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CIPS Level 2 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

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Course Overview

CIPS Level 2 is the first of CIPS entry level qualifications and is suitable for those who want to specialize in a specific occupation, occupational area or technical role.

It will prepare learners for work by giving them the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge, technical and practical skills, and to apply these skills in work-related environments.

CIPS Level 2 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations is designed to develop transferable workplace skills, such as good communication and the ability to work in a team; skills which employers have identified as essential for gaining employment in the sector and for progression in the profession.

Julia Sulejman
Training Adviser

Key Takeaways

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Specialize: CIPS Level 2 is the first of CIPS entry level qualifications and allows learners to specialize in a specific occupation, occupational area, or technical role.
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Develop: The course prepares learners for work by developing sector-specific knowledge, technical and practical skills, and the ability to apply these skills in work-related environments.
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Transfer: The CIPS Level 2 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations is designed to develop transferable workplace skills, such as good communication and the ability to work in a team.
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Identify: Employers have identified these transferable skills as essential for gaining employment in the sector and for progression in the profession.
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Apply: Learners will have the opportunity to apply their developed skills in work-related environments, preparing them for successful employment in their chosen field.

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
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We are CIPS, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply. A global membership organisation driving positive change across our profession. We are the voice and standard, defining and amplifying best practice across all our worlds. As the awarding body for the profession we lead in education and training. Helping professionals advance their ambition. We provide insights, information and tools. Enabling members to develop their own best practice. We help build capability within organisations. Interrogating, troubleshooting and training. Through all our work, we build a community. A global network of professionals powering procurement and supply so our societies can thrive. Join CIPS, for your career, and the profession.

Course Outline

Module 1
Module (1): Introducing Procurement and Supply [L2M1]
Module purpose
On completion of the module, learners will be able to identify the fundamental roles and activities, the systems, procedures, processes and contracts associated with the procurement and supply function.
Module aim(s)
In any organization, many of the costs are related to the purchases of products and/ or services. Any organization will also be supplying products and/or services to their customers. This module is designed to provide an overview of the tasks associated with the procurement and supply chain function. It is designed for those who are interested in developing their knowledge of procurement and supply and for those who are new to this field of work. The module serves as the initial study for learners who are embarking on the CIPS Level 2 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations. Coverage is focused on introductions to concepts and ideas as well as to the terminology used in procurement and supply
Understand the role of procurement and supply within organisations
Understand the organisational impact of procurement and supply
Know how products and services are received from suppliers and delivered to customers
Know the stages of the sourcing process
Understand the need for the effective and efficient administration of purchases made within external suppliers
Know the importance of ethics and responsible procurement in organisations and supply chains
Module 2
Module (2): Procurement and Supply Operations [L2M2]
Module purpose
On completion of the module, learners will be able to identify types of business organizations. They will define the fundamentals and components of the contracting process, identify sources of information on suppliers and customers and define pricing methods used for the purchasing of goods or services.
Module aim(s)
In any organization, a significant element of the procurement and supply function is based around the contracting process. This module is designed for those involved in the procurement and supply operation who, to ensure success must demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of the associated components and systems that are at their disposal to support the contracting process. They must also know where sources of information on suppliers and customers are and recognize the advantages and disadvantages of pricing methods used for the purchasing of goods or services.
Know the types of organizations and how they operate
Know the components of contractual agreements
Understand sources of information on suppliers and customers
Understand pricing methods used for the purchasing of goods or services
Module 3
Module (3): Stakeholders Relationships [L2M3]
Module purpose
On completion of this module, learners will be able to defin3e stakeholders and explain the key market factors that impact on the procurement and supply function. They will also define the role of effective communication in the successful development and maintenance of internal and external relationships.
Module aim(s)
In any organization, much of the procurement and supply function is based around the development and maintenance of relationships with internal or external stakeholders. This module is designed for those involved in the procurement and supply operation who must identify stakeholders and key market factors which affect procurement and supply success. They must also know the communication tools and techniques that will ensure successful working relationships.
Know the stakeholders in procurement and supply
Know the key market factors that impact on a procurement and supply function
Understand the techniques associated with successful and effective communication in procurement and supply
Know approaches for conflict resolution with stakeholders in procurement and supply
Module 4
Module (4): System Technology [L2M4]
Module purpose
On completion of this module, learners will be able to define the uses of, and identify the advantages offered by systems technology in improving procurement and supply activity whilst maintaining overall quality.
Module aim(s)
The impact of Internet based technologies and the use of data base information systems is key to the ability of the organization to manage its expenditures on goods and services. This module is designed for those involved in the procurement and supply operation who, to ensure success must identify advantages of current technology but must also know the importance of quality management as efficiencies are sought through continuous improvement to organizational performance.
Understand the use of systems technology and databases and how they contribute to procurement and supply
Know the types of systems for supplier selection, ordering and payment
Know why quality management is important in procurement and supply
Module 5
Module (5): Inventory, Logistics and Expediting [L2M5]
Module purpose
On completion of this module, learners will be able to identify the key role that inventory has to play and define the principles and processes associated with effective logistics control, explaining how effective expediting can be achieved in procurement and supply.
Module aim(s)
Inventories can account for a significant cost for many organizations. This module has been designed to enable learners to appreciate the concept of inventory and to explain contemporary methods for reviewing and planning effective inventory control. The module also focuses on the logistics challenge and on effective logistics control measures. Finally, learners will be able to explain how effective expediting can be achieved in procurement and supply through effective planning and processing.
Know the key elements of effective inventory control
Understand the principles and processes associated with effective logistics control
Know how effective expediting can be achieved in procurement and supply
CIPS Exams
CIPS Level 2 is assessed with 1 exam per module, which are all computer based.
3 credit modules are assessed via 1 hour Objective Response (multiple choice) exams.
6 credit module is assessed via 2 hour Objective Response (multiple choice) exam

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
For anyone new to the profession, with little or no business experience and those aspiring to move into a career in procurement and supply.
It is also ideal for managers in other professions and business leaders or entrepreneurs who need to understand how procurement should function and its overall impact on business success.

FAQ

What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +91 4 95 5711 or register@leoron.com.
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.

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