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Six Sigma & Business Improvement

Is this Programme for Me?
Six Sigma is a business practice for eliminating waste and focusing on processes that add value while eliminating non-value adding activities. This Postgraduate Certificate will provide participants with an introduction to six sigma management and statistical techniques. Learners will also complete an applied industry project where they will have the opportunity to practically apply the knowledge, skills and competencies gained from formal study and propose an improvement plan for a company based on Six Sigma Methodology.

Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this programme learners will be able to:

Apply a broad range of business skills which will enable him/her to function effectively in a business environment.

Demonstrate a critical awareness of the principles and practice of Six Sigma and Statistics.

Demonstrate a range of statistical and six sigma techniques that can lead to identification of areas for improvements.

Recognise and evaluate the professional/transferable competencies that are essential and relevant within a particular context

Conduct research within the areas of Six Sigma and evaluate its application in practice

Entry requirements

Minimum Academic Entry Requirements

Level 8 award in Business/Science/Engineering or an equivalent qualification.

Applicants without a Level 8 award may also be eligible to apply on the grounds of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent to a Level 8 award.


2 Semesters

Careers or further progression

Follow-on courses

Postgradate Diploma in Six Sigma and Business Improvement

Career opportunities

Lean / Six Sigma skills are very much in demand in Ireland. This Level 9 Certificate is strongly aligned with industry job requirements regionally, nationally and internationally. The programme facilitates the accelerated up-skilling of a graduate in an area other than the principal area of their preceding Level 8 studies.

Further enquiries

For Further Information:
Contact Patricia Doherty Head of Department of Business Studies, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
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Subjects taught

What will I study?

Year/Semester Proposed Modules No of credits

Semester 1/2
Six Sigma Management 10
Statistical Techniques 10
Applied Industry Project 10

Course fee


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