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This Certificate in Purchasing and Procurement is designed to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the purchasing and procurement of goods and services, and the processes involved. It is ideal for anyone looking to kickstart a career in this field or develop their existing career.
Through this procurement training course, you will deepen your understanding of both the purchasing and procurement cycle, as well as learn the fundamentals of supply chain management. You will gain all the necessary skills required to successfully manage and build positive relationships with suppliers, evaluate supplier performance, identify procurement needs, and much more.
Furthermore, you will develop in-demand strategic and problem-solving skills that will instantly boost your earning potential and help you to develop productive, competent and solid teams that achieve shared organisational goals.
Who should take the course
This Purchasing & Procurement training course is ideal for anyone looking for a formal qualification to kickstart a career in the following professions:
- Purchasing Assistant
- Purchasing Administrator
- Procurement Manager
- Procurement Officer
- Procurement Coordinator
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.
In module one, we will deepen our understanding of the process areas within supply chain management, as well as the strategic roles of procurement. It also provides an overview of the evolution of purchasing through procurement.
In module two, we will take a look at purchasing and supply in different types of organisations, broadening our knowledge of purchasing in the organisation structure.
In module three, we will familiarise with the steps in the purchasing cycle, with training in how to identify a need, plan a schedule, develop a system, issue a purchasing order, and carry out other key procedures.
In module four, we will take an in-depth look at the purchasing toolkit, covering fundamental topics such as cost and price analysis, categories of cost, and supplier evaluation.
In module five, we will learn about the management of competitive bids, with essential information on how to use a selection committee, use weighted analysis, and create a contract.
In module six, we will explore the five approaches to quality management, from how to implement a quality system to defining specification and the types of specification.
In module seven, we will take a look at collaborative business relationships, exploring the stages of the collaborative relationship framework and the models of supplier relationships.
In module eight, we will take an in-depth look at the risk management process, exploring key topics such as the internal and external drivers of key risks, as well as risk analysis methods and techniques.
In module nine, we will learn how to evaluate supplier performance, covering the seven Cs of supplier evaluation. It also explores quantitive approaches to supplier evaluation and service level agreement.
In module ten, we will explore the different categories and themes of category management, as well as capital investment procurement and corporate travel.
In module eleven, we will explore the different areas of inventory management, from stock control and classification to material requirement planning and Lean methodology.
This final module will gain a comprehensive understanding of the business-to-business process of requisitioning, ordering, and purchasing goods. It covers electronic data interchange, e-catalogues and e-auctions.