Procurement, Supply & Logistics School

Certificate in Purchasing & Procurement Management

Starts: Wednesday 9th October 2024 - 10 weeks - 18.30 -21.30

Only 4 spaces available!

This leading Certificate in Purchasing and Procurement course is the only course in Ireland which provides training to those with no prior experience in procurement.

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This Procurement and Purchasing course online is ideal for anyone interested in developing a successful career in the field of purchasing or procurement management.

This Certificate in Purchasing course provides you with the basic knowledge and skills to effectively manage the procurement function of any small to medium size organisation. You will learn to distinguish between the different procurement and purchasing functions offered by different types of public and private sector organisations.

A big part of the role of working in purchasing and procurement involves sourcing suppliers across the globe and researching potential vendors. Once the right vendors have been identified, then the next step which is covered in this Certificate in purchasing and procurement is to go out to tender.

Writing requests for bids and awarding supply contracts is a great skill. Part of this certificate in procurement management course involves learning how to write and review tenders, and compare and evaluate offers from suppliers.

This Purchasing and Procurement course will show you how to complete a detailed 'like for like' comparison analysis. For example measuring and comparing delivery terms and minimum order quantities is hugely important.

This purchasing and procurement online certificate will cover the basics like coordinating delivery and supply as well as more strategic procurement management.

A very important part of this procurement certification online course is to negotiate contract terms of agreement and pricing. Once pricing is agreed and contracts are signed then procurement management of the purchasing contract is vital.

Doing a  online purchasing management course means covering how you can maintain continuity of supply at the right price for your clients or employer. Ensuring purchasing contract terms are implemented could be as simple as tracking orders and ensuring timely delivery.

A big part of this certificate in procurement management is to review the quality of purchased products.

Getting procurement management certification involves learning how to supervise staff, evaluate supply options, maintain good supplier relationships, and approve purchases, while maintaining accurate records.

Getting procurement certification from this purchasing and procurement online course, is essential to demonstrate your competency and ability to work as a purchasing or procurement officer.

Delivery Method

This course is delivered through Live Online classes (recordable) on CMI's unique learning platform.

Graduate demand: 
Our graduates on this purchasing and procurement certificate are in high demand across several industries and sectors, but particularly roles as buyers in; food, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, construction, aviation, transport, insurance, and facilities sectors.

Over 88% of successful graduates acquire new opportunities as, Procurement officers, Purchasing Managers, Buyers, working for employers where focus on value for money and service delivery, contract management and sourcing suppliers is essential.


If you have some work related experience, you can skip the Certificate and apply directly to do higher level chartered  CIPS Diploma in Procurement & Supply  or learners can use this certificate towards the further completion of a QQI Supply Chain Logistics Major Award (6M2192).

This Purchasing and Procurement Cert is a QQI Purchasing & Procurement Level 6 Minor Award 6N2183. QQI is Quality and Qualifications Ireland, the national awarding body.

Award: Purchasing & Procurement Level 6 Minor Award 6N2183 Further Education and Training
Award Body: QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland
Level: 6
Progression to CIPS Diploma in Procurement & Supply or also progression to Level 6 QQI Major Award Supply Chain Logistics 6M2192

What Our Students Say About Us

I had looked at various procurement management courses but this purchasing and procurement course from CMI Ireland allowed me to obtain a beginner qqi qualification in only 10 weeks. It gave me what I needed to apply basic purchasing and procurement skills to my job. I would highly recommend this certificate in procurement management online course.
Matt Dunne
March 23rd, 2022
This certificate in purchasing and procurement was really enjoyable and is definitely worthwhile for anyone wishing to get a job as a buyer. The nature of this online procurement course with live classes was very handy. I could contact CMI anytime knowing I was speaking directly to the course teacher, or a member of their team.
Andrew Simmons
June 19th, 2022
I researched a lot of online purchasing and procurement courses in Ireland but found this to be the best choice. It was important for my Employer to do a purchasing and procurement course that was recognised in Ireland. This is a QQI level 5 Certificate. I also liked the online classes. Good entry level course in purchasing and procurement.
Beth Rodgers
November 2nd, 2022


Yes this Certification qualifies you to work in a full time role either in Purchasing, Buying or as a Procurement or Procurement Management executive. The purchasing and procurement knowledge and skills are transferable to any sector.

It is medium difficulty with most graduates saying it wasn't too difficult, just enough. A very good entry level purchasing and procurement certificate in Ireland.

Yes the procurement certificate is highly practical with a real world project assignment to do.

There are lots of purchasing job opportunities across several industries and sectors, but particularly roles as buyers in; food, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, construction, aviation, transport, insurance, and facilities services Over 88% of successful graduates acquire new opportunities as, Procurement officers, Purchasing Managers, Buyers within weeks of completing the course

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Starts: Wednesday 9th October 2024 - 10 weeks - 18.30 -21.30
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