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Introductory core skills programme


Introductory core skills programme 

An intensive introduction to the key procurement and supply topics

By the end of this programme you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of the procurement cycle
  • Understand the need for procurement in specification development and build a basic understanding of the category sourcing process
  • Understand your own negotiation style and how to develop that of others
  • Plan and prepare for a negotiation
  • Understand the basic fundamentals of contract law and management within the supply chain function
  • Develop robust contracts with a focus on mitigating risk and improving overall effectiveness
  • Identify the stages of the contract management process
  • Use tools and techniques for monitoring contractual obligations


Please note: this is a four-day non-residential training course.

Date: Monday 30 July 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Fee: Members - £855.00 per person
  Non-members - £950.00 per person


6 Places left - Booking ends on Sunday 22 July 2018


Is it right for me?


This four-day intensive programme will provide you with a thorough grounding in four key procurement topics:


  • Procurement and category management
  • Negotiation
  • Contracts
  • Contract management


It is suitable for anyone who is new to procurement and supply or has limited experience and would like to refresh their knowledge and skills. 


CIPS Direct Associates are appointed for their extensive knowledge and experience in the procurement and supply sector.  The tutor for this course has been specially selected for their particular skills and expertise in the subject area.  This is a crucial part of CIPS' ongoing commitment to ensure all of our delegates have a high-quality, informative and enjoyable learning experience.


Member: £855 (excl. VAT)

Non-member: £950 (excl. VAT)


Please note: early bird booking is not available on this course package.


Fee includes:

Lunch, refreshments and all course materials for each course day.

Please note that accommodation is not included in the course fee.


30 July - 2 August 2018
Novotel Wembley, London


3-6 September 2018
Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh


If you require accommodation for the night before this event or for any intervening nights, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Line on +44 (0)1780 484052.  All accounts must be settled in full on departure from the venue.

If your query is regarding course details (content, timings, costs, etc.), please contact ukskills@cips.org or call +44 (0)1780 761476.

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