Level 4 Commercial Procurement and Supply (ST0313) Apprenticeship Programme
Taking on an apprentice is a big step for any business, but having a highly confident and competent member of staff that is fully trained to meet the needs of your organisation is only going to be a benefit.
They need to have achieved Level 2 English/Maths (A*-C or 9-4 GSCE). If not, there are alternatives which exempt them from, at the same time, undertaking these qualifications. This talks the form of functional skills tests.
Undertake and successfully complete the L4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply – This can be achieved in 12 months but is typically 18 months.
In order to move on to end point assessment the apprentice will need to have achieved the following:
English & Mathematics qualifications Level 2 (Equivalent to Grades A* – C or 9-4 at GCSE)
L4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
Agreement from the apprentice’s EPAO of title and scope of the project that the apprentice will complete during the EPA period, which will form the basis for the project report EPA component; the apprentice’s employer must also agree the title and scope.
Part 2 – End Point Assessment – (Typically 6 months)
Project – Agreement with the EPAO (End Point Assessment Organisation – CIPS) of title and scope of the project the Apprentice will complete during the EPA (End Point Assessment) period, which will form the basis for the project report EPA component; the apprentices employer must agree the title and scope.
Showcase Portfolio (Candidates best work applying knowledge, skills and behaviours learnt on programme)
Presentation & Questioning – Apprentices must complete a presentation and questioning with the EPA panel.
The Apprenticeship main provider is Achievement Training Limited and ATN Teaching & Consultancy Services Ltd will deliver the Apprenticeship.
The L4 Diploma is no different to that of qualification only route.
Currently 5 units of 12 credits each – 60 credits total
Assessed via examination at CIPS approved examination centres
Examination windows November, January, March, May & July
For each unit, it is expected that the Apprentice will receive 50 GLH but will also be expected to commit to at least 70 hours of self-study.
GLH will consist of workshops, tutor -coordinated activities / tasks, plus examination preparation and support 1 month before the examination.
The Apprentice must be provided with 20% off the job training to fulfil the levy funding requirements – The off the job training consists of the GLH and self-study.
The Apprenticeship will be funded via the Apprenticeship Levy.