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 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.

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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)

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