Business Development Account Manager
Diploma in Procurement and Supply
The CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply qualification aims to give individuals some insight into best practices, learn to make effective use of information and develop their decision making skills and improve efficiency and effectiveness. This is the highest CIPS Level you can start at when working towards MCIPS status.
Consists of eight compulsory units:
• 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
CIPS Level 4 is for buyers who are looking to progress into management, and those with previous qualifications and experience. This is the highest level you can start the CIPS qualifications at.
Typical job titles of those who start at this level are:
• Procurement/purchasing executive
• Procurement Specialist
• Contract officer
• Supply chain/inventory/logistics analyst
• Supply chain/inventory/logistics planner
First year degree or HNC, NVQ level 4 (UK)
SAQA NQF level 6 (SA), NZQA level 5 (NZ)
AQF diploma (VET/AUS) TQF level 4 (TEVETA)
Successful completion of CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate OR CIPS Level 3 Certificate in Procurement and supply operations . Alternatively, 2 years relevant work experience OR two A-level qualifications (or International equivalent). If you are unsure whether or not you would be able to start at this level please call for a chat or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The core skills learnt at this level are the provision of advice and guidance to key stakeholders on the performance of organisational procedures and processes in purchasing and supply. This CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply is a valuable management tool focused on:
• Planning and forecasting for future demand
• Forward planning and contract development
• Negotiation volumes
• Margins and standards
• Creating and controlling specifications
• Contract management
It also covers the supply market chain:
• Negotiating with suppliers
• Conflict resolution
• Performance review
Each 12 credit unit is assessed through a 3-hour computer based exam consisting of essay style questions. Each 6 credit unit is assessed through a 1.5- hour computer based exam consisting of drag and drop, multiple choice and drop down list style questions.
Face to face across the 9 study centres
Delivered at organisation (minimum numbers apply)
Live video link direct to classroom
Interactive learning environment with pre-recorded videos, course material, mock test etc.
Learners will gain a broad understanding of the key steps in procurement and supply, as well as a solid foundation for individuals who work with complicated and unique issues within the sector.
Exploring a multitude of elements that underpin the development of business cases and specifications, this module is for learners who are required to analyse, interpret and evaluate different market’s information.
This module is highly relevant for learners who have a responsibility for the development of legally binding contracts and/or are already operating in the procurement and supply industry.
Developed to provide procurement and supply professionals the opportunity to analyse the essential processes used to evaluate possible external suppliers and assure the establishment of ethical and socially responsible sourcing agreements.
Through specific techniques and methodologies, you will learn to identify approaches which will secure negotiated commercial agreements with external organisations and parties.
Nurturing a successful supplier relationship is a significant element for procurement professionals, following the completion of this module, learners will be able to successfully maintain and manage relationships with both stakeholders and suppliers.
Following the undertaking of this module, learners will be adept at explaining methods of inventory storage and control, as well as able to analyse the concept of whole life cost from conception, through to disposal.
As a result of studying this module, learners will not only theoretically understand key elements of procurement and supply management, they will also be able to apply their knowledge into real world business situations, as part of the procurement and supply process.
A step up from L3 Advanced Certificate, the L4 Diploma is a stepping stone up to study L4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply.
The Level 4 Procurement and Supply course is aimed at those already working in the industry with some knowledge or those that have achieved the CIPS L3 Advanced Certificate and are looking to progress further into the Supply and Procurement profession.
At the end of this course, learners will possess transferable workplace skills, developing operational and tactical abilities which allows them to go take on more responsibilities.
Each of our CIPS courses entails structured learning and additional support for those who need it. Our mentors will provide you with the best guidance and support as well as many resources that are available to aid your learning.
The CIPS Level 4 Procurement and Supply qualification isn’t industry-specific. We see individuals from all different sectors such as the automotive industry to food manufacturing and everything in-between.
Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply– aimed at individuals who are looking to progress into procurement management, and those with previous qualifications and experience. This is the highest level you can start the CIPS qualifications at without obtaining exemptions.Typical job titles of those who start at this level are:
No. Here at SRSCC, we have taken every precaution to ensure the safety of our learners and mentors by adopting the use of Virtual Classrooms, allowing students to watch live lessons and ask questions as though they were in a normal classroom. We can also offer remote examinations at an additional cost.
The expected overall completion time is 600 hours which is the overall number of guided learning hours, additional self-study and assessment time that is required. Approx 12 months.
Learning Materials are provided on all aspects of our courses, whether it be Classroom, Virtual Classroom or Video Learning Environment.
Upon completion of your CIPS Level 4 course, you may want to further improve and develop your industry skills. The level 5 CIPS course we offer is for just that, aimed at senior buyers, contract managers and supply chain managers, the Level 5 CIPS course arms you with the necessary expertise to improve organisational procurement and more efficiently achieve corporate objectives.
Are you looking for a more practical approach to learning? Why not take a look at our range of CIPS apprenticeships, designed to give you the industry knowledge as well as the hands-on skills that you will need when searching for a career in procurement and supply
Suitable for all industries and sectors. 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
Dependent on requirements
Individuals will be able to understand the processes and activities that make procurement and supply happen within an organisation and will be equipped with an essential range of knowledge and tools that can be applied immediately in the workplace.
Individuals will be able to apply practical, theoretical and technical knowledge, gain a clear understanding of procurement and supply and develop the ability to address complex, non-routine problems.
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 investigate, analyse
and recommend solutions for non-routine complex problems. Including budgeting, costing, risk, whole life cycle costing, increasing efficiency and effectiveness.
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.
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
Customer Support Coordinator
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.
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.
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.