LEVEL 3

Procurement & Supply Assistant Apprenticeship

Procurement & Supply Assistant Apprenticeship

Level 3 Overview

Level 3 Overview

This programme includes the CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations. This level 3 apprenticeship is suitable for all organisations, the programme increases the apprentice’s competencies in procurement and raises the profile of procurement.

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria

There are no formal entry requirements, but you are required to have a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths (GCSE equivalent) or you will also need to complete Functional Skills Assessment at Level 2.

Candidate suitability

Candidate suitability

This standard is suitable for all sectors and industry. Suitable for employees who have recently commenced work within a procurement and supply chain function or for those who want to develop their confidence and competence in this area.

Final assessment

Final assessment

As well as the CIPS qualification, the Procurement apprentices also work towards a final work-based project and interview for the Apprenticeship End Point Assessment. They will complete a project report based around an appropriate process or problem within the workplace and give a 10-minute presentation followed by questions in a panel interview. This is presented as a formal business report.

Duration

Duration

Level 3 / Advanced Certificate over 18 months – 24 months.

Presentation (1HR)

Presentation (1HR)

Apprentices will give a 10-minute presentation on their work role and responsibilities, this will be followed by questions relating to procurement and supply practice.

L3 Funding

L3 Funding

For companies that pay into the Levy, £6000 is drawn down to cover the cost. Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 5% of the maximum funding available for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship.

Level 3 FAQs

Level 3 FAQs

The course is for people new into the procurement sector, your apprentice can be of any age.

Apprentices must spend 20% of their time ‘off-the-job’ during their apprenticeship, they are simply required to be working on an area which is not considered part of their usual role. Their CIPS Diploma study also contributes to the 20% for the first year.

This allows your apprentice to develop the key skills required to become a more effective member of your procurement and supply chain organisation.

Apprenticeship standards are developed in conjunction with employer organisations with the purpose of developing occupational competencies to increase organisational effectiveness and efficiencies through increasing apprentice’s knowledge, skills, and behaviours.

CIPS Level 5 and level 6 apprenticeship standards are currently being developed, and hope to be approved by 2021/2, These will be combined into one apprenticeship.

Once this is approved you will to be able to use your levy pot to pay for all three levels, therefore enabling your employee to progress all the way through to Level 6 and attain their MCIPS status.

Need to find out more?

Please contact our apprenticeship manager Adrian Lambe 01254 356485 who will assist you with all your requirements.

Need to find out more?

Please contact our apprenticeship manager Adrian Lambe 01254 356485 who will assist you with all your requirements.