What's included? / Modules
Identify approaches to achieve agreements with external and internal organisations and stakeholders
Use a range of contract and supplier performance monitoring, management and reporting techniques
Carry out cost management
Resolve issues that may be with customers, suppliers or colleagues
Recognise the impact that decisionmaking has on costs
Evaluate costs by comparison with industry standards
Context of procurement and supply
Pre-procurement and early market engagement
Sourcing and contract agreements
Be responsive, innovative and seek out opportunities
Have a strong commitment and be selfmotivated
Create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships
Always take into account diverse stakeholder needs and requirements
Any entry requirements will be determined by individual employers which may, for example, typically require 5x A*-C Grade GCSEs (must include English & Maths).
Delivery and Assessment
The training is a blended learning delivery model, which takes place in the work place during working hours, wherever this may be, according to the apprentices role.
This consists of:
1 to 1 monthly meetings of approx. two hours with a GLP trainer (face to face or telephone)
On-line learning courses and/or group sessions
Building an electronic portfolio of workrelated evidence
Maths and English at Level 2 (if not previously achieved)
20% of time at work to be spent working towards apprenticeship
End Point Assessment (EPA) by an external examiner to complete qualification, consisting of: knowledge test, portfolio-based Interview & project presentation
Professional Qualifications, Career Progression, Links to professional Registrations
Completion of CIPS L4 gains eligibility for equivalent membership of the Institute. CIPS L4 is a pre- requisite for MCIPS (L6) and the full professional licence and offers the potential for Chartered status.
Prior to the end-point assessment there is a requirement to achieve:
Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths (GCSE equivalent), and
L4 Diploma in Procurement & Supply with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).