Six Sigma Black Belt - Only 5 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your Black Belt course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be Black Belt certified in just 5 days. With us, you’ll be Black Belt trained in record time
  2. Our Black Belt course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Black Belt first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We're sure you'll pass your Black Belt course first time. But if you don’t, come back within a year, and only pay for accommodation and exams. Everything else is free
  4. You’ll learn more Black Belt. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Black Belt faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Black Belt with the best. We have the Q-For quality label, recognising our standards and professionalism in the training market. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 64.505 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Black Belt courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 64.505 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.53% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:



"Training was very complete and helped me to complete the picture of BB and tools to use in the future"
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (24/6/2017 to 28/6/2017)

"Long days, hard work. But all worth it."
Stuart Anwyl, Balfour Beatty Mott Macdonald. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (20/2/2016 to 24/2/2016)

"Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and the learning environment was perfect."
Ben Richards, Magellan Aerospace. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (20/2/2016 to 24/2/2016)

"Having recognised the business improvement benefits of Lean Six Sigma to my organisation, I researched thoroughly for providers for my Lean Six Sigma black belt training. Firebrand come out on top on all levels. During my training, support from the clerical team was excellent; the pace and delivery from my tutor was excellent. You get my drift. Thoroughly recommend Firebrand for Six Sigma training!"
Steve Howells, Gatwick Airport. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (20/2/2016 to 24/2/2016)

"This was the second element of my training and I found it as challenging and rewarding as the first. The pace was demanding and i really appreciated the understanding the tutor showed. He really gave me confidence when i wobbled. I found the experience very hard but very rewarding, Thanks!"
Andrew Johnson, Longdogs UK. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (10/10/2015 to 14/10/2015)

"Comfortable, educational, enjoyable. Sorry I have to leave."
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (10/10/2015 to 14/10/2015)

"A good instructor"
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (31/8/2015 to 4/9/2015)

"Learn how to put the practice into the real world."
Alan Davidson. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (27/6/2015 to 1/7/2015)

"Intense learning mixed with a good sense of humour! Cant wait to apply all of my new learning at the company!"
Stine Gerdes, FL Smidth. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (27/6/2015 to 1/7/2015)

"This course is not for the faint hearted - it is intense and detailed but the instructor was so knowledgeable and adaptable and the training material so detailed, that you can't help but leave feeling energised to use this new knowledge, out in the real world."
Lorna Roberts, Leading CRO. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (27/6/2015 to 1/7/2015)

"The black belt course was harder than expected, after taking the green belt six months ago. But the Tutor made everything sound easy with examples to match, covering all the material. Working in teams of three, there was a lot of time for our project and to ask questions. The days were long, but worthwhile. The staff are very helpful on the front desk and I feel they do an excellent job, running all the various exams and making sure we are happy during our stay. The Reception and food was excellent at the Hotel, which was only a two minute work away, allowing plenty of time for study. I would recommend this training company over all others"
David Wheeler, Amazing IT Ltd. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (27/6/2015 to 1/7/2015)

"Good teacher"
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (21/3/2015 to 25/3/2015)

"Good and intense course"
Nicolai Heidemann , Martin Professional. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (21/3/2015 to 25/3/2015)

"Very professional"
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (21/3/2015 to 25/3/2015)

"Great course, Great instructor"
Andy Almey . - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (21/3/2015 to 25/3/2015)

"Very good. Practical examples. Useful."
Stuart Webb, Dexterisys. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (21/3/2015 to 25/3/2015)

"An opportunity to truly learn in an environment of excellence!"
Mark Warren, LEGO Systems A/S. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (13/12/2014 to 17/12/2014)

"Very satisfied with how optimal the course was scheduled and set up: Facilities, service , location. "
Tanja Nygren , Unknown. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (13/12/2014 to 17/12/2014)

"A very intensive learning experience, great for those who want success but are limited with time."
Helen Ashdown, Randstad Inhouse Services. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (6/12/2014 to 10/12/2014)

