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Understanding Procurement


Designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of procurement, this short-course covers a wide range of topics that will provide you with a great foundation of knowledge.

Over the course of 8 weeks, you will learn the key tools and techniques to improve your skills and bring additional value to your organisation.

This course is ideal for anyone who currently in a junior procurement role, business owners that don’t have official procurement processes in place or admin personnel who would benefit from enhancing their knowledge.


Start dates and fees

Start date

Wednesday 7 September - Thursday 3 November.



This course is free if you are aged 19 or over and earning less than £18,525 per annum or are unemployed and receiving benefits.

If you do not qualifiy for the above, the cost will cost £25.

Start DateDay/TimeWksCodeAnnual Fee (Age)
over 19

What will I study?

  • Introduction to purchasing and supply
  • Impacts of procurement and supply on organisations
  • Administration associated with procurement and supply
  • Procurement cycle and sourcing process
  • Contract administration
  • Procurement within different sectors
  • External environmental impacts
  • Stakeholder engagement and relationships
  • Social responsible procurement.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

How long is the course?

8 weeks.


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