Apprenticeships can offer a cost-effective way to provide practical and up-to-date skills to new or existing employees. Typically, recruitment costs are low, the government will pay some or all of the training costs, and your employee will receive training tailored to a specific role, hands-on experience, as well as a formal qualification as part of programme.

If you are an employer in England looking for a training provider for Apprenticeships in Procurement and Supply, CIPS Business Study Centre offers the full package. We provide mentoring training for line managers, one-to-ones for apprentices, revision sessions, dedicated programme managers, and more – all designed to get the best results from your apprentices.

We use our network of tutors, all experienced procurement professionals, to deliver a blend of face-to-face and online support. Training can be delivered at your site or at an alternative convenient location nationwide.

CIPS Corporate Services Ltd is a subsidiary of CIPS acting as CIPS Business Study Centre. With over 1,000 students sitting over 5,000 exams each year, we are one of the largest providers of CIPS qualifications. We have a proven track record, and have been awarded Centre of Excellence status in recognition of our quality, student care and results.


    There are regional programmes running across the country, with various start dates. Please allow 2-3 months to apply, so to register an apprentice for a September start, please apply by the end of June.

    Further Information

    For further details of the CIPS Business Study Centre apprenticeship programme, download the brochure.

    CIPS provides more information on procurement apprenticeship programmes in the careers section of our website.  

    For advice on how to recruit apprentices, visit the website, or get tips from The Association of Employment and Learning Providers by watching this webinar on how to attract good quality candidates for apprenticeships.

    For advice on paying an apprentice and setting working hours, visit and read the guide on employing an apprentice.

    Contact Us

    To find out more, including the next programme start dates and locations, or to request your own in-company programme, contact us.

    Terms and Conditions

    Only levy paying employers (with annual wage bills in excess of £3 million) are eligible to choose CIPS Business Study Centre as a training provider.

    As the employer, you play a vital role in ensuring the success of the apprentice, for example by providing on-the-job training which can include practical demonstrations, instruction by experienced workers, shadowing, reading, e-learning, and mentoring. You will need to ensure the apprentice has access to a suitable qualified mentor within your organisation.

    To run an in-company programme, you must have at least ten procurement apprentices to train at once. For organisations with fewer than ten procurement apprentices, there are open programmes where training will take place in London, Birmingham, Peterborough or Manchester.

    For in-company programmes, there is a lead time of 12 weeks from placing an order to starting the programme. For open programmes, please contact us to find out the next scheduled start date.

    Apprentices can be new or current employees. CIPS Business Study Centre programme is only open to apprentices over the age of 18, with a grade C (grade 4 to 9) or above at GCSE or an equivalent level 2 qualification in English and Maths. The apprentice must not have studied procurement at level 4 or above before.

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