent to verify your place on this course.





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