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Courses for all levels of procurement and supply professionals.

Our training courses will help you to accelerate your knowledge and skills to deliver strategic and sustainable value in your role and includes up to 2 hours of complimentary e-learning.

Many courses run on multiple dates, at locations to suit busy professionals.

Each programme is aligned to the competency levels in the CIPS Global Standard and CIPS Knowledge Resources. 

10% discount on all courses for CIPS Members, other discounts include early bird and multiple course bookings.  Terms and conditions apply.

Please note, all training course fees are displayed excluding VAT

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CPDDevelop and maintain positive supplier relationships

 

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

  • Define supplier relationship management (SRM) and what it means for your organisation
  • Implement appropriate SRM practices during the procurement life cycle
  • Develop strategies for improving and/or maintaining positive relationships
  • Demonstrate skills for regularly reviewing relationships and how to take positive action

 

Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018
Venue: De Vere Colmore Gate
Address: BIRMINGHAM
Fee: Members - £360.00 per person
  Non-members - £400.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

7 CPD HoursUnderstand the legal framework can impact on day-to-day procurement

By the end of this course you will be able to:
Demonstrate your increased knowledge of the legal aspects of procurement
Minimise potential pitfalls in contractual relationships
Reduce your organisation's exposure to risk.

 

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

  • Demonstrate a better understanding of standard contracts operating in your own organisation
  • Identify the various risks that exist at the formation stage of contracting and how to address these
  • Demonstrate a clearer understanding of the potential liabilities and claims that can arise between buyers and suppliers when concluding contracts
  • Operate with a clearer awareness of the purpose behind a range of widely used contractual terms and conditions
  • Show a sound understanding of how suppliers' terms differ from buyers' terms and the reasons for these differences
  • Operate with enhanced knowledge of recent developments in the field of procurement law.

 

Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

 

Please note: this is a two-day training course.

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £540.00 per person
  Non-members - £600.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPDDemystify the nature of cloud service offerings and understand the regulatory landscape.

 

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

  • Recognise the difference between IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
  • Understand what a cloud service provider is actually supplying - and what is not included
  • Identify common elements in the supplier's charging model
  • Discover where in the world your supplier's cloud is located and explain to the supplier where you need it to be
  • Understand basic data protection and data privacy regulations, especially as these apply to trans-border data flows

 

Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

 

Please note that “Commercial Approach” “ScioCertus” and “Confidence in knowledge” are trademarks owned by Robert Carolina t/a ScioCertus.

Date: Tuesday 05 June 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £495.00 per person
  Non-members - £550.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 28 May 2018

CPDExplore how you are sold to and how to counter sales techniques

 

Attendees will leave the workshop with:

  • A clear understanding of the techniques being used by sales people and how to recognise these techniques when they are being deployed.
  • Practical tools which can be implemented immediately to ensure that best value for money solutions are achieved for both commodity and complex commercial transactions.
  • Supplementary learning material to aid further development of individual and collective competence in business acumen.

 

Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

 

Please note: this is a two-day residential training course
(Day two closes at lunchtime)

lllAttendees will leave the workshop with:

A clear understanding of the techniques being used by sales people and how to recognise these techniques when they are being deployed
Practical tools which can be implemented immediately to ensure that best value for money solutions are achieved for both commodity and complex commercial transactions

Supplementary learning material to aid further development of individual and collective competence in business acume

Date: Tuesday 12 June 2018
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £1080.00 per person
  Non-members - £1200.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 04 June 2018

CPDHow to construct legally binding contracts

 

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

  • Demonstrate increased awareness of the fundamentals of contracts and contract law within the procurement function
    Appreciate the potential risks relating to the formation of contracts and how best to address them
    Demonstrate increased understanding of the role and significance of specific core clauses in the contract and how they can provide robust positions when entering contractual relationships with suppliers
    Understand the role played by the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods & Services Act 1982 in implying contractual duties on the supplier 
    Appreciate the procedural options available when attempting to resolve disputes with suppliers and their relative strengths and weaknesses
    Understand the available legal remedies for breach of contract
    Demonstrate increased awareness of the fundamentals of contracts and contract law within the procurement function
  • Appreciate the potential risks relating to the formation of contracts and how best to address them
  • Demonstrate increased understanding of the role and significance of specific core clauses in the contract and how they can provide robust positions when entering contractual relationships with suppliers
  • Understand the role played by the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods & Services Act 1982 in implying contractual duties on the supplier
  • Appreciate the procedural options available when attempting to resolve disputes with suppliers and their relative strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand the available legal remedies for breach of contract

 

Early bird booking and package offers available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Tuesday 19 June 2018
Venue: Radisson BLU Manchester Airport
Address: MANCHESTER
Fee: Members - £270.00 per person
  Non-members - £300.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 11 June 2018