LEVEL 4

Apprenticeship In Commercial Procurement & Supply Chain

Apprenticeship In Commercial Procurement & Supply Chain

Level 4 Overview

Level 4 Overview

This programme includes the CIPS Level 4 Diploma. The Level 4 Apprenticeship in commercial procurement and supply chain is aimed at investing in and upskilling procurement professionals, to close the skills gap in the supply chain. This apprenticeship enables individuals to build a breadth and depth to their knowledge and bring enhanced value to themselves and their workplace.

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria

Essential Two years’ experience in a business setting or Level 3 Advanced certificate in Procurement and Supply or 2 A Levels or Equivalent

Desirable Work within the Procurement & Supply sector Grade C (4) or above in Maths and English at GCSE ideally as part of five GCSE A-C grades (or other comparable qualifications)

Candidate suitability

Candidate suitability

This apprenticeship is best suited to those working in operational, administrative and buying roles, people who are completely new to their role, and those who are seeking a career within the procurement sector.

Examples of roles within Procurement and Supply: Commercial Support, Commercial Analyst, Sourcing Executive, Procurement Operations Support, Buyer, Assistant Buyer, Commercial Relationship Support

Final assessment

Final assessment

Apprentice will enter the End Point Assessment Gateway when they have successfully passed the CIPS Level 4 Diploma working towards the final work-based project and a panel interview for the Apprenticeship End Point Assessment.

Duration

Duration

Delivered over a 2-year period completing the CIPS Level 4 Diploma apprenticeship in Commercial Procurement and Supply Chain.

L4 Funding

L4 Funding

For companies that pay into the Levy, £9000 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

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 Level 4 Diploma study also contributes to the 20% for the first year off the job.

You can do either. Modern Apprenticeships have changed and are no longer only for entry level employees.

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.