Lean Six Sigma Certification

Novel Idea Certification

Novel Idea develops learning and application around Bloom’s Taxonomy. These methods, developed by Benjamin Bloom, categorise the levels of reasoning skills that students use for active learning. Novel Idea uses Bloom’s Taxonomy methods to classify educational learning objectives into levels of complexity, specificity and mastering.

Novel Idea’s Training, Application, Review and Certification process (Novel Idea TARC) is unique and used to create learning content, application, review-through-assessment and certification that is aligned to Bloom’s Taxonomy.

‘Levels of Cognition’ (from Bloom’s Taxonomy – Revised, 2001) are listed in order from the least complex to the most complex:

  • Remember: Recall or recognise terms, definitions, facts, ideas, materials, patterns, sequences, methods, principles, etc.
  • Understand: Read and understand descriptions, communications, reports, tables, diagrams, directions, regulations, etc.
  • Apply: Know when and how to use ideas, procedures, methods, formulas, principles, theories, etc.
  • Analyse: Break information down into its constituent parts and recognise their relationship to one another and how they are organised; identify sub-level factors or salient data from a complex scenario.
  • Evaluate: Make judgements about the value of proposed ideas, solutions and more, by comparing the proposal to specific criteria or standards.
  • Create: Put parts or elements together in such a way as to reveal a pattern or structure not clearly there before; identify which data or information from a complex set is appropriate to examine further or from which supported conclusions can be drawn.

Novel Idea Accreditation

Novel Idea is Service SETA Accredited (Number: 1371) and develops certification processes for companies or certifies individuals on the most comprehensive body of knowledge. We believe that Certification should benefit the individual as well as the organisation.

To this end, our certification journey is aligned to the Bloom’s Taxonomy, and we are one of very few Lean Six Sigma providers that certify to a level 5. We believe that application and honing a skill delivers Belts that can execute with confidence and equally be employed with confidence.

For South African companies, we offer a National Certificate (Qualification Code: 59201 National Certificate in Generic Management) as well as a Learning Programme in Strategic Management (60269).

Moreover, since it’s a Learnership, the company can get their investment back and have the programme almost fully funded ( this excludes the benefit delivered from your own projects). Tax benefits can also be claimed on learnerships, and our Learnership Registration No is: 23Q230073291625.

Novel Idea has developed multiple certification journeys for companies and aligned these to Accredited Qualification and Learning Programmes. (A few examples of these companies include: AB InBev, Old Mutual Insure and MTN SSH, to name but a few).

For Global Deployment of Lean Six Sigma, we have the ability to integrate with their body of knowledge and improve on it where we deem it necessary, for better execution of results.

Our founder has more than 21 years of Lean Six Sigma theory and application knowledge and never compromises on quality for the sake of signing off certificates – We believe certification is the recognition of individual level, as well as company level.

Within our own curriculum and certification journey, we do not compromise on quality. This ensures that around the globe, our Belts stand apart from the rest.

We also follow the ISO recommended International Standard ISO 13053 – 1 and ISO 13053 – 2

Type of learning to achieve certification outcomes
Self-paced learning Virtual blended learning Corporate instructor-led training - Either virtual or on site - application of a case study in the training process Hands on Experiential learning and application on one work related improvement or problem solving project Hands on Experiential learning and application on two work related projects
Which certification level will be achieved?
Level ( 1 - lower – Level 5 higher level of skills mastery )
Level 1 Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5
Levels of Cognition (from Bloom’s Taxonomy – Revised, 2001). They are listed in order from the least complex Level 1 - to the most complex Level 5.
Remember: Recall or recognise terms, definitions, facts, ideas, materials, patterns, sequences, methods, principles, etc.Understand: Read and understand descriptions, communications, reports, tables, diagrams, directions, regulations, etc

Apply: Know when and how to use ideas, procedures, methods, formulas, principles, theories, etc.
Analyse: Break down information into its constituent parts and recognise their relationship to one another and how they are organised; identify sub-level factors or salient data from a complex scenario.

Evaluate: Make judgements about the value of proposed ideas, solutions, etc., by comparing the proposal to specific criteria or standards.
Create: Put parts or elements together in such a way as to reveal a pattern or structure not clearly there before; identify which data or information from a complex set is appropriate to examine further, or from which supported conclusions can be drawn.CONNECT THE dots
Learning lessons
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*Quizzes/Exams
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*Learning content and Assignments completed
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Simulated Project
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One work place improvement project - Either Problem Solving or Process Improvement
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Second work place improvement project - Either Problem Solving or Process Improvement
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Master Black Belt /Deployment Lead Certification
Master Black Belt Coach and Trainer, Evidence submitted Deployment Lead and Master Black Belt, Portfolio of Evidence on Deployment submitted
Novel Idea Accreditation
Novel Idea is Service Seta Accredited Number: 1371
Qualification Code: 59201 National Certificate: Generic Management
Learning Programme:

Learnership Registration No: 23Q230073291625
ISO recommended International Standard ISO 13053 – 1 and ISO 13053 – 2
Novel Idea is Service Seta Accredited Number: 1371
Qualification Code: 59201 National Certificate: Generic Management

Certification Requirements

Level 1 Certification:

  • Completion of YB/GB/BB training – either self paced, blended learning of or classroom learning – attendance 100%
  • Passing quizzes and or exam with a pass rate of 75%

Level 2 Certification

    Completion of YB/GB/BB training – either self paced, blended learning of or classroom learning – attendance 100%
  • Passing learning outcomes and quizzes and or exam with a pass rate of 75%

Level 3 Certification

  • Completion of YB/GB/BB training – either self paced, blended learning of or classroom learning – attendance 100%
  • Passing learning outcomes and quizzes and or exam with a pass rate of 75%
  • One Project where methodology is applied to a case study

Level 4 Certification

  • Completion of YB/GB/BB training – either self paced, blended learning of or classroom learning – attendance 100%
  • Passing learning outcomes and quizzes and or exam with a pass rate of 75%
  • One Project where methodology is applied to a case study
  • One Improvement or problem solving project successfully completed

Level 5 Certification

  • Completion of YB/GB/BB training – either self paced, blended learning of or classroom learning – attendance 100%
  • Passing learning outcomes and quizzes and or exam with a pass rate of 75%
  • One Project where methodology is applied to a case study
  • Two Improvement or problem solving projects successfully completed

Yellow Belt Certification Novel Idea

Green Belt Certification Novel Idea

Black Belt Certification Novel Idea