Procurement Training Programme

Every organisation has to buy goods and services and this means that procurement people work everywhere from global corporations to market stalls. For many organisations, their biggest cost is the goods and services bought from third parties. Effective procurement is a function which is key to all businesses, with the ability to assure value for money and effectively manage risk through strategic sourcing, purchasing and supply chain management determining if operations continue.

What will I study?

Procurement is a key role within the logistics sector in terms of managing supply chains. The process of procurement includes preparation and processing of a product or service as well as the end receipt and approval of payment. It often involves:

  • Purchase planning
  • Supplier research and selection
  • Value analysis
  • Price negotiation
  • Financing
  • Making the purchase
  • Supply contract administration
  • Inventory control and stores

The Commercial Professional Apprenticeship Standard (Level 4) encourages entry into and progression through the procurement and supply chain industry. Typical job roles may include Procurement Operations Support, Buyer Sourcing Executive etc.

Who is this programme for?

Level 4 Commercial Procurement and Supply

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    Entry requirements will be decided by each employer, apprentices will typically show the following attributes:

  • The ability to liase, negotiate and undertake proactive actions
  • Behave in a positive and professional manner
  • The ability to be responsive and innovative
  • Desire to seek out opportunities to create effective change


Through the completion of the apprenticeship, the following qualifications will be achieved:

  • CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English *
  • Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics *

*If you have achieved a Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and maths then you will be exempt from completion of the Functional Skills element.

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Encompass is also an approved exam centre meaning students can sit all exams at our facilities.

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