Lean Six Sigma Belt Comparison

Yellow Belt

Green Belt

Black Belt

Master Black Belt

Survival-kit

Understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles and basic tool-kit in sufficient detail to make a meaningful impact to continuous improvement projects and support organization-wide implementation.

Practitioner level

Understanding of the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control roadmap and actionable tool-kit to successfully implement continuous improvement projects.

 

Advanced
Practitioner Level

Data Analysis and Change Leadership skills to pinpoint performance shortfalls and lead continuous improvement projects.


Expert Consultant,
Adviser and Trainer

Expert skills in process variability reduction (DMAIC), process waste reduction (LEAN) and growth through innovation (DFSS) principles.

yellow
Green
black
master

Course pre-requisites

Interest in developing basic continuous improvement skills

Interest in developing practitioner level continuous improvement skills

Green Belt Certification

Black Belt Certification

Learn basic Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques in sufficient detail to be able to impact continuous improvement activity as part of everyday work activities and support Green and Black Belt projects

Understand how to apply the DMAIC process improvement roadmap to identify and correct problems and run business improvement projects.

Understanding the fundamentals of Process Variation and its affect on organizational performance and how to drive cycle time reduction.

Discover how to measure and evaluate “process effectiveness” and “process efficiency”.

Apply new skills for collecting and analyzing data to support improvement projects. Practical application of Yellow Belt Toolkit to deliver continuous improvement results.

Apply the DMAIC process management methodology and the Green Belt toolkit to manage and implement continuous improvement projects.

Insights on where to focus attention to influence change in your organization and how to identify, scope and charter process improvement projects. 

 Facilitate good decision making through the use of statistical data-driven tools and techniques.

Practical understanding of Lean Six Sigma statistical principles and hands-on application to project scenarios.

 Elevate key skills in change leadership, analyzing data and decision making to take on greater responsibility to pinpoint and manage performance shortfalls in your organization.

Develop leadership skills to guide team members and advise management during Lean Six Sigma implementation.

Practical application of DMAIC process management methodology and Black Belt Toolkit and Change Management skills to deal with resistance to change.

 Come with a change initiative (optional) to apply the learning in your personal or your organization’s context

Certified Master Black Belt in process variability reduction (DMAIC), process waste reduction (LEAN) and growth through innovation (DFSS) principles.

 Consultancy and Leadership skills to manage the full Lean Six Sigma project life-cycle from planning and scoping through to implementation and how to influence organizational “buy-in”.

 Develop leadership ability to train and coach Yellow, Green and Black Belt’s in Lean Six Sigma principles

 How to guide senior management in implementing organization-wide Continuous Improvement Planning and Deployment

This introductory course is designed for professionals from a wide range of industries and business dynamics (manufacturing, service or transactional) involved in continuous improvement, either as part of their everyday job role or as a project team member.

Team members, supervisors, project manager’s, functional and technical experts, consultants, senior executives, business leaders and sponsors from a wide variety of manufacturing, service and transactional organisations.  

Certified Green Belt’s seeking in-depth Lean Six Sigma knowledge interested in developing practical leadership and analytical skills to deliver performance results.

Certified Black Belt’s and continuous improvement professionals responsible for setting and implementing the strategic direction of their organisation. It is also relevant for senior managers preparing to transition into such roles.

Achieve 70% pass mark in the Yellow Belt multiple choice final exam

Achieve 70% pass mark in the Green Belt multiple choice final exam

Achieve 70% pass mark in the Black Belt multiple choice final exam 

> Guided audit of two completed Black Belt projects.

> 70% pass mark in the Master Black Belt Exam.

