Procurement Level 4 Apprenticeship

Level 4 Commercial Procurement & Supply Apprenticeship (Includes Level 4 CIPS Diploma)

Who is the programme for?

This apprenticeship is designed for employees who work within a procurement and supply chain function who have at least two years’ experience in a commercial role, a CIPS level 3 qualification or a minimum of 2 A-Levels. This programme includes the CIPS level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply. It is available to all employees (all ages) who work in England.


18-21 months.

Programme overview

  • This programme is delivered online via weekly interactive learning sessions with a CIPS trainer
  • It includes the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Learners receive monthly one-to-one coaching with an experienced procurement coach
  • Learners receive Profex study guides 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:

  • The principles of procurement & supply
  • Understanding and defining business needs
  • Understanding the key steps to successful sourcing
  • Understanding supply chain risks
  • Ethical and responsible sourcing
  • How to prepare for effective negotiations
  • How to manage suppliers, contracts & relationships
  • Understanding category management

Why choose The Apprentice Academy

  • Multi Award Winning Training Provider (National Delivery)
  • Ofsted ‘Good’ Rating & High Success Rates
  • Online Learning Which is Climate Friendly & Minimises Carbon Footprint
  • Multiple Starting Points Throughout the Year – So Learners Can Start Quickly
  • All Our Coaches & Trainers are Industry Specialists
  • 96% of Employers & Learners Rate Our Services as Excellent
  • Our CIPS exam success rates exceed UK averages – see recent results below.

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L4M1 90% 81% +9%
L4M2 100% 78% +22%
L4M3 100% 81% +19%
L4M4 87% 63% +24%
L4M5 93% 81% +12%
L4M6 100% 87% +13%
L4M7 90% 93% -3%
L4M8 100% 65% +35%

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 this programme. The rest will be paid for by the UK government.


Next start dates

Check out our latest Timetables for 2022.

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