Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Diploma
This 4 part Distance Learning course is designed to include all of the skills required to achieve both Six Sigma levels of performance and all of the advantages of Lean Manufacture in one comprehensive package.
For each of the 4 Units, the student will receive
Unit dh LSS1 - Includes all of the basic skills necessary to be able to conduct Project by Project Improvement. This course is based on Dr Juran's famous Breakthrough process which is fundamental to all successful Business Performance Improvement programmes.
During this Unit the basic tools of Root Cause Analysis are covered together with Facilitation skills and the establishment of a supportive corporate infrastucture. Students will be guided in the selection of a work related project for the purpose of this Unit.
GREEN BELT - minimum of 4 weeks after completion of the Yellow Belt course.
Unit dh LSS2 - The main focus of this Unit is decision making based on facts rather than opinion. This follows on from the Yellow Belt Unit intoducing the student to the fundamentals of Lean Manufacture and the quantitative tools used in problem selection, problem diagnosis, identification and selection of possible remedies and holding the gains. Students will be encouraged either to select a new work related project for this Unit or continue with the development of one selected at the Yellow Belt stage. Qualification will be awarded based on the quality of the project and its intrinsic value to the student's host organisation.
BROWN BELT - minimum of 4 weeks after completion of the Green Belt course.
Unit dh LSS3 - This Unit goes into greater depth with the Lean Manufacturing tools and requires the student to carry out assessments of OEE, SMED, establish 5 S programmes in at least one part of their host company. Award of the qualification will be made following an assessment of the report on this work
BLACK BELT - minimum of 4 weeks after completion of the Brown Belt course.
Unit dh LSS4 - This Unit requires the student to develop and implement a pilot organisation wide Lean Six Sigma programme integrated into the organisation's Business Management System. It will require all of the skills acquired in the earlier Units and the successful student will be able to demonstrate the ability to work with top management and all supporting layers to achieve a totally integrated business wide improvement programme. The participant will be required to carry out training of relevant personell at all levels and supportive materials will be provided by DHIQC for that purpose.
Due to the depth and complexity of this final part of the programme, it is not expected that the student will be in a position to present the final report on which basis the Diploma is granted for a minimum of 6 months.
It is likely that the whole programme will take from one to two years depending upon the time available and the degree of support by the host organisation.
The fee for each Unit will be £500.00 plus VAT plus £100.00 for assessment of each completed project. If purchased as a complete package, it can be purchased at the discounted price of £1950 plus VAT.
This can be made either by BACS or Cheque. Details for BACS can be provided.
At the start of each 'Belt' the student will be supplied with:
- a CD which includes all the relevant teaching materials for that Unit.
- Access to a special Students Portal which contains extensive Video support materials
- Access to a Student's Forum
- Tutor Support for the duration of the programme
- Regular newsletter and updates.
- Links to other relevant DHIQC activities including those related to Kingston University and the World Council for Total Quality for Excellence in Education.