Weekly outline

  • Purchasing in the Supply Chain L2

    Buyers don’t simply purchase the goods we see and buy in our shops; they demonstrate a feel or insight into what we might want in the future, anticipating styles, new fashions and trends. They show us what we want before we know that we want it. If you are ahead of the curve in terms of what’s hot, you may be well fitted to a career in the lucrative field of buying.

    • Course Description

      Level 2 Certificate Purchasing in the Supply Chain (IoSCM)

      Course code: PROF17

      Delivery method: Online

      Course duration: 12 Months (130 hours)

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: Level 2 Certificate Purchasing in the Supply Chain

      Awarding body: SFEDI

      Buyers don’t simply purchase the goods we see and buy in our shops, they demonstrate a feel or insight into what we might want in the future by anticipating styles, new fashions and trends. They show us what we want before we know that we want it. If you are ahead of the curve in terms of what’s hot, you may be well fitted to a career in the lucrative field of buying.

      However, this Purchasing in the Supply Chain course, won’t simply teach you the ins and out of purchasing new products, it will also provide a real understanding of the whole purchasing process, from procurement to supply chain management, giving key skills that will give you a foot up in this innovative industry. Stand out from the crowd with this recognised qualification.

    • Certificate purchasing in the supply chain level 2 (IoSCM) course overview

      Skills gained

      • Understanding procurement and purchasing.
      • How supplier relationships work.
      • Preparing schedules of supplies.
      • Stock control and how this works.

      Course content

      This course is split into 4 mandatory units:

      Unit 1: Purchasing (5 credits)

      Module 1: Features of procurement and purchasing

      Module 2: Stages of purchasing process

      Module 3: Monitoring supplier performance

      Module 4: The importance of contacts

      Module 5: Supply market information

      Unit 2: Supplier relationships (2 credits)

      Module 1: Functions of supplier relationships

      Module 2: Role of supplier relationships

      Module 3: Policies and procedures that affect supplier relationships

      Module 4: Monitor suppler relationships

      Unit 3: Choose suppliers and suppliers for your business (1 credit)

      Module 1: Preparing a schedule of the suppliers

      Module 2: Purchasing supplies for your business

      Module 3: Stock control

      Unit 4: Supply chain (5 credits)

      Module 1: Understanding supply chain

      Module 2: Roles of other organisations

      Module 3: Communication and information sources

      Assessment

      This course has no exams, instead there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them.

      These are for your own information and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Online

      You will use the advanced IoSCM online learning platform, which has everything you need to enjoy and pass your Purchasing in the Supply Chain course.

      You will learn in a first-class learning environment, with the ability to create your own personalised profile as well as having access to learning resources and study materials.

      You will also interact with other students in the members’ areas, taking complete control of your own study routes and monitoring your own progress, at your own pace.

      Tutor support

      Our purchasing and supply course comes with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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