Course Introduction

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade is the most advanced qualification regarding Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training is composed of two different philosophies surrounding waste disposal and process improvement. They coincide with one another due to the need for one to be able to improve the other and complete the project. Improving a business requires the identification and removal of waste within a manufacturing line. This is because if there is waste within the line, aspects such as flow start to be jeopardised, jamming the flow of production could affect the quality of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training product.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade focuses on both qualitative and quantitative methods surrounding Lean Six Sigma and is aimed at candidates with a Green Belt Qualification. This qualification ensure candidates have the ability to train,advise and lead Green Belts through a Lean Six Sigma Project. They are the mentors of Green Belts as well as handling other resources and facilitating Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training projects.

Creative thinking is a differentiating concept in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade course. Sometimes in a project, problems and questions occur that are unusual, implementing thinking outside the box ideas shows initiative and the ability to grasp any circumstance that could come about. We also focus on the change of leadership skills to adapt to the situation.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training Overview

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training is a practice of creating a high value product, with the least work. Preserving cost and time is a key aim in the Lean method however operations that are not valuable to the customer are considered ‘wasteful’. Waste is identified in seven different categories according to the founder of lean production, Toyota.

 Seven waste sectors






Over- processing

What makes Lean such a popular philosophy in waste management is that it is such a flexible and organic system. Despite popularity spread over all types of organisations, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training is most receptive in process orientated industries. For example pharmaceutical companies and industrial engineering. It is compatible with Kaizr, a continuous improvement scheme as adjustments will be made daily to improve waste management. Its strengths are its fast implementation, immediate benefits to productivity and error reduction.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training online training is a beneficial format for a client with a busy schedule and using this course as an addition their former job. Spacing the course over 90 days with a total of 10 hours to study allows customers to be flexible with their learning. Available 24/7 means that timing is not a problem and can fit around their lifestyle.

Online Training at Datrix Training is also a cheaper alternative to classroom training as travelling costs are eliminated. Even though there is a lack of personal contact with our trainers, there is an online alternative. Our support suite offers all the support candidates need from tutoring to technical to administrative advice. There is also now the ability to discuss their learning with other online students through our discussion suite.

Our online training classes do not lack anything compare to our training courses due to our fantastically structured engaging and interactive courses.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training classroom training is the most popular option for our clients here at Datrix Training. Interacting with other clients with the same aims allow candidates to expand their knowledge and perspectives. Having peers that candidates can exchange ideas with is beneficial for communication skills and team building.

Another factor that makes Classroom Training at Datrix Training so popular is our highly qualified classroom trainers with over 10 years of experience in the industry and specialising in Lean Six Sigma. Offering the most efficient three day course we can offer. Our trainers guide clients through problems and provide valuable advice.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training onsite training is one of the most efficient types of training in regards to comfortability with candidates. Learning a new set of skills within their own work place makes the methods more applicable at a faster rate. Thi is because their work area has been used as a demonstration for hows to carry out these projects in a workplace. What makes this so beneficial is that candidates are familiar with the equipment candidates will need.

Another factor that makes Onsite Training popular when training a cluster of employees is that candidates are familiar with them. When  candidates train in a group of familiar faces, confidence is developed quicker, communicating is easier and candidates can gain a lot more knowledge out of the course. Also, learning alongside people candidates will be working with on future projects help candidates to establish an ethos with one another and learn each other's thought processes. This can help in the future as candidates will know how to work efficiently and more effectively.


What's Included

Find out what's included in the training programme.

Course Content

Datrix's Lean Six Sigma Black Belt 5 day course covers the following topics:

  • The Role of the Black Belt
  • Black Belt DMAIC
  • Statistical foundation
  • Black Belt as a trainer
  • Process Capability
  • Hypotheses tests
  • Design of Experiments (DoE)
  • Probability distributions
  • Advanced Control charts
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Lean Metrics

Principles of Lean

Value - Organizations have to understand the vitality of the value on the customer and not just the product. This means that they need to identify the amount that their target market is willing to pay for the product. Factors that determine this could be the quality, size, aesthetics or materials of the product. By understanding this, the business can focus on how to eliminate excess waste in an operation to maximise profit between customer consumption and expenditures of the business.

The Value Stream -

The value stream is a process of assessment. The company needs to identify the overall cost of the product from the manufacturing of raw materials through to the customers disposal of the product. Identifying this helps to eliminate excess waste from the value stream to maximise the worth of the product.

Flow -

This is a variable that is crucial to ensure there is no buildup of waste. If a process is stopped i.e a value chain, then waste will begin to build up and extra costs begin to occur and increase rapidly.

Pull -

Keeping track of the production ensures that no excess products are being produced infront of time to decreases excess costs. If production speeds up and produces more than needed, this is considered waste and will start to build up and start to create defects in the flow.

Perfection -

Lean Manufacture leaders set goals throughout the project and when all objectives have been achieved, perfection has been achieved. Elimination of root causes and a flowing system without any production problems, is considered perfection.

Six Sigma Overview

Six Sigma is a philosophy that improves organisational tools to overall improve business capability within a process. By doing this, process and delivery of a high value product increases. In contrast, process variation decreases as well as defects as a result. Six Sigma is derived as a term of a well controlled, structured process.

Six Sigma Principles

Focus on the customer- A complete focus on the customer's needs and requirements maximises the potential of sales and profit. The target market is where candidates will reply on for their profit, focusing on their needs is an essential principle to success.

Using measurements and statistical analysis -  Collection of data is a crucial part of this principle. Mathematics is a reliable source for assessment. If candidates can apply formulas and identify problems through reading graphs, candidates are able to understand their business. The work has been  done for candidates in many aspects of mathematics, candidates just have to apply the theories to their own work. A useful concept when identifying root causes in a production process.

Eliminating variation - Making sure all guidelines are followed and there is minimum variation within processes, identifies an efficient way of production and how to eliminate excess waste which does not value the customer.


Delivery Methods


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What is included in the exam?

  • The Len Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade exam includes a 100 question multiple choice examination with a pass mark of 70 out of 100.
  • If the learner passes this examination, this would show that he or she would be able to lead a project of process development, managing up to 6 green belt teams while using Lean Six Sigma techniques and tools.
  • Please note that success in the Masters examination is a green belt exam and evidence of at least 4 improvements carried out using the tools from the green belt.

What can Datrix provide me with on the course?

  • Exam
  • Datrix's courseware folder
  • Certificates
  • Highly Skilled and Knowledgeable Trainers
  • Refreshments

What is the experience of the instructor(s) delivering my course?

All of our instructors at Datrix are accredited and have over ten years of experience worldwide.

What time shall I arrive at the venue?

Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am.

How can I find more information?

If you would like to know any more information about our courses, please contact us on 0800 781 0626 or send us an e-mail on