"Excellent facility & great learning environment. I will recommend Firebrand Training to colleagues."
Michael Scott, Magellan. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (6/12/2014 to 10/12/2014)

"Instructor absolut top."
Karl Ibsen , Telenor. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (25/10/2014 to 29/10/2014)

"Fast Learning in a short period of time."
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (25/10/2014 to 29/10/2014)

"Excellent course, great instructor, looking forward to going back to work to implement what I have learnt."
John Greaves, Torbay Economic Development Company Ltd. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (18/10/2014 to 22/10/2014)

"I have had the privilege of attending ten intensive days of training. The instructor has shared from his vast knowledge and experience, in a patient and wncouraging way, giving us valuable insight into Lean Six Sigma"
Ojvind Johnsen . - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (5/7/2014 to 9/7/2014)

"This course is just fantastic! I learned a lot in absolutely no time and the concept let you focus on learning, no other things, that could taka a lot of time, lik transports, hotel etc."
Jafar Zareen , Contiga. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (5/7/2014 to 9/7/2014)

"Very intense couple of days. Great opportunity for networking with new poeople."
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (5/7/2014 to 9/7/2014)

"Although very intense, the structure of the course, the expertise of the the tutor and the surrounding allow you all the tools required to obtain the skill and learning."
Nigel Peters, LSS-BB. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (28/6/2014 to 2/7/2014)

"The atmosphere was conducive for the learning and the lecturer was very good at delivery."
James Ishola, BTMU. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (28/6/2014 to 2/7/2014)

"Great Learning, at a great speed and with great fun."
Jesper Kristensen, NETS A/S. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (22/3/2014 to 26/3/2014)

"Valuble insights and a great course in Lean Six Sigma BB"
Emil Borgman , Odigo. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (22/3/2014 to 26/3/2014)

"I have enjoyed the course and the instructor took time out to go through things that i felt i was out of my depth."
Karen Hooper, Griffith Laboratories. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (1/2/2014 to 5/2/2014)

"Try it!"
Johnny Wolfbrandt , Cleanergy. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (30/11/2013 to 4/12/2013)

"Good Learning"
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (30/11/2013 to 4/12/2013)

"Fast Learning, good Environment for it, and pleasant and dedicated instructor. "
Kristian Kaufmann . - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (12/10/2013 to 16/10/2013)

"A really good, hard, intensive training"
Stellan Danielsson , Cleanergy. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (12/10/2013 to 16/10/2013)

"Excellent training provider with high quality regarding teaching, support, facilities."
Armando Tafreshi, Ericsson. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (12/10/2013 to 16/10/2013)

"The Firebrand Black Belt course was intense and far exceeded my expectations. I learned the practical application of the tools and techniques in the real world through exercises and case study. If you want more than just a certification and want to learn HOW to apply the knowledge and skills to improve your Company... then go with Firebrand!"
Jack White, DynCorp International. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (13/9/2013 to 17/9/2013)

"The training is very good and easy to understand. It's a mix of practical & theory work. the examples and method of teaching is very closely related to my daily routine work which makes it easy to apply in my daily life. "
Raza Khan, ATIC. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (13/9/2013 to 17/9/2013)

"A fantastic educator. He makes really complex things easy to understand and with a great sense of humor. ."
Anonymous - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (6/7/2013 to 10/7/2013)

"Heavy, tough, focused, and very rewarding."
Anonymous, IKEA - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (6/7/2013 to 10/7/2013)

"We had intensive five days, that gave us both a good overview and a great insight "
Wolfgnag Weiss, Avery Dennision Zweckfor. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (16/3/2013 to 20/3/2013)

"Great trainer, Great material, Great learning and interaction good "
Gary Fowmes, Avery. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (16/3/2013 to 20/3/2013)

"Firebrand training is an excellent way to learn the environment is professional but relaxed the training is intensive, but not hard going. Instructor was excellent and made every member of the course feel at ease and valued"
Daneil Pallatt, Avery Dennison. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (16/3/2013 to 20/3/2013)

