Finance Skills: Procurement and Contract Management e-learning


Event summary

This e-learning course offers a comprehensive introduction to managing procurement activity in a practical manner to help achieve real value for money. It can be taken on its own, or as part of the Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers.

All CIPFA members are entitled to a 10% discount, this will be applied at checkout.

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CIPFA E-Learning

Standard price

£99.00 excl VAT

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About this event

The Finance Skills: Procurement and Contract Management e-learning explores the essentials of good contract management, including critical success factors and how to balance innovative thinking, align conflicting interests, introduce best practice (from both the public and private sectors), and change the behaviours of public bodies and contractual partners to achieve better service outcomes.

It is a detailed overview that may lead you onto our Diploma in Contract Management.

Learning outcomes

On completing the e-learning, you will understand:

  • the management of procurement in the public sector context,
  • how procurement can support delivery of the organisation's overall strategy, policy framework and legal obligations,
  • how to to apply the principles and practices of contract management to meet an organisation's overall strategy,
  • leverage the potential value from the supply chain.

Who is it aimed at?

The e-learning is designed primarily for those who have no formal qualifications in finance or accountancy but who, as part of their job roles, need to understand procurement and contract management best practice. It is ideal for those who manage a budget or cost centre as part of a non-finance role in the public sector.

How is it delivered?

The e-learning is delivered via CIPFA's online learning environment. Detailed joining instructions will be sent to you.

How long will it take to complete?

The e-learning will take around four hours to complete. If you are studying online, you will have access to all of the learning materials for three months.


There is no assessment for this e-learning if you are completing it on its own and not as part of the full Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers.


The course costs £99 +VAT.

This e-learning carries four CPD hours

All CIPFA training counts towards your continuing professional development (CPD). If you are a CIPFA Chartered Member, you are required to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of relevant CPD activity each year as part of maintaining your professional competence and to develop skills and knowledge.

Find out more about CPD requirements.

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