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Certificate in Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt)

Course Points
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
12 Places
Course Start Date
Thursday 26th September 2024 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


Closing date for applications: Thursday 5th September OR until all places are taken, whichever comes first.


65% fee subsidy funding is available from Dundalk Skillnet for eligible participants. For advice on eligibility please contact Aidan Callan, Dundalk Skillnet via or see fees section below.

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.

DMAIC  Northeast Lean Network

  • 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

12 weeks, one evening (Thursdays) per week for 3 hours 6.30pm-9.30pm.

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.

Course fee is €1200 payable in 2 instalments as follows:

  • Instalment 1: €200 (non-refundable) is payable to confirm your acceptance of a course place.
  • Instalment 2: €1000 is payable by the 31st October.


If your employer is paying your tuition fee have them email parttime@dkit informing us of this and to supply a PO number if relevant to your organisation.

If you qualify for Skillnet funding the fee is €420 (i.e. 65% grant aid).

Qualifying criteria:-

  • Must be in part-time / full-time employment
  • Employed in ROI
  • 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 years' experience in a suitable enviornment. 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. As the course involves a project which is work based, management support is required so that the participant can implement the project. 

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

Darren Grennan (Course lecturer)

Anton Barrett (Head of Lifelong Learning, DKIT)
Phone: +353 42 9370290

Aidan Callan (Network Training Manager, Dundalk Skillnet)

Course ID DK_BLSSS_7
Course Type Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 7
Duration 1 Semester
Fees €1200 (or €420 if you qualify for Skillnet funding!)
Starting Date Thursday 26th September 2024 at 6.30pm
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Business Studies
Credits 10
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method On Campus

How To Apply

Apply Directly to DkIT

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).