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Our training programmes help professionals deliver real strategic and sustainable value for their organisations with many running on multiple dates, and locations to suit busy working lives

All of  our training courses are aligned to the competency levels in the CIPS Global Standard. Relevant e-learning and CIPS Knowledge online resources have also been mapped to each course, helping you to access further complementary learning.

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An intensive introduction to the key procurement and supply topics


By the end of this programme you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of the procurement cycle
  • Understand the need for procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Understand your own negotiation style and how to develop that of others
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Understand the basic fundamentals of contract law and management within the supply chain function
  • Develop robust contracts with a focus on mitigating risk and improving overall effectiveness
  • Identify the stages of the contract management process
  • Use tools and techniques for monitoring contractual obligations

 

Please note: this is a four-day non-residential training course.

Date: Monday 08 August 2016
Venue: Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £891.00 per person
  Non-members - £990.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 31 July 2016

An intensive introduction to the key procurement and supply topics


By the end of this programme you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of the procurement cycle
  • Understand the need for procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Understand your own negotiation style and how to develop that of others
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Understand the basic fundamentals of contract law and management within the supply chain function
  • Develop robust contracts with a focus on mitigating risk and improving overall effectiveness
  • Identify the stages of the contract management process
  • Use tools and techniques for monitoring contractual obligations

 

Please note: this is a four-day non-residential training course.

Date: Monday 05 September 2016
Venue: Jurys Inn Edinburgh
Address: EDINBURGH
Fee: Members - £891.00 per person
  Non-members - £990.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 28 August 2016

CPDA different skill set is needed to buy services – this is how to acquire it

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities for value enhancement, improving supplier delivery in relation to business objectives and maintaining the quality of service delivery
  • Understand the key differences and approaches to buying services
  • Try out your learning on your next services purchase through syndicate exercises and case studies
  • Be confident in interpreting supplier objectives and be better equipped to explore service delivery cost drivers.
Date: Tuesday 13 September 2016
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £477.00 per person
  Non-members - £530.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 05 September 2016

CPDUnderstand the end-to-end process and gain a toolkit of practical procurement techniques

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributes to the effective management of the supply chain function, enabling you to do your job better
  • Identify when to apply a range of purchasing tools and techniques
  • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Undertake supplier appraisal, develop a post tender appraisal and develop tender/RFQ templates
  • Know the difference between performance and supplier relationship management, and how to effectively manage termination.
Date: Wednesday 14 September 2016
Venue: De Vere Devonport House
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £279.00 per person
  Non-members - £310.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 06 September 2016

CPDDevelop an understanding of key tools, techniques and approaches within the procurement function

By the end of this course you will be able to:
Understand and use basic approaches, tools and techniques to work through and implement key elements of the procurement cycle
Identify appropriate mechanisms to assist you in your day-to-day role, including the use of specifications, different methods of procuring goods and services, and the use of contracts and other standard tools that define and drive efficient procurement practice.

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand and use basic approaches, tools and techniques to work through and implement key elements of the procurement cycle
  • Identify appropriate mechanisms to assist you in your day-to-day role, including the use of specifications, different methods of procuring goods and services, and the use of contracts and other standard tools that define and drive efficient procurement practice.

 

Please note: this is a two-day training course.

Date: Wednesday 14 September 2016
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £747.00 per person
  Non-members - £830.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 06 September 2016