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Public sector commercial professional

Supporting the transformation of the way public services are delivered while securing best value for taxpayers' money.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
24 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • the context of procurement, including the commercial lifecycle and the difference between private and public sector procurement
  • pre-procurement and early market engagement
  • sourcing and contract agreements
  • contract and supplier management
  • category management
  • Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply Diploma in Procurement and Supply Operations (CIPS level 4)

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

On completion of CIPS lLevel 4 candidates are eligible for diploma level membership of CIPS.


End Point Assessment

View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply 01780 756777