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Lean Sigma Black Belt - Cork

Lifelong Learning

Lean Sigma is a very successful methodology for Continuous Improvement in all organisations. Lean Sigma is based on the elimination of waste and the reduction of variability in processing through engagement and respect for all staff.

Award Name Special Purpose Certificate (Level 8 NFQ)
NFQ Classification Special Purpose
Awarding Body Munster Technological University
NFQ Level Level 8 NFQ
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 8 NFQ) Special Purpose Munster Technological University Level 8 NFQ
Course Provider:
Cork City, Dublin
Attendance Options:
Daytime, Part time
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Number of credits:


1 year, Part-time.

Course Delivery
19 days over 12 months.
Full Day Classes Delivered Live Online from 9am to 4.30pm

Project mentoring and support:
A work-based project is undertaken as part of the course. Students will receive project support and mentoring from their tutors.

Online support:
Online resources are provided for students to support classroom learning.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements
Level 6/7 qualification preferred. Green Belt qualified or several years work experience in a supervision role is required. Experience in Lean or Six Sigma principles is desirable.

Note: Places are limited for this course. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.

What is RPL?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is when formal recognition is given for what you already know prior to starting on a programme or module. With recognition of prior learning the focus is on learning and not on experience as such. You can apply for RPL in any MTU accredited programme or module. Programmes which are accredited by professional bodies or any external awarding bodies may have their own procedures for RPL which you should refer to.

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Further information

The next Lean Sigma Black Belt for Service & Operational Productivity Improvement course starts on 17th October 2024.

MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork.

€4,750* (includes course notes and exam fees)

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button; you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you, and you wish to accept it.

*Corporate discounts are available.

You may also be eligible for funding through EI, IDA, Skillnet or Springboard.

10th October 2024

A certified Lean Sigma Black Belt is an expert in Lean Sigma philosophies and principles, including supporting systems and tools. A Black Belt will demonstrate team leadership, understand team dynamics and assign team member roles and responsibilities. Black Belts have a thorough understanding of all aspects of DMAIC/DMADV models. They have a thorough knowledge of Lean enterprise concept and are able to identify non-value added activities in a process and to use the appropriate tools to eliminate waste.

Special Purpose Award – 30 ECTS Credits at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications, awarded by Munster Technological University.

• Introduction to Lean/Six Sigma
• Change Management
• Team Building and Facilitation
• Lean Sigma Supply Chain
• Measurement System Analysis
• Regression
• Process Capability
• Project Control
• DMAIC Methodology and Tools
• Return on Investment
• Critical Success Factors
• Hypothesis Testing
• Control Charts
• Design of Experiments

T: 021 432 6264

Course Provider:
Cork City, Dublin
Attendance Options:
Daytime, Part time
Apply to:
Course provider
Number of credits: