Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Finance Skills: Procurement and Contract Management

This course is a comprehensive introduction to managing procurement activity in a practical manner to help achieve real value for money. It is available as e-learning and can be delivered in-house.

How to book

About the course

The Finance Skills: Procurement and Contract Management course 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 can be taken on its own or as part of the Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers. It may also lead you onto our Diploma in Contract Management.

Learning outcomes

On completing the course, you will:

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

Who is it aimed at?

The course 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 course is available as e-learning and can be delivered in-house.

In-house training is especially cost-effective for organisations interested in training a number of individuals or whole teams. It also allows us to tailor the course content to your organisation’s unique needs and context.

How long will it take to complete?

The course will take around four hours to complete.

Assessment

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

Pricing

The course costs £99 +VAT (e-learning only).

This course 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.

For full details visit: www.cipfa.org/cpd


Other services you've looked at

Related Products

Finance Skills: Budget Management and Control

A course offering an in-depth understanding of how to undertake financial management activities and financial decision-making.

Find out more

Finance Skills: Developing a Business Case

A course offering an in-depth understanding of how to prepare a business case in accordance with generally accepted best practice.

Find out more

Finance Skills: Fraud Awareness

An introduction to fraud awareness for budget holders and line managers who have a key role to play in the prevention and detection of fraud.

Find out more

Finance Skills: Governance and Accountability

A course offering a comprehensive introduction to best practice governance principles that can be applied to any public service organisation.

Find out more

Diploma in Finance Skills for Public Sector Managers

A new diploma covering core finance skills and designed specifically for those who have no formal qualifications in finance or accountancy.

Find out more

Diploma in Contract Management

Develop the wide range of knowledge, understanding and skills needed to manage contracts effectively between public and private sector organisations.

Find out more