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CIPS Level 3 Certificate 
Procurement & Supply Assistant Apprenticeship Standard 



14-17 months 
Retail apprentices in a Supermarket


Role Profile 

The role of Procurement and Supply professionals includes the process of procurement and the buying of goods and services. This qualification includes a Level 3 apprenticeship standard and the CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations. Candidates should already be working within a Procurement & Supply related role and be interacting with their procurement team as well as colleagues from other internal departments and external stakeholders such as suppliers.  
What you will learn: 
Understanding the role of procurement 
Value for money concepts 
Supplier approval processes 
Demand and spend management, analysis and forecasting techniques 
Developing and managing Stakeholder relationships 
Accurate specifications of requirements 
Development and evaluation of requests for quotes and tenders 
The 4 processes of negotiation 

End-point assessment – What is this? 

Once an apprentice has completed their apprenticeship, they will be ‘signed off’ by their employer/ provider as ready for end-point assessment of their knowledge and practical capabilities. In most cases, the assessment will be graded and must show the apprentice is fully competent and productive in the occupation. This is conducted by an external independent body. 
End Point Assessment consists of: 
Work based project submission 
Presentation; question and answer session based on your work based project 
Portfolio of evidence 
Please note, to complete the CIPS Certificate element of the qualification, you will be required to sit and pass exams relating to each of the topics. 

CIPS Qualification Cost 

If you choose to study through an apprenticeship, your employer can access up to 95% of the course cost, or pay in full via their apprenticeship levy. This means that students can achieve the prestigious CIPS Level 3 Certicate without any cost to them as an individual. (Annual CIPS membership costs are excluded and can be paid by the learner or their employer.) 
If your employer has a payroll of over £3m per year, they can pay for your course in full using their apprenticeship levy. If they have a payroll of less than £3m per year, they can access government funding for 95% of the course cost. The remaining employer cost to pay per learner is £300

Typical job roles for this qualification include: 

Procurement contracts officer, Procurement coordinator, Procurement assistant, Sourcing assistant, Buying assistant, Purchasing assistant 

Next Steps 

For more information on Apprenticeships or to apply for an apprenticeship, please contact the Business Development Team on; 
01329 825805 
Westfield House 
PO16 0DH 
01329 825805 
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Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm 


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