Public Sector Commercial Apprenticeship Level 4

Public Sector Commercial Apprenticeship Level 4

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The work of procurement and supply professionals includes the process of procurement, or buying goods and services; however, these roles can be much broader than just procurement. These roles can extend to a huge range of related commercial activity such as influencing policy, financial analysis, engaging in contract law, and developing strategy to deliver services.

The variety of goods and services that procurement professionals are responsible for is vast. Goods could range from buying a plane to negotiating new stationery supply. Securing services could include finding new and innovative IT systems, outsourcing translation services or closing a deal on a construction project for a new building, encompassing the entire procurement cycle.  

Achieving the Level 4 Apprenticeship in Procurement and Supply will enable you to use your breadth and depth of experience to position yourself as a fully effective, commercially skilled professional with transferable skills and career options that span the public, private and charitable sectors. This will be supported by the attainment of a Level 4 Diploma with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

Duration 2 years
Study mode Full time
Start date Various
Campus Workplace Setting and Park Lane
Course code 00
Fee n/a – Employer cost on request

What you learn

You will study the following topics, all within a procurement and supply context:

  • Sourcing 
  • Managing contracts and relationships in procurement and supply
  • Business needs 
  • Negotiating and contracting in procurement and supply

How you will be assessed

Completion of CIPS Diploma in Procurement & Supply Operations (Level 4) is a prerequisite for the beginning the end point assessment. The end-point assessment will consist of a case study (34%) and a panel interview supported by a showcase portfolio (66%).

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The practical elements of this apprenticeship will be undertaken at your workplace. The study part of this apprenticeship will be carried out at Park Lane Campus.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will identify entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, training or other criteria. Most candidates will have Level 2 Maths and English (equivalent to GCSE grade 4/5 or C or above), ideally as part of 5 GCSE A-C grades or other comparable qualifications.

Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to the completion of the apprenticeship.

What's next

After successful completion of this apprenticeship you could seek full employment with your workplace or in the sector.

Campus Locations

Your workplace

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