Apprenticeships

Who is this Programme for?

With an apprenticeship, learners will gain the knowledge, the skills, and industry experience necessary for a successful Procurement career.
Apprenticeships are an opportunity to acquire skills and professional experience, but they have a much wider impact. Learners gain confidence in their talents and approach to new situations outside their comfort zone, unlocking a desire to achieve aspirations.
This apprenticeship has been developed particularly for both public & private sector and includes the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement & Supply.
The Level 4 Standard encompasses the entire Procurement and Supply Chain process in theory and practical application. Upon completion of the Level 4 Standard in Procurement and Supply, Apprentices will be able to practice at a level that really adds value to the organisation/employer as a fully effective skilled professional
This will be supported by the attainment of a Level 4 Diploma with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

How will employees benefit?

On completion of the programme, individuals will achieve the CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply Level 4 and will acquire all the skills and knowledge to demonstrate full occupational competence.

How will the business benefit?

Improvements you can expect to see post course are:

You will have a fully qualified and competent procurement professional within your organisation who is able to deliver appropriate risk assessment and mitigation in supply chains, deliver optimum supply chain solutions taking into account lifecycle costing strategies and appropriate relationship development.
Smaller organisations who have a wage bill less than £3 million per year can enroll their employees in this programme by making a 10% employer contribution. The government will pay the remainder on their behalf.

The Learning Journey - How does it work?

This programme has been developed in line with the new Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship, Level 4.
The Training Provider's role is to support the individual throughout the learning journey, providing them with the knowledge for qualification; identifying skill gaps; reviewing progress against the requirements of the programme; and coordinating the End Point Assessment process.


The Delivery Approach - Blended Flexible Learning

This programme offers a variety of learning methods to enable the individual to learn and embed all the knowledge, skills and behaviors required within the necessary timescales.

The Programme includes:

Qualification - CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply Level 4
Coaching in the workplace - individuals will be allocated their own coach who will support them throughout the process.

Workshops - individuals will attend regular workshops and revision workshops delivered by specialist tutors. As well as the learning, these workshops provide a great opportunity for discussion and sharing of good practice.

Online Learning - individuals will have full access to an interactive learning platform that covers all the knowledge required of the current procurement professional, including theory as well case study simulations. This is supported by expert facilitators who will provide additional coaching and assessment.

Functional Skills - individuals will need to demonstrate competence in Maths and English via the functional skills route unless they already have A-C grades in GSCE or O Level and can provide proof of certification.
Independent Learning - by complementing this programme with additional independent learning, individuals will gain a more thorough and developed understanding of how they can increase their own performance and the productivity of their team.


How long will it take and what will it cost?

This programme will take up to 18 months to complete and has a funding value of £9000.
Larger organisations can use their Apprenticeship Levy funds to pay for this programme.
Smaller organisations who have a wage bill less than £3 million per year can enroll their employees onto this programme by making a 10% employer contribution. The government will pay the remainder on their behalf.