Level 2 Certificate in Purchasing in the Supply Chain

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The Level 2 Certificate in Purchasing in the Supply Chain provides students with an in-depth look into  a very important aspect of the supply chain and how to go about gaining employment in this sector. Completed through distance learning and online assessments, the course is designed for students who may not have much experience in this sector and wish to gain a formal qualification to boost their career prospects.

About this Course

This Level 2 Certificate in Purchasing in the Supply Chain is designed for people looking for employment in the supply chain industry and teaches learners about the ways that goods are purchased from suppliers. Developed for people looking to gain an insight i…

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The Level 2 Certificate in Purchasing in the Supply Chain provides students with an in-depth look into  a very important aspect of the supply chain and how to go about gaining employment in this sector. Completed through distance learning and online assessments, the course is designed for students who may not have much experience in this sector and wish to gain a formal qualification to boost their career prospects.

About this Course

This Level 2 Certificate in Purchasing in the Supply Chain is designed for people looking for employment in the supply chain industry and teaches learners about the ways that goods are purchased from suppliers. Developed for people looking to gain an insight into the industry and establish management skills, the qualification gives a detailed overview into logistics and efficiency when purchasing in the supply chain.

Study Time:130 hours

Enrolment length:12 months

Course Format:Online

Entry Requirements:None Specific

Upon completion of this qualification, students are awarded an IOSCM Level 2 Certificate, an SFEDI Level 2 certificate and an OLC Diploma. All certification fees are included in your course fees.

Qualification

This course is accredited by the Institute of Supply Chain Management (IOSCM) as well as the awarding body SFEDI. IOSCM and SFEDI have teamed up for many years to create quality course content for people working in industry and work aimlessly to provide courses and accreditation to learners. Upon completion of the course students will receive three different certificates: an OLC Diploma, a certificate from IOSCM and an SFEDI certificate.

This qualification includes the following student benefits at no additional cost to learners:

  • 12 months membership of the IOSCM
  • Access to the IOSCM career centre
  • Members directory listing and networking opportunities
  • Monthly E-magazine and access to a library of resources

All of these additional benefits are perfect resources to progress your career, keep up to date with all the latest in the supply chain industry and build your network of connections in the sector. Qualification code: 600/7808/X. View the Ofqual course specification

Method

This course is taught on the IOSCM online learning platform which is specifically tailored for teaching the course criteria. On the IOSCM platform you can access all of the lessons for this course which are written by expert tutors working in the industry and students have complete control over their studies and the optional units required for the qualification.

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
  • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers

Course Content

This course assesses several criteria and learners must complete four mandatory units:

Mandatory Units

Purchasing 5 Credits

  • Features of procurement and purchasing
  • Stages of the purchasing process
  • Monitoring supplier performance
  • The importance of contracts
  • Supply market information

Supplier Relationships 2 Credits

  • Function of supplier relationships
  • Role of supplier relationships
  • Policies and procedures that affect supplier relationships
  • Monitor supplier relationships

Choose Supplies and Suppliers for your Business 1 Credit

  • Prepare a schedule of the supplies
  • Purchase supplies for your business
  • Stock control

Supply Chain 5 Credits

  • Understanding supply chains
  • Roles of other organisations
  • Communication and information sources

This course can be taken over a 12 month period and you can complete it in your own time during this period.

Support

The most important tool that all of our students have at their disposal is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with indepth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutors expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.

Assessments

To pass this course learners must pass several assignments. These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

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