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Commercial Procurement and Supply

Buying goods and services for large private and public sector organisations.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
24 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • effective negotiation skills
  • understanding business needs
  • pricing
  • supplier management
  • how to manage large budgets
Qualifications

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must have achieved:

  • level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C) before taking their end-point assessment
  • level 4 procurement and supply diploma with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible for CIPS equivalent membership when they complete this apprenticeship.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email apprentice.assessment@education.gov.uk if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.