Online Exam: 20 questions
Duration: 30 min.
Pass mark: 70%

Exam: 30 Questions
Duration: 40 min.
Pass Mark: 70%

Exam: 50 Questions
Duration: 70 min.
Pass Mark: 70%

Exam: 75 Questions
Duration: 120 min.
Pass Mark: 70%
Submit 2 completed Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Projects

E-Learning

Yellow Belt E-Learning

Green Belt E-Learning

N/A

N/A

Duration

Self-paced

Self-paced

N/A

N/A

Estimated Time to Complete

25 Hours

35 Hours

Course Fee per person

£ 395

£ 995

What’s Included

  • 20 hours self-paced eLearning with Integrated Roadmaps and Quizzes (12 month access)
  • 12 month free access to Yellow Belt Bootcamp Learning Platform, Toolkit, Case Studies and Downloadable Resources
  • Yellow Belt Online Exam and Electronic Certificate
  • Unlimited Practice Exams and Re-sits free of charge
  • Email Tutor support via discussion groups
  • 30 hours self-paced elearning with Integrated Roadmaps and Quizzes (12 month access)
  • 12 month free access to Green Belt Bootcamp Learning Platform, Toolkit, Case Studies and Downloadable Resources
  • Green Belt Online Exam and Electronic Certificate
  • Unlimited Practice Exams and Re-sits free of charge
  • Email Tutor support via discussion groups
     
Virtual Classroom

Yellow Belt Virtual Classroom

Green Belt Virtual Classroom

Black Belt Virtual Classroom

Master Black Belt Virtual Classroom

Duration

9 weeks

12 weeks

15 weeks

20 weeks

Estimated Time to Complete

33 hours

52 hours

76 hours

94 hours

Next Virtual Session Dates

  • S1: 18th Nov 21
  • S2: 15th Dec 21
  • S3: 11th Jan 22
  • S1: 2nd Feb 22
  • S2: 28th Feb 22
  • S3: 29th Mar 22

 

  • S1: 16th Nov 21
  • S2: 13th Dec 21
  • S3: 12th Jan 22
  • S1: 31st Jan 22
  • S2: 1st Mar 22
  • S3: 30th Mar 22
  • S1: 17th Nov 21
  • S2: 14th Dec 21
  • S3: 13th Jan 22
  • S1: 1st Feb 22
  • S2: 2nd Mar 22
  • S3: 31st Mar 22

Live Instructor-led Sessions

  • S1: 3rd Mar 22
  • S2: 6th Apr 22
  • S3: 16th Jun 22

Face-to-Face Classroom Training
(2 Days)

  • 12 – 13th May 22

Course Fee per person

£ 565

£ 1,875

£ 2,195

£3,995

What’s Included

  • 24 hours eLearning with Integrated Roadmaps and Quizzes (12 month access)
  • Additional 9 hours Instructor-led Virtual Classroom
  • 12 month free access to Yellow Belt Bootcamp Learning Platform, Toolkit, Case Studies and Downloadable Resources
  • Yellow Belt Online Exam and Electronic Certificate
  • Unlimited Practice Exams and Re-sits free of charge
  • Email Tutor support via discussion groups
  • 34 hours eLearning with Integrated Roadmaps and Quizzes (12 month access)
  • Additional 18 hours Instructor-led Virtual Classroom
  • 12 month free access to Green Belt Bootcamp Learning Platform, Toolkit, Case Studies and Downloadable Resources
  • Green Belt Online Exam and Electronic Certificate
  • Unlimited Practice Exams and Re-sits free of charge
  • Email Tutor support via discussion groups
  • 58 hours eLearning with Integrated Roadmaps and Quizzes (12 month access)
  • Additional 18 hours Instructor-led Virtual Classroom
  • 12 month free access to Black Belt Bootcamp Learning Platform, Toolkit, Case Studies and Downloadable Resources
  • Black Belt Online Exam and Electronic Certificate
  • Unlimited Practice Exams and Re-sits free of charge
  • Email Tutor support via discussion groups
  • 60 hours eLearning with Integrated Roadmaps and Quizzes (12 month access)
  • 2 Days classroom training
  • Additional 18 hours Instructor-led Virtual Classroom
  • Lifetime access to Master Black Belt Bootcamp Learning Platform, Toolkit, Case Studies and Downloadable Resources
  • Master Black Belt Online Exam and Electronic Certificate
  • Unlimited Practice Exams and Re-sits free of charge
  • Email Tutor support via discussion groups
  • Full member of the Game Change Master Black Belt alumni community
In-Person Classroom

