Financial options0% APR
- Course type Distance learning course
- Duration 12 Months, Part-time
- Qualification CIPS Level 3 Certificate in Purchasing & Supply
- Awarded by Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Tutor is available to students.
The course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in purchasing and supply to tackle complex activities and problems and work with a range of procurement procedures. It also provides students with the necessary knowledge to move on to more advanced CIPS procurement courses.
Who is it for?
CIPS Level 3 is designed for those who are new to a buying or procurement role with minimal experience and no formal purchasing qualifications. CIPS Level 3 is a procurement course covering the fundamental concepts, enabling students with little or no experience the skills to develop their career in procurement.
The course covers the following areas:
Organisational structures and market types
Political, economic and social factors
Financial analysis (P&L, profit ratios)
Operational objectives (5 rights)
Purchasing contracts and T&C's
Purchasing role and relationships
Stock control (ABC, kanban, VMI, EOQ, JIT)
Stock handling (EPOS, RFID, EFTPS)
The Purchasing Cycle
purchasing supervisor > manager