Purchasing Procurement Course QQI level 6

  • Course overview

    Purchasing & Procurement Certificate courses

    5 star reviews   'This was a great foundation Purchasing and Procurement course which I did through live online classes and now I feel I'm ready to do the full Procurement & Supply Diploma... '    Rachel Brennan - Read More Reviews

    This Purchasing and Procurement course is an excellent foundation and entry level course for individuals with no prior experience in procurement. This Certificate course is ideal for buyers and anyone interested in developing a successful career in the field of procurement or purchasing.  

    One aspect of working in Purchasing and Procurement involves sourcing reliable suppliers across the globe. Maintaining continuity of supply at the right price. You will learn to distinguish between the different procurement and purchasing functions offered by different types of public and private sector organisations.

    This course in purchasing provides you with the fundamental knowledge, skills and competence to effectively manage the procurement function of any small to medium size organisation.This Purchasing and Procurement course is a QQI Purchasing & Procurement Level 6 Minor Award 6N2183. QQI is Quality and Qualifications Ireland, the national awarding body.  


    The course allows you direct entry into the higher level chartered level 6 CIPS Diploma in Procurement & Supply  or learners can use this certificate towards the further completion of a QQI Supply Chain Logistics Major Award (6M2192).

    If you have some work related experience, you can skip the Certificate and apply directly to do the CIPS Diploma with CMI. Delivered through live online classes.

    Award body:
    Assignment & Exam

    Award:  Purchasing & Procurement Level 6 Minor Award 6N2183 Further Education and Training
    Award Body:  QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

    Progression to CIPS Diploma in Procurement & Supply or also progression to Level 6 Major Award Supply Chain Logistics 6M2192     
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  • Modules

    The Certificate course in Purchasing & Procurement covers the following key foundation areas:

    1. Characteristics of the procurement function
    2. The role of purchasing and procurement in an organization to include logistics and legal requirements
    3. Procurement in different sectors including public and private, in terms of tendering processes, specifications, and eprocurement
    4. The difference between rationalisation and development roles in purchasing
    5. The importance of green procurement with respect to sources of materials, waste management and product life cycle and disposal
    6. The key components of a contract to include the rationale for termination of agreements
    7. The  classification system to rank procurement items in order of importance
    8. Tactical and strategic sourcing
    9. Relevant criteria for assessment of suppliers
    10. Negotiate effectively during all stages of procurement giving due consideration to ethical practices.
  • Fees

    Online Live Classes

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    Fee is € 980.00 .
    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    How do I book

    Simply complete the online booking form .

    Pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place and the balance of fees are due before programme commencement.

    Balance of fee can be paid by clicking here 

    Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions.

     Students must still pay a deposit of 300 euro to secure their place irrespective of whether they are being sponsored by an employer or other body. 

    Once payment is received in full for the course by the sponsor, the student will receive a 300euro deposit refund.

Course timetable

  • Online Live Classes

    • Start: Wednesday 9th February 2022 ( 1 night per week ) 18.30 -21.30
    • End: April 2022
    • Assigments: Exam: 3 hour - 60%; Assignment - 40%
    • Duration: 10 Weeks Part - Time , Live online class each week recorded for playback (Wednesdays )
    • Level: 6
    • Places: Limited Places Available


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Michael is working in Financial Services as a Lead Category Manager-Professional Services. His previous work experience in Procurement and Supply Chain has been experienced across multiple industries including construction, retail, telecommunications and computer manufacturing. He holds an MSc Strategic Procurement from the University of South Wales, and is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM). He holds previous qualifications from the Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (IIPMM), American Production and Inventory Control Society, and the Irish Exporters Association,(MIFT (Grad). He teaches the QQI level 6 Cert in Procurement and Purchasing with CMI.

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