Lean Six Sigma White Belt

Credential ID – SG-WB-001

The Lean Sigma Quality White Belt (MOOC) is a free seven-week online course delivered through ATU Sligo’s online learning platform (Moodle). This award-winning course has been delivered to over 18,000 participants in 50 countries and is brought to you by Ireland’s largest online provider of Quality, Lean Six Sigma and Operational Excellence programmes. 

Participants that successfully complete the course and assessments receive a White Belt Certificate and LinkedIn badge from ATU Sligo (shown here). In line with other free (MOOC) courses, there are no college credits assigned to the White Belt course. We estimate that this free White Belt course is the equivalent of 2.5 credits. The White Belt provides an excellent foundation for the follow-on ATU Sligo accredited (fee-paying) Lean & OpEx Yellow Belt course


During the White Belt course participants receive an introduction to the following Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques:   introduction to lean and the seven ‘wastes, flow charts and value stream mapping (VSM), quality metrics – Yield & PPM, six sigma DMAIC problem-solving methodology,  problem-solving tools – Fishbone diagram,  error proofing (Poka-Yoke), descriptive statistics and Lean & Six Sigma examples from the manufacturing, service and healthcare sectors.

If you have not yet completed the courseclick on the following link to register for the next running of the White Belt. Free Online Courses – Institute of Technology Sligo (itsligo.ie)


Does ATU Sligo offer other online Lean & OpEx/Six Sigma courses?

Yes, ATU Sligo are Ireland’s largest online provider of Quality, Lean Six Sigma and Operational Excellence programmes. We offer the following QQI accredited online courses at Level 7 and Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

The most suitable follow on course from the MOOC is our Lean & OpEx Yellow belt course. This is a one-semester courses (5 credits) at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). The ATU Sligo Green and Black Belt courses also cover the Body of Knowledge (BOK) for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) certifications. In addition to your IT Sligo certificate, you have the option of obtaining an additional ASQ certification by taking the ASQ exam. Fees for the ASQ exam are paid directly to the external provider.

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