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Supply Chain Management - Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

For many organisations, their biggest cost is the goods and services bought from third parties.  This includes all the costs of managing supply including purchasing, expediting, inventory management, delivery and receipt of goods and quality control.  Supply chains within and across all other sectors are reliant on the effectiveness of the people who work within them.

During your studies on the course, you will gain the knowledge and skills across a range of relevant topics to make you more efficient and knowledgeable about your role.  This will give you the confidence and skills to develop as a supply chain manager.

The Sector Skills Council which oversees this apprenticeship is Skills for Logistics.

Course content

The Advanced Apprenticeship comprises of the following elements:

·         Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Supply Chain Management

·         Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 2

·         Employee Rights and Responsibilities

·         Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Entry requirements

You should have a good educational record at Level 2 including maths and English at GCSE.  You should also be employed within a purchasing or supply chain environment.


The Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Supply Chain Management (which forms part of the apprenticeship) comprises of both the taught aspects covering the knowledge and understanding and the competence which is assessed in the workplace.  

Achievement of the units is by completion of written tasks, projects, reflective statements and evidence of competence in the workplace.

Future opportunities

Having qualified at Level 3, you may wish to take your studies to the next level.  This can be achieved by taking the professional qualifications with CIPS which can lead to Membership of the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

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