Susan Rashid: Positive News during the Pandemic

Re: Positive News during the Pandemic
We would like to bring you some good news during such difficult and strange times. Here at SRSCC we have been making good use of the lockdown and would like to share news about our new products, new technology and our sister company SR Strategic Sourcing.


New Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship Standards
For all levy and non-levy employers out there, we will soon be offering two new Apprenticeship Standards to complement our existing L4 Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship Standard (includes CIPS Level 4 Diploma). First to arrive will be the Level 3 Procurement Assistant Standard (includes CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate), this is aimed at those new to procurement or with very little experience. Shortly followed by the Level 6 Strategic Procurement and Supply Professional Apprenticeship Standard (includes CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma and CIPS 6 Professional Diploma) which is aimed at those that have completed the Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard or those that have achieved the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply and require further skill development. Interested? Not sure which level is appropriate? Contact our Business Development Manager who will be able to offer advice or arrange a skills assessment. If you would just like to keep updated about the standard development, please let Clare know and she will add you to the “Update Brief” which is issued every 8 weeks.


New Technology
Due to our continued success and growth, we are upgrading our software which will increase the usability and flexibility of our course delivery for learners. For our employers, it will bring ease to tracking their employee progress. We have listened to both learners and employers and their requirements and have taken the decision to utilise the lockdown to upgrade our CRM and e-portfolio system. As we transition across to the new system over the coming months you will receive regular communication. It is a phased process so changes may be a few months away for you. Full training and support will be given to support the transition. If you have any questions about this transition please contact us at and our Project Manager will get in touch.


Open Skills and Continuous Professional Development Courses (CPD)
During this unusual time, there is no better opportunity than to develop your team or yourself for the big return. Even during furlough employees can train, this will give them something to focus on and some routine. Our sister company SR Strategic Sourcing Limited is offering a variety of courses online during the lockdown including Managing and Mitigating Risk, Improving your Negotiation Skills and if you are Public Sector specific courses such as Driving Social Value in the Public Sector. All courses are incredibly practical and leave each learner with something tangible to apply in the workplace. In addition to this, SR Strategic Sourcing offers bespoke courses developed in collaboration with each organisation to achieve their specific objectives. If this is not enough to get your interest, Personality Profiling (SDI) can be conducted separately or built into any existing course to build Procurement Team strengths. All our friendly and supportive trainers have a wealth of experience in different industries, qualified teachers and have proven academics.


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Until my next update please take care and stay safe.
Yours sincerely,
Susan Rashid
Managing Director
2020-05-15T09:09:11+01:00 May 15th, 2020|