Procurement & Supply Chain

Procurement Apprenticeships and Supply Chain Management Training

Includes CIPS Level 4 Diploma

The New Procurement Apprenticeship is a valuable way for organisations to gain competitive advantage, increase employee engagement and drive business performance. This Apprenticeship has been designed by employers for employers and includes the valuable Level 4 Diploma with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

Who is the programme for?

This programme is designed for employees who work within a procurement and supply chain or purchasing function of an organisation. It is appropriate for employees in public, private and not for profit sectors and encompasses the entire Procurement and Supply Chain process.


18 months.

What will employees learn?

Learning modules cover:

  • The principles of procurement & supply
  • Understanding and applying business needs
  • Understanding how to source & procure
  • Negotiation & how to set up contracts
  • How to manage contracts & relationships
  • Understanding category management

Why choose The Apprentice Academy

  • Award Winning Apprenticeship Training Provider
  • Only CIPS approved centre in the centre of Manchester
  • High calibre team of trainers who deliver the workshops
  • All our coaches are experienced procurement professionals with CIPS qualifications
  • Ofsted have awarded us a ‘Good’ Rating
  • High rates of success achieved across all our programmes.

The Learning Journey

This programme offers a variety of learning methods to include:

  • The CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Regular one-to-one coaching with an experienced procurement coach
  • Individuals will receive hard copy study guides and full access to CIPS online resources
  • A series of workshops delivered by industry experts
  • Peer to peer learning with other procurement specialists on the programme

Professional Registration & Progression

Once signed up, learners will become Student Members of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. Upon successful completion learners can progress through CIPS level 5 & 6 to full MCIPS and Chartered Procurement Professional status.

Costs and funding

Employers paying the Apprenticeship Levy can use their funds to pay for apprenticeship training while generous funding is available to non-levy organisations.

Find out more

For more information please call us on 0161 200 1673.

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