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HSE Lean Academy

Lean for Sustainable Healthcare

The Lean for Sustainable Healthcare programme delivers a Yellow Belt that provides learners with a comprehensive overview of Lean Six Sigma concepts, with a large focus on areas of sustainability.

The programme aims to assist learners to embrace responsible and sustainable business practices through managing a work-based project throughout the programme to deliver benefits that make a real impact on the organisation.

Lean for Sustainable Healthcare

Registration Deadline:
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12 weeks

Blended Learning

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Programme Benefits

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Save Resources and Money

The programme will provide trainees with the knowledge and skills to identify and deliver verified sustainable and related resource efficiency savings in their organisation

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Sustainable Benefits for Your Business

Participants will also gain an understanding of the impact of their workplace's environmental and sustainability strategies, leading to the creation of a culture of sustainability within the organisation

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Process Change

Exposes learners to managing change in the organisation while promoting an improvement culture across the organisation

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University Certification

Upon course completion, participants receive a University accredited Level 8 Certificate in Lean Six Sigma. Professionals on this programme will formally register with the University of Limerick, providing them with full student access

The Learning Experience

The main aim of this blended training programme is to provide you with the skills to identify, analyse and develop solutions for sustainability focused projects.

This Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Programme is certified by the University of Limerick (3 ECTS Credits - NFQ Level: 8).
This programme is delivered as a blended learning programme, which will consist of online learning modules and resources, classroom sessions and project mentoring.

As you progress through this programme, you will develop the ability to:

  • Undertake projects using a systematic approach
  • Identify, analyse and develop solutions and improvements
  • Apply a Lean process improvement methodology (DMAIC) and useful Lean Six Sigma tools to an improvement project
  • Create an A3 report to document and communicate an improvement project
  • Become an accredited Yellow Belt practitioner



There are four key elements to assessment and certification

  1. Your completed A3 Report based on a selected workplace Lean project
  2. A 500-word reflection summary of your A3 project and what you have learned
  3. A signed copy of a 'Statement of Originality' document to verify your project and assignment is a product of your own work
  4. A 10 minute Management Presentation of your A3 Report

Workshop Webinars

Healthcare staff in a business setting

An introduction to Lean Thinking, the Concepts of Waste & Value and beginning to scope your project and develop your project charter

A3 Report

Your final A3 report will document the DMAIC process you followed to deliver your chosen sustainability initiative. It will visually showcase the tools and techniques that you applied during your project.

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Who is this Programme for?

The Lean for Sustainable Healthcare programme is aimed at those responsible for sustainability management within their company.

The programme has the dual target of developing trainee skills at an individual level and delivering tangible impacts at organisation level.

  • Individual learners looking to participate in professional development and gain Lean Certification.
  • Process Owners tasked with implementing sustainability projects in their area.
  • Teams and individuals responsible for utilities within their company, developing skills both individually and delivering tangible impacts at the site level.