This unique qualification brings together contemporary contract management theory and existing good practice in a structured way, with a highly applied and focused approach.
Starts: 27 Mar 2018 09:00Ends: 24 Oct 2018 16:00
CIPFA Scotland160 Dundee StreetEdinburghEH11 1DQ[See map]
£2,690.00 excl VAT
There have been high-profile governance failures in managing contracts by some local public bodies. Feedback from CIPFA’s consultancy work and our training course candidates points to a need to enhance the skills of those who have a responsibility for managing contracts with external organisations, particularly as collaboration between public, private and third sector organisations is set to grow.
While completing this qualification, candidates will develop the knowledge, understanding and cognitive and practical skills necessary for those charged with managing contracts effectively.
The certificate is aimed at new staff who have specific responsibility for contract management as well as experienced staff who have had no formal structured training or who would like to update their knowledge and skills.
The course specialises in public sector contract management. As such, the course is applicable to staff working at various levels in all public bodies, including central government, NDPBs, local government, health and education.
The Certificate in Contract Management is delivered over ten days in a six-month period.
Candidates who successfully complete the eight modules and associated assessment will be awarded the Certificate in Management Practice (Contract Management Skills), which is equivalent to NQF Level 3.
Up to 70.
Shirley is a procurement professional with over 20 years' experience in a succession of senior purchasing roles for blue chip organisations as well as the public sector to develop professional purchasing teams who improve bottom line performance and service levels from their supply chains. She has worked with a number of public and private sector clients to develop and deliver their procurement strategies as well as delivering training programmes to establish good practice procurement within large, devolved organisations. Shirley has developed and delivered CIPFA's contract management training programme, an eight-module programme, giving contract managers the necessary skills, tools and techniques to establish good practice within their organisations. Shirley also delivered a comprehensive training programme for a major financial organisation which supports all levels of the procurement team and sought to identify and capitalise on all opportunities to optimise their management of the supply chain.