Why SQT for Lean Six Sigma?

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About Lean Six Sigma

Lean reduces waste by streamlining a process and eliminating Non Value Add. Six Sigma delivers breakthrough process improvements by eliminating defects and effectively solving tough problems.

Combining these two methods gives you a comprehensive tool set that accelerates the speed and effectiveness of any process within an organisation – delivering improved quality, capacity, predictability and reduced overall cost.

Lean Six Sigma is a proven enabler for delivering business success in any type or size of organisation. It has been used by Global and Fortune 1000 companies as the tactical means for achieving key strategic goals.

Our Lean Six Sigma training is delivered using the DMAIC methodology.

Lean Six Sigma Model


This closed loop approach to process improvement ensures that logic and data drives the solution and the critical “Control phase”, ensures on-going monitoring and sustainability, which is critical to long-term success.


Lean Six Sigma training is provided through the belt based training system where personnel are designated as yellow belts, green belts, black belts and master black belts, similar to karate. Each belt is trained to a different level of problem solving expertise.   Having different skillsets available within an organisation can result in an extremely powerful and effective team.


Important Note
Where Senior Management have not been exposed to Lean Six Sigma methodology or where a company does not presently have a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt on-site, we strongly recommend starting with a Lean Six Sigma Champion training programme. This will dramatically increase the success of your Lean Six Sigma programme and the delivery of the right projects.

Expert Tutors

Learn from leaders

We believe, in this field, the best people to learn from are seasoned industry experts, not just academics. That’s why our Programme Leaders, John Ryan and Eamon O'Bearra and Course tutors are renowned Lean Six Sigma practitioners. Experts who have worked at the coalface, who can draw on their experiences and share real world insights, stories and techniques.

Tutors to empower and inspire you.

Their experience spans a wide range of industries including Healthcare, Financial Services, Food & Beverage, Logistics, Manufacturing, Software, Telecommunications and Utilities.

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Lean Six Sigma What We Do

What We Do

We get under the skin of your business

Our tutors make it their business to understand your business. They will guide and support you every step of the way, even going on site if necessary to help you deliver your Lean Six Sigma project.

They hold themselves accountable for ensuring that your project delivers on its objectives and that you maximise results for your organisation.

Our Clients

Be in good company

Our programme is renowned for it’s thorough, practical, real world approach and stunning results. We use a combination of theory and practice that works.
That’s why the likes of Diageo, eBay, Stryker, Pfizer, Mater Hospital and An Post trust us to train their best people.

Lean Six Sigma Clients

Immediate Payback

SQT have delivered Lean Six Sigma programmes for over 500 different organisations, large and small, both service and manufacturing, helping them to achieve project savings in excess of €139m for their organisations (2009-2020).

Euro 362,294 Average saving per project by our Black Belt learners.
Euro 70,178 Average saving per project by our Green Belt Learners

Earn a prestigious, international qualification

Our QQI (HET) accredited Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt programmes are validated against external prescribed award standards. Accreditation requires both successful completion of a project and a written assessment, ensuring learners develop real capability.

Read a blog by our tutor John Ryan on Lean Six Sigma Certification

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Support Materials Access

Free access to extensive support materials

SQT provide learners with access to a free online platform. The online system provides learners with access to a wealth of learning resources (such as course notes, presentations, additional reading, templates, screen casts and links to useful websites). Learners can also upload assessments and receive feedback from Tutors via the system.

Continuous Development

Begin a journey of continuous development

On qualification you will be invited to join the Lean Six Sigma Network. A group we formed in 2004 to facilitate knowledge sharing and networking. The group meets every quarter.

Trust pedigree

Trust pedigree

SQT are one of the longest established and largest providers of Lean Six Sigma training in Ireland and the UK.


Practical subject knowledge and expertise

We have used the services of SQT on a continuous basis since the beginning of our business transformation program in 2008.  We have built up a great working relationship with SQT and the course materials are tailor made for our needs.  The course tutors are professional and knowledgeable, intuitively knowing when and how to use industry examples to support the theory being thought during the training programs.  Additionally, the continued support offered by SQT offer has proved very beneficial for our employees.    A very professional service that we are happy to have used to provide the solid platform we need to bring continuous and lasting improvement to our company.

- Alan Kelly, Manager, Continuous Improvement, Takeda Ireland Limited

Discover the capability to drive efficiency.

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