Level 3 Procurement and Supply Assistant Apprenticeship

L3 Procurement Assistant Qualification

The procurement assistant qualifications is a level 3 apprenticeship suited 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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Level 3 Procurement Assistant Qualification 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)

Is the L3 Procurement Assistant Apprenticeship right for you? Here's the facts

Level 3 Procurement Apprenticeship FAQs

Procurement and Supply Assistant Apprenticeship Standard – ST0810

This Apprenticeship Standard was developed by an employer-led Trailblazer Group which has meant that employers have specify identified what is required from an apprentice in their specific role. This Apprenticeship standard outline the skills, knowledge and behaviours (KSBs) required to carry out a certain job role at this level.

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Level 3 Procurement and Supply Assistant Apprenticeship - Factsheet

Aimed At:

Suitable for all sectors and industries. Individuals 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.

Typical job roles are; Procurement and Supply Assistant, Junior / Assistant Buyer, Inventory Controller

Course Content

  • CIPS L3M1 Procurement and Supply Environments
  • CIPS L3M2Ethical Procurement and Supply
  • CIPS L3M3Contract Administration
  • CIPS L3M4Team Dynamics and Change
  • CIPS L3M5 Socially Responsible Procurementor
  • CIPS L3M6 Socially Responsibly Warehousing and Distribution
 
13 Knowledge and Application Modules aligned to the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the standard

Assessment

5 Objective Response Examinations (multiple choice) 

  • End Point Assessment
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Work Based Project (3000 word)
  • Presentation and Interview

Individual Support

  • Formative Assessment

  • Revision Sessions

  • Tutor Support

  • Progress Mentor Team

  • Dedicated End Point Assessment Tutor

  • Functional Skills Tutor

  • Young Individual Support

  • Additional Individual Support

  • SEN Support Team

  • Reasonable Adjustments

  • Redundancy Support for Apprentices

Employer Support

  • Early engagement strategy
  • Line Management Support Training
  • Account Management
  • Progress Reviews
  • Performance Management Support
  • Recruitment Support
  • Feedback Mechanisms

Duration

24 months maximum

Funding

Levy

Individual Benefits

These individuals would therefore benefit from the knowledge skills and behaviour development obtained by completing this apprenticeship standard.

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.

Individuals 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.

This programme along with the End Point Assessment raises the Individuals profile within their business and accelerates promotion and career development opportunities. This gives individuals the platform to showcase their new competencies in procurement and supply.

Employer Benefits

The Programme increases the employee’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.

Individuals 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.

Recognised Qualification and Achievements

  • Level 3 Procurement and Supply Assistant Apprenticeship Certificate of Completion
  • CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Vocational Qualification
  • CIPS Ethics Certificate

Jen Shepherd

Admin and Customer Service Manager

Jenn completed her Apprenticeship in Business and Administration in 2008 and has since built upon a foundation of knowledge and skills in the administration and customer support areas.

Jenn has a degree, as well as a master’s degree, in English which have helped support her commitment to compliance and attention to detail.

Since returning to work from maternity leave in 2020, Jenn has worked in education settings and has an in-depth knowledge on Safeguarding and Child Protection, which she believes is a key part of all employees’ role when working with learners.

Outside of work, Jenn lives with her husband and two young daughters. She had her first book published in 2022 and advocates for the mental wellbeing of new parents.

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Michelle Whalley

Course Progress Mentor

Michelle graduated from Liverpool John Moore’s University in 2003 with a BA(HONs) in Physical Education, Sport, Dance and English, with Qualified Teacher Status. Michelle now holds 20 years’ experience of working in education. Her experience to date is hugely diverse, with a love for learning and striving for excellence across all areas of her life developed from when she was a young girl, representing her country at Athletics. It was from this platform Michelle developed a disciplined approach to every tasks set of her. During her time in teaching, she has taught a wide range of subjects, been a pastoral leader, and led ITT programmes.

Michelle prides herself on her ability to get the best possible outcomes out of people. This has been proven not only in the time she’s spent in education, but also in the set up and running of her own business.

Working in a fast-paced environment, especially becoming a Head of Year as well as teaching has consistently challenged her and ensured she’s flexible and adaptable

Lucy Eckersley

Lucy Eckersley

Administration Assistant

After recently graduating university and achieving a first-class degree in Drama, Lucy wanted to apply her production management experience to an administration role in business. Having worked part time jobs as a waitress and office receptionist during her education, Lucy has good customer service skills and enjoys helping customers and clients by addressing their queries. Lucy is excited to be working at SRSCC and is keen to use her process driven way of working to increase the effectiveness of SRSCC’s administrative processes. In her free time, Lucy enjoys watching musicals and running. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, and loves going hiking from her caravan in the Yorkshire Dales.
Tom Himsworth

Tom Himsworth

Administrative Assistant

Tom graduated from Edgehill University in 2015 with a degree in Creative Writing. After Tom’s journey through university, he worked extensively within the Healthcare sector in mostly administrative roles. It was here that he found his natural organized and observant manner was best suited as it allowed him to understand how each work environment operated, and where processes, customer service and communication could be improved for the benefit of everyone. Throughout his working life, Tom has gained experience with varying mental health conditions and is passionate about advocating the importance of mental health support and well-being. He is currently looking into various volunteer schemes to help champion mental health awareness. Along with this, Tom is an avid writer and is usually working on a story or two and is passionate about learning more about all forms of creative media.
Estelle Marsden

Estelle Marsden

Customer Support Coordinator

Estelle has completed apprenticeships in both Business Administration and Customer service. Her first Role after leaving school was a receptionist at a Podiatrist and that is where she found her passion for helping people and providing positive customer experiences. After 4 years she then moved into retail where her skills progressed further. Estelle has several years’ experience in a customer facing environment, which has led her to the role of Customer Support Coordinator here at SRSCC. Estelle is hoping to expand her expertise further and progress with SRSCC. Other than her passion for Customer Service. Estelle enjoys walking, Hiking, and exploring in her free time. She also enjoys going to the theatre and watching true crime. Estelle likes to spend most of her time with family and friends.
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Emma Jackson

Course Progress 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

Business Development Account Manager

 

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.