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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_EILSS_X
  • Field of StudyMechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Type of CourseCertificate
  • Type of QualificationSpecial Award
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date
  • DurationTwo days
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus
Lean is a generic process management term referring to the identification and steady elimination of waste. It is closely linked with Six Sigma because of the methodology’s emphasis on reduction of process variation. Lean Sigma introduces the methods and tools used in both techniques as applied for interpretation of customer requirements for service design and operations in all industry sectors such as Public Service, Healthcare, Biopharma, insurance, hospitality, Charities, Software, Call Centre Service and Manufacturing.

Note: Places are limited for this course. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.


Two day (full-time)

The course allows participants to select between Lean or Six Sigma, for their own future development and/or as the most appropriate method for their company. Participants have the option of applying for either the Lean Sigma Practitioner, Yellow Belt Programme or the Lean Sigma Green Belt Certification Programme.

Note: Introduction to Lean/Six Sigma is not a pre-requisite to attending the Lean Sigma Practitioner, Lean Sigma Green Belt or Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.


Course Content
  • Day 1: Introduction to Lean:
    Introduce the participants to the background to Lean and introduce the concepts behind reducing waste.
  • Day 2: Introduction to Six Sigma:
    Explains how Six Sigma targets variation and introduces the concepts.

Tailored versions for specific organisations are available, enquire at camms@cit.ie



Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems (CAMMS), CIT.


This programme requires no prior knowledge or experience of Lean or Lean Sigma. The programme is suitable for all personnel working within the design, manufacturing, transactional, sales or support environment. It is suitable for management and team leaders through to shop floor personnel and employees directly involved in the process.


All enquires to camms@cit.ie

Course Details

Part-time Information

  • All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 


  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.  For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl
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