Yellow Belt Face to Face

Green Belt Face to Face

Black Belt Face to Face

Master Black Belt Face to Face

Duration

2 Days Classroom Training

5 Days Classroom Training

5 Days Classroom Training

N/A

Course Timing

09:00 – 18:00

Day 1 to 4 – 09:00 – 18:00
Day 5 – 09:00 – 16:00

Day 1 to 4 – 09:00 – 18:00
Day 5 – 09:00 – 16:00

Next Course Dates

6 – 7th Dec 21
(Bradford, UK)

3 – 4th Feb 22
(Bradford, UK)

8 – 12th Nov 21
(Oslo, Norway)

22 – 26th Nov 21
(Bradford, UK)

19 – 23rd Dec 21
(Dubai, UAE)

17 – 21st Jan 22
(Jersey, Channel Islands)

29 Nov – 3rd Dec 21
(Bradford, UK)

14 – 18th Feb 22
(Oslo, Norway)

Course Fee per person

£695

£2,395

£2,695

What’s Included

  • 2 days classroom training
  • Lunch and refreshments for course duration
  • Printed course notes
  • 12 month access to eLearning Green Belt course
  • 12 month free access to Green Belt Bootcamp Learning Platform, Toolkit, Case Studies and Downloadable Resources
  • Yellow Belt Online Exam and Electronic Certificate
  • Unlimited Practice Exams and Re-sits free of charge
  • Email Tutor support via discussion groups
     
  • 5 days classroom training
  • Lunch and refreshments for course duration
  • Printed course notes
  • 12 month access to eLearning Green Belt course
  • 12 month free access to Green Belt Bootcamp Learning Platform, Toolkit, Case Studies and Downloadable Resources
  • Green Belt Online Exam and Electronic Certificate
  • Unlimited Practice Exams and Re-sits free of charge
  • Email Tutor support via discussion groups
  • 5 days classroom training
  • Lunch and refreshments for course duration
  • Printed course notes
  • 12 month access to eLearning Black Belt course
  • 12 month free access to Black Belt Bootcamp Learning Platform, Toolkit, Case Studies and Downloadable Resources
  • Black Belt Online Exam and Electronic Certificate
  • Unlimited Practice Exams and Re-sits free of charge
  • Email Tutor support via discussion groups
Group Training

Yellow Belt Group Training

Green Belt Group Training

Black Belt Group Training

Master Black Belt Group Training

Duration

53 Hours

77 Hours

112 Hours

N/A

What’s Included

 Choice of delivery format (E-Learning, Virtual, Face-to-Face or a mix of all three).
 Delivered when, where, and how you want it.
 Full-scale programme development.
 Tailored content.
 Expert team coaching.
 A dedicated online learning environment for your organization.
 Progress tracking towards project completion and certification. 

N/A

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Global reach, Local impact

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We don’t deliver training we train to deliver business results.

 

All-In-One Toolkit to help individuals and businesses learn the knowledge and skills to apply the most valuable continuous improvement tools and techniques to your business challenges.

Meet the Our Learners

The Game Change Advantage

When learning from Other Providers

Traditional courses emphasize presentation or material-based learning of content afterward.

 Focus is on ‘Theory’ Not ‘Practice’ whereby Lean Six Sigma knowledge is transferred but improvement results are never fully realized.

You get stuck, and there is no follow-on support available which can be a real handicap to your learning and improvement efforts.

 You are limited to the features that come with the training making it difficult to develop practical skills to apply.

 It’s hard to learn and implement the skills in your company on your own, with no follow-on support.

 You have to purchase additional software or recreate the tools, templates, and calculators in excel to be able to implement.

