BTEC Procurement Pathway


BTECCIPS, together with renowned education publishing and assessment service Pearson Education Ltd, has developed the BTEC programmes of study to help you get into and on in a career in procurement and supply.

BTECs are mainly designed for over 16 year olds but some schools do offer them for learners as young as 14. You can either study for a BTEC full or part time, at school or college. 

BTECs are always vocational or work-related courses and designed to answer specific employer needs, which means you're gaining skills that employers will find really useful and make you a great prospect in the jobs market. They also allow you to go onto further and higher education, earning you:

  • Equivalent points to AS and A levels
  • UCAS points for entry into higher education (at level 3)

    Why choose a BTEC?

    • BTECs are reputable, widely recognised and highly valued
    • They answer specific employer needs which means you're gaining skills that employers will find really useful and make you a great prospect in the jobs market
    • If you don't like exams, BTECs allow you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge based on real-life work and case studies
    • Depending on whether you choose full or part time, each BTEC level takes around 1 to 2 years to complete
    • They also allow you to go onto further and higher education, earning you:
      • Equivalent points to AS and A levels
      • UCAS points for entry into higher education (at level 3).

    If you study any of the BTEC programmes, you'll get free CIPS membership, giving you access to a huge range of services and information to support your career and learning.

    When you successfully complete a BTEC Level 2 and/or 3 you can also submit your certificate with payment of £12 and you'll then also receive an award certificate from CIPS.   

    On completion of the BTEC Nationals programmes providing you have selected the correct optional units you can apply from specific exemptions from the Diploma and Advanced diploma in procurement and supply.

    About Pearson
    Pearson is the world's largest education company, helping people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives. They provide a range of education products and services to institutions, governments and direct to individual learners, that help people everywhere aim higher and fulfil their true potential. 

    With input from over 5,000 teachers, employers and higher education institutions, the new BTEC Nationals in Business combine up-to date industry knowledge with the right balance of the practical, research and behavioural skills for you to succeed in higher education and in your career.  Some of the organisations we worked with to create your new courses include: John Lewis, Barclays, CMI and CIPS.

    Pearson BTEC First Diploma in Business (Level 1/2)

    Designed for those working towards achievement at level 2 who are aged 16 years and over.

    The full Diploma comprises a total of 480 guided learning hours (GLH):

    Pearson BTEC First Diploma in Business (Level 1/2)

    Your next steps
    After completing the BTEC First Diploma in Business you're ready to go on to: 

     

    To find out where you can study for a BTEC First with a procurement pathway see our list of Study Centres.

    Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business (Level 4)

    The BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business comprises 480 guided learning hours (GLH).

    Level 4

    Your next steps:
    After completing the BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business you're ready to go on to: 

     

    To find out where you can study for a BTEC First with a procurement pathway see our list of Study Centres.

    Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business (Level 5)

    The BTEC Higher National Certificate in Business comprises 960 guided learning hours (GLH).

    BTEC HND in Business

    Your next steps
    After completing the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business you're ready to go on to: 

     

    To find out where you can study for a BTEC First with a procurement pathway see our list of Study Centres.

    Your journey

    The journey through BTEC programmes can lead you to you next steps to working towards MCIPS and Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional, the most senior levels of achievement for this progession.

    View the learning pathway infographic to see where the BTEC programmes fits in with other learning pathways in procurement.

    The diagram shows you all the different ways you can progress your career. You can see how the BTEC qualifications we've outlined in this brochure fit in and the next steps that you can go onto. It's an exciting journey that starts right now!

    Tutor support

    Any tutor that chooses to teach Units for the BTEC procurement pathways programmes can become part of the worlds largest procurement and supply community. Tutors can sign up for themselves and their students to get free e-Affiliate membership for one year giving access to all areas of the CIPS website to support both learner and tutor experience. Please complete the online form to sign up.

    Once you are registered with us, you will be sent a password which will provide you with access to CIPS BTEC tutor resources.

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