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Welcome to our Lean Six Sigma e-Learning Website

Future Learning Systems design, build and market e-learning courses for organisations or individuals looking to improve their business skills, work more efficiently and manage change more effectively.

The generic e-learning courses we offer cover areas like Lean, Six Sigma, Project Planning & Control, Office Health & Safety, Anti-bribery and Time Management, to name only a few.

As a fundamental part of our business we can customise our generic courses for organisations requiring a more tailored approach. Future Learning Systems also develop bespoke e-learning courses for customers like Kier Construction, BAM Nuttall, BAM Construct, BAE and Carillion, but to name only a few.

Our courses can be accessed over the internet via the Future Learning Systems web-portals or taken in-house and run on customer web servers.

All courses are SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) compliant and will run on any third party SCORM Learning Management System.

This dedicated Lean Six Sigma training website relates to our Lean Six Sigma e-learning curriculum, designed to take students from no knowledge up to a certified level of Green Belt, with Yellow Belt certification as part of the training programme.

Students wishing to then progress to Black Belt level can do so via one of our classroom training courses, customised for organisations and run in-house for groups of up to 12 delegates in any one session. Organisations like Randstad, De Montfort University and the NHS (King's Health Partners) have all used this Black Belt service from Future Learning Systems.

Whether you are an individual looking to enhance your CV with Yellow or Green Belt certification or enquiring on behalf of an organisation looking for multiple users to be trained in this area, please use our Contact Us page or telephone one of our Account Managers on +44 (0)1494 355501.

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In addition to the Lean Six Sigma Yellow & Green Belt e-learning curriculum Future Learning Systems can offer a Lean Thinking Practitioners course for those organisations wishing to implement a Lean Sigma training solution based on the standard process improvement cycle of Plan-Do-Study-Act, rather than the rigorous methodology of Six Sigma (DMAIC).

Please visit our Lean Thinking website for information on this course: -

Six Sigma, Lean or Lean Six Sigma?

Individuals are more likely to search the internet for Six Sigma than for Lean, yet many are not sure which of these approaches would best suit their personal needs or indeed the needs of their business.

Both Six Sigma and Lean have their origins in the manufacturing approach used by the Toyota car company of Japan, the Toyota Production System (TPS). This, in itself, was developed from the management philosophy presented to Japanese industrialists by Dr W. Edwards Deming after the second World War.

In the early 1980's Motorola took many of the techniques used within the TPS, added other process improvement techniques and implemented more rigor. This approach was named Six Sigma and is based on the methodology called DMAIC (as explained below).

The term 'Lean' (more recently 'Lean Thinking'), based directly on the TPS, didn't actually appear until the 1990's when a well-known book called 'The Machine that Changed the World' was published, written by Womack, Jones and Roos (which clearly illustrated - for the first time - the significant performance gap between the Japanese and Western automotive industries).

So both Lean and Six Sigma can be attributed to the same source, but what do they individually bring in the way of benefits?

Six Sigma seeks to increase and accelerate business performance and customer quality. It offers a rigorous methodology and a range of tools to help identify special causes, reduce variation and improve your business processes. It requires alignment of the customer, strategy, processes and people and hence requires the organisation to be extremely skilled in process thinking, understanding process variation and the use of appropriate statistical and analysis tools.

The methodology of Six Sigma is based on a system called DMAIC; Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control.

Lean is an approach that will help your business to think smarter by reducing waste and eliminating non-value added activities, it helps you to determine what is value added and what should not be in your processes. The overall process involves supplier and customer and we look at the value from a customer viewpoint.

Lean is underpinned by five principles and in general these are: Determine the Value, Design the Value Stream, Enable Flow, Implement Pull and Seek Perfection.

Lean Six Sigma

The blend of both Lean and Six Sigma will help you to work on your organisation as a system whilst using a methodology which improves that system systematically. The two methodologies can be used together with great effect.

Lean Six Sigma will identify how the work flows to, through, around and from the professionals to improve customer value, effectiveness and efficiency. In short, to enable the professionals to do their jobs with less problems, less hassle and more reward and enjoyment.

