L4 Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship

L4 Commercial Procurement and Supply Apprenticeship Overview

This level 4 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 investigate, analyse and recommend solutions for non-routine complex problems. Including budgeting, costing, risk, whole lifecycle costing, increasing efficiency and effectiveness.

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L4 Commercial Procurement Apprenticehip information

There are 3 main components:

– Part 1 CIPS Level 4 Diploma

  • L4M1 Scope and Influence of Procurement and Supply
  • L4M2 Defining Business Need
  • L4M3 Commercial Contracting
  • L4M4 Ethical and Responsible Sourcing
  • L4M5 Commercial Negotiation
  • L4M6 Supply Relationships
  • L4M7 Whole Life Asset Management
  • L4M8 Procurement and Supply in Practice

– Part 2 Project Report (5000 words)

– Part 3 Presentation and Questioning Interview

This level 4 apprenticeship is suitable for all organisations.  Aimed at individuals with limited or no commercial/procurement experience or people who are completely new to their role.  Typical roles are; Category buyer, Sourcing Executive, Procurement, Operations Support, Buyer, Commercial Relationship Support, Commissioning and Performance, Monitoring Officer, Framework Management Support, Contract Associate, Contract Support.

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 4 Diploma (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.

Individuals will become competent in all stages of the procurement cycle and able to investigate, analyse and recommend solutions for nonroutine complex problems. Including budgeting, costing, risk, whole lifecycle costing, increasing efficiency and effectiveness

The CIPS level 4 qualification is assessed by online examination and a combination of Essay based and Multiple Choice. Apprentices enter End Point Assessment Gateway when they have successfully passed the level 4 diploma, evidenced Functional Skills level 2 and CIPS Ethics Test.

Part 1 CIPS Level 4 Diploma consists of 8 exams. 6 Multiple choice and 2 essay-based assessments are taken over 5 examination series.

Part 2 EPA (End Point Assessment) Project Report – (5000 word) Work-Based Project Report focusing on 2 elements of the procurement cycle

Part 3 EPA Presentation and Questioning Interview – 10min presentation focusing on the Apprentices role in Procurement and Supply, followed by 35min questioning interview.

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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