This newly validated QQI level 6 Purchasing and Procurement qualification is designed for a broad spectrum of people in business who would benefit from a greater understanding of Purchasing and Procurement in an organisation.
This course covers topics such as the key terms associated with procurement, Evolution of Purchasing, Specification, the Five Rights, Key components of a contract including the rationale of termination of agreements.
It will teach the learner how to use a classification system to rank procurement items in order of importance, how to implement tactical and strategic sourcing and be able to apply relevant criteria for assessment of suppliers and above all to negotiate effectively during all stages of procurement giving due consideration to ethical practices at all times.
In summary people studying this course will:
This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain an Internationally Recognised Qualification in the process.
Students receive a comprehensive Course Manuals, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration.
The specific learning outcomes are grouped into 10 units.
Who should complete this course:
Programme Entry Requirements:
Learners who successfully complete this QQI Level 6 programme in Purchasing & Procurement (6N2183) may use this certificate to towards the completion of other courses within this field such as:
This Certificate can also be used as a stand alone qualification.
This module is assessed by a Assignment and a supervised Theory Exam in which the learner will demonstrate their understanding and application of topics studied in this module.
The Assignment will be divided into a number of parts. The Assignment will require learners to investigate a topic and engage in research in an organisation they are familiar with.
It will require the learner to demonstrate an understanding of how suppliers are selected, the negotiation process involved, whether to select a single or multiple sources and the factors involved in the choice of contract awarded. It should be based on an organisation that you are familiar with.
The following points will need to be addressed in the assignment under the following headings:
The internal assessor will devise a theory-based examination that assesses candidates’ ability to recall and apply theory and understanding, requiring responses to a range of short answer and structured questions.
The examination will be based on a range of specific learning outcomes and will be 2 hours in duration.
The format of the examination will be as follows:
Pass 50 – 64%
Merit 65 – 79%
Distinction 80 – 100%
This Purchasing & Procurement – QQI Level 6 (6N2183) course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Only attendance required is for the Theory Exam which is normally held after the 12 weeks listed below.
This programme is completed on a part-time basis over 3 months and has been designed to be sufficiently flexible so that it may meet the needs of the learner who accesses programmes through many different avenues at The Open College. Overall, the programme is based on a notional duration of 150 hours (typical learner effort), to include both directed and self-directed learning including assessments. It is expected that the learner completes 10 – 15 hours per week (7 days) over 10-12 weeks in both directed and self-directed learning.
If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.