"Excellent course good location"
Ryan Cleary, Amgen. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (16/3/2013 to 20/3/2013)

"THE EXPERIENCE AND THE GROUP WERE VERY NICE. INTENSIVE LEARNING IN A COOL ENVIOURONMENT"
Marco Misurelli, Avery Dennison. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (16/3/2013 to 20/3/2013)

"Raise your level of expertise by exchanging experiences and learn new things within a short time."
Linda Lindqvist, N4. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (23/2/2013 to 27/2/2013)

"Brilliant course with great instructor."
Johannes Teckenborg. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (23/2/2013 to 27/2/2013)

"Tutor interaction good use of explanation techniques, sociable, approachable, personality. whilst maintaining tutor/learner relationship - handed difficult challenging situations very well presented & explained in an effective way- thank you - for making the learning process enjoyable - sharing a wide range relevant experence."
Laurie Heald, Develop-u. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (26/1/2013 to 30/1/2013)

"The trainer is great at explaining the theory and making it practical - applying it to real work situations which made learning easy to understand, memorable and fun thank you"
Lisa Leonce, efil limited. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (26/1/2013 to 30/1/2013)

"the course was all encompassing and extremely well delivered by a knowledgeable trainer who managed to explain even the most complex concepts in a way that enabled understanding. I found the practical content of the course outstanding and the model was based on theory- practice - assess."
alex douglas, Liverpool john moore university. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (26/1/2013 to 30/1/2013)

Need Green Belt certification too? Sit the combined Lean Six Sigma Green Belt & Black Belt course in just ten days.

Lean Six Sigma Process

Six Sigma is a business management strategy originally developed by Motorola, USA in 1986. Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimising variability in manufacturing and business processes.

It uses a set of quality management methods, including statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization (e.g. "Black Belts" and "Green Belts") who are experts in these methods. Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organisation follows a defined sequence of steps and has quantified financial targets (cost reduction or profit increase).

Lean was originally used to describe the Toyota Production System, and is an approach used to maximise customer value whilst minimising waste. In simple terms this is creating more value for customers with fewer resources.

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification is suitable for anyone looking to generate business improvements in areas such as: customer satisfaction, service delivery, cost control, process performance, & new product introduction. Lean Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology. Project and change management are ineffective without process management.

The course is designed for all business professionals from a wide variety of manufacturing or service / transactional environments. You will be involved in the deployment of Business Improvement or Green Belt projects as part of your job role / function.

The course covers both Lean and Six Sigma methodology, meaning that activities focused around the speed and quality of business processes are addressed.

Traditional Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training lasts 20 days. This normally includes a month between each module, meaning that it can take up to four months to complete. This is compared to ten days (Green + Black Belt) at Firebrand. Plus, our course contains case studies and exercises - it is not just theory.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand Six Sigma and Lean and have hands-on application of the Green Belt tool-kit applied to real-life problems.
  • Establish meaningful business metrics that align process performance with financial performance.
  • Have a detailed view of Cycle Time Reduction, Process Variation and Risk Management.
  • Prepare an actionable plan for identifying, scoping and chartering process improvement projects and selecting the right people to execute those projects.
  • Lead teams in managing and preventing defects in products, processes or services.
  • Redesigning exisiting products, processes or services to achieve Six Sigma levels og performance over the life cycle.
  • Understand how an enhanced value stream can illuminate areas of opportunity through the application of Lean principles to reduce cycle time.
  • Apply a practical understanding of how to lead strategic change, manage a team and transfer Lean Six Sigma knowledge to develop robust breakthrough products, services and processes that perform flawlessly on launch.
  • Prepare an actionable plan for supporting your organisation, and tools to build continuous improvement capability that deliver substantial and meaningful business results.

A Six Sigma process is one in which 99.99966% of the products being manufactured are expected to be free of defects (3.4 defects per million).

