Certificate in Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt)

Course Points
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 7
Course Start Date
Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at 6.30pm

Four great reasons to consider this course

  • This is one of the highest regarded Lean Six Sigma courses offered in the North East and is sought after by many employers as significant savings will be made as a result of the project.
  • It is very interactive and practical with plenty of active learning, such as group activities, discussion and applying skills to your own in-company projects.
  • The course is validated at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • This course will provide students with the knowledge and confidence to run Green Belt Projects within any role.

Course Summary

Lean Six Sigma has become the fastest growing and most successful approach to continuous improvement across all industries regardless of size, position in the supply chain or service provided. Our Lean Six Sigma courses aim to provide students with a balance of theoretical learning and practical know-how in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.

Important notice about this course


Lean Six Sigma has become the most successful approach to continuous improvement across all industries regardless of size, position in the supply chain or service provided. An essential element of Lean Six Sigma roll-out is Green Belt training. This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course will teach students the tools and methodology necessary to successfully lead and contribute to DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control) improvement projects within organisations. This Green Belt Lean Six Sigma course will help participants to improve productivity and quality and provide them with the skills necessary to work on projects to transform a business.

  • Introduction & Overview
  • Change Management
  • Define: Project Charter, Project Team Structure, Project Planning, Customer Analysis, Define Gate Review
  • Measure: Process Mapping, VSM, Data Collection, Basic Statistics, Measurement System Analysis, Baseline calculation, Measure Gate Review
  • Analyse: Basic Root Cause Analysis, Determining Critical Root Causes, Statistical Analysis, Analyse Gate Review
  • Improve: Prioritising Solutions, Piloting Solutions, Kaizen, Lean Process Improvements, Improve Gate Review
  • Control: Control Measures, Control Plans, Project Closure

DUNDALK CENTRE (DkIT) - 12 weeks, one evening (Wednesdays) per week for 3 hours 6.30pm-9.30pm plus 1 Saturday morning session (10.00am-1.00pm).

One of the primary objectives of this course is to give you the tools to implement improvements that are sustainable within your organisation. We have participants from every sector attending this course, including hospitality, retail, pharmaceuticals, IT and telecoms to name a few.

The skills developed from this course are transferrable across all sectors so this will make the participant more employable as a result.

Upon completion of this course, successful students may progress to Black Belt programmes.

  • Mature applicants (i.e. over 23 years of age) with appropriate work experience. Interviews may apply to all mature students without a qualification.


  • Leaving Certificate Grade D3 in five subjects at ordinary level (or equivalent) to include mathematics and a language (English or Irish), or equivalent.

NOTE: Candidates should have at least three year’s experience AND MUST BE currently working and have access to a company project. The course is aimed at all personnel working within the design, manufacturing, transactional, sales or support environment. It is suitable for management and team leaders through to shop floor personnel and employees directly involved in the process.

This certification is in great demand by companies across all sectors in either manufacturing, design, pharmaceutical, healthcare, transactional, sales or service sectors. The course is suitable for project managers, team leaders, consultants, and managers and suitable for all levels within the organisation.

Student who may benefit from this course include 

  • Managers who wish to bring staff with them as they introduce change 
  • Staff and management who wish to upskill  
  • Employees who wish to challenge themselves and introduce change in their company ,increasing their visibility in the process

Annmarie McHugh (Lecturer, School of Business and Humanities, DkIT)
Phone: +353 42 9370200
Email: annmarie.mchugh@dkit.ie

Anton Barrett (Head of Lifelong Learning)
Phone: +353 42 9370290
Email: parttime@dkit.ie

For Cavan Centre enquiries: Vincent Reynolds (Cavan Innovation & Technology Centre)
Phone: 049-4377277
Email: vincentreynolds@cavanitc.ie

Course ID DK_BLSSS_7
Level 7
Duration 1 Semester
Credits 10
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Business Studies
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €1,390.00
Starting Date Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at 6.30pm
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How to Apply

We are offering the course in two centres, here on campus in DkIT AND in the Cavan Innovation and Technology Centre (CITC). Each course will run subject to enough demand.
The Cavan course will next be on offer in Autumn 2020 and we will be open for enrolments to this instance of the course from March 2020.

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