List items you are typically dealing with a training provider with a general course catalog and a salesperson trying to sell a course

When learning from Game Change

Expert Master Black Belt instructor’s with real-world experience, so you not only learn the theory but also the “know-how” to make a real impact.

Ongoing Support – We have a strong set of support services that include Coaching Clinics, Regular Networking Events, and Discussion Forums.

  Our unique ‘Bootcamp’ and virtual learning environment full of helpful features, tool-kit, resources, and support.

  Game Change App available for Apple and Android, the perfect tool to make your learning journey mobile friendly.

  Global Delivery Options through our Open Programmes currently held in London, Bradford, Oslo, Jersey, and Dubai.

  Accredited – The content of the Game Change programs exceeds what is specified by ISO18404 and also aligns to the ASQ Body of knowledge providing a recognized route to developing skills and career advancement.

  ‘Remote’ or ‘In-house’ Training. We are currently running Consulting and Training engagements across the world; including Europe, the Middle East, the US, China, Australia, South America, Canada, and Russia


  • Certification
  • Learning
    Experience
  • Payment
    Process
  • Technical
    Queries
  • Training
    Specific

Upon successful completion of all certification requirements, participants are awarded with an official Belt Certificate from Game Change, which they can also showcase on their LinkedIn profile. In addition, we will also invite you to be a part of an ongoing learning community for all Game Change Certified Belts.

Yes, the certification fee is included in all Game Change courses.

The terms are used to describe individual proficiency as a Lean and Six Sigma practitioner. The original terms were defined by Motorola and only covered Six Sigma aspects, but more recently the application and training of Lean and Six Sigma has been combined and this has now emerged as an industry standard.

“Lean Six Sigma Yellow, Green, Black and Master Black Belt Certification demonstrates an individual’s knowledge, skills and dedication to achieving a high standard of competency in the application of the Lean and Six Sigma approach, concepts and tools.

Employers are increasingly looking for Certified Belt status as evidence of practical understanding and the ability to run projects and obtain financial benefits. Certification is therefore essential for career advancement and to be recognised as a true lean six sigma continuous improvement professional.”

The simple answer is no. Historically, both the Lean and Six Sigma approach originated in companies (Toyota and Motorola respectiveley) and all major organizations have since run their Belt training differently.                                                                 
 
When considering your choice of training provider the real benchmark is the best practice process used by companies such as GE, Motorola and Honeywell. Their robust approach, requires training content to not just focus on building technical competence but also a demonstration of the practical application of the DMAIC methodology to project scenarios and developing the skills in selecting the right tools and techniques. This is the same approach adopted by Game Change which is why our training is truly world class. Our certification process remains true to the spirit of Lean Six Sigma set by the early adoptors such as Motorola, GE, Honeywell, Toyota and the analytical rigour and ‘learn by doing’ standards necessary to ensure course participants gain full appreciation of the practical skills needed to achieve World Class Lean Six Sigma Certification. 

Results are available immediateley after successful completion of the online Final exam and the respective Yellow/Green/Black/Master Black Belt Belt Certificate is available for electronic download.

“To successfully attain Master Black Belt Certification you are required to;

Submit at least two successful projects and evidence of the use of tools and techniques associated with Lean Six Sigma for assessment at the end of the course by a Master Black Belt instructor panel.
Deliver a project presentation during Session II of the course to an audience made up of other course participants and Master Black Belts.
Achieve 70% pass mark in the Master Black Belt final exam (75 multiple choice questions).

There is a choice of 3 options for Master Black Belt project submissions;

A current problem that you are currently solving using the Lean SIx Sigma methodology and tools.
A past project where you have applied the Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools and can show evidence of this.
We can provide real projects and case studies for you to work on.

The main focus is to assess your practical appreciation of the methodology, tools and techniques. The following are typical of project topics submitted by attendees for this course;

Raise customer service levels in a call centre
Cut costs and speed output in activities from manufacturing to sales
Realise the cashable benefits of integrated processes and IT
Establish effective business measures and performance management systems
Boost quality, eliminate defects and improve reliability of processes and systems

The problem statement must be important to the business, customer or stakeholders.”

