Lean Six Sigma

Lean and Six Sigma are complementary methods for improving processes and solving problems.  They each incorporate a range of tools – some of which are common.  Both aim to improve business performance and have a proven track record of success.

The principles and tools can be applied to any process in any sector.  If you take some inputs, do something with them and create some outputs then you can improve performance through Lean and Six Sigma.


If you're looking to develop skills in Lean and Six Sigma we've got several training solutions which you can find out more about here...

But before you look at the solutions have a look at our Development Ladder below to find out who each of these programmes is aimed at...

Continuous Improvement Development LadderContinuous Improvement Development Ladder (216 KB)

Foundation Level

Lean Awareness OverviewLean Awareness Overview (359 KB)

Six Sigma OverviewSix Sigma Overview (408 KB)

Capella Training Programme Outline - CI White BeltCapella Training Programme Outline - CI White Belt (420 KB)

Six Sigma Yellow BeltSix Sigma Yellow Belt (402 KB)

Lean PractitionerLean Practitioner (360 KB)

Six Sigma Green BeltSix Sigma Green Belt (250 KB)

Advanced Level

Lean LeaderLean Leader (361 KB)

Six Sigma Black BeltSix Sigma Black Belt (343 KB)

Capella Training Programme Outline - CI LeadershipCapella Training Programme Outline - CI Leadership (317 KB)

We've got others too so if can’t find what you’re looking for, please give us a call.

See some of our case studies and results we've delivered:

Case Study - Green Belt at LearCase Study - Green Belt at Lear (199 KB)

Case Study - Green Belt at NasmythCase Study - Green Belt at Nasmyth (240 KB)

Case Study - PattonairCase Study - Pattonair (491 KB)

Case Study - 5S at SertecCase Study - 5S at Sertec (399 KB)

Case Study - Six Sigma at ValeoCase Study - Six Sigma at Valeo (618 KB)

Case Study - Six Sigma at StadcoCase Study - Six Sigma at Stadco (477 KB)

Case Study - CI at WHS PlasticsCase Study - CI at WHS Plastics (417 KB)

Case Study - Lean at JJS ElectronicsCase Study - Lean at JJS Electronics (269 KB)

Case Study - Lean at ISSCase Study - Lean at ISS (182 KB)

Case Study - BAE SystemsCase Study - BAE Systems (285 KB)

Case Study - EAE (Balfour Beatty)Case Study - EAE (Balfour Beatty) (270 KB)

Case Study - Birmingham Chamber of CommerceCase Study - Birmingham Chamber of Commerce (311 KB)

Case Study - Lean at ExmacCase Study - Lean at Exmac (206 KB)

Case Study - Lean at ExmacCase Study - Six Sigma Open Green 2018 (303 KB)

Case Study - Lean at ExmacCase Study - Six Sigma Open Green 2019 (303 KB)

If you’d like to know more about Six Sigma, take a look at some of the resources below – you’ll find a glossary, an A3 summary and FAQs. We've got lots more resources that you can access by simply joining one of our programmes or contacting us.

GlossaryGlossary (348 KB)

A3 summaryA3 summary (462 KB)

Frequently Asked QuestionsFrequently Asked Questions (328 KB)

Guide to a great reportGuide to a great report (304 KB)

Generic project listGeneric project list (16 KB)

We use and would recommend Minitab Statistical Software

“An excellent insight into the Six Sigma methodology – support from the Capella team has been second to none”
Simon Hancox, Group Quality Manager, Remploy

You can even design new services, products and processes using Design for Six Sigma to make sure they are delivered on time, on cost and right first time.

We have a complete ladder of development starting with overviews and leading all the way to Master Black Belt and Train the Trainer levels.  Our development ladder shows how these all link together and you can look at the detail of individual programmes by downloading the Programme Outlines.

If you’ve completed training with someone else or as part of a previous role and you’d like to be certified – please get in touch – we’ve got excellent accreditation and support packages.

  • Client Testimonials

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  • Testimonials

    • Capella have provided a superbly structured programme, and have proven to be entirely supportive of delegates in completing their apprenticeship with confidence. Key to this has been the instructor’s knowledge of the subject matter, allowing him to apply the theory to a variety of scenarios in the delegates’ work. We have appreciated the instructor being approachable, flexible and understanding of the challenges of extra-curricula activity for people with busy jobs. All staff that we’ve engaged with at Capella have been professional, welcoming and clear in their communication.

      Mark Robbins, Retail and Pension Operations Training and Communications, Fidelity International

    • Capella’s focus on developing long-term relationships and their continual search for innovative approaches to upskilling has enabled Toyota and many other employers to learn and apply best practice Problem Solving tools which deliver great outcomes for all. In our experience, no other training provider has taken such a lead role in the development of sector wide initiatives such as the Automotive Industrial Partnership and development of the ‘improvement suite’ of Apprenticeship standards. Capella constantly seeks innovative opportunities to deliver an excellent service to the learner and to the business.

      Paul Fitzpatrick | Senior Manager | Toyota UK

    • We have found Capella really professional and flexible and their passion for delivering high quality training is a culture we have in common between us and has made working with them highly beneficial. Their knowledge of the automotive sector in particular has also been very useful and has simplified working together to create a really excellent training programme. In addition, they have managed to modify their usual commercial programmes in line with government approved apprenticeship standards, which has enabled us to utilise our Apprenticeship Levy to fund the training.

      Chris Bauman | Group Managing Director

    • Capella are delivering the Business Improvement L4 programme to a cohort of 12 staff at our Barnard Castle site. We chose Capella after a series of meeting with Kate and her team and from day 1 we have been impressed with the professionalism, enthusiasm and knowledge of the team. The staff have really thrived on the learning schedule and through working with the programme tutors and we have had nothing but positive feedback. Internal changes on site have impacted on the programme delivery, which Capella took this in their stride, adapting delivery timelines, providing support and working with those facing change has added another dimension to the relationship that has been developed between the site and Capella. While still in delivery mode GSK already believes that the programme has been a success for all involved and we look forward to its completion and sharing that success within the organisation.

      Tim Buchanan | Apprenticeship Vendor Manager | Talent, Leadership and Organisation Development- Centre of Excellence

    • Capella worked closely with Wilko to deeply understand our needs at a strategic and operational level, helping us to jointly explore a range of options to meet these needs. Capella have an experienced team of Lean Six Sigma experts. Their programme design, management expertise and resources are second to none. Wilko have been allocated a dedicated Account Manager which helps us ensure the learner is always front of mind. Capella’s programmes have developed the knowledge, skills and drive of our Wilko delegates to seek and implement improvements in every process, constantly reducing costs, waste and inefficiencies. Capella also enabled Wilko’s leadership of continuous improvement to be showcased through the publication of an extensive article for the Chartered Quality Institute's Quality World magazine.

      Teresa Ward, Wilko Talent Programme Manager, Wilko

    • I would sincerely like to thank you again and the fabulous team at Capella for the dedication shown in achieving the Black Belt qualification. It is such a pleasure to work so closely with passionate professional people and I hope our partnership continues to grow especially with the role out of the new standards.

      Richard Bates, Managing Director, Qualitrain

    • "Capella are a company that keep to their word, they have supported me fully during and even after my projects have been completed. The coaching team are always on hand to help with any issues and often put themselves out to ensure support is available. Highly recommend anyone looking to progress their career to take a look at Capella."

      Chris Woodcock, Jaguar Land Rover