Key Information from SRSCC and CIPS.

Supply Chain Consultants ltd

SR Supply Chain LTD – Key Information

People love to learn with SRSCC. We know that because we’ve got great reviews and more and more learners enrolling with us. To make sure we meet your needs, be sure to check the following registration deadlines to ensure we book your exams on time.

  • COURSE ENROLMENT AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION – Due to the volume of new learners we now have registration deadlines for both commercial and apprenticeship learner, please contact for the latest deadlines.
  • Study Guides – Due to the high volume of enrolments, please allow at least 10 working days for delivery of your CIPS Study Guides (subject to available stock).
  • EXAM CENTRES AND EXAM CANCELLATION INFORMATION AND UPDATES – SRSCC endeavours to book the first choice CIPS Exam Centre for their learners. To facilitate this and avoid disappointment, please confirm your exam bookings well in advance of the exam registration deadline as seats are limited and offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Any cancellations after the exam registration deadline are charged by CIPS and not refundable. To rebook exams, the charges are £108 for Constructive Response and £78 for Objective Response and subject to change. These costs apply to both Commercial and Apprenticeship learners and are additional costs to be considered.

What’s new?

  • NEW BOOKS –  SRSCC is currently reviewing the supplier of study guides in order to improve supply chain performance but also improve quality. Some of our tutors will bring a sample of the guide to the classroom to allow you to preview. We have worked with this supplier in the past and are confident that our learners will benefit from the added value they will bring.
  • TRAILBLAZER – LAUNCH OF LEVEL 5/6 APPRENTICESHIP – our MD, Susan Rashid is currently working with the trailblazer group for the Level 6 Apprenticeship Standard which includes CIPS Level 5 and 6. The current timeline indicates it will be available for delivery in September 2020. If you would like to receive further updates please email, subject “Level 6 Apprenticeship Standard Update”.
  • CIPS L5 & L6 – London, Birmingham and Manchester – we are now offering CIPS Level 5 and 6, please contact for the timetable.
  • Get to know Simon Abram – SRSCC would like to introduce you to and Welcome Simon Abram as the newest member of the team. Some of you may have already met Simon as your course Mentor and we are glad to now have him on board full time as our Course Mentor and Functional Skills Tutor. Find out more about Simon. 

CIPS – Key Information

Becoming a procurement specialist includes taking responsibility for certain aspects of your own professional status and development. Make sure you understand and are up to date with this important information from CIPS concerning your membership and examination entry.
  • CIPS MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION AND UPDATES –  Both Commercial CIPS and Apprenticeship candidates are required to have an up to date CIPS Membership to be eligible to sit the Exams and Assessments. The fees are currently £187 for the first year and renewal costs £134 (please check the CIPS website as fees are subject to change). Due to GDPR, learners must now apply for their own CIPS Membership. This cannot be applied for by SRSCC on your behalf. Additionally, for levy-paying organisations and learners looking to enrol on to the Commercial Apprenticeship, CIPS Membership fees are not covered by the levy pot and are an additional cost to be considered.
  • If you allow your membership to lapse, the price may be subject to increase (it’s a £50 re-registration fee after 3 months lapse) – if you pause your studies you should contact CIPS and request a pause on your membership.
  • MyCIPS Account – please ensure you update your study centre area with our details to enable us to enter you for examinations on your behalf and track progress. Also, ensure that your personal details are up to date with your correct personal details as this affect study guide delivery and also exam bookings.

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Key Information from SRSCC and CIPS.
Staff Member

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.

michelle whalley

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.

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.

SRSCC Staff Images Ashlee Scribbins

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.

SRSCC Staff Images Declan Hemingway

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.