As part of its Capability Development Pillar, LCi is developing a Lean Construction Course Portfolio as the standard for the sector in Lean Construction training and certification. The Portfolio will comprise training courses delivered at White Belt, Yellow Belt and Green Belt initially. The White Belt is now in place and you can register with one of our accredited trainers below. The Yellow Belt is now being rolled out followed by the Green Belt during 2023.
Lean Construction Ireland (LCi) developed its course portfolio to provide the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facility Management (AECFM) sector and Clients/Owners with a suite of standardised Lean Construction corporate training courses to enable Lean Construction capability development for capital project design and delivery purposes, as well as for internal organisational operational excellence purposes.
This course portfolio is to be referred to as the “Lean Construction Ireland Course Portfolio” or “LCi Course Portfolio”. The LCi Course Portfolio is a suite of courses that comprises three progressive levels, in ascending order:
Lean Construction Ireland (“LCi) Strategy 2020-2022 encompassed three core and interdependent pillars, namely, Clients, Contractual Processes, and Capability Development, which were key components of LCi’s Path to 2020 strategic plan. The creation of a suite of corporate training courses in Lean Construction was identified as integral to the Capability Development pillar.
As part of its strategy for capability development, LCi secured funding from the ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet to develop course portfolio training material in Lean Construction, applicable at various levels in organisations. The primary focus was on Yellow Belt and Green Belt Course Content Development and to undertake the recalibration of the previous LCi Lean Pass Course into the LCi White Belt Course.
This work has now been completed and a revised process for nominating and approving training providers as well as programme delivery and management has been introduced. This work has set a sectoral standard for Lean Construction training in Ireland and enables sectoral-wide Lean Construction capability development for implementation in the design and delivery of capital projects as well as for internal organisational operational excellence purposes. This initiative also represents a global first-of-kind undertaking, founded on the collaboration of stakeholders from across an entire sector, along with key elements of the national Lean ecosystem, to develop a sectoral standard in Lean Construction training.
The Nomination Process: The status of “LCi Registered Trainer” is assigned to individual professional trainers who have been evaluated by LCi and deemed to have satisfactorily met the requisite criteria to deliver at the respective Course Portfolio Belt Levels.
LCi Registered Trainer status must be evaluated at, and separately assigned for, each respective Belt Level, and thus the status is specifically:
Please CLICK HERE to review the full Trainer Nomination Process, Guidelines & Governance.
The LCi Course Portfolio is supported and funded by the ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet, and its Manager, Aidan Kelly, notes that:
“ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet is delighted to have supported and funded the development of these LCi Lean Construction Training Courses for the Construction Sector. Additionally, sectoral organisations may avail of Skillnet funding to support the delivery of this training to their employees. Please visit the ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet webpage for further information.”
LCi White Belt Course Overview
White Belt – Course Aim & Objectives
The primary aim of the LCi White Belt Course is for Client/Owner and AECFM participants to understand the fundamentals of Lean and to speak the same Lean language on-site and/or in the office.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
Nomination form for LCi Registered Trainer – White Belt Click Here
White Belt – Course Summary
White Belt – Course Mode & Duration
Classroom or Online based
1/2 Day of Training
White Belt – Course Project
Not Applicable – there is no improvement project at White Belt level.
White Belt – Course Certification
Certification is the responsibility of the LCi Registered Trainer who has been authorised by LCi to certify on its behalf those White Belt course participants who have successfully completed all White Belt course requirements. Certification is based upon completion in full of the White Belt Course Training.
Upon successful White Belt course completion, each participant receives a Lean Construction Ireland White Belt Certificate of Course Completion from the LCi Registered Trainer.
LCi Yellow Belt Course Overview
Yellow Belt – Course Aim & Objectives
The primary aim of the LCi Yellow Belt Course is for Client/Owner and AECFM participants to develop into frontline practitioners capable of improving the process and workplace.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
Nomination form for LCi Registered Trainer – Yellow Belt Click Here
Yellow Belt – Course Summary
Yellow Belt – Course Mode & Duration
Classroom-based 2 Days of Training:
Yellow Belt – Course Project
Participants must demonstrate learning and illustrate how they will apply the learning for improvement purposes.
The Yellow Belt 3Cs Project requires participants to use the 3Cs tool and template to identify and describe a real-world organisation-based or capital project-based issue/problem. (Participants do not need to actually undertake nor close-out their improvement initiative as a course requirement.)
Participants must complete and submit their Yellow Belt 3Cs Project within 7 calendar days of course training completion.
Yellow Belt – Course Certification
Certification is the responsibility of the LCi Registered Trainer who has been authorised by LCi to certify on its behalf those Yellow Belt course participants who have successfully completed all Yellow Belt course requirements. Certification is based upon completion in full of the Yellow Belt Course Training and the Yellow Belt 3Cs Project.
Upon successful Yellow Belt course completion, each participant receives a Lean Construction Ireland Yellow Belt Certificate of Course Completion from the LCi Registered Trainer.
The LCi Course Portfolio may only be delivered by LCi Registered Course Trainers (see the directory below).
If you are a professional trainer and wish to apply to be an LCi Registered Course Trainer, please email [email protected] for further information on the application process.