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Welcome to our lean six sigma online training courses. Our online courses are easy to join, easy to follow, and contain a variety of learning materials to suit all learning styles. Modular format with webinars of a maximum of 2 hours in length.

Proven track record for excellence in online course facilitation. See our course testimonials at the bottom of this page. Jump to “Testimonials for online courses”

Tailored to suit you. All courses can be tailored with case studies, data sets and assignments to suit your organisation.


S01: Introduction to Lean Tools and their application

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Duration: 8 webinars, 1 hour each

Format: Live interactive webinars with Q&A and Quiz

Software required: Excel (or Google Docs) for some modules

Webinar platform: Moodle (free to download)

The course covers a range of lean tools including the 7 wastes, 5S workplace organization and A3 problem solving. Each webinar provides an introduction to the topic, some case studies and has an interactive quiz at the end. They are designed to be a practical and fun way to learn about lean. The total contact time with your tutor is 8 hours.


S02: Toyota A3 8-Step problem solving

8 step A3 problem solving online course

Duration: 8 modules, 2 hours each

Format: Live interactive webinars, with file downloads, case studies and assignments

Software required: Excel (or Google Docs) for some modules

Webinar platform: Moodle (free to download)

The Toyota 8-step problem solving process is highly interactive and collaborative in nature. The objective is to ‘find a problem, solve a problem and prevent a problem from coming back’. The 8 steps are written up or drawn on an A3 size sheet of paper. This is a visual and effective way to share information among all stakeholders.

This online lean course will enable you to approach problem solving with confidence. You will learn a standard and systematic way to work with a team to resolve process problems and improve process performance. The total contact time with your tutor is 16 hours.


S04: Data Analysis with Minitab

Data analysis with Minitab online courses

Duration: 15 webinars, 2 hours each

Format: live interactive webinars, with file downloads and case studies

Software required: Minitab (trial version can be used) and Microsoft Excel (or Google Docs)

Webinar platform: Moodle (free to download)

This series of short Minitab courses starts with the basics of simple data graphing and moves through intermediate use of statistical analysis (green belt level) to more advanced concepts (black belt level). During the webinars, participants will be given data sets and case studies on which to practice the concepts and tools reviewed. Optional assignments will be provided. The total contact time with your tutor is 30 hours.


S05: Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Lean Ireland certified six sigma yellow belt online course

Duration: 8 modules, 2 hours each

Format: Live interactive webinars, with file downloads, case studies and assignments

Certification: Participants who complete a project will be awarded a lean six sigma YB certificate

Participant application: Microsoft Excel

Webinar platform: Moodle (free to download)

So you’d like to be a certified yellow belt? Welcome to this enlightening and fun online course. At the end of this course you will understand a set of standard problem solving tools and you will be able to use them, with confidence, to resolve process problems. The total contact time with your tutor is 16 hours.


S07: Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Service

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Duration: 16 modules of 2 hours each

Format: Live interactive webinars, with file downloads, case studies and assignments

Certification: A mix of continuous assessment by assignment & project work

Software application: Microsoft Excel

Webinar platform: Moodle (free to download)

A Green Belt (GB) project leader is capable of leading a cross-functional problem solving team. GB projects are short-duration (12 – 24 weeks) quick-return initiatives that result in customer satisfaction and cost savings.

This Six Sigma Green Belt certification (ISO13053 standard) online course will enable you to approach problems with confidence. You will learn to lead a team through a standard, systematic way to resolve process problems or lessen their impact on the organisation. The total contact time with your tutor is 32 hours.


S08: Design of Experiments (DOE)

lean six sigma Design of Experiments DOE online course

Duration: 8 modules of 120 mins (2 hours) each, with a 10 minute break in middle of each module

Format: Interactive webinar, with file downloads, case studies and assignments

Participant application: Microsoft Excel (or Google Docs) and Minitab or JMP desirable for some modules.

Webinar platform: Moodle (free to download)

This interactive series of online workshops introduces DOE to development chemists, engineers, managers, and technicians. The focus is on the practical application of this essential product and process development tool.

The course covers factor selection, experiment design and execution, and visual statistical analysis and on how modern DOE software packages (e.g. Minitab) can help. In addition to online simulation tool, a detailed case study is used to deepen student learning.


Testimonials for online courses

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“We have worked with Bernie and Lean Ireland for many years now and have always been more than happy with the professional delivery of all the training programs provided for our network. Bernie recently delivered an online DOE course for us and we were absolutely delighted with the calibre of the online training materials and exercises she provided, the meticulous preparation in advance of the course; the superb interaction with the participants and the consistent follow-ups between online lectures. It has been such a positive experience for us, that we can’t wait for Lean Ireland to deliver the next training course for our members!”

 Catherine Collins, Network ManagerFirst Polymer Training Skillnet


“Great course that gave me an overview of Lean and its origins, we focused the tutorials on the Toyota 8 Step problem solving model and worked through live examples for each step. Over the course of the tutorials we covered areas like 5s, 7 wastes, Gemba visits, spaghetti mapping, 5 Whys & fishbone, Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA), SMED and OEE.

Course delivery was via a weekly 90 min Google hangouts session, we had plenty of time for discussion and I got a weekly assignment to complete for the following week’s tutorial. All assignments were linked to the 8 step problem solving model we were studying and I was able to build and develop my own A3 document over the course of the sessions, just like real life in the factory!

As someone who came from a commercial background into manufacturing, I have found this learning invaluable. It has provided a solid knowledge base about Lean in a short space of time and also given me more confidence to challenge ways of doing things in our factories as we strive for customer delight and continuous improvement.”

 Neil Finlayson, Business Transformation Director, Kerry Group


“In March 2020 the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick moved all courses to an online delivery model. Bernie Rushe of Lean Ireland is a tutor in Project Management for 3rd and 4th year students on our undergraduate Supply Chain Management degree programme. I am delighted with the innovation that she has brought to our online courses. She is flexible in accommodating the university’s needs and her industry knowledge adds depth to course content. The feedback from students is excellent and I am already looking forward to next semester in September 2020.”

Yvonne Delaney, Programmes Director & Unit Head, Management Development Unit at University of Limerick


“Thanks for your excellent training.”

“Many thanks for your training sessions. I am enjoying them along with the assignments.”

“I…. find the information very clear, practical and applicable to real life live project work.”

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