What is the purpose of this qualification?
This qualification covers combined competence and knowledge elements needed to work in procurement.
The qualification comprises of 60 credits and has a minimum of 335-370 guided learning hours.
Learners will complete 19 Credits from the four mandatory units, a minimum of four units totalling at least 17 Credits from optional group OA and further units from group OA or OB, with a maximum of 20 Credits coming from group OB.
For many organisations the biggest cost is goods and services bought from third parties. Procurement is fundamental to all businesses and is a key sector in terms of managing supply chains.
What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?
Gateway Qualifications offers other Level 4 qualifications within the logistics sector. This particular qualification is suitable if learners wish to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding specifically within procurement.
If learners already have a good understanding of procurement or want to complete a qualification as part of an apprenticeship programme, they could choose to undertake the Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Procurement and Supply. An alternative qualification which focuses on the specifics of supply chain management, is the Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Supply Chain Management.
The Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Warehousing and Storage qualification is suitable if learners want to develop there knowledge, skills and understanding within a warehousing and storage role.
How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?
This qualification is part of a suite which includes Diplomas at Levels 3 to 6. Learners can progress to a Level 5 Diploma in Procurement.
Gateway Qualifications also offers generic business qualifications if learners do not wish to specialise in the logistics industry. For example, the Gateway Qualification Level 3 Diploma in Business Admin.
Which sector does this qualification support?
The purpose of the qualification is to confirm occupational competence in an occupational role. Learners could progress to a number of roles in procurement for example procurement specialist, buyer, procurement/purchasing executive, supply chain/inventory/logistics analyst.
What are the progression options?
This qualification is part of a suite which includes Diplomas at Levels 3 to 6. Learners can progress to a Level 5 Diploma in Procurement. This qualification provides knowledge, understanding and skills to support progression within the procurement and supply chain industry. Learners complete 4 mandatory units:
• Develop Working Relationships with Colleagues and Stakeholders
• Evaluate Information on Procurement
• Improve the Performance of Procurement.
• Provide Leadership and Direction for Own Area of Responsibility.
What are the higher education progression options?
Gateway Qualifications also offers a range of Access to Higher Education qualifications with a business focus if learners want to progress to Higher Education in the future.
Progression & entry requirements
There is no requirement for prior qualifications in procurement, learners may have completed the level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Procurement and Supply. The qualification is available for learners aged 18+ and it is anticipated that it will be of specific relevance to:
• those who have experience in the workplace in a day to day purchasing role wishing to further their career in the procurement sector and take on management responsibilities.