CIPS Level 2 Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

1.      Introduction

This is the first of CIPS entry level qualifications and is suitable for those who want to specialise in a specific is ideal for you if you’re just starting your career or if procurement and supply is part of your role.

It will prepare learners for work by giving them the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge, technical and practical skills, and to apply these skills in work-related environments. This qualification supports learners within operational roles within the procurement and supply profession.

CIPS qualifications are regulated internationally to ensure we offer a recognised, professional standard in procurement and supply.

2.      What will I learn?

Based on the Tactical and Operational levels of CIPS Global Standard, you will come away with a clear knowledge and understanding of facts, procedures and processes related to procurement and supply. You will be able to effectively interpret information and ideas, and learn how to identify, gather and use relevant information.

Core skills upon completion of this qualification
You will be able to recognise and describe the key transactional processes of procurement and supply.

3.      Who is it for?

For anyone new to the profession, with little or no business experience and those aspiring to move into a career in procurement and supply.

It is also ideal for managers in other professions and business leaders or entrepreneurs who need to understand how procurement should function and its overall impact on business success.

  • Students
  • Fresh graduates
  • Administrative assistant
  • Purchasing assistant
  • Contracts administrator
  • Stock controller
  • Anyone aiming to work in procurement and supply and have no experience or procurement background

4.      What will I study?

You are required to complete 18 credits to achieve this qualification by studying and completing the following 5 core modules:

  1. (L2M1) Introducing Procurement and Supply:

On completion of the module, learners will be able to identify the fundamental roles and activities, the systems, procedures, processes and contracts associated with the procurement and supply function.

  • (L2M2) Procurement and Supply Operations:

On completion of the module, learners will be able to identify types of business organisations. They will define the fundamentals and components of the contracting process, identify sources of information on suppliers and customers and define pricing methods used for the purchasing of goods or services.

  • (L2M3) Stakeholder Relationships:

On completion of this module, learners will be able to define stakeholders and explain the key market factors that impact on the procurement and supply function. They will also define the role of effective communication in the successful development and maintenance of internal and external relationships.

  • (L2M4) Systems Technology:

On completion of this module, learners will be able to define the uses of, and identify the advantages offered by systems technology in improving procurement and supply activity whilst maintaining overall quality.

  • (L2M5) Inventory, Logistics and Expediting:

On completion of this module, learners will be able to identify the key role that inventory has to play and define the principles and processes associated with effective logistics control, explaining how effective expediting can be achieved in procurement and supply.

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5.      How the course is delivered?

Each module is tutor led class delivered according to the following table:

Weekend Total Sessions :11 sessions

Weekend Total hours: 55 hrs

Weekdays Total sessions: 22 sessions

Weekdays Total hours : 55 hrs.

Weekend schedule on Fridays from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Session No. Session Date code Module No of hrs
1 24 January 2020 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 5 hrs.
2 31 January 2020 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 5 hrs.
3 7 February 2020 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 5 hrs.
4 14 February 2020 L2M2 Procurement and Supply Operations 5 hrs.
5 21 February 2020 L2M2 Procurement and Supply Operations 5 hrs.
6 28 February 2020 L2M3 Stakeholder Relationships 5 hrs.
7 6 March 2020 L2M3 Stakeholder Relationships 5 hrs.
8 13 March 2020 L2M4 Systems Technology 5 hrs.
9 20 March 2020 L2M4 Systems Technology 5 hrs.
10 27 March 2020 L2M5 Inventory, Logistics and Expediting 5 hrs.
11 3 April 2020 L2M5 Inventory, Logistics and Expediting 5 hrs.

 

Weekdays schedule Sundays and Tuesdays from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Session No. Session Date code Module No of hrs
  26 January 2020 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 3 hrs
  30 January 2020 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 3 hrs
  2 February 2020 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 3 hrs
  6 February 2020 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 3 hrs
  9 February 2020 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 3 hrs
  13 February 2020 L2M2 Procurement and Supply Operations 3 hrs
  16 February 2020 L2M2 Procurement and Supply Operations 3 hrs
  20 February 2020 L2M2 Procurement and Supply Operations 3 hrs
  23 February 2020 L2M3 Stakeholder Relationships 3 hrs
  27 February 2020 L2M3 Stakeholder Relationships 3 hrs
  1 March 2020 L2M3 Stakeholder Relationships 3 hrs
  5 March 2020 L2M4 Systems Technology 3 hrs
  8 March 2020 L2M4 Systems Technology 3 hrs
  12 March 2020 L2M4 Systems Technology 3 hrs
  15 March 2020 L2M5 Inventory, Logistics and Expediting 3 hrs
  19 March 2020 L2M5 Inventory, Logistics and Expediting 3 hrs
  22 March 2020 L2M5 Inventory, Logistics and Expediting 3 hrs

