Certificate in Lean Sigma Quality (Six Sigma Green Belt) (Online)

(Course updated to include lectures on Minitab - the industry leading six sigma statistical software.) 

Enroll in Ireland's largest, most popular and award-winning online Six Sigma green belt programme. The Six Sigma lectures will be delivered by national teaching expert award winners Dr. John Donovan and Brian Coll. This certification is in great demand by employers across all sectors in either medical device manufacturing, pharmaceutical, healthcare or service sectors. The Six Sigma Green Belt course provides participants with enhanced problem-solving skills, using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control) model and it is now the foremost process improvement approach for organisations that wish to attain world class performance in quality and customer satisfaction. The course is suitable for all levels, from supervisor and technician through to engineering and management. The course content is aligned with both the ASQ and Quality America body of knowledge for the Six Sigma green belt.

IT Sligo is listed as a registered education and training provider on the Enterprise Ireland directory of Lean Start, Lean Plus and Lean Transform initiatives. IDA and Enterprise Ireland client companies can apply for funding for IT Sligo Six Sigma programmes under this initiative by contacting their respective EI or IDA client advisor. CLICK HERE

This course will consist of weekly online lectures as well as extra learning resources that can be accessed online. All lectures are also recorded so you can view them at any time. During the course, you will have access to online discussion areas where you can ask questions and get support from your lecturer as you work through the materials. You will also be able to take regular quizzes to see how you are progressing. The course now includes instruction on industry leading Minitab software which allows you to analyse and interpret your data, create charts and graphs and utilise the Minitab software on your Six Sigma improvement projects.

External Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

The external Green Belt certification consists of a 1 day workshop for Green Belt exam revision along with the cost of the exam. It includes:

  • Set of notes to cover the Green Belt exam material
  • Sample Set of Exam Questions
  • Access to On Line Study Guide
  • Access to On Line Examination
  • Green Belt Certification based on successful completion of the examination.

Note that this exam is in addition to the normal Quality Qualifications Ireland(QQI) accredited end of semester exams which are held by IT Sligo.The modules are also accredited by Quality Qualifications Ireland(QQI) with successful candidates receiving a Certificate in Lean Sigma Quality (15 credits at Level 7). 

Six Sigma Green Belt Brochure

Certification to the Quality America Inc. green belt is organised through an Irish based training company. Quality America Inc, is one of the premier providers of Six Sigma training and consultancy in the US and internationally with over 5,000 students trained and certified to date. More than 50 organisations, colleges and universities use their Six Sigma instructor materials. The Green Belt programme is based on the ‘Six Sigma Demystified’ text by Paul A. Keller, Vice President Quality America. Further information is available on http://www.qualityamerica.com/



This programme is funded under the Springboard initiative. If you are unemployed, you may be entitled to free fees for this programme under this initiative. If this programme is funded you will find it and be able to submit an application on the Springboard site at www.springboardcourses.ie



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Module Schedule: 

For Applicants commencing the course in September 2018

  • Six Sigma 1: Sep-Dec 2018
  • Six Sigma 2: Jan - May 2019
  • Six Sigma 3 (Project): Jan - May 2019

For Applicants commencing the course in January 2019

  • Six Sigma 2: Jan - May 2019
  • Six Sigma 1: Sep-Dec 2019
  • Six Sigma 3 (Project): Jan - May 2020

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2018

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Entry Requirements

There is no prerequisite to study this programme. It is recommended that applicants have a Leaving Certificate or equivalent due to the Statistics covered in the course syllabus. Applicants must also be in a position to carry out a Six Sigma green belt project with an employer.

What if I am not currently in employment and cannot complete a Six Sigma project with an employer?

We strongly encourage all students where possible to complete a live Six Sigma project in a workplace environment. This allows you to put the tools into practice. Past students have located employers who were willing to let them undertake their Six Sigma project. If you are not in a position to complete a Six Sigma project with an employer, then an alternative project will be provided. This takes the following form:

1. Research based project related to Lean Six Sigma. This will involve generating a research question, reviewing the literature on Six Sigma using the IT Sligo college databases and writing a 3000 word research report.

Applicants that have completed the Six Sigma Yellow belt from IT Sligo can gain an exemption from the Six Sigma 1 - Quality Tools module. They will have to complete the Six Sigma 2 module and the Project module to obtain their Certificate in Lean Sigma Quality (Green Belt).

On successful completion of the project, then you will meet the requirements of the Certificate in Lean Sigma Quality from IT Sligo. Note that the external Green Belt award from Quality America requires you to undertake a live Six Sigma project which shows a financial saving. If you do not complete a ‘live’ six sigma project, then Quality America will still award you a Six Sigma Green Belt certificate which will contain the words; “without project”.
As the Project module will not start until the second Semester of the course, you will have the opportunity to discuss this in more detail with your lecturer during Semester 1.

Career Opportunities

There will be a progression path for those students who pass the modules and wish to continue on with a degree in Quality or Manufacturing Management at IT Sligo. Students who meet the eligibility criteria to enter the full degree programme can therefore upgrade skills in specific areas while still earning credits towards a final degree award. On successful completion of the three Six Sigma modules, the student will receive a Level 7 HETAC Certificate in Lean Sigma Quality (15 credits).

What subjects will I study?

Programme Fees

Total €1500

€500 per 5 credit module

  1. Six Sigma 1
  2. Six Sigma 2
  3. Six Sigma 3 (Project)

Additional external Green Belt exam and workshop €220 (optional). The €220 fee is paid directly to Quality America.

Springboard Fees

Fee €1,800

FREE for those classified as unemployed.

Fee for employed participants €180 (10% of fees)

Who do I contact?

tel: 071 9318511
email: admissions@itsligo.ie