• APA Procurement Training is a CIPS Centre of Excellence with an outstanding record of successfully enabling individuals and organisations to achieve their learning and development goals.  Since 2000, we have been providing quality training courses that develop and transform procurement and supply chain knowledge, skills and performance.
  • Our primary focus is on providing CIPS training courses at all levels. We offer distance learning and flexible solutions from classroom based currently via our Virtual Study Centre, distance learning and a mix of both (blended learning) to suit individual requirements. We also offer tailored short courses, and work with a range of organisations to deliver modern apprenticeships with a procurement and supply focus.*
  • Our training centre is based in Swindon, and the core of our work continues to be in the West of England, Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Oxford and surrounding areas. Locally-based clients include: Amey, Apetito, Connect Group, Dyson, Harley-Davidson, Herman Miller, Knorr Bremse, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, the NHS, Nationwide Building Society, the National Trust, Unipart, Smiths News and many more. We also work nationally and with clients from across the world, including in Bulgaria, Norway, Oman, and Chi

*currently all learning is delivered through our online virtual study centre until Covid-19 restrictions change.


  • A great range of courses

    A great range of courses

    APA Procurement training course provision includes CIPS courses at all levels, short courses focused on specific key competencies, and procurement and supply related apprenticeships.

  • Achieving your learning goals

    Achieving your learning goals

    Our mission is to work with our learners to provide you with a quality learning experience that will enable you to achieve success in your studies and in your qualifications. We guarantee that, once we have accepted you onto a course, we will work with you to make sure you achieve your learning goals.

  • Meet the Team: Our Core Expertise

    Meet the Team: Our Core Expertise

    APA Procurement and Supply Training is formed around a core teaching team of five experienced trainers and tutors. We use a range of other specialists for training in specific subjects.

  • CIPS Course Programme

    All CIPS qualifications span an academic year in duration.  They consist of 5 modules which are normally studied individually on a term by term basis, starting in September, November, February, March and May.  The modules are non-sequential which means that there is no requirement to have studied one before another and that you can start the course at any of these times through the year. Our flexible study options mean that these courses can be studied at your own pace and in a way that best suits your circumstances. 


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