Lean Six Sigma is a management approach to business performance improvement that has blended the two individual specialisms of Lean and Six Sigma.

Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt

Who should attend?

Lean Six Sigma Green Belts are specialists in executing Lean Six Sigma projects. With the right combination of specialist expertise, statistical analysis and structured Lean Six Sigma methodology, the Green Belt is able to achieve significant improvements in performance and quality. A Green Belt might work alone or as a junior project manager in a team or as a team member in larger Black Belt project.

Educational approach

  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies
  • Practical exercises are based on the material which includes role playing and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam


Education level required: Higher vocational education / university level (EQF Level 6)

Exam format

  • Multiple choice format
  • 60 questions per paper
  • 38 marks or more required to pass (out of 60 available) – 63%
  • 180 minutes duration
  • Open-book
  • Calculators are permitted for this exam

Practical assessment:

  • This step towards achieving the complete Green Belt certificate involves the submission of two Lean Six Sigma projects to APMG for assessment.
  • Each project must demonstrate an achievement of saving / cost avoidance of at least € 20,000 per year.
  • Each project must be signed-off by the Champion and Financial Controller.