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

Six Sigma Green Belt provides participants with enhanced problem-solving skills, using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control) model. This certification is in great demand by companies across all sectors in either manufacturing, pharmaceutical, healthcare or service sectors. It is suitable for all levels within the organisation from supervisor and technician through to engineering and management level.

Six Sigma Green Belt Brochure

Certification to Green Belt is organised through an Irish based training company and Quality America Inc. Quality America Inc, is one of the premier providers of Six Sigma Training and consultancy in the US and internationally with over 3,000 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 available on:http://www.qualityamerica.com/

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).


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 January, 2017

  • Six Sigma 2: Jan - May 2017
  • Six Sigma 1: Sep - Dec 2017
  • Six Sigma 3 (Project): Jan - May 2018

For Applicants commencing the course in September, 2017

  • Six Sigma 1: Sep - Dec 2017
  • Six Sigma 2: Jan - May 2018
  • Six Sigma 3 (Project): Jan - May 2018

Application Closing Date : 16th January 2017

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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.


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