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Certificate in procurement and supply operations

Course Title: Certificate in procurement and supply operations
Awarded By: The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
Course Category: Accounts, Finance & Procurement & Supply
Course Duration: 180 Hours


Course Overview

The CIPS Certificate in procurement and supply operations is a vocationally related qualification. It has been accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in the UK and appears on the Register of Regulated Qualifications.
The Certificate in procurement and supply operations consists of five compulsory units. Assessment for each unit is by examination

 

Procurement and supply principles - NC1

  • Know the roles of procurement and supply within organizations
  • Know how products and services are received from suppliers and delivered to customers
  • Know the main stages of the sourcing process
  • Understand what makes up the main components of a supply chain

 

Procurement and supply functions – NC2

  • Know the main types of organizations and how they operate
  • Know the main elements of a procurement and supply function
  • Know the main market factors that impact on a procurement and supply function

 

Procurement and supply processes – NC3

  • Know the main components of contractual agreements
  • Know the main sources of information on suppliers and customers
  • Know the main types of systems for supplier selection, ordering and payment

 

Procurement and supply administration – NC4

  • Understand the need for the effective and efficient administration of purchases made with external suppliers
  • Know the main techniques used for ordering supplies
  • Know the main approaches to achieving timely deliveries of products or services

 

Procurement and supply stakeholders – NC5

  • Know the main stakeholders in procurement and supply
  • Know the main approaches for conflict resolution with stakeholders in procurement and supply
  • Know why quality management is important in procurement and supply
  • Know why clear ethical codes of practice should be used in procurement and supply