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Courses for all levels of procurement and supply professionals.

Our training courses will help you to accelerate your knowledge and skills to deliver strategic and sustainable value in your role and includes up to 2 hours of complimentary e-learning.

Many courses run on multiple dates, at locations to suit busy professionals.

Each programme is aligned to the competency levels in the CIPS Global Standard and CIPS Knowledge Resources. 

10% discount on all courses for CIPS Members, other discounts include early bird and multiple course bookings.  Terms and conditions apply.

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CPD

Is your business ready? Understand the legal framework and its implications

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Ethical Trading InitiativeUnderstand the context for modern slavery
  • Demonstrate awareness of UK legislation
  • Think about due diligence
  • Consider remediation - who does it?
  • Gain clarity on reporting
  • Understand the next steps

 

Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £450.00 per person
  Non-members - £500.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPDAn introduction to the key regulations surrounding the public procurement process


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the implications of the specific UK and EU legislation regarding public procurement
  • Understand the processes required to establish good practice and operate within legal parameters
  • Apply the knowledge in your own organisation, ensuring fair and equal treatment of potential suppliers
  • Demonstrate knowledge of recent case law and the effect this has had on procurement practice.

 

Early bird booking and package offers available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Tuesday 26 June 2018
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £270.00 per person
  Non-members - £300.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 18 June 2018

7 CPD HoursUnderstand the legal framework can impact on day-to-day procurement

By the end of this course you will be able to:
Demonstrate your increased knowledge of the legal aspects of procurement
Minimise potential pitfalls in contractual relationships
Reduce your organisation's exposure to risk.

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a better understanding of standard contracts operating in your own organisation
  • Identify the various risks that exist at the formation stage of contracting and how to address these
  • Demonstrate a clearer understanding of the potential liabilities and claims that can arise between buyers and suppliers when concluding contracts
  • Operate with a clearer awareness of the purpose behind a range of widely used contractual terms and conditions
  • Show a sound understanding of how suppliers' terms differ from buyers' terms and the reasons for these differences
  • Operate with enhanced knowledge of recent developments in the field of procurement law.

 

Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

 

Please note: this is a two-day training course.

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2018
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £540.00 per person
  Non-members - £600.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 19 June 2018

CPDUnderstand the end-to-end process and gain a toolkit of practical procurement techniques

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the procurement cycle and how each phase contributes to the effective management of the supply chain function, enabling you to do your job better
  • Identify when to apply a range of purchasing tools and techniques
  • Understand the need for the involvement of procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Understand the importance of supplier appraisal, post-tender appraisal and developing relevant tender documents
  • Know the difference between performance and supplier relationship management

 

Early bird booking and package offers available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Monday 02 July 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £270.00 per person
  Non-members - £300.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 24 June 2018

CPDThe fundamentals of negotiation – the effective skills, techniques and tactics needed for positive outcomes

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand your own negotiation style and recognise that of others 
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Identify a range of techniques and tactics to use throughout a negotiation process
  • Apply learning through negotiation role-play

 

Early bird booking and package offers available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Tuesday 03 July 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £270.00 per person
  Non-members - £300.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 25 June 2018