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HSE Lean Academy

Lean Yellow Belt

The Lean Yellow Belt programme provides the practical skills and knowledge to identify, analyse and develop solutions for simple Operational Excellence Projects, embracing responsible and sustainable business practices.

Learners will manage a work-based project throughout the programme to deliver benefits that make a real impact on the organisation.

Lean Yellow Belt

Registration Deadline:
30th August

12 weeks

Blended Learning

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Programme Benefits

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Personal Development

Promoting personal development as learners are accredited as a Yellow Belt by the University of Limerick upon successful completion of the programme

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Tangible Benefits

Delivers real tangible improvements in the short term

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Lean Approach

Equips learners with the key Lean approaches and tools to deliver Lean improvement Projects

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Process Change

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

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 Business Excellence and Improvement 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 workplace project. It will visually showcase the tools and techniques that you applied during your project.

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Healthcare staff engaging with a HSE Lean Academy programme

Who is this Programme for?

Individual learners looking to participate in professional development and gain Lean Certification.

Process Owners tasked with implementing Lean projects.

Lean White Belt graduates interested in increasing their Lean Toolkit and implementing process change in their department.

What Participants Say

"The Lean Yellow Belt course supported me with taking a systematic approach to a problem identified and implementing improvements. In a time where we have reduced staffing levels and recruitment, it is imperative that we utilise Lean tools to improve the efficiency of our services and to streamline operational processes”

Louise Crowley

Senior Physiotherapist

"Really enjoyed and benefited from the programme. The course length and format is ideal with an emphasis on producing a tangible project that improves your day-to-day work"

Colum Moloney

Physiotherapy Manager-in-Charge III

"The Yellow Belt programme provided me with a comprehensive overview of the Lean Six Sigma concepts which allowed me to examine processes and identify inefficiencies. I can now confidently apply the core principles of Lean to improve efficiency and thereby achieve time & monetary savings for the HSE"

Noreen Feeney

Staff Records NISRP

“I have recently completed the HSE Lean Yellow Belt Programme in conjunction with UL. The course is structured in a way that takes you through a process improvement project step by step, helping to keep you focused and on track throughout. You follow a set procedure which helps you analyse problems and come up with various possible solutions. I highly recommend the course to anyone”

Alice-Anne Oliver

HR Shared Services

"Since completing my yellow belt, I find my approach to tasks both in my personal and professional life has changed for the better. I find myself subconsciously looking for more efficient/smarter ways of doing things, leading to better outcomes.  I don’t just ‘settle’ anymore”

Emer Sheridan

National Virtual Health Team