“This examination is intended to cover all aspects of the respective Yellow, Green, Black, Master Black Belt curriculum with a high emphasis on the practical application of concepts learned during the course. Online practice exams are available during course attendance.

Multiple choice (no negative marking so you are required to attempt all questions).
Online Exam
Closed book, calculators allowed.
Yellow (20 questions/30 min); Green Belt (30 questions/40 min); Black Belt (50 questions/70 min); Master Black Belt (75 questions/120 min)
Pass mark for all exams is 70%

Our current certification rate runs at 97%, 92%, 91% and 100% for Yellow, Green, Black and Master Black Belt exams, respectively.

All our course content is designed to account for non native English speakers and all courses include multi-lingual auto translate features.

No, once you become certified, there is no requirement to re-certify again.

“Upon successfully completing the course, participants will be awarded with an official Lean Six Sigma Yellow/Green/Black/Master Black Belt Certificate available for electronic download and which they can also showcase on their LinkedIn profile.

The Game Change Lean Six Sigma Training and Certification program is based on the GE, Motorola and Honeywell certification model which is recognised as the appropriate way to become certified. All our course curriculum conforms to the Body of Knowledge as specified by the American Society of Quality (ASQ) and other best practice standards.

This program has been sucessfully attended by hundreds of organisations and thousands of business professional Worldwide since 2005.

The standards require an individual to pass rigorous training and testing hurdles to gain Lean Six Sigma certification. Case studies are designed to ensure a practical understanding of systematically, selecting and applying appropriate methods and tools and the learning outcomes are individually assessed by the Instructor and through quizzes during the course and through the Final Exam on the last day of the course.

Master Black Belt’s are required to conduct a guided audit of at least two individual projects submitted prior to the start of session II of the course for formal assessment by a panel of Master Black Belt instructors. The results form part of the certification criteria in addition to the Final Exam.”

E-Learning courses are self paced and we recommend you to devote 1-2 hours per week watching video lectures and completing E-Learning Modules on fundamental concepts, 1 hour per week on interacting with fellow participants in discussions or reflecting on the concepts through quizzes, and 2-3 hours per week in applying the fundamental concepts to your everyday work. Blended, Virtual and Group Training is designed in a manner to encourage the whole class to learn together, moving at a certain pace from session to session, while providing enough flexibility between sessions for the participants to review the content at their own convenience. You can log in anytime at your convenience and review the weekly content at your own pace, as the learning design is asynchronous. For live Zoom calls with the instructor, which will take place at a particular time, and you will need to be online at that particular time. These live calls would typically take place during an afternoon as per Central European Time to accommodate the maximum participants across the globe. We will also record these live calls for those participants who are unable to join the live session. Face-to-Face Classroom courses require participants commit to a series of 8 hour days of intense learning.

Our trainers are all carefully selected to ensure that only the best Master Black Belts, with years of relevant hands-on experience, deliver our courses. Each trainer has worked across multiple industries and has helped implement Lean Six Sigma in all contexts in companies worldwide. Our trainers are passionate about effectively coaching people through their training and to successfully get Lean Six Sigma implemented in their organization.

Yes, of course. The learning experience is designed to encourage interaction and simulate as close an experience to face-to-face as possible. Participants would be able to interact with each other through discussion forums, distributed throughout the online Bootcamp learning platform. They would also have the opportunity to interact with each other during the live Instructor led sessions.

Our typical training class includes a mix of international course participants including team members, supervisors, project manager’s, functional and technical experts, internal and external consultants, senior executives, business leaders and sponsors from a wide variety of manufacturing, service and transactional environments. The diversity in Game Change classes truly enriches the learning experience, as each student contributes with his or her own culture, perspective and mindset to the issues studied. Moreover, one of the cornerstones of our programme is our emphasis on group work and virtual teams and the importance of sharing best practices. Course participants are an important source of support to each other, developing close friendships and an international professional network.

