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This Modern Apprenticeship is suitable as an entry point to the sector for those with little or no experience in procurement. It’s also a way of upskilling existing employees. They could be working in roles like administrator, assistant buyer, assistant contract officer, contract analyst and stock/inventory controller.

The qualification

SCQF level 6

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 6 in Procurement.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have at least one of the following:

  • Skills for Work at National 5 or Intermediate 2 level
  • Foundation level English and maths
  • SCQF level 5 Supply Chain Management
  • SCQF level 5 Warehousing and Storage
  • Experience of working in supply chain management and/or procurement 
Progression and development

After completing this Modern Apprenticeship, your employees will have the skills needed for the following types of role:

  • Administrator
  • Assistant buyer
  • Assistant contract officer
  • Contract analyst
  • Stock/inventory controller/planner

They could also progress to the Modern Apprenticeship in Supply Chain Management at SCQF level 8, as well as other professional qualifications, including:

  • Relevant HNC/D
  • CIPS Diploma in procurement and supply
  • Degree and postgraduate courses
  • Graduate recruitment schemes

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employees to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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