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  • What are the pre-requisites?

    Candidates are required to already have passed the Green Belt level exam before attempting the Black Belt examination.

  • Who should attend this course?

    This course is for anyone who wants or needs to improve their business performance.

  • Do you offer support for the course?

    We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.

  • What is included in the course?

    Delegate pack consisting of course notes and folder, pre-course leaflets, an experienced instructor and refreshments.

  • Does this course involve and include exams?

    Yes, the Black Belt examination is provided.

  • What are the structures of the exams?

    The exam is multiple choice.

  • How long until I receive the course confirmation details?

    Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts.

Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Weekend

Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade (weekend) | Six Sigma Training {location}

Six Sigma Black belt upgrade weekend course has been created for anyone who already holds the green belt certification but would like to upgrade to the black belt certification. Six Sigma training is in high demand and show employers that you can manage and create quality improvements using the DMAIC method.

During the 5 days, you will learn all the aspects of Six Sigma Black Belt. The techniques you will be taught can be applied directly to your business situation. During the course, you will be provided with a course workbook, which you can use as a reference upon completion of the course.

You are required to hold the green belt certification to take this course. Also, you are required to complete some pre-course reading. We advise you to look at your yellow and green belt work before the start of the course.


The course lasts 5 days and during those days, you will learn how to accomplish statistical calculations for example. On the last day of the course, you will take the six sigma exam to test what you have learnt during the course. The test has 100 multiple-choice questions and you are required to get at least 70 right to pass.

Here at Six Sigma, we provide black belt courses at the lowest market price. We provide the course through three methods, which are classroom, online and onsite training.


Our classroom training allows you to study in one of our many high quality venues. Our instructors have many years of experience when it comes to implementing and teaching in their respected fields, this will help to deliver an effective course that is carefully constructed and provides you with the skills and knowledge needed.

Online training allows you to pace yourself and take the course in the comfort of your own home. The six sigma course can be accessed through any secure internet connection and one of our industry leading instructors will help guide you throughout the six sigma certification.

One of our most popular methods with employers is onsite training. This is where we provide the course at your work place so this allows the employer to monitor employee progress and saves the employee from spending money on travel costs.

If you would like to find out any more information, please contact us on 0800 0354 348 or send us an email to


Six Sigma is a business methodology which helps improve quality. This methodology focuses on collecting and analysing data on existing processes to discover where defects are occurring and figuring out how to reduce them. In the real world, Six Sigma users have different assignments; Black Belt practitioners supervise and manage Six Sigma projects whereas Green & Yellow Belts work in teams to carry out the project activities. Motorola invented this process in the 1980s, but Six Sigma has been adopted by many other companies as a method for quality improvement in organisations.



Candidates are required to already have passed the Green Belt level exam before attempting the Black Belt examination.


Who Should Attend

This course is for anyone who wants or needs to improve their business performance and have already passed the Six Sigma Green Belt course.


About the Trainers and Materials

The materials for the Six Sigma Black Belt course are always top quality and will ensure delegates always receive the most effective and highest standard of training.


The trainers involved in delivering the course have over twenty of years of experience and have vast expertise on the field of implementing best practice involved in work optimisation, managing supply chains and using Six Sigma methodologies.


All of these trainers have worked as leading management consultants involved in high profile assignments and have broad experience in managing and implementing Lean Six Sigma in government, engineering, science, manufacturing and retail sectors.


Course Structure & Content

During this five day course, delegates will be able to prepare for the Six Sigma Black Belt examination, as well as the case study which takes place on the final day of the course.


The exam involves 100 multiple choice questions, with the pass mark above 70. Passing this exam ensures that delegates are able to lead a team of process improvement staff and act as an expert in the field of Lean Six Sigma methods and tools.


Course Outline

The units of this course include:

  • Managing meetings
  • Keeping track of responsibilities
  • Using improvement wheels
  • Managing cycles of emotional change
  • Communication skills
  • Motivating others
  • Running critical issues workshops


Advanced Equipment;

  • Takt & Cycle time
  • Balancing work
  • RRS
  • R&R Gage
  • Mapping value streams
  • Experiment designs
  • T&F Testing
  • Using advanced control charts


Managing Operational Performance;

  • How to design a dashboard for performance management
  • How to use a dashboard for performance management
  • Interpreting trends
  • Visual management basics
  • Building business cases
  • Reporting on performance management


Leadership Fundamentals;

  • The principles of leadership
  • Forming a team of top performers
  • Situational leadership
  • Running rapid action and quick wins teams
  • How to manage resistance
  • Coaching and giving feedback


Why Train with

  • The materials provided are world class
  • Learning experiences are always enjoyable
  • Trusted by leading companies to train their staff
  • Pre and post course support is provided
  • Our courses use real-world examples and businesses
  • The exam pass rate is consistently high
  • 90% of delegates take further courses with us
  • The instructors are the best in the global industry
  • In 2014, over 50,000 delegates were trained through us
  • The venues we use and provide are the most luxurious in the world


Case Study

General Electric implemented Six Sigma in the 1990s and is probably the most famous case study of Six Sigma use.


The owner of General Electric, Jack Welch, needed to change his company’s strategies, so in 1995 he noticed the success of Six Sigma in a friend’s company, Allied Signal, and decided to give it a go for himself.


He performed some analysis and discovered that General Electric was running at three or four sigma, and by raising it to six sigma, the company could save somewhere between $7 billion to $10 billion.


The Six Sigma program was implemented in 1996 with a goal in mind of taking just five years, whereas other companies would take about ten years to fully take control.


Six Sigma could only fully benefit General Electric if it could fully permeate company processes and culture on the manufacturing perspectives but also how much value it delivers to customers. Most employee attended Six Sigma training. Some of these were promoted to Black Belt who were able to train Green Belts who could then form Six Sigma teams, able to carry out projects within the organisation.


Six Sigma was heavily supported by the executives of the company, who would review and work on projects in quarterly meetings. Executives who were most successful were given stock options so employees could witness how their work was celebrated. This made engaging with employees far easier.


In the first two years, General Electric’s revenues rose by 11% and their earnings by 13% and after the first five years, they saved around $12 billion through using Six Sigma. To this day, Six Sigma is still a part of GE’s business model as well as many other Fortune 500 companies.

  • Delegate Pack Consisting of Lean Six Sigma Courseware
  • Exam
  • An Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments
  • Certificate

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