You are required to produce a written 2000 word analysis (a tolerance of not more or less than 10% will be accepted), which will demonstrate through application to the practical environment, the knowledge, skills and behaviours required from a successful apprentice on the programme. The Case Study will cover the whole of the procurement cycle.
Further information on the criteria can be found here
As part of the case study, you are required to produce a synopsis of 500 words (Included in 2000 word count) summarising the identified issue or problem. This synopsis should be reviewed by your line manager before you proceed with the final case study activity.
Once approved, you will then produce the case study analysing the issue or problem identified in the synopsis and make recommendations on what improvements could be made to existing overall process(es) to address or improve the issue or problem.
Once issued, you will have 7 weeks to complete and submit the case study to CIPS. Once submitted, it is marked and moderated by CIPS assessors and you will receive your results after your case study is submitted, by the published deadline. If you fail the case study you will not be able to submit your showcase portfolio and will be transferred to a later opportunity. If you subsequently resubmit your case study you will be capped at a pass.