Online training is a great way to learn Lean, as you can train and embed the new information and terminology at your own pace. What’s more, as our Introduction to Lean course is optimised for desktops and tablets, you can train when and where you like. Designed by our Lean Masters, the course affords a strong Lean awareness. Through interactive and engaging modules, you will learn the fundamentals of the methodology. On completion of the course, you will understand and be able to confidently communicate the benefits of Lean.

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The course has a British voiceover and takes around two hours to complete. To ensure delegates have enough time to train and revise, we provide one month’s access to the online materials. You may sit the exam multiple times and certification is guaranteed. To support your knowledge of Lean beyond course completion, we offer lifetime email assistance.

About this course

Lean is a key Business Improvement methodology to reduce waste and increase efficiency. It has had transformative effects on organisations around the world and across industries. As Lean continues to grow in popularity, companies are increasingly looking for Lean awareness from employees. Our Introduction to Lean training provides a detailed Lean awareness that is essential to all managers. You will learn what Lean is and the fundamentals of the methodology.

Our Introduction to Lean training takes around two hours to complete. The eLearning course is designed to give you a strong Lean awareness through interactive modules, including quizzes and a variety of media. Our online Introduction to Lean training is not only an engaging way of training, but it will afford you the flexibility to learn when and where you want. The course includes a multiple choice exam and you will receive internationally recognised certification to prove your Lean awareness.

What will I learn?

Your online Introduction to Lean training will provide a strong Lean awareness. You will complete the course confident in the fundamentals of Lean, with the ability to communicate what Lean is and why it is used.

Take a look at our Introduction to Lean course outline:

  • Introduction to Lean thinking
  • Why is Lean essential?
  • What is Lean?
  • History of Lean thinking
  • What is waste/value-added?
  • 7/8 wastes
  • How to become more Lean
  • What is standardisation?
  • Why is standardisation essential?
  • Benefits of standardisation
  • How to become more standardised
  • Lean problem solving structure – PDCA

    Learning outcomes

    Lean is a widely successful Business Improvement methodology. It is adaptable to any industry and used around the world, making Lean awareness of great value to any professional, specifically managers. For companies employing Lean, ensuring everyone in the organisation has at least an introductory knowledge is vital to getting the most out of the methodology. By affording all employees a Lean awareness, you will create a positive culture in which everyone is working towards one common goal.

    This five-hour online introduction to Lean is a quick and thorough way of gaining Lean awareness, without taking time away from the office. On completion of the course you will be able to:

    • Provide an understanding of Lean so you can explain it to others
    • Differentiate between value-added and non-value-added activities
    • Understand standardisation and its importance
    • To understand the process to solve problems in a Lean way – PDCA
    • To understand how Lean can help your organisation

    Introduction to Lean course comes with internationally recognised certification and 2 CPD points.


    There are no prerequisites for taking this training course.

    Who should attend?

    Anyone can attend our Introduction to Lean course. It is beneficial to:

    • Those looking to gain Lean awareness
    • Managers
    • Employees of Lean organisations