Level 3 Certificate in Purchasing in the Supply Chain

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The Level 3 Certificate in Purchasing in the Supply Chain provides students with an in-depth look into one of the most important aspects of the supply chain industry. 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

The Level 3 qualification in Purchasing in the Supply Chain is designed for individuals looking to establish a career in the supply chain field but currently have limited experience in the industry. The course allows students to develop supervisory management skills and knowledge in specific are…

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The Level 3 Certificate in Purchasing in the Supply Chain provides students with an in-depth look into one of the most important aspects of the supply chain industry. 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

The Level 3 qualification in Purchasing in the Supply Chain is designed for individuals looking to establish a career in the supply chain field but currently have limited experience in the industry. The course allows students to develop supervisory management skills and knowledge in specific areas of supply chain to support career development and efficiency in operations.

Study Time:270 hours

Enrolment length:12 months

Course Format:Online

Entry Requirements:None Specific

Upon completion of this qualification, students are awarded an IOSCM Level 3 Certificate, an SFEDI Level 3 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: 600/7806/6. 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 three mandatory units:

Mandatory Units

Purchasing Process 9 Credits

  • Purchasing in context
  • External factors
  • Operational requirements
  • Sources of law
  • Sourcing suppliers
  • The purchasing cycle

Supply Chain 9 Credits

  • The concept of supply chain management
  • Risks in supply chain
  • Lean supply chains
  • Importance of supply chain management
  • Supply chain linkages

Inventory Processes 9 Credits

  • Inventory processes
  • Stock
  • Financial implications
  • Inventory systems
  • Improving stock control
  • Stock level planning techniques

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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