Delivery and Costs
Course Delivery and Costs
Online Learning through our Virtual Study Centre (currently replacing our class based learning at our centre in Swindon).
APA Procurement Training is able to flexibly tailor the delivery of our courses according to the specific needs of individual clients. Here are some of the options available:
Class based learning at our centre in Swindon
Students attend one half day class study session each week during the academic year from September to July at APA Procurement learning centre in West Swindon. This involves approximately 6 tuition sessions per module, 1 revision session and one exam attendance.
This option provides comprehensive course coverage in class. It also enables students to benefit from interaction with procurement professionals from different backgrounds and to learn from practices in different kinds of organisations and in different sectors of activity.
The standard training investment for class based learning at our centre in Swindon is between £1,700 to £2,100 (depending on CIPS Level) for individual learners undertaking a full year programme of study. Costs can alternatively be paid per module. These costs includes all course books plus additional learning materials, as well as full tuition and exam preparation and the administrative cost to sit exams at our centre in Swindon. The only additional costs will be the CIPS exam fees and CIPS student membership.
On-site course delivery at company or external locations
On-site or external location delivery can be tailored to the specific needs of clients. We can provide full or half day sessions on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis or at individually arranged timings within the parameters of the CIPS academic terms which end in November, January, March, May and July.
Depending on the number of tuition sessions included, this option can either provide comprehensive syllabus coverage, or more intensive class course coverage supplemented with guided learning activities outside of class. The major advantage here is the reduced time outside of work activity.
Investment in on‐site delivery very much depends on the number of tuition sessions selected, but are in line with standard class tuition fees.
Distance learning with end of module revision
Learners are provided with learning materials and exercises on a weekly basis to guide them through the course material, and with ongoing access to online tutor support via telephone and email. An initial half day introductory session and a final half day revision session is held either at company premises or at APA Procurement Training premises to start the study process and in preparation for the examination.
Investment in distance learning very much depends on the level of tutorial support selected. Standard costs for the option outlined start from £1,800 (depending on level) for a full year programme of study, inclusive of learning materials and examination centre fees.