Foundation Diploma in Purchasing and Supply
This qualification provides an ideal introduction to purchasing and supply, its purpose and importance as an effective business function.
It has been designed for those who already have previous business experience and are considering entering into purchasing and supply as a career or are new to the role.
To be eligible for this qualification you should have at least one of the following:
at least two A-levels (or international equivalent)
a relevant Level 3 qualification
a minimum of two years’ experience in a business environment
What will you study?
Effective negotiation in purchasing and supply
Developing contracts in purchasing and supply
Measuring purchasing performance
Managing purchasing and supply relationships
All the units are assessed by a three-hour closed book examination.
The Foundation Diploma in Purchasing and Supply - is available as part of the Complete Learning Package or the Tailored Learning Package.
How long will it take?
You can begin your studies at any time during the year and so the five units, studied with our three-day workshop and guided home study will typically take between 15 - 18 months to complete, although you can study at a faster or slower pace to suit your requirements.
We are committed to supporting all our students for two years.
We regularly hold CIPS workshops at our study centres, click here to find out the dates of upcoming workshops.
To find out more about what you can expect and will receive when you study with Professional Academy visit the Your Journey pages.