Level 3 Procurement and Supply Assistant Apprenticeship

L3 Procurement Assistant Qualification

This level 3 apprenticeship is suitable for all organisations, the programme increases the apprentice’s competencies in procurement and raises the profile of procurement. Individuals will be competent in all stages of the procurement cycle and able to apply factual, procedural, and theoretical knowledge of procurement and supply. Learners will be able to complete tasks and address problems that are well-defined but may be complex and non-routine. They will understand what relevant information is required and how to interpret and review its effectiveness. Individuals will be able to use their knowledge of procurement regulations/policies to support the wider procurement team in tasks such as quotation and/or tender response evaluation, supplier database maintenance, purchase order review and conversion, and stakeholder liaison.

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L3 Procurement Course Information

There are 3 main components:

  • Part 1 CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate
      • L3M1 Procurement and Supply Environments
      • L3M2 Ethical Procurement and Supply
      • L3M3 Contract Administration
      • L3M4 Team Dynamics and Change
      • L3M5 Socially Responsible Procurement
  • Part 2 Questioning Interview supported by Portfolio of Evidence
  • Part 3 Work Based Project (3000 word), followed by presentation, question and answers

This standard is suitable for all sectors and industry. The person suitable for this standard maybe new to procurement or have limited procurement knowledge, they may also work in other operational departments but have procurement responsibilities for usually low risk items.  These individuals would therefore benefit from the knowledge skills and behaviour development obtained by completing this apprenticeship standard.  Typical job roles are; Procurement and Supply Assistant, Junior/Assistant Buyer, Inventory Controller

There are 3 main elements to this apprenticeship: Knowledge, Gateway, and End Point Assessment

The Knowledge element takes approximately 15 months and includes the mandatory qualification – CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate (Part 1) plus the Knowledge and Application modules. Gateway to End-Point Assessment takes approximately 4 weeks followed by the End Point Assessment which takes 5-6 months. The maximum duration of this Apprenticeship is 24 months.

The programme increases the apprentice’s competencies in procurement and raises the profile of procurement. Individuals will become competent in all stages of the procurement cycle and able to apply factual, procedural, and theoretical knowledge of procurement and supply. Learners will be able to completes tasks and address problems that are well-defined but may be complex and non-routine. They will understand what relevant information is required and how to interpret and review its effectiveness. Individuals will be able to use their knowledge of procurement regulations/policies to support the wider procurement team in tasks such as quotation and/or tender response evaluation, supplier database maintenance, purchase order review and conversion, and stakeholder liaison

The CIPS level 3 qualification is assessed by five online multiple-choice examinations. Apprentices enter End Point Assessment Gateway when they have successfully passed the CIPS Level 3 Qualification, evidenced Functional Skills Level 2 and CIPS Ethics Test.

Part 1 CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate consists of 5 exams. 5 Multiple choice assessments taken over 5 examination series.

Part 2 EPA (End Point Assessment) 60-minute questioning interview supported by Portfolio of evidence (supplied at Gateway)   

Part 3 EPA (End Point Assessment) Work Based Project Report – (3000 word) Work-Based Project Report that demonstrates the application of knowledge, skills and behaviours mapped to the standard

Part 3 EPA (End Point Assessment) 15-minute Presentation of Work Based Project with 30 minutes of Question and Answers

Each part of the EPA is assessed by the End Point Assessment organisation (EPAO) and awarded a grade of Distinction, Pass or Fail.

Available Learning Options

Classroom

Face to face across the 9 study centres

Virtual Classroom

Live video link direct to classroom

In-house

Delivered at organisation (minimum numbers apply)

Want to learn more about the Level 3 Procurement Apprenticeship? Contact our team now

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Emma Jackson

Course Mentor

Emma joined SRSCC in 2019 on a freelance basis taking on a teaching and learning consultancy role. She has 20 years of experience in education as a qualified teacher, working in adult learning, secondary and primary school settings in the UK as well as abroad, namely Japan, Hungary, and France. 

More recently Emma has been teaching yoga, resilience, and mindfulness in primary schools to promote the physical and mental well-being of both pupils and staff.

Being multi-lingual and having a zeal for communication, cultural exchange and life-long learning Emma jumped at the opportunity to join the company as a Course Mentor. Building a good rapport with her learners, supporting them to overcome any challenges on their apprentice journey and facilitating them to fulfil their potential is her motivation.

Cumbrian born and bred in the Lake District, Emma enjoys the outdoors. When not relaxing in tree pose, she is most at home trail running in the hills with her husband and dog. Having clocked up 4 marathons to date, the application of her long-distance running mindset of perseverance, determination, discipline and patience is key to supporting her learners in their studies.

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Ashlee Scribbins

Office Administrator

Ashlee has joined the SRSCC team as an Office Administrator, and with a level 2 and 3 in Business Administration, she fits right in!

Ashlee has a wide range of experience from working as a Legal Secretary for the Royal Air Force to managing a team. Ashlee is eager to use her customer service and business administration skills for her new role at SRSCC.

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Declan Hemingway

Sales and Business Development Assistant

Declan recently graduated University studying BSc Business and Management with Marketing achieving a 2:1 and was looking for a role in Business Development to put his knowledge and education to the test.

He has a strong desire to grow the SRSCC brand and customer base. Working alongside our Business Development and Relationship Manager; he looks to strengthen both our Commercial and Apprenticeship learner portfolio by liaising with potential and existing learners through building customer relationships and understanding their requirements.