At Game Change, you never learn alone. To bring this notion alive in the online setting, we have built a learning community comprising of the participants, trainers and subject matter experts. Our unique approach to peer-to-peer learning plays an integral part in stimulating content discussions, encouraging collaboration between participants as well as guiding the participants closely in meeting their learning objectives.

The Bootcamp is the learning platform, facilitated by Game Change Master Black Belt’s with a wealth of learning and implementation resources including Discussion Groups, Toolkit, Templates, Downloads, Events, Prcatice Exam’s to test your knowledge and much more.

Please click on ‘Enrol Now’, then click on ‘Payment’ to proceed with your payment where you have the option to pay online or request a company invoice.

We accept that sometimes you may have to cancel your course, for full details surrounding our cancellation policy, please read our terms and conditions.

Yes. We offer 10% off the advertised price to students who can produce a valid email address (e.g ac.uk) and identity reference number from a recognized educational institution.

No – Once you have paid for the course there are no further costs. During the course you can purchase additional coaching sessions if you wish but there is no mandatory requirement to do so.

As long as you meet the course pre-requisites you have the opportunity to upgrade between courses at any stage.

There will be no charges for a substitute delegate replacing an original delegate if Game Change has been informed before the start of the first session. Substitutions cannot be made after the start of the first session.

“All Game Change Learning Courses can be accessed on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Currently supported browsers (usually based on support of latest two browser versions) are:

Chrome: version 31+
Safari: version 7+
Firefox: version 26+
IE: version 10+

The application uses modern web development approaches (HTML 5) so that it can function responsively across desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones without the need of players or add-ons. “

At the moment we do not support offline access of content so you will need to have access to the Internet whenever you want to access the course content or zoom sessions.

Yes. The entire content of the course, toolkit and access to the Bootcamp online learning platform is available to you for 12 months after completion of the course. After 12 months, continued access is subject to Bootcamp subscription charges.

Absolutely, and we actually encourage participants to attend in teams in order to maximise the learning and impact. Group Training is facilitated by our unique learning platform. Intersted? Get in touch.

“This tried and tested learning program will equip you with the advanced decision making and process improvement skills to take on greater responsibility to effectively engage with others and to successfully implement continuous improvement and change projects for your organisation. It will provide you with a set of concepts and tools enabling you to lead your organisation with impact and efficiency – maximising its performance in changing times. Take a look at our Which Course? page for the breakdown on what the courses mean and what Belt you should take.
If you’re still not sure which course is best suited for you, get in touch and one of our Master Black Belt’s will be happy to assist you.”

“Our diversity is our distinguishing feature. Game Change is probably the only training course where you will find a dozen or so nationalities in the same class, with one common aim – a goal to learn about the topics being discussed, interact with fellow participants to acquire a global perspective and develop continuous improvement tools to take back and apply to their everyday work.

With so many different national and industry perspectives to learn from, you really will start to see things differently. By challenging your old assumptions, you will become aware of new possibilities and start to understand how very different people think.”

All course material includes multi-lingual auto-translate features and all Live Zoom sessions include multi-lingual subtitle translations.

If you haven’t completed your course by the time your access expires, you can request for an extension. Get in touch to see what we can do.

“Don’t worry. Although successful completion of project work is a requirement to complete some of the courses, we know that sometimes it’s not a straightforward process to be able to make changes within an organisation.

For that reason, we have a number of case studies which delegates can use in place of their projects. If you have any questions about the case studies, or to find out if your project is suitable, please get in touch.”

Re-sit exams are available online at a time when it suits you up to 30 days after completing the first exam.

We believe in our ability to help you certify and as a matter of company policy we do not charge a re-sit exam fee. You can make several attempts, hopefully not required.

Courses will receive support from our Master Black Belts via our Bootcamp learning platform. They are available to answer any questions regarding the course content and your project at hand.