Lean Six Sigma Leadership Yellow Belt


This intensive one-day course has been developed to give a solid introduction to the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma methodology.

The course will open the door to improving your business processes, smoothing your service delivery and increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of your organisation.

It provides a leadership introduction to the renowned Lean Six Sigma methodology. Historically, this method has provided huge benefits to manufacturing organisations in terms of improved quality, shorter delivery times and reduced cost.

More recently it has been adopted with huge success in banks, health organisations, financial services and government departments.

The course will be of interest to you if:

  • You have an interest in improving the effectiveness and efficiency in your organisation
  • You want to reduce delivery times and increase the quality of services and products
  • You are a leader in an organisation considering implementing a business improvement activity
  • You are considering becoming a practitioner in Lean Six Sigma and want to fast-track your route into this exciting area

This first, one-day Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course assumes no pre-requisites or knowledge of Lean Six Sigma or other business process improvement methodologies.

This course is aimed at leaders and future practitioners who may have little or no experience of business improvement methodologies.

At the end of the day, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is LSS?
  • Is LSS right for me and my organisation?
  • What is involved in becoming a LSS practitioner?
  • What is involved in introducing LSS into an organisation?

This course is presented from a practical standpoint by experienced practitioners working in the field. The course does not require any specialist prior knowledge and is presented in a ‘jargon busting’ manner. The course is designed to get you up to speed quickly and efficiently.

Read more about this course here on The Process Improvement Blog.

This course can be taken separately or as part of a weekly discount fee package.

Details of the discount registration for Week 1

Details of the discount registration for Week 2

Details of the discount registration for Week 3

Programme details

  1. The end result: What will people know at the end of the day?
  2. Why should you be interested? (Benefits)
  3. What is ‘Lean’? What is ‘Six Sigma’? And how do they work together?
  4. LSS as a ‘scientific method’
  5. LSS as a human, practical, team-working method
  6. Key ideas of LSS
  7. Improvement projects – practice, management and governance
  8. Awareness of main-tools of LSS
  9. LSS training and certification
  10. Deploying LSS into an organisation
  11. Reminder of key benefits
  12. References
  13. Further resources


Participants who attend the full course will receive a University of Oxford certificate of attendance. This will be presented to you prior to the end of the course wherever possible.

The certificate will show your name, the course title and the dates of the course you attended.


Description Costs
Standard course fee £495.00


Fees include course materials, tuition, refreshments and lunches. The price does not include accommodation.

All courses are VAT exempt.

Register immediately online 

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Dr Rob Collins


Dr Rob Collins

Visiting Fellow

Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

Dr Rob Collins is a visiting fellow of Kellogg College Oxford and regularly teaches courses at the University – both through Continuing Professional Development and through the Computing Laboratory.

As well as his academic teaching work Dr Collins regularly provides consultancy to industry in the area of Business Process Excellence and Systems Engineering.  He gained his Black Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma from Lockheed Martin – the world's largest Systems Engineering company and a world-leader in advanced technology.

As well as his undergraduate degree in Physics and Computing, Dr Collins holds a PhD completed within a Psychology Department. Dr Collins’ PhD focussed on training, psychology and processes for introducing complex technology into learning environments. Dr Collins’ completed an MBA in 2012 at Henley Business School. He thus has a strategic business view as well as deep understanding and practical experience of hands-on process improvement in technology and service.


If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying, please click Contact Us at the top of this page.

Level and demands

The intended audience for this course includes: 

  • Managers and leaders of organisations who may be considering the introduction of Lean Six Sigma practices and what a good overview before committing further resources
  • Future practitioners of Lean Six Sigma. These people will come from a variety of backgrounds but are likely to currently be project managers, business analysts, staff involved in service re-design in the NHS and functional managers within organisations
  • Business consultants who want to extend their work into the area of Lean Six Sigma
  • Senior staff who are new to organisations employing Lean Six Sigma and who need to ‘get up to speed’ quickly and efficiently


Although not included in the course fee, accommodation may be available at our on-site Rewley House Residential Centre. All bedrooms are en suite and decorated to a high standard, and come with tea- and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi access and Freeview TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.

To check prices, availability and to book rooms please visit the Rewley House Residential Centre website.