Operational excellence

Six Sigma - Yellow Belt (v)

This Yellow Belt programme gives you a solid understanding of Six Sigma principles and methods, and enables you to apply best practice tools confidently.

2 days

Members: £1,495 + VAT
Non-members: £1,695 + VAT

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Six Sigma - Yellow Belt (v)


£1,495.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,695.00 Plus vat


This Yellow Belt programme gives you a solid understanding of Six Sigma principles and methods, and enables you to apply best practice tools confidently.

Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and eliminating the causes of errors (defects) and then minimising variability in the process, both to improve existing products/processes and to design new ones.

It is a disciplined, data-driven approach centred on the implementation of a disciplined set of quality management methods. It is often supported by the development of skilled Six Sigma experts within an organisation, who understand and can implement these methods.

Classification of the skill level of the experts is often mapped across to Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt levels. It provides a foundation for further development in Six Sigma at all levels up to Master Black Belt and also complements the Lean overview course.

Delivery format

This course will be delivered using interactive virtual classroom technology. It comprises of six 2-hour virtual classrooms over two days.

Yellow Belt Certification

We award the Yellow Belt certification from the Institution to delegates who successfully complete all three elements of the programme:

1. Attendance of twelve hours of training
2. Completion of a work-based project 
3. Successful completion of the post-course Yellow Belt assessment test

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for engineers who are about to embark on a programme of improving their business or manufacturing processes, and wish to gain an understanding of the basic principles of Six Sigma to support this activity.

It may also suit engineers who wish to refresh and update their knowledge and understanding of the Six Sigma methodology and the tools and techniques it uses.

How will I benefit?

After attending this course you will be able to:
• Understand the fundamentals of Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma
• Recognise best practice deployment of Six Sigma
• Select and apply appropriate Six Sigma methodologies to deliver robust, defect-free products and processes
• Use the full suite of Yellow Belt tools
• Select and scope a suitable Yellow Belt project
• Set-up and manage a Yellow Belt project in a team-based environment
• Plan the next step of your Lean Six Sigma learning journey
• Project selection and scoping
• Project management and reporting
Contributes 14 CPD hours

Key topics

• History of Six Sigma
• Six Sigma methodologies
• Definition of problems and opportunities
• Measurement
• Analysis
• Improvements and designs
• Control and verification

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A, B and C

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  3. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’

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At a glance

  • Duration:
    2 days
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  • UK-Spec:
    A, B, C

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