Six Sigma Green Belt Training

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Six Sigma Green Belt Training

Five Day Training Course

Six Sigma has become the fastest spreading and most successful approach to Continuous Improvement across all industries regardless of size, position in the supply chain or service provided. An essential element of Six Sigma roll-out is Green Belt training. This Green Belt workshop will exposure delegates to the powerful tools and methodology necessary to successfully lead and contribute to DMAIC improvement projects within the organisation.


  • To understand the concept of Six Sigma and the DMAIC approach to process improvement.

  • To understand the tools involved in the Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control phases

  • To understand the use of the tools in characterising a process, analysing process data, and controlling processes

  • To practice the key tools via projects or simulation exercises

  • To learn the basics of the Minitab™ Software which is most commonly used with Six Sigma analysis


This course is intended for front line problem solving personnel responsible for resolving process problems in day-to-day operations or responsible for leading Continuous Improvement teams.

It is also intended for those working with Six Sigma Black Belts on major improvement programmes or looking for breakthrough performance in key business metrics.

There is a requirement for delegates to bring a laptop with most recent version of Minitab which can be downloaded in advance on a free 30-day trail basis from Note that for in house training alternative software packages may be used (such as SPCXL). If a laptop is not available, delegates can share with a colleague.

COURSE PROGRAMME (Can be customised for in-house training)
Define & Measure

  • Introduction to Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma

  • Understanding variation and waste

  • Understanding Customer Requirements (VoC, SIPOC, CTQ)

  • Project Charter (Problem Statement, Business Case, Metrics, Stakeholders, project plan)

  • Process Mapping (Deployment & IPO)

  • Graphical Analysis using Minitab (or agreed alternative)

  • Team Dynamics and Tools

  • Statistics of a process (Capability, Control, MSA)

Analyse and Improve

  • Cause and Effect (XY) Matrices

  • Root Cause Analysis

  • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (Predictive Risk Management)

  • Creative thinking

  • Managing Change

  • Introduction to Design of Experiments


  • Standardisation and Simplification

  • Mistake Proofing

  • Process Control Plans

  • Ongoing Process Monitoring
  • Project Report out

This course comes with a very comprehensive manual, which proves to be an excellent source of reference after the course.


There are several possible routes to certification. All certification on public courses will be by way of a short written exam at the end of the course. Where Public Courses are split into two sessions participants are invited to bring a project to gain experience with the tools. However this project will not be part of the certification process.

In-house courses can be run as one 5 day block or split into 2 and 3 day blocks with delegates completing projects as part of the course programme. In-house courses have several options to achieve certification:

  • By way of exam (per public training)

  • By submitting project reports and storyboards to the tutor following the training

  • By requesting an onsite Project Review Day with the tutor where each Green Belt will present their project showing the methodology used and results achieved (note that an additional cost applies for this option)

Note that the maximum number of projects per in-house course is 8 (for individual projects) but at a minimum there should be one project between no more than four delegates (i.e. three projects for a class of 12).

John Ryan

  • VP of Quality and Engineering for MPA (Motorcar Parts & Accessories) USA, service parts supplier to General Motors & AutoZone.
  • Experienced Six Sigma Programme Manager, Black Belt, Green Belt & Black Belt mentor with AlliedSignal

  • Experience with AlliedSignal Supply Chain Management and Major Lean Manufacturing projects including complete plant re-layout, customer focussed cells and Kaizen projects

  • Four years with AlliedSignal Ireland & five years with AlliedSignal USA working in various roles from Process Engineering, to Customer Quality Engineering to Quality Assurance Manager. UL Engineering Graduate


Éamon Ó Béarra

  • Experienced Six Sigma Black Belt and Quality Assurance Manager at AlliedSignal Braking Systems USA

  • Quality Assurance Manager and Six Sigma Programme Manager at GenCorp plant in Ireland

  • NSAI Programme Auditor for four years

  • Programme Manager for ISO9000 certification for AlliedSignal Braking Systems division in US (5 plants)

  • B.Tech Degree, Post Graduate Diploma in QA and an Honours MSc in Operations and Quality UCG.


Geoff Beggs

  • Experienced Six Sigma Black Belt at Ford Motor Company, UK since 2004 completing projects using both DMAIC and DCOV (Design for Six Sigma) methodologies

  • Qualified Ford T3 Trainer for Six Sigma Green Belts training classes of up to 20 within Ford

  • Experienced in project management of large projects utilising Six Sigma and Lean in Transactional and Manufacturing Environments

  • CMPT Project Manager for 3 years with Ford on prestigious Lion V6 & V8 diesel engine design and development in Jaguar, Land Rover and PSA (Peugeot-Citroen) vehicles. Joined Ford UK in 2002.

  • Geoff is a UCD Engineering Graduate with a Masters Degree from University of Leeds in Automotive Engineering and has recently completed a mini-MBA course at University of London


Nick Davis

  • Principal Consultant with Pera-Neville Clarke from 2001 to 2004 specialising in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies in Manufacturing and Service Industries.

  • Senior Management Consultant and Lecturer at Cranfield University, UK, from 1999 to 2001. Managed numerous in company change implementation programmes

  • Completed Fellowship in Cranfield University in 1999. Course included placement as TQM leader in textiles company

  • World Class Manufacturing Manager at CarnaudMetalbox plc from 1993 to 1997 delivering World Class Manufacturing training and implementing OEE

  • Nick is an Engineering Graduate from University of Hull, UK. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt from Pera-Neville Clarke and has completed a Diploma in Business Management via Open University.

This classroom based course is highly interactive and uses practical exercises and simulated case studies to reinforce understanding and learning. The training is enhanced by the vast experience of the tutors who have trained hundreds of Green Belts and dozens of Black Belts as well as completing numerous transactional and manufacturing projects themselves. Training is combined with project mentoring for Green Belts embarking on their first Six Sigma project.

Course Dates & Venues

See Training Calendar

Course Times

9.00am - 5.00pm

Public Course Cost €2,750

(includes course documentation, lunch and refreshments)

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