Course Introduction

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is the entry level qualification that begins the belt of Lean Six Sigma courses. This Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course is aimed at delegates that have little or no experience surrounding Lean Six Sigma and are looking to improve their roles within projects. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is designed to teach candidates the basics of Lean Six Sigma training. This means that they can begin to develop a deeper understanding of concepts and themes, which will have the potential to be applied to a higher qualification.

This Lean Six Sigma certification is an introductory course that explains the combination of both Lean and Six Sigma within an organization. By combining these two philosophies into one methodology increases the efficiency of a business through applying different skills to a project. Lean is a process which focuses on waste removal of a business in the manufacturing area of a business. Including Lean, in a business, is important to be able to provide maximum value to the product for the customers. The second aspect of Lean Six Sigma is Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is centred around managing the defects of the production process. Six Sigma identifies problems within manufacturing to improve quality of a product through accuracy.

This Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training course gives candidates the opportunity to improve projects with their own knowledge and become a valuable participant within a Lean Six Sigma project. A more personal approach in the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt qualification aims to help candidates to improve their own day to day work in order to expand their scale and importance. Slowly introducing different tools and chances for improvement means that the candidates are eased into working with the business and not just on their own personal level.




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Course Content

This 2 day Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course covers the basic methods and themes that make up Lean Six Sigma. Introducing different functions to the project and being able to identify the correct tool for the correct project. Developing a puzzle type understanding of what method fits with which tools and to what type of project is an important factor of a successful project. This makes it easier to identify when it comes to other projects.

Datrix Training offers different formats to complete the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt foundation Training Course. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt 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 candidates 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 Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training classes do not lack anything compare to our training courses due to our fantastically structured engaging and interactive courses.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt 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 Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt 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. One of the most sought after options is classroom training here at Datrix Training. Providing candidates with ability to interact with other candidates, classroom training is an involving and engaging format for learning. As well as being taught by trainers with over 10 years of experience who specialise in Lean Six Sigma  maximises efficiency. Communicating with other candidates allows the flow of ideas and understanding when explanations can be made and new perspectives are learnt.Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is the creme de la creme of Lean Six Sigma. It is the end of the belt like structure that is Lean Six Sigma. It is aimed at candidates with a wide understanding of Lean Six Sigma through completion of the other 5 stages and acquirement of qualifications. Mainly useful for project managers and senior business delegates, putting themselves above their colleagues. Leading a Lean Six Sigma Project carries a breadth of skills and qualities that can benefit candidates in every walk of life.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt 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 a\s candidates will know how to work efficiently and more effectively.


During the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt 2 day course, learners will prepare for the Lean Six sigma yellow Belt examination taken on the final day of the course. The learners of this course are also welcome to stay on for another 3 days (for an additional charge) and continue to the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt if they are looking to go on and manage Lean Six Sigma projects.

  • Introduction to Lean 6 Sigma
  • Lean, 6 Sigma, and Lean 6 Sigma
  • The DMAIC cycle
  • The Lean Triad (5s, Poka Yoke, SMED)
  • Voice of the Customer
  • Understanding Value Stream Maps
  • Heijunka
  • Introduction to Variation & SPC
  • Identifying the Root Cause
  • Solving Problems
  • Kaizen Events
  • Lean Teams


The DMAIC Cycle

DMAIC is a crucial part of the Six Sigma aspect in Lean Six Sigma. It is a improvement process fueled from a data driven strategy. It can also be used to improve initiatives within Lean and that it is why it is a great contribution to the course.


Define - An organization has to define all different aspects of their business, from problems to customers. From customers to opportunity. These are all important to improvement of a business.

Measure - At certain intervals candidates must measure the progress through process performance.Measuring the progress,time and cost of a process helps to set more SMART objectives for the business to decrease defects.

Analyze - By analyzing every aspect of the process candidates will be able to identify some roots causes of the problems candidates are faced with. This will help candidates to apply problem solving techniques that are taught within the Lean aspect of the course. Understanding defects is an important part in this process.

Improve - The ability to improve the progress of a project is a consequence of identifying root causes of the problems and defects within the process. Addressing these problems is when improvements can begin.

Control - Controlling factors that once stopped a process from being successful, will help with the efficiency and quality of the next process.


Kaizen Events

An overview of Kaizen events; the short improvement projects that occur within a business in order to contribute to the improvement of the organization over all. A short duration to improve aspects of a business means there is an intense focus on the project with a team that specialise in the improvements sector. A major factor of this lesson is how to thoroughly support and understand an improvement process otherwise they are considered short term fixes.

The different types of Kaizen events all focus on certain characteristics of a business and its colleagues individually. Creativity is an important aspect of success within a kaizen project as it helps to identify a solution to the problem. Leadership and sufficient planning are the key factors to a successful project, failure to execute these two skills means the whole project is in jeopardy.

These are only a few examples of the different processes candidates will be learning about.

Lean Six Sigma is a combination of both Lean and Six Sigma philosophies which are compatible towards the improvement of a business:


Principles of Lean



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.


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.


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.


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 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.


Advanced Control Charts 

There are two essential functions of a control chart within an improvement project such like Lean Six Sigma. These two elements focus on different aspects of a project, for example stability and control tools. A control chart is a physical  representation of the progress within a project.

Different characteristics identify different components of a project i.e shifts and trends of a process are shown through a line of best fit (central line). A time graph is the main feature of a control graph to allow assessment of improvement and time efficiency. A control chart gives the business the ability to identify the standard deviation and control limits to ensure there is no time wasted when searching for problems within project.

A concept that can be significantly hard to grasp however due to our extremely engaging and helpful courses, we will offer the best advice and guidance we can to help candidates grasp this education.



MSA is an abbreviation for Measurement System Analysis, which is a mathematical method to determine how much a measurement process needs to vary and its overall contribution. There are five different factors that are required to be investigated within MSA.

  • Bias - Prejudice for or against a situation, a measurement without equal measurement.
  • Linearity - A perfect relationship between two qualities represented on a graph in a straight line, therefore directly proportionate.
  • Stability - Having a stable structure.
  • Repeatability - A test using the same components repeatedly  in a short period of time.
  • Reproducibility - An experiment or action that can be taken multiple times with the same results every time.

These are all considered when taking a measurement to ensure that no factors can jeopardise the results. This is usually a repeated process by different members of the team to ensure either a mean of results or exact results. There are percentages that judge the effectiveness of their measurement system and these are considered guidelines to the productivity of the business.


Lean Metrics

Lean is the component of Lean six sigma which focuses on the identification and elimination of waste within a business to improve efficiency.


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What are the details of the exam?

The Six Sigma Yellow Belt has 40 Questions during the Open Book Examination. The exam lasts for 1 hour and has a pass mark of 70%

What does Datrix provide me with on the course?

  • Exams
  • The Datrix Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt courseware folder
  • The Machine that Changed the Word book
  • Certificates
  • Highly skilled and knowledgeable Instructors
  • 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?

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