Module 1: Scope and Influence of Procurement and Supply

Module Starts12 Sep 2020
Module Ends14 Nov 2020
Exam PeriodNovember 2020
Exam TypeConstructed Response (CR)
Exam Duration3 hours
Exam ResultsJanuary 2021
TutorNataliia Opanasiuk

Learning Outcomes

1.1 Describe the categories of spend that an organisation may purchase

1.2 Analyse the different sources of added value in procurement and supply

1.3 Compare the concepts of procurement and supply chain management

1.4 Differentiate the stakeholders that a procurement or supply chain function may have

2.1 Explain the key aspects of the procurement cycle

2.2 Analyse the key stages of a sourcing process

2.3 Explain how electronic systems can be used at different stages of the sourcing process

2.4 Analyse the relationship between achieving compliance with processes and the achievement of outcomes

3.1 Explain key aspects of corporate governance of a procurement or supply chain function

3.2 Analyse the impact of organisational policies and procedures on procurement

3.3 Examine the different structures of a procurement or supply chain function

3.4 Explain the common IT systems that can be used by a procurement or supply chain function

4.1 Classify different economic and industrial sectors

4.2 Analyse the impact of the public sector on procurement or supply chain roles

4.3 Examine the impact of the private sector on procurement or supply chain roles

4.4 Examine the impact of the not-for-profit or third sector on procurement or supply chain roles


Module 2: Defining Business Need

Module Starts24 Nov 2020
Module Ends12 Dec 2020
Exam PeriodJanuary 2021
Exam TypeObjective Response (OR)
Exam Duration1.5 hours
Exam ResultsFebruary 2021
TutorNataliia Opanasiuk

Learning Outcomes

1.1 Analyse how business needs influence procurement decisions

1.2 Identify how costs and prices can be estimated for procurement activities

1.3 Analyse the criteria that can be applied in the creation of a business case

1.4 Interpret financial budgets for the control of purchases

2.1 Analyse the different types of markets utilised by procurement and supply

2.2 Compare the competitive forces that influence markets

2.3 Contrast the breakdown between direct and indirect costs and the types of data that can provide information on cost and price

3.1 Analyse different types of specifications used in procurement and supply and sources of information that can be used to create specifications

3.2 Identify sections of specifications for through life contracts

3.3 Identify the risks that can result from inadequate specifications and mitigation approaches

3.4 Identify opportunities to regulate short and longer term specifications


Module 3: Commercial Contracting

Module Starts15 Dec 2020
Module Ends16 Jan 2021
Exam Period January 2021
Exam Type Objective Response (OR)
Exam Duration 1.5 hours
Exam ResultsFebruary 2021
TutorNataliia Opanasiuk

Learning Outcomes

1.1 Analyse the documentation that can comprise a commercial agreement for the supply of goods or services

1.2 Analyse the legal issues that relate to the creation of commercial agreements with customers or suppliers

1.3 Compare types of contractual agreements made between customers and suppliers

2.1 Analyse the content of specifications for procurements

2.2 Appraise examples of key performance indicators (KPIs) in contractual agreements

3.1 Analyse contractual terms for contracts that are created with external organisations

3.2 Recognise examples of contractual terms typically incorporated into contracts that are created with external organisations

3.3 Recognise types of pricing arrangements in commercial agreements


Module 4: Ethical and Responsible Sourcing

Module Starts26 Jan 2021
Module Ends20 Feb 2021
Exam PeriodMarch 2021
Exam Type Objective Response (OR)
Exam Duration 1.5 hours
Exam ResultsApril 2021
TutorNataliia Opanasiuk

Learning Outcomes

1.1 Identify the sourcing process in relation to  procurement

1.2 Differentiate between approaches to the sourcing of requirements from suppliers

1.3 Define selection criteria that can be commonly applied when sourcing requirements from external suppliers

1.4 Define award criteria that can be commonly applied when sourcing requirements from external suppliers

2.1 Analyse commonly used sources of information on market data that can impact on the sourcing of requirements from external suppliers

