The complete lean practitioner course

A complete & practical understanding of Lean/Continuous Improvement

Become a certified Lean Practitioner with external certification from FlowPlus Academy provided by accredited Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belts.

What you’ll learn

  • A complete & practical understanding of Lean/Continuous Improvement principles & tools.
  • How to achieve the benefits of cost reduction, efficiency gains, quality improvement, lead time reduction. Using lean tools.
  • How to apply 5S within your work environment.
  • Transform a company culture towards a Kaizen – continuous improvement culture.
  • Conduct spaghetti diagrams to visualise and reduce transport waste.
  • Identify & eliminate the 7 types of waste.
  • Understand the lean principles of visual management.
  • Apply lean management principles to help drive change and become a lean leader.
  • Understand the difference between lean, six sigma & Kaizen.
  • Apply lean thinking and lean principles across any industry.
  • Be capable of applying specialist lean tools like SMED, 5S, TPM to achieve sustainable improvements.
  • Identify which improvement tools to select with the greatest impact.
  • Learn which KPIs to select to help track performance and drive team engagement.
  • Be capable of applying lean, kaizen & six sigma principles across any industry and work environment.
  • Have the knowledge & understanding to sit the accredited lean practitioner examination.

Course Content

  • Getting Started –> 1 lecture • 3min.
  • What is lean –> 1 lecture • 16min.
  • The history of lean –> 1 lecture • 13min.
  • Identifying and eliminating waste –> 1 lecture • 23min.
  • Change management & paradigms –> 1 lecture • 19min.
  • Kaizen – Continuous Improvement –> 1 lecture • 14min.
  • Flow & batch sizes –> 4 lectures • 32min.
  • Visual Management –> 1 lecture • 12min.
  • Spaghetti Diagrams –> 1 lecture • 21min.
  • Value Stream Mapping –> 3 lectures • 43min.

The complete lean practitioner course


  • No prerequisites.

Become a certified Lean Practitioner with external certification from FlowPlus Academy provided by accredited Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belts.


By the end of this course, you will be able to practically apply Lean & Continuous Improvement tools in your life and professional career.


This course is different from Six Sigma courses. If you want to learn how to transform a business, remove inefficiencies, & create significant improvements with a continuous improvement culture. This is the course for you. Developed as a fast-track, practical training course for anyone that wants to learn not just the theory, but also the practical side of lean management, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement. By the end of this course, you will be fully trained & equipped to apply lean tools within your business, achieving the huge benefits each tool can bring, along with a step-by-step guide of how to implement the tools.

Typical results you will benefit from, after completing the course:

Significant Cost Savings

Productivity Improvement

Company Growth

Improved Customer Delivery

Increased Customer Satisfaction

Higher Quality Products/Services


This course has 3 unique characteristics;

1.Concise – All the best content has been collated and simplified where possible, using the most impactful examples

2.Practical – You will not learn just lean theory, you will learn practically how to apply the tools

3.Expertise– Developed by Lean experts (including lecturers from leading British Universities), Lean/CI authors & Consultants.

Who this course is for:

Lean is a methodology that is effective in every single sector. Regardless of whether you are working in IT, manufacturing, the military or health care. If you want to learn the tools that transform businesses and make significant improvements, this course is for you. It will boost your employability, skills set and salary


What you will be able to do after completing the course:

  • Recognise and eliminate/minimise the 7 types of waste
  • Implement 5S methodology to create a productive work environment
  • Identify improvement potential within any Organisation
  • Calculate OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) to quantify waste
  • Transform a company culture to becoming Kaizen – continuous improvement culture
  • Use a robust problem solving approach to solve complex problems
  • Draw Spaghetti Diagrams to help reduce the waste of motion/transport
  • Draw Value Stream Maps and visualise supply chain problems
  • Use change management tools to help overcome resistance to change
  • Understand the unique conditions that lead to Lean being born
  • Mitigate bottlenecks and speed up your process
  • Move from Push to Pull production to reduce waste
  • Implement a Just In Time (JIT) production system and minimise your inventory
  • Apply quick changeovers using the Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) methodology
  • Create standards & achieve standardised work
  • Use Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to drive continuous improvement 
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