Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Advanced Level Apprenticeship Purchasing & Supply

Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:20 Month
Course Mode:Part Time
Start Date:FLX

Course Overview

Every organisation has to buy goods and services and this means that Supply Chain people work everywhere from global corporations to market stalls. For many organisations, their biggest cost is the goods and services bought from third parties. This includes all the costs of managing supply including purchasing, expediting, inventory management, delivery and receipt of goods and quality control. The Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Purchasing and Supply is designed for those who manage the day to day ordering and delivery of materials and provisions of services that has been arranged under the contracts with suppliers. To monitor and evaluate the performance of suppliers against the service level agreement for the appropriate contract.

Apprenticeships are made up of framework of qualifications and training based on testing competency and developing practical, occupational and transferable skills.

Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Supply Chain Management

Mandatory Units:
• Make an effective contribution to a business in the logistics sector
• Develop productive working relationships with colleagues in logistics operations

Choose from a range of optional units to enhance your learning experience and tailor the programme to your individual training needs.

• Functional Skills in Maths Level 2, English Level 2 and ICT Level 2
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities workbook
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

This apprenticeship takes 20 months to complete and has a flexible start date.

There is no upper age limit for apprenticeships making it a course ideal for both those looking to start a career in a particular sector or those who are already employed and looking to get qualifications that recognise their experience and gives them opportunity to progress further in their career.

No learner fees. Employer fees as follows:
• 16-18 years old - fully government funded (no fees)
• 19-23 years old - fully funded for companies with less than 250 employees; employer fees apply for those with 250+ employees
• 24+ years old - partially-funded (employer fees apply)

Progression & Career Opportunities

Suitable for those looking to progress into a career in purchasing and supply, e.g. procurement manager. On completion learners may wish to consider progressing onto a management qualification.

Entry Requirements

No specific requirements for this framework other than they have to be working in a suitable supply chain role.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Learners will be assessed in the workplace using a variety of methods including observation, questioning, professional discussions, witness testimonials and candidate work products and statements.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for an Apprenticeship, please contact our Apprenticeship Team on tel. 01223 418778 or by email Please also check out our current Apprenticeship vacancies on our website

Passport to Success

We will help you to develop a range of wider skills including English & Maths that will make you into a well-rounded professional who will be highly valued by employers and universities.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.