Estimates place the quality levels of key processes in successful businesses today within the three - four sigma range. But an entire world operating at a four sigma level would incur:

  • At least 20,000 wrong drug prescriptions dispensed per year
  • Ninety-six crashes per 100,000 airline flights
  • Unsafe drinking water for almost one hour each month
  • No telephone service or television transmission for nearly ten minutes each week

A world operating at a six-sigma level would be much safer, with far fewer errors and far more happy customers.

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You will gain your Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification in only five days. You'll also get:

  • Readiness to lead teams in managing and preventing defects in products, processes or services
  • Tools for redesigning existing products, processes and services to achieve Six Sigma levels of performance over the life cycle
  • A detailed view of how an enhanced value stream can illuminate areas of opportunity through the application of Lean principles to reduce cycle time
  • A practical understanding of how to lead strategic change, manage a team and transfer Lean Six Sigma knowledge to develop robust breakthrough products, services, and processes that perform flawlessly on launch
  • An actionable plan for supporting your organisation, and tools to build continuous improvement capability that deliver substantial and meaningful business results.

Traditional Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training lasts 20 days. This normally includes a month between each module, meaning that it can take up to four months to complete. This is compared to ten days (Green + Black Belt) at Firebrand. Plus, our course contains case studies and exercises - it is not just theory.

What is a Black Belt?

  • Is responsible for leading, executing, and completing business improvement projects
  • Provides expert knowledge and thought leadership around Six Sigma & LEAN with particular emphasis on turning operational process improvements into tangible customer & financial benefits
  • Teaches team members the Six Sigma & LEAN methodology and tools
  • Assists in identifying project opportunities and refining project details and scope
  • Reports progress to the project champions and the process owners and manages stakeholder expectations and involvement
  • Transfers knowledge and coaches other Green Belts and the organization.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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On the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification course you will learn expert level Lean Six Sigma skills, to enable you to identify, lead and deliver business process improvement projects.

You'll gain Black Belt level skills in these essential areas:

  • Lean Principles
  • Data Collection and Root Cause Analysis including Y=f(x)
  • Six Sigma Principles including the Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) Cycle
  • Lean and Cycle Time Reduction
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Process Mapping and Managing by Metrics
  • Seven Basic Quality Tools (Ishikawa diagram, Pareto chart, Check sheet, Control chart, Flowchart, Histogram, Scatter diagram)
  • Project / Problem Definition
  • Critical to Quality (CTQ)
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Logical (non-statistical) tools
  • Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Process Variation and Defect Management
  • Black Belt Tool-kit application
  • Change Management
  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Black Belt Tool-kit
  • Project Management
  • Solution Thinking
  • Effective Team working and Facilitation skills

You'll also develop expert level skills in the following Lean Six Sigma Black Belt capability areas:

  • Minitab and advanced statistics including data manipulation
  • Distributions
  • Central Limit Theorem
  • Sampling
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Hypothesis Testing I
  • Coaching practice
  • Analysis Of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Hypothesis Testing II
  • Surveys
  • Multiple Linear Regression
  • Advanced Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Change Adoption
  • Logistic Regression

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As part of the course, you will sit the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt exam.

This is a multiple choice exam, which requires a 70% pass mark. You'll walk away with proof that you are competent in process management and improvement.

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Included:

  • Official Firebrand Black Belt courseware
  • The Six SIGMA Memory Jogger II: A Pocketguide of Tools for Six SIGMA Improvement Teams
    ISBN: 9781576810446

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt students are not fully certified until they have completed a project. Firebrand students complete the project as part of the course

Other training providers often require you to complete additional projects after the course, before you can gain your certification.

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +32 (0)2 234 77 05.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses.
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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You'll have at least one and a half years of project management experience, either directly as a Project Manager or as part of a team.

You'll also have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office; such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Previous exposure to process improvement or Lean Six Sigma philosophies is helpful, but not essential.

You must have attended and passed a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course previously, or are attending it as part of this course.

Need Green Belt certification too? Sit this and the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification course together in just ten days.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +32 (0)2 234 77 05 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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