Procurement Level 3 Apprenticeship

Level 3 Procurement & Supply Assistant Apprenticeship (Includes Level 3 CIPS Cert)

Who is the CIPS Level 3 programme for?

This apprenticeship is designed for employees who work within a procurement and supply chain function and want to develop their confidence and competence.

Programme Duration

21 months.

Programme Overview

  • This programme is delivered online via weekly interactive learning sessions with a CIPS trainer
  • It includes the CIPS Level 3 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations
  • Learners receive monthly one-to-one coaching with an experienced procurement coach
  • Learners receive Profex Pass Kits and have full access to CIPS online resources
  • Peer to peer learning is facilitated with other procurement learners

What will employees learn?

Learning will cover the following:

  • Procurement & supply environments
  • Ethical procurement & supply
  • Contract administration
  • Team dynamics & change
  • Socially responsible procurement

Why choose The Apprentice Academy

  • Multi Award Winning Training Provider
  • National Delivery That Supports Social Mobility
  • Ofsted ‘Good’ Rating & High Success Rates
  • Online Learning Which is Climate Friendly
  • Multiple Starting Points Throughout the Year – So Learners Can Start Quickly
  • All Our Coaches & Trainers are Industry Specialists
  • Employers & Learners Rate Our Services as Excellent

Learner Testimonials

‘I had a brilliant experience with The Apprentice Academy and really enjoyed my course. The tutors & coaches are very knowledgeable & helpful. I would definitely recommend.’ – Katie Rigg – Stadler Rail Service UK Ltd

‘Fantastic company great delivery of course content from beginning to end. Highly recommended.’ – Jeanette Ball – Lucchini Unipart Rail Ltd

‘Support from the staff has been amazing start to finish, i really enjoyed the course.’ – Louise Bingham – IFM Bolton Ltd

‘I’ve just completed my level 3 CIPS apprenticeship with The Apprentice Academy. My coach was amazingly supportive and very reactive throughout the whole apprenticeship term. The tutors have also been great and provided interactive and very clear live learning sessions for the different modules. I would highly recommend The Apprentice Academy.’ – Christophe Seifu – Renault UK Ltd

‘I’ve recently finished my Level 3 Procurement & Supply Apprenticeship and I couldn’t recommend it more to anyone interested in starting a career within Procurement. The support you get from your coach is invaluable and the teachers all deliver great lessons which set you up for success with all your exams.’ – Jake Wood – Central Roofing and Building Services Ltd

Costs and funding

Employers paying the apprenticeship levy can use their funds to pay for this programme.

Smaller organisations with an annual payroll bill of less than £3 million per year will need to contribute 5% towards the cost of the apprenticeship for employees aged 22 +. The government will cover 100% of the cost for employees aged 16-21 (New mandate from 1st April 2024).

Eligibility criteria for employees to do an Apprenticeship:

  • The employee must be aged 16 or above (there is no upper age limit)
  • The employee can work full or part time hours
  • The employee works for a company in England
  • The employee spends > 50% of their time working in England (remote and hybrid workers included)
  • The employee has some gaps in their knowledge and skill that relates to their occupational role
  • The employee has the right to work in England
  • The employee has spent the last 3 years living in England

Next start dates

Check out our latest Timetables for 2024.

For further information please call us on 0161 200 1673, e-mail us on or fill in the form below.


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