Certificate in Procurement and supply (Round 1) Friday from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Session No. code unit day No of hrs
1 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 07/Feb/2020 5 hrs.
2 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 14/Feb/2020 5 hrs.
3 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 21/Feb/2020 5 hrs.
4 L2M2 Procurement and Supply Operations 28/Feb/2020 5 hrs.
5 L2M2 Procurement and Supply Operations 06/Mar/2020 5 hrs.
6 L2M3 Stakeholder Relationships 13/Mar/2020 5 hrs.
7 L2M3 Stakeholder Relationships 20/Mar/2020 5 hrs.
8 L2M4 Systems Technology 27/Mar/2020 5 hrs.
9 L2M4 Systems Technology 03/Apr/2020 5 hrs.
10 L2M5 Inventory, Logistics and Expediting 10/Apr/2020 5 hrs.
1 hrs. 2 hrs. 3 hrs. 4 hrs. 5 hrs.

Certificate in Procurement and supply (Round 2) Friday from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Session No. code unit day No of hrs
1 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 19/Jun/2020 5 hrs.
2 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 26/Jun/2020 5 hrs.
3 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 03/Jul/2020 5 hrs.
4 L2M2 Procurement and Supply Operations 10/Jul/2020 5 hrs.
5 L2M2 Procurement and Supply Operations 17/Jul/2020 5 hrs.
6 L2M3 Stakeholder Relationships 24/Jul/2020 5 hrs.
7 L2M3 Stakeholder Relationships 07/Aug/2020 5 hrs.
8 L2M4 Systems Technology 14/Aug/2020 5 hrs.
9 L2M4 Systems Technology 21/Aug/2020 5 hrs.
10 L2M5 Inventory, Logistics and Expediting 28/Aug/2020 5 hrs.
11 L2M5 Inventory, Logistics and Expediting 04/Sep/2020 5 hrs.

Certificate in Procurement and supply (Round 3) Friday from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Session No. code unit day No of hrs
1 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 25/Sep/2020 5 hrs.
2 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 02/Oct/2020 5 hrs.
3 L2M1 Introducing Procurement and Supply 09/Oct/2020 5 hrs.
4 L2M2 Procurement and Supply Operations 16/Oct/2020 5 hrs.
5 L2M2 Procurement and Supply Operations 23/Oct/2020 5 hrs.
6 L2M3 Stakeholder Relationships 30/Oct/2020 5 hrs.
7 L2M3 Stakeholder Relationships 06/Nov/2020 5 hrs.
8 L2M4 Systems Technology 13/Nov/2020 5 hrs.
9 L2M4 Systems Technology 20/Nov/2020 5 hrs.
10 L2M5 Inventory, Logistics and Expediting 27/Nov/2020 5 hrs.
11 L2M5 Inventory, Logistics and Expediting 04/Dec/2020 5 hrs.

6.      Educational experience

EPC Academy tries its best to provide our trainees with the best educational experience, so we provide the following facilities to help our trainees get the most benefits of being in EPC Academy

  1. Spacious Air-conditioned classroom that could host 15 trainees
  2. audio-visual equipment and learning aids
  3. EPC Google drive that contains all support materials for study including Class presentations, articles and past papers
  4. Online exams and quizzes to replicate CIPS exams and provide mock exams to CIPS exams
  5. EPC E-library that contains many topics related to procurement, supply chain, operations management and management & leadership.
  6. Free internet to access e-libraries such as CIPS Knowledge Centre and Egyptian Knowledge Bank.

7.      Course information and requirements 

  • All trainees must select which group to register in carefully as moving between groups my need additional approval based on class capacity.
  • Class Maximum capacity is 15 trainees.
  • Course delivery will be at EPC Academy premises according to the dates and times mentioned in course schedules.
  • Induction session will be provided to all trainees one week before semester start date in order to for all trainees to be informed about education experience and rules, regulations and policies of both CIPS & EPC Academy.
  • Even though course delivery is in Arabic but English language competency is a must as all materials and exams are in English language.

8.      Course fees

Course fees are EGP 7500 per full course

  • Special Discount:
  • 30% Early Bird discount if payment is completed one-month prior course start date
  • 25% Late Owl Discount if payment is completed one-week prior course start date.
  • Course fees are in EGP per person and include the following:
  • Materials                : course study notes
  • Electronic access  :  to EPC Drive which includes Instructor slide pack and support materials
  • Support                    : full support and follow up until passing CIPS exams
  • Certificate               : Attendance certificate 
  • Course fees do not include the following:
  • CIPS Membership fees
  • Exam fees

9.      Payment term

  •  (100 %) of course fees to be paid in advance before the start of course.
  • Instalment is available subject to certain approvals
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