2.2 Identify the key processes used for obtaining quotations and tenders

2.3 Identify the criteria that can be commonly applied to the assessment of quotations or tenders

2.4 Analyse how electronic systems can be used to help the sourcing of requirements from external suppliers

3.1 Compare the key legislative, regulatory and organisational requirements when sourcing in the notfor-profit, private and public sectors

3.2 Compare the key legislative, regulatory and organisational requirements when sourcing from international suppliers

4.1 Describe the impact of international ethical standards on procurement and supply

4.2 Identify practices that support ethical procurement

4.3 Compare the use of audits and other feedback mechanisms to evaluate ethical standards in the workplace 4.4 Contrast processes and practices that the organisation could adopt to meet the requirements of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


Module 5: Commercial Negotiation

Module Starts25 May 2021
Module Ends12 June 2021
Exam PeriodJuly 2021
Exam Type Objective Response (OR)
Exam Duration 1.5 hours
Exam ResultsAugust 2021
TutorNataliia Opanasiuk

Learning Outcomes

1.1 Analyse the application of commercial negotiations in the work of procurement and supply

1.2 Differentiate between the types of approaches that can be pursued in commercial negotiations

1.3 Explain how the balance of power in commercial negotiations can affect outcomes

1.4 Identify the different types of relationships that impact on commercial negotiations

2.1 Describe the types of costs and prices in commercial negotiations

2.2 Contrast the economic factors that impact on commercial negotiations

2.3 Analyse criteria that can be used in a commercial negotiation

2.4 Identify the resources required for a negotiation

3.1 Identify the stages of a commercial negotiation

3.2 Appraise the key methods that can influence the achievement of desired outcomes

3.3 Compare the key communication skills that help achieve desired outcomes

3.4 Analyse how to assess the process and outcomes of negotiations to inform future practice


Module 6: Supplier Relationships

Module Starts15 Jun 2021
Module Ends10 Jul 2021
Exam PeriodJuly 2021
Exam Type Objective Response (OR)
Exam Duration 1.5 hours
Exam ResultsAugust 2021
TutorNataliia Opanasiuk

Learning Outcomes

1.1 Differentiate between different types of commercial relationships in supply chains

1.2 Appraise portfolio analysis techniques to assess relationships in supply chains

1.3 Identify the competitive forces that impact on relationships in supply chains

1.4 Compare the sources of added value that can be achieved through supply chain relationships

2.1 Analyse the purpose of organisational procedures and processes in sourcing goods and/or services

2.2 Compare team management techniques to ensure positive stakeholder relationships

2.3 Compare the practical considerations of stakeholder management

2.4 Identify the processes for terminating stakeholder relationships

3.1 Analyse the concept of partnering and where it is a suitable approach

3.2 Appraise the process of partnership implementation

3.3 Identify the reasons why partnerships fail


Module 7: Whole Life Asset Management

Module Starts23 Feb 2021
Module Ends13 Mar 2021
Exam PeriodMarch 2021
Exam Type Objective Response (OR)
Exam Duration 1.5 hours
Exam ResultsApril 2021
TutorNataliia Opanasiuk

Learning Outcomes

1.1 Identify the principles, purpose and impact of stores and warehouse design

1.2 Explain the use of product coding in inventory operations

1.3 Contrast the impact of the use of different warehousing equipment 

2.1 Differentiate between the different classifications of inventory

2.2 Identify the direct and indirect costs of holding inventory

2.3 Identify techniques associated with inventory control

3.1 Analyse the contributing factors when establishing total cost of ownership

3.2 Compare the factors to consider when building a total cost of ownership model

3.3 Identify the contributing elements to end-of-life costs


Module 8: Procurement and Supply in Practice

Module Starts23 Mar 2021
Module Ends15 May 2021
Exam PeriodMay 2021
Exam TypeConstructed Response (CR)
Exam Duration3 hours
Exam ResultsJuly 2021
TutorNataliia Opanasiuk

Learning Outcomes

1.1 Apply the key stages of the procurement cycle to the practical procurement and supply environment

2.1 Apply the key stages of the sourcing process to the practical procurement and supply environment

3.1 Apply whole life asset management to the practical procurement and supply environment

4.1 Apply ethical and responsible sourcing to the practical procurement and supply environment