You can start by applying the concepts and tools of Lean and to evaluate the obtained results. Lean is directed at simplification and eliminating waste. As a result of this, you get a streamlined and transparent process. This process can then be optimised further by reducing the variation of the process and by using the more complex Six Sigma tools and techniques.

Lean Six Sigma e-Learning Curriculum

This curriculum has been designed as a complete training suite for students wishing to understand Lean and Six Sigma, the benefits of Lean Six Sigma and how to implement Lean Six Sigma effectively within an organisation.

The courses within this curriculum incorporate interactive learning methods including audio, typing questions, drag & drop exercises & multiple choice questions throughout. Illustration & animation is used to help describe the theories behind Lean and Six Sigma.

Simple step by step progress through each course enables easier understanding of more complicated areas. Each course has an in-built testing facility, which is tracked and monitored via our online academy, following successful completion of the Yellow Belt and Green Belt course, delegates can download and print their certificate, Yellow Belt Certificate and/or Green Belt Certificate, respectively.

These courses are relevant for any industry sector, whether service or product related.

There are two courses within this curriculum:

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Duration: 12 hours

Format: Web

This Yellow Belt training programme is aimed at those who are new to Lean and Six Sigma and is designed for any staff member, supervisor, manager or director who will be working within a Lean Six Sigma operation. There is no pre-cursor to this Yellow Belt programme; this course will take a student from no knowledge to a very high level of Yellow Belt standard.

This e-learning course covers The fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma, Scoping a Lean Six Sigma Project, Voice of the Customer - Understanding customer requirements, Kano Model, 7+1 Wastes, SCAMPER, Cause & Effect Analysis, Flowcharts, Spaghetti Diagrams, Measurement Systems Analysis, Run Charts, 5S, Poka Yoke amongst other techniques and topics.

Please click here to contact Future Learning Systems for pricing details

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Duration: 12 hours

Format: Web

This advanced Green Belt e-learning programme has been designed for individuals that will be required to work effectively on Lean Six Sigma projects, leading Yellow Belts and actively working with process data. The pre-cursor to this Green Belt programme is the Yellow Belt e-learning course.

The course is divided into the 5 Six Sigma phases (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve & Control) and teaches Financial Benefits of Lean Six Sigma, Project Selection, Leading a Team, Reading Specification Limits, Constructing As-Is Process Flow, Value Stream Maps, Is/Is Not Analysis, Collection Plans, Understanding Variation & Tampering, Measurement Process Capability - Cp & Cpk, Calculating Process Sigma Levels, Standard Deviation, Dot Plots & Histograms, Stratification and Pareto Analysis, Distributions, Box Plots, Run Charts and Advanced Control Charts, Design of Experiments, QFD - House of Quality, Force Field Analysis, FMEA, Kaizen, Change Management and many others areas.

Company News

5th January 2016
Future Learning Systems design and implement a complete online induction programme for BAM Nuttall

Future Learning Systems worked closely with BAM Nuttall to reconfigure their Learning Management System to include a fully automated induction programme, linked into the company Active Directory, allowing all new employees to be immediately enrolled onto a 6 month induction programme of courses, videos and presentations.


20th September 2014
GlaxoSmithKline continue to use Future Learning Systems Lean Sigma e-learning programmes

Future Learning Systems worked with GSK to implement a bespoke version of the current Lean Six Sigma e-learning programmes, implemented internally on their third party SCORM compliant Learning Management System. The roll-out of the programme is in use by over 3,000 employees world-wide.

Some Customer Comments

Randstad - Fraser Dann
"This will give us the tools and techniques to start us on the journey to sharing value with our customers."

De Montfort University - Robert Bradshaw
"This will help us lead and shape our teams for the future, we can build on the successes of last year and hit the ground faster."

Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust - Angela Knibb
"I have finished the course and thoroughly enjoyed it as well as learning many new skills."

End user - Stewart Hill
"Wow, I have started using these tools already and delivering benefit, the organisation is starting to ask for more and it has regenerated me to get on and do it."

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