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Download the ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt brochure

“Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it. ” — H. James Harrington

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Course Overview

Six Sigma originated in the U.S. in the mid-nineties and was adopted by GE to deliver significant bottom line savings to the business. Six Sigma focuses on process variation and aims to develop predictable processes through the application of a structured methodology.

This ten day programme is run over 6 months and will enable participants to successfully complete business process improvement projects.

The project work is supported by two on-site mentor sessions.

The CSSBB examination is a one-part, 165-question, four-and-a-half-hour exam and is offered in English only. 150 questions are scored and 15 are unscored.

Who should attend?

Black belts should be individuals within an organisation who are tasked with process improvement. They should have competent mathematics skills.

“It was a great programme and is a great benfit to our work place.” — Orla, Production Supervisor

What will I learn?

  • The concept and origins of Six Sigma
  • The most important tools used in Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control phases of business process improvement
  • An introduction to data collection, analysis and presentation through the use of statistical software.


  1. Enterprise-wide Deployment
  2. Organizational Process Management and Measures
  3. Team management
  4. Define
  5. Measure
  6. Analyze
  7. Improve
  8.  Control
  9. Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Framework and Methodologies
  • Post-test

ASQ Reference

External examinations are held in Ireland twice per year (usually June & December).


10 classroom days.

2 mentor days

Assessment and Certification

Participants will sit the ASQ Black Belt Certificate examination